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The MAKING OF A SCAMMER


Oops, He did it again! There is a big red flag out there in the paranormal community and it’s name is Ryan Buell, former super star in the paranormal community of the hit TV series, Paranormal State.

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We have received information from some very angry fans, perhaps the last of them that Ryan again, charged a whopping $310, not including airfare, hotel, and drinks to his big “Black Tie” birthday celebration.  According to sources, the event was cancelled after tickets were  allegedly purchased.  Sound familiar?  It should.

This event was not a go either.The events page was not cancelled and people,have asked if it was cancelled,but did not receive any responses.

https://paranormal.formstack.com/forms/black_tie_event_2016

Event Description: After last year’s success, The PRS Bureau proudly announces the return of the Black Tie Celebration in honor of PRS Director Ryan Buell’s 34th birthday. Only 34 tickets will be given out for the event, which takes place in State College, PA on Saturday, August 27th at The Atherton Hotel. We are hosting a variety of different events, with different packages to accommodate which ones you’d like to attend. Join us as we not only celebrate Buell’s birthday in style, but take a ghost tour across the Penn State campus with Buell, enjoy some talk time with him, tour one of the first haunted locations PRS investigated and more!

At 19 years old, Ryan Buell formed the famous “Paranormal Research Society” at Penn State University.  “Paranormal State” was the very successful television series that followed Ryan through his studies and cases of the Paranormal.  It was an instant sensation and aired on a major network from 2007 to 2011.

He worked with very famous people in the business from Chip Coffey to Lorainne Warren. A very successful career led to a world wide tour.  I along with hundreds of thousands were very excited to purchase tickets.  The tour “Talking With The Dead” was the hottest ticket in the paranormal.

The following links were events he either didn’t schedule or book,another wards the events never happened, But Buell did allegedly take their money..

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https://www.facebook.com/events/551870108256280/  Conversations with the Dead: Dallas

https://www.facebook.com/events/1424160557847472/Conversations with the Dead: Phoenix

https://www.facebook.com/events/635102513232898/Conversations with the Dead: San Diego

https://www.facebook.com/events/1433592070235945/Conversations with the Dead: Chicago

https://www.facebook.com/events/1433592070235945/Conversations with the Dead: Chicago

https://www.facebook.com/events/519583434836517/Conversations with the Dead: Seattle

 

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https://www.facebook.com/events/641205062629885/Paranormal: The Experience 2014 Tour Halifax

https://www.facebook.com/events/664199133634597/Paranormal: The Experience 2014 Tour Toronto

https://www.facebook.com/events/452546161547745/Paranormal: The Experience 2014 Tour Ottawa

https://www.facebook.com/events/235605306601330/PRS Comeback Tour – Halifax, NS (April 17th, 2014)

https://www.facebook.com/events/538432599572858/PRS Comeback Tour – Toronto (April 5-6th, 2014)

https://www.facebook.com/events/877721062288363/UNTITLED CANADA SPEAKING TOUR

Dedicated fans paid over $400 to get VIP tickets to the event.  People drove six hours to arrive.  Books and webinars were paid for and promised.  Suddenly, everything came to a screeching halt.  Fans soon found out that there would be no events, there would be no books delivered and there would be no webinars.  Ryan Buell explained that he had cancer and everything was cancelled.What he did not explain,was that he would be keeping peoples money.

Paranormal State‘s Ryan Buell on His Cancer Battle: ‘I Had to Go to Death’s Door’

Please keep in mind that Ryan Buell claimed to of been ill, terminally ill with pancreatic cancer.It is important to know that this type of illness has a 4 percent survival rate.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20736703,00.html

Fans were patient and understanding because everything would surely be rescheduled!  The hundreds of thousands of dollars would be refunded.  Not only was it not rescheduled, nothing was refunded.  Committed fans began to question him.  No answer.  There were several working with Buell that did answer.

