Steve Rowin – Investigative Journalist in Paranormal
Steve Rowin is the founder of Spooks and Spirits Paranormal Research. He has been on live television 3 times and is the host of a paranormal topic radio show. Since 2012 Steve has been interviewing those who have had unexplained experiences that many believe are ghosts or spirits. A Self proclaimed skeptic, Steve believes in the well respected Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson definition of a true skeptic, someone who holds a position on a topic but is open to others perspective backed by facts. Unlike typical “Paranormal investigators” seen on tv who put meaning into electronic devices and anomalies; Steve Rowin takes an Investigative journalist approach. With over 200 direct interviews both on his Haunted Tours in San Diego and featured on his podcast he has a deep understanding of the phenomenon that many have struggled to understand for centuries. Steve himself has had unusual, unexplained experiences at points during his life fueling his interest in subject and leading to connections between strangers experiences that can only be discovered through interviews.
“Most ghost stories leave possibility for explanation. I hear a lot of those. But then there are those that chill you to the core. Those are the encounters that keep me doing this! Those are the stories that hard line non believers walk away and leave the conversation because it doesn’t fit their paradigm”
United Kingdom Co-Host: Freddy Valentine
Freddie Valentine is in touch with his ying and yang. On one hand he is the polyester clad host of the Karnival of Kitsch with dance moves that brin to mind JohnTravolta before he got fat and on the other, mystical hand, he is a keeper of strange mysteries, seance host and tarot reader! Freddie has been in showbiz a long time, once the leader of retro big band The Paisley Wheelchair Experience, he has been running cabaret nights since 1996 and has worked alongside the greats, even duetting with the legendary Frank Sidebottom at one of his late 90s variety nights! In 2004, Freddie recorded and released the musical comedy album ‘An Intimate Evening With…’ and with his sidekick, Barry Chester, toured the capitals comedy clubs with perhaps the most misunderstood show of all time. After running cabaret shows at The Battersea Barge and the now sadly closed Inn On The Green, Freddie and Holly took up residence at the fabulous Royal Vauxhall Tavern with their latest variety show The Karnival of Kitsch, an evening that aims to bring the mad, the unusual and the eccentric into a huge day-glo mix. The show is very much based on 1970s TV variety specials and as expected is full of cheesy easy listening and pop classics and a diverse range of turns. Unlike many nights running, everything at the Karnival of Kitsch is upbeat, camp and silly and shys away from the current vogue of topical or political comedy. It’s a night of pure escapism.
Co-Host: Erik Vanlier
Erik has been investigating the paranormal for over twenty years and has been labeled a sensitive and spirit-magnet by some of the top experts in the paranormal field. He is well versed in all types of investigations from earthbound to non-earthbound entities as well as equipment. His investigations have been conducted in Southern and Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Hawaii. Among his expertise is doing banishings, crossings and cleansings. His specialty is EVP or electronic voice phenomena and his name is often heard through spirit boxes and audibly by different spirits. He has been featured on the TV shows “My Ghost Story – The Cellar”, “Haunted History – Torso Murders – Black Dahlia”, “Haunted Encounters – Silent Theater”, “Ghost Adventures – Yost Theater”, KCAL News, KTLA News and many regional and high school/college newspapers including the OC Weekly. He conducted an exorcism of a Honda car for the advertising agency for Honda for their Halloween campaign which won Adweek ad of the week. He also did a Youtube show called Good Mythical Morning which received over 2.5 million views. Also, he has done podcasts and radio shows including “The Best of Hair Radio” and “The Ghost Host with Sophia Temperilli”. Public appearances include a sold-out Halloween show at Upright Citizens Brigade and ghost hunts at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar. He was also the facilitator for La Purisima Mission in Lompoc. He has conducted many exclusive or first-time investigations at such places as The Pasadena Underground, The Yost Theater, The Silent Theater, Rancho Los Alamitos and many Elks Lodges, Knights of Columbus, VFW and Legion Halls. He also brings a knowledge of the occult being a former member of OTO (Ordo Templis Orientis – Aleister Crowley), The Rosicrucians, Ravens Cry and BOTA (Builders of the Adytum).