Aaron started Dark Alley Paranormal Investigators in 2008 in a response to the growing popularity of paranormal investigation and ghost hunting. Aaron wanted to form a group that anyone could join for a thrill seeking adventure.
His background in paranormal research began with a trip to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville Kentucky. His group at that time consisted of 5 others and was able to investigate the entire building by themselves. Aaron heard strange sounds, captured EVP’s and was at one point “touched” by something that wasn’t visible.
Aaron returned to Waverly a few months later and again experienced some things that could not be explained.
Sarah’s paranormal work began when husband, Aaron went to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in April of 2008. She has since become a a key part of how Dark Alley is run and maintained.
Sarah and Aaron investigated Waverly Hills together in September of 2009. They were the only two people in the entire building and were able to capture a man’s voice on a recorder. They also had a few strange experiences in their hotel room just a mile away from the sanatorium.
Ghosts and the paranormal realm has always intrigued Sarah and has led her to this position.
Alex joined the team in 2010 as a paranormal investigator. He currently serves as the team Leader for the Columbus, Ohio chapter. Since joining, Alex has been featured on TravelChannel’s “Paranormal Challenge”, 92.3 WCOL & 610 WTVN. He currently resides inDublin, Ohio with his wife Krista and their two kids, Liam & Olivia.
Bethany joined the team in 2011 after joining DAP on an investigation at a haunted movie theater in Westerville, Ohio. Since then, Bethany has become the Case Manger for DAP where she researches new places to investigate and coordinates all of the details.
Katy’s interest in the paranormal began by watching shows such as “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures.” She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a cosmetologist when not exploring the paranormal world.
Marty always had an intense interest in the paranormal. He’s became a member of Dark Alley in 2012 and has since investigated Licking County Jail, Prospect Place, Mansfield Reformatory, Waverly Hills Bears Mill, Bobby Mackeys Music world and others. He has been a Respiratory Therapist since 1988 and feels his medical and scientific background has been a great asset in his investigations.
Chris joined the team in 2013 when invited by Bethany to join an investigation at Pennhurst outside Philadelphia. He was immediately fascinated investigations, and has joined many investigations since.
Marianne Matthes became fascinated with ghosts after growing up in a haunted house in Fredericktown, Ohio. When she isn’t exploring haunted locations, she’s a realtor (so give her a call if you want to buy a haunted house.)