ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Dana and Greg Newkirk are internationally-recognized authorities on paranormal investigation, witchcraft, and haunted artifacts.

Featuring hundreds of haunted, historical, and supernaturally-significant artifacts, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult is the world’s only mobile museum of the unexplained. Expertly curated by Dana & Greg Newkirk, preeminent researchers of the supernatural, the roving exhibition invites curious visitors to inspect, investigate, and even handle rare artifacts collected from infamous hauntings, parapsychology breakthroughs, mysterious cryptozoological discoveries, and more.

Since 2013, the Newkirk collection has been fascinating, educating, and chilling guests at some of the country’s most popular conventions and private events like Strange EscapesScareFest, and Michigan Paracon.

By freely sharing the only collection of independently-studied haunted objects in the world, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult provides unprecedented access to evidence of the supernatural, removing items of paranormal notoriety from private collectors and placing them directly into the hands of those curious about the wide world of the strange and the unexplained.

Thanks to appearances on leading television programs like Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum and TLC’s Kindred Spirits, features in Cosmopolitan and Coast to Coast AM, and sold-out exhibitions from California to Maine, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult has established itself as the premiere source for groundbreaking research on hauntings, cutting-edge parapsychological experiments, and painstaking preservation of supernaturally-significant artifacts.

THE COLLECTION
Dana Newkirk and the haunted Idol of Nightmares

The collection of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult pulls from every corner of the unexplained, featuring artifacts from infamous hauntings like The Amityville Horror, pieces relating to famed ghost hunters like The Conjuring‘s Ed & Lorraine Warren, and two-century old religious idols with the ability to conjure ancient spirits who speak in dreams. Also included in the Newkirk collection are rare and incredible artifacts from the history of cryptozoology, ufology, witchcraft and magick, and the study of parapsychology.

While many of the pieces in the museum’s collection come directly from the paranormal investigations of Greg & Dana Newkirk, others have been painstakingly tracked down and acquired from private estates or contributed by donors who believe their items to be haunted, cursed, or otherwise supernaturally-influenced.

The ever-growing collection spans over five centuries of paranormal & occult beliefs and contains hundreds of rare and unique artifacts.

THE PHILOSOPHY
Greg & Dana handle each paranormal investigation with discretion and sensitivity, for both clients and spirits.

The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult was formed with two goals in mind: to preserve and protect items of historical and supernatural significance in relation to the study of the unexplained, and to share those artifacts with the world while educating the public on the reality of paranormal research.

By maintaining the world’s only mobile occult museum, the Newkirks are making good on those promises, providing a level of access to rare artifacts and resources never before achieved in paranormal research.

While the prevailing thought about haunted objects – and hauntings in general – are that they are to be approached with trepidation, the curators of the museum believe that real progress in the paranormal comes from curiosity and understanding, not through fearing what we can’t explain. With that in mind, the Newkirks have managed to innovate the search for answers, establishing groundbreaking initiatives in the fields of parapsychology, cryptozoology, and anomalous research.

Real progress in the paranormal comes from curiosity and understanding, not through fearing what we can't explain.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult was founded by Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews, paranormal professionals with two decades of experience in the investigation of the the strange and the unexplained.

Often referred to as the real-life Mulder and Scully, Dana and Greg Newkirk are two of the world’s only professional, full-time paranormal investigators. Over the last two decades, their groundbreaking work in the fields of parapsychology, cryptozoology, and haunted artifacts have seen the duo make numerous appearances on hit television series such as Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot and Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, as well as in leading news outlets like The Independent, Nerdist, and even Seventeen Magazine.

When they’re not busy tracking down a lead on the latest mystery, Dana and Greg can be found giving fascinating lectures to sold-out rooms across the country. Using personal footage, private case files, and a knack for captivating audiences, the Newkirks present actual evidence of the unexplained through chilling multimedia presentations on the reality of professional paranormal research.

Whether they’re collecting cursed idols hidden under haunted houses or trekking through the snowy mountains in search of Sasquatch, their long and varied career has earned the Newkirks a reputation as two of the most knowledgeable names in the study of the unexplained, a designation reflected by their carefully-curated museum collection.

GREG NEWKIRK

DIRECTOR, CURATOR

For over twenty years, Greg Newkirk has been tracking down and investigating cases of the strange and the unexplained, conducting groundbreaking research on everything from the alien abduction phenomena to poltergeist hauntings.

Greg’s work in the fields of cryptozoology, parapsychology, and paranormal research has seen him featured in hit shows like Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot and Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, as well as in features on Coast to Coast AM and Reader’s Digest.

While he spends most of his time assisting clients with their strange cases or hunting down artifacts for the museum’s collection, Greg is a highly-sought lecturer on the subject of anomalous research, and can often be found giving presentations to sold-out crowds across the world.

For the last decade, he’s served as the editor for Week in Weird, one of the web’s most popular destinations for in-depth articles on all-things paranormal, and lent his offbeat expertise as the head writer for Roadtrippers, the fastest growing travel website in the world.

DANA NEWKIRK

CURATOR, HEDGE WITCH

A practicing witch for well over two decades, Dana Newkirk has managed to expertly blend her knowledge of witchcraft and tarot with her career as a paranormal investigator in order to help both the living and the dead, a rare talent that’s proven invaluable in her line of work.

When she’s not conjuring up conversations with phantoms on hit television shows like TLC’s Kindred Spirits or Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown, Dana can be found giving tarot readings, interactive lectures, and hands-on workshops to packed houses across the country, sharing her expertise on everything from herbal magick, divination, traditional conjure & rootwork, practical magic, and more.

Dana is also the creator of the hugely successful Magic of the Month Club, a handcrafted magickal subscription box that focuses on a new ritual theme every month, and her extensive knowledge in fields of metaphysics, the occult arts, and the supernatural has earned her features in worldwide news outlets like Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, and Coast to Coast AM.

TESTIMONIALS
MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board is an integral part of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult’s future. Their contributions to the museum’s work with supernaturally-significant artifacts, the public education regarding the reality of haunted objects, and the shape of paranormal investigation in general, are invaluable to the success of our mission.

Filled with doctors, folklorists, teachers, and paranormal investigators, the Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of individuals with at least one thing in common: they’re making history by directly impacting the preservation and investigation of rare artifacts with ties to the supernatural.

Through bi-monthly meetings, private summits, and regular get-togethers across the country, the Advisory Board of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult helps guide the work of the curators as they seek to change the landscape of anomalous research.

JOHN E.L TENNEY

ADVISING ARCHIVIST

AMY BEMMES

SENIOR ADVISOR

LESLIE WEAVER

SENIOR ADVISOR

KIKA MORELAN

SENIOR ADVISOR

JENNIFER HUNZIKER

SENIOR ADVISOR

RYAN WEFELMEYER

SENIOR ADVISOR

CATHY MAHANNAH

SENIOR ADVISOR

MOLLY MAHANNAH

SENIOR ADVISOR

MARLE EDWARDS

SENIOR ADVISOR

CARRIE ARNOLD

ADVISORY BOARD

DR. LISA DICKENS

ADVISORY BOARD

SAMANTHA BELVOIR

ADVISORY BOARD

 
 
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