Dr. Kristy Sumner, co-founder of Soul Sisters Paranormal, joins us to talk about gathering evidence from historic haunts. This all-female paranormal team has investigated The Lizzie Borden House, Villisca Axe Murder House, Fort Mifflin, Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Old Gilchrist Country Jail, West Virginia State Penitentiary and many more.
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Tonight's guest is Dr. Kristy Sumner, co-founder of Soul Sisters Paranormal. What began as a "girl's trip" in 2014 with Kristy, her two sisters and two friends quickly evolved into a passion that has yielded strong evidence from some of the most historic haunted locations in the U.S. These include the Villisca Axe Murder House (Villisca, IA), The Lizzie Borden House (Fall River, MA), St. Augustine Light House (FL), The West Virginia State Penitentiary, Fort Mifflin (Philadelphia, PA), Old Gilchrist Country Jail (FL) and many more. Kristy talks about how the team has evolved, their process and some of their most memorable cases. Kristy also purchased the haunted Scott County Jail (TN) with a business partner, making it available to the public for ghost hunts and visits to an onsite museum. Visit historicscottcojail.com.
About Soul Sisters Paranormal
Soul Sisters Paranormal® began as a group of sisters and friends who travel to some of the most reportedly haunted locations across the U.S., as well as private homes and businesses, to investigate claims of paranormal activity. In 2020, the group became primarily twin sisters Jenny and Kristy investigating for the team.
Using various techniques and equipment, Soul Sisters Paranormal seeks to gather evidence to prove (or disprove) paranormal phenomena. Visit their website at soulsistersparanormal.com and click on any of the locations that they have visited to read about their experiences, and to hear and see the evidence that obtained.
This episode is dedicated in loving memory of John Drachman, a dear mentor, colleague and friend who passed unexpectedly on January 20, 2022.
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Co-Founder / Soul Sisters Paranormal
In 2014, Dr. Kristy Sumner coupled her passion for travel, history and the paranormal when she formed Soul Sisters Paranormal, an all-female team, made up of Sumner, her two sisters and two friends. As a team of 5 investigators, Soul Sisters Paranormal traveled to some of the most historic and, reportedly, haunted locations in the U.S. in an attempt to determine for themselves if spirit activity does exist and to highlight the rich history of each location. Individually, each member of the team is an accomplished professional in her respective field, and each holds a Masters, PhD or JD degree. The team traveled to and investigated numerous US locations, including: the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (WV), The Lizzie Borden House (MA), the Villisca Ax Murder House (IA), the St. Augustine Lighthouse (FL), Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary (TN) and many others.
In 2020, Soul Sisters Paranormal moved to a two-investigator format, with only Kristy and her twin sister, Dr. Jenny Sumner, conducting the paranormal investigations.
Prior to forming Soul Sister Paranormal, Kristy, who holds a PhD in Public Affairs with an emphasis on Criminal Justice, was a senior director for a Registered Traveler company focused on biometric clearances for the traveling public, she was a senior consultant for a biometric credentialing company, and she was college professor at Metro State College of Denver and the University of Central Florida.