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The Paranormal Adventurers
The Paranormal Adventurers
Joseph Flammer josephflammer@Yahoo.com
Diane Hill dianehill1051@Yahoo.com
Biographies of Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill
Last update: December, 2015
Education and Work History
Mr. Flammer graduated from Nassau Community College and S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook where he majored
in English and minored in History. He was the news editor of the student newspapers at both schools
during the years he attended. He went on to become an award-winning journalist with many years
writing full-time for Long Island newspapers, including two years on The Long Island Advance. He went
on to work as a Public Relations manager for Symbol Technologies for seven years, until operations were
moved to Mexico. Since then he has worked for Developmental Disabilities Institute as an instructor.
Ms. Hill worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for four years. After taking nine years off to raise her
family, she returned to work and attended Nassau Community College. At Nassau she indulged her love
for the written word by taking literature, poetry, film and creative writing coures. For the last twenty
seven years she has worked at her alma mater, West Hempstead High School, as the school's registrar.
Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill met in the poetry section of the Borders Books in Stony Brook in 2002
and have been best friends ever since.
Flammer, of Rocky Point, and Hill, of West Hempstead, share a keen interest in Long Island’s history
and decided to collaborate on a book about Long Island's Revolutionary War figures.
The duo turned from history buffs to ghost hunters when they unintentionally photographed apparitions
in a small family graveyard in Strong’s Neck in the Setaukets. Joseph published a several-page article
about the apparitions in the national publication, Haunted Times Magazine.
From there the team wrote several articles for Haunted Times, Ghost Magazine, FATE, and local
publications such as Dan’s Papers and The Long Island Advance. They also wrote three books together
about Long Island's subterranean paranormal world and have spoken 500 times before audiences, chiefly
on Long Island and New York City. Joseph has written two books about UFOs as solo projects. He also
speaks widely on the subject.
Investigations and Projects
The duo has investigated haunted places from Montauk to Gravesend. Among other places, Flammer
and Hill have traveled to the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and
to many places in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Manhattan, and upstate New York. The most
memorable location they investigated was Adams, Tennessee, home of the infamous Bell Witch ghost
because they believe the spirit made itself known to them. Another site they like to discuss in lectures is
a haunted mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts, where they investigated for three days alongside
Jason, Grant and Steve of T.A.P.S. - the ghost hunters featured on the hit Sci-Fi Channel television
show, Ghost Hunters. One of the shows Flammer and Hill present at libraries and other venues on Long
Island and in New York City, A Haunting Study of Ghosts, features the results of their investigation of
Room 301, the most haunted room at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The Paranormal Adventurers released their first 60-minute DVD, The Ghosts of Gettysburg in 2006,
available through http://paranormaladventurers.com They also made a second DVD,
The Ghosts of Sweet Hollow Road, which highlights their theory of the tragic “Black Hats.”
Mr. Flammer and Ms. Hill's first book, Long Island's Most Haunted: A Ghost Hunter's Guide (2009,
Schiffer Books) is available in stores across Long Island and in New York City, and available online
through Amazon. The same applies to their second book, Long Island's Most Haunted Cemeteries, which
was released in September, 2010. Their third book, Ghosts, Ghouls, and Monsters of Long Island was
released in the fall of 2012. The duo is currently conducting research for their upcoming forth book,
Long Island Ghost Stories. Mr. Flammer has written a book UFOs Over Long Island, New York as a solo
project (Schiffer: 2014) and lectures about UFOs. He is currently finishing a book to be published
nationally in 2016 about UFOs.
Newsday’s LI Life Magazine spotlighted The Paranormal Adventurers for the cover story its October
29, 2006 Sunday issue with an accompanying three-page article. The Queens Tribune featured The
Paranormal Adventurers’ investigation of Fort Totten in Queens in its October 26, 2006 magazine issue.
Since then, the pair has been written about in numerous Long Island newspapers and magazines, and
featured in a five-minute video produced by Newsday and shown on Newsday.com. They have also been
guests on many television and radio shows. The team has been featured in a short movie made by Long
Island film maker Chirstopher P. Garetano and available for viewing at www.Cottonmouth.tv.
Flammer and Hill continue to write articles for newspapers and magazines. Channel 11's News at Ten
featured the investigators in a graveyard after midnight searching for signs of the Long Island Devil, a
creature reported by several witnesses, said to be all black, wears a cape and a hat, and can fly from tree
to tree. The news program was aired following the largest paranormal investigation ever conducted on
Long Island. The investigation involved over 40 investigators and lasted three months. The Long Island
Devil was never found.
The Paranormal Adventurers speak at libraries, conferences and before private groups such Cub Scouts,
Women's Groups and Historical Societies. They present two different programs each year. Please visit
their "Programs" page to choose a show you're audiences would love to see and participate in.
The Paranormal Adventurers are available to tell Ghost Stories Around a Campfire for Scouts and other
groups with no props or tools used other than a microphone attached to our own PA system. To book
The Paranormal Adventurers, please call Diane Hill at 516-840-6654.
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