One was Chip Coffey, famous psychic-medium scheduled for the tour that had this to say as he dropped out of the tour before it began: “The event is not being properly managed.  There was more than $800,000 in ticket sales and I never received a dime.  I will continue to pray for Ryan but business is business.  If fans are owed money, Ryan should return it.”

http://abc7ny.com/entertainment/ghost-hunter-buell-friend-speaks-out/229079/

Another guest speaker on Ryan’s tour, Michelle Belanger, also featured on Paranormal State withdrew from the tour as well.  She stated “ I have no plane tickets, no hotel reservations, no idea what the plan is supposed to be.  That’s not for lack of asking”.

Ryan Buell claims that his company, Paranormal Research Society never received any of the ticket money and that PayPal is responsible for refunds.  A Paypal rep said they don’t hold any money, they just take a broker’s fee.  They stated that they have a buyer protection policy and can secure customer refunds ONLY if it is filed within 45 days of purchase.

Paranormal Herald:

Senior Editor Kelly Griffin

 

 

About Paranormal Herald Magazine

As I got involved into the paranormal entertainment world, I realized, that there were scammers just waiting to scam people from innocent unsuspecting people. This sickened my stomach, so I began writing about them to expose them so others would not be cheated and so The paranormal Herald came to force.

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7 thoughts on “The MAKING OF A SCAMMER

  1. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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    Posted by kerberos616 | August 31, 2016, 5:34 pm
  2. A drunk old hag once commented here and sated why are writing about this guy,two things must come to mind one the public deserves the right to know about people that are just waiting to take their money,scammers are everywhere in the world and if we can help just one person from any kind of paranormal crime,then we have done our jobs. and two this is a paranormal tabloid.End of commentary .

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    Posted by Paranormal Herald Admin | August 31, 2016, 11:26 pm
  3. funny coming from a woman that allegedly scammed an entire town.The question was, what right do we have to say anything,the same right the idiot that made their comment without found evidence but then I would be trying to divert any attention I had received,if I allegedly scammed an entire town to.It is truly sad to see how these people stick together,as if scamming somebody is an ok thing?we have seen far to many individuals take a lot of money from a lot of people.The Paranormal herald,has an obligation to spread the news and write productively as to how they do their scams. no this is not drama but it is become a way of life for some people. We are proud to be able to wake the para community up and any one else who might fall short of these peoples alleged scams..
    http://thetombstonenews.com/paranormal-event-proves-to-be-major-scam-p4583-1.htm

    http://www.kvoa.com/story/28987792/paranormal-fraud-haunting-town-of-tombstone
    Paranormal fraud haunting town of Tombstone

    With tickets sold for hundreds of dollars, local businesses notified and reserved for the Haunting of Tombstone event. Unfortunately, the event tricked the visitors and the businesses.
    With tickets sold for hundreds of dollars, local businesses notified and reserved for the Haunting of Tombstone event. Unfortunately, the event tricked the visitors and the businesses.
    TOMBSTONE – An event planner supposedly tricked people out of thousands of dollars this past weekend in Tombstone.

    Carol Malone planned a weekend paranormal event called “A Haunting of Tombstone.” From May 1 through May 3, tourists paid for tickets expecting a weekend of paranormal speakers, celebrities and even a ghost tour. However, local business owners are claiming she skipped town without paying them and without having any events set up for the tourists.

    “We [were] counting on making this money. Other people that contacted us and wanted to come here for the weekend,” said Stacy Corbon, co-owner of Sister Paranormal Investigators. “We had to turn them away because we were booked.”

    Now, local business owners are worried it could harm their “tourist town”.

    “I felt that our town had been cheated. We thrive on people coming to our town. This lady [took money from] so many people. That could devastate Tombstone,” said Corbon.

    Tombstone Marshal said Malone was detained, but has since been released. They are now planning on passing the case to the state attorney general.

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    Posted by Paranormal Herald Admin | September 2, 2016, 8:54 pm
  4. I had to reply to haunted isphemeng it is clear she supports alleged scammers inside the field her real name is Darlene Watts.One needs to ask why would one woman support somebody she had written about in many articles,but now says this? and two as far as harassment the prior content is taken from a news reel. so as far as harassment she needs to go tell them this.nice try miss twatts

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    Posted by Paranormal Herald Admin | September 3, 2016, 5:40 am
  5. Here is an article a woman named Darlene Watts wrote, when she worked for the Eye of the paranormal,but now she is supporting Buell epic isn’t it?
    http://eyeontheparanormal.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-devil-in-north-carolina-ryan-buell.html

    Monday, July 28, 2014
    The Devil in North Carolina — The Ryan Buell Saga
    It amazes me just how far this story has come and all its twist and turns that makes this story so very unique. It isn’t the story people think it is.

