The ten best known, most famous, and most respected female investigators and researchers from the paranormal world, including television hosts, authors, and full time ghost hunters.
10. Shari DeBenedetti
Shari DeBenedetti joined the 'Ghosthunters' team in 2016 and has taken part in 13 investigations with the T.A.P.S. team. Shari became interested in the paranormal field at a young age and began to research and investigate the subject at the age of 25 after discovering her house was haunted. She start investigating with her friends and eventually formed a team.
9. Carrie Poppy
Carrie Poppy is an investigator of paranormal and spiritual claims, her journey into the world of the supernatural started eight years ago when she experienced a haunting in her L.A. home.
Carrie has taken part in over 70 investigations for her podcast 'Oh No, Ross and Carrie!' along with her co-host, Ross, she says that 100% of the time, science can explain away any paranormal claims.
But despite being skeptical, Carrie proved during a TED talk in Vienna, that she is passionate about the paranormal, shouting excitedly at the audience "maybe one time it'll turn out to be true, maybe we'll find out there are ghosts and holy s**t, it'll be the best thing!"
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8. Susan Slaughter
Susan, who openly identifies as a witch, has taken part in 20 paranormal investigations with 'Ghost Hunters International'. As well as being known as a paranormal researcher, she's also has a love for the dramatic arts on stage. Not only did she excel in musical theatre growing up, but also in costume design and stage direction.
7. Samantha Hawes
'Ghost Hunters' investigator, Samantha Hawes was introduced into paranormal research at a young age by her father who co-founded T.A.P.S. the paranormal group who the show revolve around.
Samantha has had plenty of paranormal experiences, including during the ten years of investigation with her father, and for the television show.
6. Lorraine Warren
Lorraine Warren, now an incredible 91-years-old, is a world-renowned "demonologist," whose dedicated her life to exploring, authenticating, and documenting some of the most famous paranormal incidents ever reported.
Her and her husband, Ed's work is so well respected in the paranormal field that movies have been made based on their investigations, including 'The Conjuring' and 'Annabelle'. Most notably the Warrens tackled the infamous and controversial Amityville haunting, they hunted down the legendary Big Foot and they came into possession of a haunted doll by the name of Annabelle.
Although Ed died in 2006, to this day Lorraine is still an active member of the paranormal community and even continues to run an occult museum from her home in Connecticut.
5. Katrina Weidman
Katrina Weidman is best known for the television show 'Paranormal State' which followed her investigations as part of the Paranormal Research Society (PRS), and more recently 'Paranormal Lockdown', in which she spends 72 hours locked inside a haunted property with her co-host Nick Groff.
Katrina was the PRS case manager between 2006 and 2011, and her interest in the paranormal stems back to her time living in a haunted house when she was a child.
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4. Yvette Fielding
With more than 250 paranormal investigations under her belt with the 'Most Haunted' team, Yvette really is one of the longest running ghost hunters in the game.
Yvette rose to fame in the late 80s when she became the youngest ever presenter of the long-running British kids show, 'Blue Peter'. Since 2002, Yvette has been the host of 'Most Haunted'. But not only does she front the show, she also devised and produces it along with her husband Karl through their own television production company, Antix Productions.
3. Amy Allan
Amy Allan can currently be seen on 'The Dead Files', she's a paranormal investigator, healer, and an open minded skeptic.
Amy has been a medium all her life and now offers paranormal investigations to the public, and has also assisted detectives with their cases. Amy's mission is to help others to understand what type of ability they have and how to best serve the public with that said ability.
2. Kris Williams
Before working with 'Ghost Hunters' Kris Williams worked as a flooring and carpenter fitter for three years. She's featured in 83 episodes of 'Ghost Hunters' and well as 23 episodes of 'Ghost Hunters International'.
As well as a paranormal investigator, Kris is also known for her acting work in 'Diabolical Tales: Part II', 'Jesus', 'Mary and Joey', and 'The Lady Red Trio'.
1. Amy Bruni
Like many of the paranormal researchers on this list, Amy grew up in a haunted house which lead to a passion for the supernatural. Her family were supportive of her interest, as her father was an amateur paranormal investigator himself.
Amy is a member of T.A.P.S. and is now most famous for her role on 'Ghost Hunters'. With over 20 years of paranormal research under her belt, she is now traveling around the US sharing her knowledge with other paranormal teams, as well as lecturing on the history of paranormal investigation.