There has been much discussion amongst the paranormal community about fakers and fraud. Teams have been sued by other teams or team members. Then there are those teams touting the why can’t we all be friends and share with each other while lambasting other teams and individuals in the same breath. This article is not about getting along, although that might be nice. It’s about the fact that there are crooks in this field every where, some smarter then others. Some feel, they will not get caught. Others think they are smarter then anybody else. In the end, they get caught also.It is most often times through greed and not knowing when to quit.
When someone or some thing looks to be to good to be true, it often is.Anyone interested in what the paranormal community is saying about this, just has to Google paranormal frauds and they will come up with nearly 6,000,000 results in seconds. There are individuals calling themselves doctors. In many states all you have to do is use the word doctor and have others believe you are just that to commit a said felony.
In this case Steve Barry, is saying he is an X-ray person that can read cancer x-rays. That is sort of like the bar tender giving marriage advice. Not A good idea.
The Paranormal Herald, was contacted just the other day. We were asked to look into what has been stated and alleged, as misappropriated funds. Pam and Steve Barry own the Gettysburg Bash among other things. They have been accused of raking in the money, but not delivering the said profits to the charitable organization, they promised it would go to.
So far what we found, was this: No respective insurance and/or permits have been found or reported in searching out such to host such events in the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange’s or Historic Lookout House’s name. They’ve opened the property, which is zoned as residential, to host weddings and other events. clearly it is A business then.
No true licenses have been found and no documents, that support A non profit company exists. Under there names again no records have been sourced.
It has been stated Steve is on disability and that his wife earns some 700 A month at the bed and breakfast, but it is been duly noted, that they have profited from side businesses and have bought A few recent vehicles even using said donations for such.
According to A said interview on Good Morning America, they claim to be using the vehicle solely to transport sick children with. On another note and apparent limo was recently purchased.
On A few pages, we had seen the group state for the record, that all proceeds will go to Wounded Warriors program of P.A.. The problem with this is? the group merely donated 25 bucks and another group knowing that wasn’t right,had donated 600 more to the program. The 600 bucks came from A different source altogether.
In 2019, the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash was again held on the 26th through the 28th of July, at the Gettysburg Wyndham at no cost. Volunteers were now classified as “employees” and posting on social media as such by those that were formerly considered “volunteers” “Volunteer Coordinator” and Glenn Williams as “Employee”. According to Joedy Barry, Steve’s brother, the Barry’s titled themselves as “Donation Specialists” for the Bash. This is where the Wounded Warriors program, came into the picture.
Just today, A question was raised as to are they A non profit company and the question was answered by, “here is Pam’s phone number” call it. No responses since. The truth to the matter is, they are either a profit or they are not, but no physical information can be found. We searched, made phone calls and have found no credible sources to lead us in any direction.
Perhaps, they were donating to there own said pockets?
The Bash again produced a draw in the way of attendees well above 1000; again, no financial statements were released, no receipts given, and NO release of funds generated for the charities made known. As per the requirements that are laid out in the PA Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts and Organization, policy it states, “Each contribution in the control or custody of the professional solicitor shall in its entirety and within five days of its receipt be deposited, maintained and administered in an account at a bank or other Federally insured financial institution which shall be in the name of the charitable organization and over which that charitable organization shall have sole control of all withdrawals.” .
July 2019 known figures:
100 Table sold at $140 each $14,000.00
1000 Paid Attendance at $10 each $10,000.00
150 Paid Bike Rally $20 per driver $ 3000.00
45 Paid Riders $10 per passenger $ 450.00
Li’s Chinese Restaurant Donation $ 1000.00
In recent the Barry’s purchased a new vehicle,taking donations to yet another level that did include the following. On one of there own entertainment pages, they boasted about getting placed on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”
Tribute Car Donations Known:
Mike Ball State Farm Insurance Paid Ad on car $ 500.
Mamma’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Tires and Custom Wheels $1000.
Kenny’s Auto Paint and Materials $3000.
Marvis Green Airbrush Work $2000.
Tribute Car Donations $6500.
Approximate Total Received $34,950.00.
Known Funds Raised Known Donations
2017 – $ 21,617.00 $625.00 (with the known deposit from the Ghost Pit of $ 600.00)
2018 – $ 33,000.00 $645.00 (to as much as $2,900.00 to PA Wounded Warrior)
2019 – $ 34,950.00 Unreleased
Totals $89,567.00 $1,270.00 (up to $3525.00)
Undisclosed Donations or Unaccountable Funds $ 86,042.00
With clear funds being made and A lack of funds being donated, people began to have some concerns as to who is truly pocketing the money and where there donations have actually gone. There is actually A profit of up to 89thousand dollars in question, just from the one event.
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