About the Author
Nicole Strickland currently resides in San Diego, California, and has been innately intrigued with the paranormal since childhood and has studied the field for many years. She has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s, after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother. She is the Founder and Director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS); and serves as the team’s EVP Specialist and historical locations case manager. Nicole has worked with various Southern California paranormal research teams prior to developing SDPRS in 2009. She was also a core member of the Ghost Research Society, holding the GRS Southern California Area Research Director position from 2009 - 2017. Nicole also serves as a consultant to World Paranormal Investigations as well as a California Representative for the American Spectral Society. Furthermore, she is an area representative to various Pacific Northwest paranormal research teams.
She is also a published author with Penoaks Publishing with her first book, Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, published in 2009. Her second book, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary was published in May of 2010. She came out with a 2nd edition in 2017. Nicole's second book about the RMS Queen Mary, titled Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend, was also published in 2017. Both books about the ship are sold in gift stores aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Future works with SchifferPublishing include books on paranormal research and haunted locations.
QUEEN MARY RESEARCH
Nicole has conducted numerous paranormal research investigations throughout San Diego, Southern California and even out-of-state. Her favorite place to conduct both historical and paranormal research is at none other than the legendary RMS Queen Mary, located in Long Beach, California. Nicole has spent countless hours on the ship, gathering paranormal evidence and participating in research projects. She gives presentations about the RMS Queen Mary at paranormal conferences and events, discussing the ship’s history, paranormal encounters and showcasing a wide array of ghostly evidence. Additionally, Nicole has talked about the haunted history of the Queen Mary on various internet and terrestrial-based paranormal talk radio shows. She has recently come out with her own website and blog devoted to the Queen Mary, at http://www.spiritedqueenmary.com.
Nicole has been featured in a myriad of media outlets, including paranormal talk radio shows, local San Diego news channels, television, DVD documentaries, and teaches local classes about paranormal research and investigation techniques. She has appeared on Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories, in an episode devoted to the Linda Vista Hospital and has also appeared in Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera, in 2012, discussing some interesting experiences from the William Heath Davis House, located in San Diego, California. She appeared on Central California Paranormal Investigators Paranormal Journeys TV show in May of 2015, talking about her research aboard the Queen Mary. Nicole is also featured in the groundbreaking All Around Us documentary by Tristan David Luciotti as well as his upcoming film about paranormal research.
PARANORMAL UNDERGROUND MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR
Nicole signed on with Paranormal Underground Magazine as a writer and contributor. To date, she has written articles about the Queen Mary, classifications of ghosts and hauntings and the SDPRS team's research / tours of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. For more information on the magazine, click HERE
OREGON GHOST CONFERENCE CALIFORNIA COORDINATOR
The Oregon Ghost Conference is a model event for paranormal conferences in the United States. It's an event that exudes professionalism, dedication and pure fun. Rocky Smith of Northwest Ghost Tours, LLC founded the conference five years ago and serves as its president. Nicole has enjoyed being a speaker and vendor at the event for two years in a row. Just recently, Nicole was asked to be the official California Coordinator for the conference, an honor she is truly excited about. For more information, please visit http://www.oregonghostconference.com
SAN DIEGO PARANORMAL RESEARCH SOCIETY TOURS
The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) enjoys hosting its Spirits of the Adobe Tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista, California. The team is currently working on developing a haunted history tour at the Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, California.
Nicole enjoys working with other paranormal researchers in the field as she believes that through diligent research, teamwork and collaboration, we will all better understand the vast field of the paranormal.