Loyd Auerbach, M.S., Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, has been investigating cases of apparitions, hauntings and poltergeists for over 30 years. His latest book, co-authored with psychic Annette Martin, is The Ghost Detectives’ Guide to Haunted San Francisco. He is the author of 7 other books including: A Paranormal Casebook: : Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (Atriad Press, 2005), Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide (Ronin Publishing, 2004) and Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal (Ronin, 2004). He has a graduate degree in Parapsychology and a BA in Cultural Anthropology, and was recently appointed to the faculty of Atlantic University, and teaches at HCH Institute and JFK University in northern California. He’s currently on the Boards of three major organizations including the Rhine Research Center, and has appeared on well over 100 national (many constantly in reruns) and local TV shows and thousands of other media appearances. He is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal – this part of his background has made him indispensible to numerous researchers over the years, concerned about possible fraud and also about proper controls in the lab and for field investigations.