    The mysterious world of the paranormal brings that sense of magic and wonder and it’s no wonder so many are drawn to want to know more with all the TV shows and movies on the subject. Now the obvious problem with TV shows is that they are… well… TV shows. But, the public doesn’t know about the inside world of the paranormal community and the grave problems it has. In this community, uncovering the secrets behind those unscrupulous people can make you a subject of harassment, stalking, threats and a whole host of tactics that are usually done in a gang like fashion that can be too much for most people. Luckily, we are not most people.

    Now, for some that have been in the field for a while, they are familiar with the Societies. The clubs and groups that people join that are for paranormal enthusiast. Often times they come with certificates for membership fee or training fee that people show on their walls of being a “certified ghost hunter”.

    Certifications that are really not worth the paper they are written on that is. People proudly announcing their association or membership of these societies and it’s all the rage and has been for quite some many years. However, in the field, it actually adds no clout or respect of anyone. So it’s no wonder when a young man goes to Pennsylvania State College and starts his own paranormal society club. What people don’t know is how they are with each other and outsiders. This is not the same thing as “teams” that have usually 3 to 10 people in them to do investigations together and share resources.

    It’s no wonder that Buell started the Paranormal Research Society, or PRS. It isn’t the first of its kind by any means and certainly didn’t have the clout of some of the bigger groups run by those much more known in the field for writing or their work. At this point, nobody would take him too seriously, as he was just a young guy who has a lot to learn. The rule of thumb back then was that newcomers would disappear in two years after getting bored or frustrated at the lack of finding real paranormal activity. Most didn’t last and you could almost count on that one fact that only a small percentage stuck with it. Back then, nobody was on TV. The local paper was the best you could hope for any publicity or a special segment around Halloween on the local stations and no one thought they would get famous doing their hobby. Not until, “The Ghost Hunters”.

    Suddenly the climate changed in the paranormal with the new TV shows. A new breed of thrill seekers looking for fame sprung up. Buell was just on a long list of those vying for fame like it was their ticket to success. This is still a problem today with those really looking for the fame more then having an interest in the field. Schmoozing with those famous or thought to be famous is easy and common with these types as they are usually very personable and helpful and will accept calls from just about everyone, (Excluding present company of course.) After all, they are there to help others, right? So the focus of some teams, groups and clubs or societies changes and they look for something that can get them on that TV show. This changes a lot more then people realize.

    Now the problems early on in the field that I saw before the TV shows was staggering even back then. Territorial disputes over who could go where were common among local teams in bigger suburban areas. Stealing photos or research, even word for word, was often done back in the day. The societies were fine if you were a liked member. Leave or upset someone, you might have rival teams or those sent right to your door or your website harassed and lying was ok to get back at someone.

    So you might see why I and others see the PRS as something a bit different then just a simple club of people online. I can tell you it is far more then that. Now the “director” or “founder” is the equivalent to the king of the realm. Imagine adding to that king a TV show with a bunch of fame seekers who would do anything just to be part of the show.

    One other problem of the paranormal is the ability for some people to USE it for other things other then paranormal investigation. A dating club, even if they are married or in a committed relationship were and still are common. Criminals using it to gain items either by going into homes in the dark or telling people their items are haunted and preying upon the people who are vulnerable only because they do not know what they are experiencing and trust these people coming to their home as they appear to be experts. Sex offenders having great opportunity with people meeting them in the dark in secluded graveyards or homes or abandoned buildings. People with violent criminal histories or violent tendencies or those with mental disorders or psychological issues who might not be reliable in their mental state because of delusional thinking and hallucinations or the danger some may be to unsuspecting people. Drug users, who may not act themselves do to heavy drug use or may steal for that same reason.

