The opw family

craig mitton

Founder, Social Media and General Manager, Lead Investigator, Medium


I am the Founder of OPW going back almost 20 years when it began as Haunted North America.

I don't remember a time when I wasn't interested in the paranormal. As child I spent a few years living in a haunted house and spending many summers at my Grandparents very haunted Century House.

I spent my teen years in Victoria, BC, Canada a city famous for it's haunted locations. For those of you who remember the book 'Michelle Remebers' at the height of the Satanist craze; I've been in the cultists house.

I started doing paranormal investigations in Victoria but really ramped it up in the late 1990's spending most nights at an abandoned insane asylum.

That's where I learned I was a medium.

The website was originally developed because of frustration with websites listing these great haunted locations with almost no info let alone an address or map so you could never find it.

Times have changed but the team and I still to give you the best catalogue of haunted places with the most information worldwide

elizabeth goulden

Co-Founder, Lead Investigator, Medium


I'm Elizabeth and from a young age I've realized I was different. I’ve been connected to the spiritual world for as long as I can remember.

My specialty was being able to pick up on evil entities or spirits and can read people well and pick up on their negative energy.

It wasn’t till I was in my 20s, and working somewhere that was haunted and then came across an abandoned house that was haunted, that I started to use and accept myabilities.

Then as Craig and I found each other and teamed up and started to work together to investigate places, we both grew and developed our abilities. We quickly learned we worked very well together out in the field doing paranormal investigations.

In our time together we have visited a lot of places.

pandorah (paranormal wasteland)

Promotions Manager

Oklahoma Manager

Hey y’all!

My name is Pandorah, and I am one half of the Oklahoma based team Paranormal Wasteland.

I have been interested in the paranormal since I was little. My greatest achievement was being told by the school librarian that I had successfully checked out every single book about the paranormal by 4th grade!

I have just recently started getting involved in the investigation side of things. My favorite location so far has been Missouri State Penitentiary, and my bucket list location is Ohio State Reformatory.

I hope that you enjoy learning about the spookier side of Oklahoma!

mary gartman

South Carolina Manager

Hi, I’m Mary Gartman but most know me by Marybeth. I’m apart of the group ourparanormal and I’m the Manager for South Carolina which is where I’m from.

My interest in the paranormal started when I was really young, I used to see and speak with the departed. I’ve had an encounter with multiple various kinds of spirits and entities alike and developed a respect for my passion. Now I mainly can see orbs and pick up on energies, I also have a couple others gifts which I’m still learning more about and how to better use my gifts.

My passion for paranormal has lead me to this awesome group where I literally feel like I’m part of a family and I look forward to working with them and going on some investigations

Fernando (strangersmindz)

New York State and City Manager

New Jersey Manager

Hello fellow strangers!

My name is Fernando Infante representing New York as part of OPW and founder of Strangers Mindz. Ever since my very first experience with the paranormal when I was 12 years old dealing with what was to me at that moment the "Boogeyman", I have always wondered what or how was that even possible. Today, I am 40 years old remembering that moment like if it was just yesterday and it's probably why, till this very day, unable to sleep in a room with a closet door open. 

Throughout my lifetime I have done several investigations here in New York and the Dominican Republic. Notched up on my belt are several locations in Brooklyn and Queens including many houses to which due to confidentiality will remain nameless. Also, some commentaries on the likes of Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Canarsie Cemetery and Salem Fields Cemetery. On top of that, I have also done quite a few exciting explorations of locations on the likes of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Clinton Road and the Devil's Tower in New Jersey and most recently The Amityville Horror house and Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Long Island New York.

Joining OPW has to be by far one of the best decision I have ever made because now I am part of this amazing team which contains a group of people I trust and value as a family. We all have stories to share, locations to see, and experiences to be had.

Come join our adventures!