Founded in 2007 by paranormal investigators Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews, two of the most influential personalities at the forefront of extranormal research, Week In Weird has grown into one of the web’s premier destinations for anyone with even a passing interest in all things odd.
With its lighthearted, middle of the road approach to the unexplained and the best-written weird news content on the internet, it’s no surprise that Week in Weird is read by over two million unique visitors each month and has become a regular source of material for huge media outlets like VICE, Mental Floss, Coast to Coast AM, The Fortean Times, Mysterious Universe, and even Country Living to name just a few.
Over the last decade, Week in Weird has become the online destination for all things strange, from paranormal news, to vintage mysteries, to true tales of the ghostly and the unexplained. Week in Weird is a magazine written for lovers of the strange by lovers of the strange.
Writer, museum curator, and professional monster chaser, Greg Newkirk is the co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week in Weird.
Greg’s true passion is tracking down and investigating cases of the anomalous, the paranormal, and the occult, and it’s this research that has had him crisscrossing the continent for two decades in search of monsters, mysteries, and magick. In that time he’s tackled cases of encounters with mine-dwelling extraterrestrial “goblins”, witnessed the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights, drank questionable liquids with real vampires, and had books thrown at him by a poltergeist trapped in a church.
Before jumping into life as a full-time paranormal investigator, Greg served as Head Writer for Roadtrippers, the fastest growing travel website in the world, where he cranked out viral hits uncovering the world’s weirdest hidden destinations. Greg’s writing is regularly featured both in print and online in publications like Yahoo! News, Gizmodo, and Coast to Coast AM, as well as in local and national news networks across the country.
In addition to researching, investigating, and writing about the anomalous, Greg has appeared on numerous hit television series including Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, TLC’s Kindred Spirits, Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, and served as a paranormal consultant on projects that have aired on A&E, Destination America, the Discovery Channel, and more.
In 2011, Greg directed the award-winning documentary The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching, a film that follows an ex-military monster hunter as he treks deep into the woods of southern New York in search of the Sasquatch.
When he’s not actively researching the strange and the unexplained, Greg can be found lecturing on the topic of the paranormal across the country, acting as the director of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal, or working on his first book, due out in the spring of 2017.
Week in Weird co-founder, museum curator, and paranormal TV junkie, Dana has been actively investigating the strange and the anomalous for well over 15 years. And yes, after all this time, she’s still scared of ghosts.
When she was a teen, Dana founded the world’s first all-female paranormal investigation team, and spent her formative years tracking down the unexplained with the Kitchener Waterloo Paranormal Research Society before moving to the United States to become a full-time anomalistic investigator. Since then, Dana has continued to make waves by conducting groundbreaking research in the areas of intelligent hauntings, cryptozoological encounters, and even the alien abduction phenomena.
Dana is currently the Head Writer for the Week in Weird, flexing her journalistic muscle by hunting down and highlighting the world’s weirdest news stories. Previously, she served as a senior staff writer at Roadtrippers where she carved out a considerable niche in the wild and wonderful world of offbeat travel. Her writing has been featured in national news outlets like Nerdist, io9, Jezebel, Mary Sue, Dread Central, Kotaku, and other great publications both in print and online.
Dana’s paranormal expertise has been featured in appearances on hit television series like TLC’s Kindred Spirits and Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot, and if you’re Canadian, you might even recognize Dana as the lead investigator on SPACE’s internationally syndicated series The Girly Ghosthunters.
When she’s not recounting tales of supernatural showdowns or penning articles about the world’s creepiest locales, she travels the country as the curator for the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & the Occult, the world’s first mobile museum filled with haunted objects.
Ken Summers is a historical researcher and purveyor of strange tales and forgotten hauntings.
An explorer of haunted sites since 1995 and the apologetic creator of the “orb color chart,” he has always endeavored to balance eager curiosity with logical questioning in the pursuit of truth.
Ken is reluctant to call himself either a skeptic or a believer, yet throughout his life, he has had strange experiences that fall under the category of “unexplained”.
Ken finds himself lost somewhere between “too smart to believe everything” and thinking life would be dull without some mystery.
His last book, Queer Hauntings, was published in 2009.
He currently resides in Northeastern Ohio.
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