    Let’s face it, Buell’s scamming those fans and believers while claiming to be sick and never having these events FOR THREE YEARS? Believe me, we were hit and hit a lot for trying to expose him and help stop it all. But, we never gave up. We involved people who could take the story further. We got involved with those fighting for those scammed and trying to assist them in getting their money back and spread the word and even got kicked off of social networks for it. We involved a local lawyer from the same town as Buell. We didn’t stop. We will not stop… ever.

    I can’t tell you what kind of things I dealt with just exposing people that need to be exposed and the backlash from people that claim to be into the paranormal but, would seem to lack the sufficient ethics and compassion to truly be of any help to any person truly experiencing a haunting.

    I have gotten horror stories from some past PRS members. I have even some current members coming forward as well to tell their story, by those who are disassociating and coming clean because they want the story out and right now, those people are scared. I know… I’ve seen it for myself exposing people as I do. One thing I have learned is the importance of keeping your sources secret. Death threats are not uncommon. But for anyone that didn’t realize, the PRS contract in itself is extremely threatening and most would read that and realize the issues of coming forward. That’s right; they have you sign a confidentiality contract.

    I can not at this time go into all I know and all the sordid details, until we know someone who has been scamming the people all these years and doing so blatantly with the protection of many in the field, is held accountable for his actions. However, I will say that as we go… more and more details surface and am shocked all over again. There is a reason I chose that title for this blog, as I believe that someone thinks himself the devil and above the law and prosecution, as he mockingly put a cartoon on his page saying, “You can’t sue the devil.” Apparently we can.

    I want to thank all of our supporters, audience listeners, blog readers and the entire network of people especially that have silently and sometimes not so silently assisted in the work we do to uncover this story. I would like to thank John Albrecht Jr. for his Examiner articles that appeared to really have an affect once seen and truly showing the power of the press in the right hands. I want to truly bring attention to the person who started the fight way back when whose words now ring true in this very blog… Kirby Robinson, for without him, no one would likely be speaking up and casting doubt on what some of these stars say. I can, as other now can say, “You were right Kirby… you were right.”

    Want to learn more and keep up with the story, follow us here or the links below and listen to our radio broadcast. The more that read and listen, the bigger our voice to stop the abuse out there and keep the public safe.

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    Posted by Paranormal Herald Admin | September 3, 2016, 7:07 am
  6. http://eyeontheparanormal.blogspot.com/2014/07/even-devil-dislikes-buell.html
    Even the Devil Dislikes Buell?
    The more we uncover of the entire Buell fiasco, the more intriguingly evil it appears. While some may think they are merely fans of the once popular star and hang onto the spiritual messages they saw on TV, there is a much more sinister side they are unaware of. People seem to get stuck on Buell’s illness. I believe they probably should pay more attention to his spiritual welfare instead. At this point, he would appear more of a prince of darkness then any deliverer of evil and I’m not even mildly kidding. He even joked with a cartoon on his site after announcements of being sued and the cartoon was a depiction of a devil in court saying, “You can’t sue the devil.” The article attached was really unrelated to the paranormal and seemed to have little to do with anything being said, accept, the real issue at hand. A rather not so coy move and tell tale in mine and other’s eyes viewing this.

    Let’s look at some truths here that are evident, like; Buell’s claim of being attacked by a demon and even giving the name. At one time, he claimed the cancer has possibly a cause of this demonic attack. Why then have public séances and charge money for them and introduce others into it? He appears to most to be Catholic. (Although reportedly on his past MySpace page he said he was Wiccan.) Isn’t he subjecting people to this demonic attack if it really happened with a séance? Isn’t he selling the thrill with out any responsibility once so ever? What of his own ability to call forth this demon again? If it were real, what does this mean? If he lied, what is he really doing? What is the truth to his religion? Is it one of convenience to state to the public? Do these priests know he’s holding public per pay séances?

    Either way you look at it, there is a lie and told in great proportions. One can not just ignore it because he’s famous and loved by fans. Regardless of what religion you are, one can not escape the logical conclusion if one believed they were the subject of demonic attacks that possibly affected one’s health, why in the heck would they risk another run in with the demonic by doing public séances?

