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The Team

Ronnie Headley (Retired),  Founder


At an early age, he began to feel intuitive to the unexplained and a strong connection to the earth.  His Native American ancestry was the catalyst for his foray into the unexplained.  Ronnie has worked with many state and federal agencies such as the Alabama Historical Commission in locating graves and archaeological sites. Ronnie’s interest in the paranormal peaked when he encountered his first apparition while working as a Funeral Director. During his many years as a Funeral Director, he continued to have paranormal experiences.  In the years since that time, he has been on several investigative teams in Alabama and Tennessee. 


Ronnie has investigated such places as the Dead Children’s Playground, Lynchburg Funeral Home, Walking Horse Inn, Brushy Mountain Penitentiary, an antebellum home and battlefield in Spring Hill and several private residences.  He continues to host public historical/ghost walking tours in Lynchburg, Tennessee as well as overnight investigations using some of the most advanced technology available. 

Ronnie has recently appeared on various Podcasts such as Dave Schrader's Beyond the Darkness Radio, Occupation Nation and Para-scope Uncensored. 

He also made a special guest appearance on Kindred Spirits, Season 3, Episode 5 "Blood in the Water" on the Travel Channel.

European Paranormal Author Erica Gammon will be including a mini-story from Ronnie in a book to be published later in 2019.

He is available for talks, lectures and hosting private events.  


The Tennessee Paranormal Team is also available for private investigations upon request.


Dana Perryman, Senior Partner, Investigative Tour Guide


 I’ve always been a believer of the paranormal.  Throughout my life I’ve heard the stories of paranormal experiences some family and friends have had but it became very real for me when my family and I moved into our current home and started experiencing things first hand.  


Most people are skeptics unless they have paranormal experiences themselves which makes them feel helpless, scared or even feel like they are going crazy.    My goal in becoming a paranormal investigator is to help those understand what is happening around them.  


It’s detective work.  We take lots of readings, recordings, interview witnesses, and carry out historical research on the property which I find so interesting.  We don’t use spiritual divination techniques.  All evidence is double checked as we always look for the logical explanation first so hopefully we help people find comfort in what they are going through.  


Chad Smith, Investigator and Tour Guide

I’m Chad, I am a family man and love spending time with my fiancé and daughters. My goal is to become a more grounded well rounded investigator.  I was born and raised in Georgia. My interest in the paranormal began when I was ten years old, when I had my first experience. Ever since that day at my aunt’s house, I’ve been intrigued and curious about the other side.  Along with a co-owner, I started my first investigative team in Georgia. The team later fell apart and I decided to do things on my own for a while.  As I started, I relied on the old school way with just a hi8 camcorder and a voice recorder which I gathered and experienced many things. I’ve investigated places like The Green Manor, Anthony’s Fine Dining, Tunnel Hill Battlefield, Stone Mountain Park and the old cemetery, Old Buford Hospital, and other places along with many private homes. I have now been investigating for over 13 years. During that time, I have seen a lot and heard things that would make some run the other way, but for me I charge toward the sounds, wanting to know who or why they are here and how I can help them. As an investigator I have always taken an aggressive approach but try to never push too far and remain calm. For me, I go into an Investigation with an open mind, looking for reasons for these occurrences and where they come from. When things can’t be debunked or proven to be something else then we’re left with the unknown. My goal is to help those that are stuck or lost and either get a message to their family member or loved one and help them.


Katie Armstrong, Investigator and Tour Guide

Hi I am Katie Armstrong. “I am a college student on the hunt for paranormal experiences, and I love every second of it. I am currently studying criminology, in hope to one day be an investigator.  While I am in the process of my degree, I wanted to investigate other things. I have always believed there is life beyond this one, and I feel the spiritual world is the in-between.  I’ve always had a love for the unknown answers about that world. By being on this team, I get to investigate and answer some of my own questions, and I hope we can answer some of your questions in the process. I put my all into any investigation, so I will put forth as much as I can to help you understand what may be going on whether it is paranormal or not. I can’t wait to work with you!”


Jennifer Ricks, Investigator and Tour Guide

My name is Jennifer. I am a mother of three beautiful children. I have a degree in Psychology, a minor in Christian studies and work as a juvenile probation officer.

I have always had a fascination with the afterlife. My beliefs started at a young age of 7 after my sister died. She always appeared around the house as I grew up. I am a sensitive and feel energy. I take on others feelings when I am around them so I have to protect myself against negative energy. Being sensitive does help in the paranormal world. I feel when no one else can see.  I had a found love for the earth and crystals and believe in respecting all things in this world and on the other side. 

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