    Would you be surprised to find out that someone who he claimed was a close friend, a person who was on his show and whom he billed along with him in events was an occultist and had her own cult? Not only does she not have the same supposed Catholic view point of the show, but, criticizes PRS and the existence of demons here in a link below. Listen carefully as Michelle Belanger justifies and explains dark magic paths and even seems to try to legitimize them. Does this suggest someone who would believe her friend and show host that he was demonically attacked by a demon on several occasions?

    http://thedemoniacal.blogspot.com/2011/09/michelle-belanger-demons-evil-dark.html

    Below is a blog that I am including from “Who Forted?” that has long blogged criticisms and falsehoods of the paranormal as far back as the start of the Ghost Hunter’s show. Read this article to get a closer idea of who was involved with Buell even more recently. It should open some eyes.

    http://whofortedblog.com/2010/11/17/michelle-belanger-vumpyre/

    Now, I do not criticize different religions. But, if your going to take a Christian and especially claim to be Catholic position for a show and consistently use that as a premise as part of your truth, then the mere having someone of Bellanger’s background and having séances should raise some very deep seated questions as to what Buell is doing and the truthfulness to the show.

    Now, what some do not realize is the affect on the outside of their little closed organization that solicits dues and puts out surveys asking for donations is that these people are infiltrated all around the field. I have found the members who diligently defend Buell on his page are also in Catholic groups that investigate fake exorcists and demonologist even. The fact someone consistently goes to his page and defends a crook with a handful of others and puts down those just asking about the events they paid for is just as much as part of PRS as any standing member and I for one believe them to be among the members of it.

    I’ve gotten information on intimidation tactics used by PRS. I’ve had people back out of interviews being intimidated and even for trying to help ticket holders get their money back. There are people threatening people and warning them not to have anything to do with me. One such person, named Jodi Focht, threatened us and attempted to gain information from a former co-host of mine in an effort to turn us into an organization named Anonymous, an online internet hacking activist group. It is unclear whether the threat was real or not. Jodi is one person who claims she is not part of PRS, but, consistently argues in defense of Buell to a fault. The threat she made to us on Anonymous was in defense of Buell.

    Now, some people join in on the attacks on us claiming to be our victim. These people from Buell’s camp always seem to be in the mix of antagonist when this happens. The very nature of what the Paranormal Community has become, allows for those who may have an ax to grind with us to freely seek out like minds and join in some attack against us or another person or group. One such person against us recently was an ex-co-host of my radio show, which decided to have a radio show blasting me and my friends and those associated with my show. A guy, who decided to join in on the attack by the name of Tim Roxbury, appeared to act like our victim. Keep in mind that the ex-co-host was the co-host of the show he had been on and he and had actually left the show in good standing. Why he decided to help this ex-co-host and then to join in on the bashing of so many people and play the victim of us is beyond me.

    The Paranormal Community is changing. If people decide they need to protect Buell or other’s out there that we are exposing, like sex offenders, criminals, people who could be dangerous or people who are not who they say they are, then those people standing up and sticking up for them are going to be affected. We are drawing lines here. No longer can people stand behind people who are immoral, dangerous, despicable and do not belong in the field without it affecting their own interest and themselves. This includes famous people who have shows where they fake things or rip people off, such as Buell.

    One message to people in the Paranormal Community I have; pick your sides carefully. If you look to be backing someone who is someone we are exposing and do not distance yourself, you will look immoral and it WILL AFFECT YOU. I and the many other’s who are our audience, our readers and friends are not going to stand by and allow one after the other bad person be covered up over and over by intimidation techniques and harassment. If you take part in this to protect someone like this, we will expose your effort of doing so. Choose your side carefully. Believe me, people are hearing our message.

    Evan Jensen

    Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network

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    Posted by Paranormal Herald Admin | September 3, 2016, 7:11 am
  7. Ryan is neither Christian nor Wiccan. He worships Satan to the fullest extent that he can. I don’t say this to be funny, but I have seen his rituals and heard him chant over the years.

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    Posted by Daniel Noth | February 6, 2017, 3:41 am
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