RMS Queen Mary
On May 27, 2018 (ship's maiden voyage anniversary), I had a book signing aboard the Queen Mary on Promenade Deck for all three of my books about the ship. Fellow friends and colleagues joined, which included Honorary Commodore Everette Hoard, Christrian Minister James Brandmueller, ship enthusiast Joe Bertoldo and Queen Mary beloved war bride June Allen. To date, I have held five book signings aboard the liner.
PARANORMAL RESEARCH COURSES
PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION 101
This course goes over important aspects of paranormal research, including proper protocol and standard operating procedures needed for a successful research experience. It serves as a motivator for anyone interested in learning more about paranormal research and investigating the unknown. Topics include: the tent poles and foundations of a solid paranormal researcher and investigation team, investigation methodology (photo/audio/video/environmental monitoring), examples of spirit photography / how to examine photographs / the "Great Orb Debate" - how to identify natural versus spirit orbs, types of equipment used in paranormal research, when and when not to investigate (the importance of being healthy, grounded and centered), ways to improve paranormal research and contributions to paranormal study, etc.
ADVANCED PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION 201
This course builds off of Paranormal Investigation 101, discussing advanced research methods and experimentation. This course applies to those who have some paranormal research experience and are looking to further their knowledge of advanced equipment use, data analysis and adjunct research. This is a hands-on and discussion-style course.
DEVELOPING A GHOST RESEARCH TEAM
Have you ever envisioned yourself running your own paranormal team? Nicole Strickland definitely has. Nicole and other SDPRS members share the steps and procedures utilized for co-developing the San Diego Paranormal Research Society. Topics include: standard operating procedures/protocols, team mission statement, relevant forms, administration functions, team member roles, conducting team meetings, case management, investigation permission, investigation principles, team website, etc. This course is a must for those who want to establish and run their own paranormal team. Nicole's upcoming book about paranormal research will discuss this topic more in detail as well.
GHOSTOLOGY FOR YOU
This course explores the classifications of and theories for various ghosts and spirits, such as earthbound entities vs. spirits, classic shadow people, crisis apparitions, types of elemental energies, angels, poltergeists / PK (psychokinesis), animal spirits, vortexes, orbs (the great orb debate), celestial entities, waking dreams, etc. Furthermore, discussion will include research on how spiritual entities communicate with the living; theories for how the human body can possibly survive death; foundations, mechanisms and signs of a haunting; various paranormal research theories and hypotheses; how to survive a haunting and classic cases of hauntings from around the world.
DATA ANALYSIS, DOCUMENTATION AND CASE REPORT WRITING
In this course / presentation, Nicole discusses ways to properly document paranormal data (environmental monitoring data, audio, video and photographs) and experiences (personal experiences and/or intuitive impressions) and what should be included in a paranormal research case report. Also discussed are ideas for creating documentation templates for data and why it's important to be descriptive in taking notes during a paranormal investigation.
COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
- Minimum of 3 people per course
- Cost of $30 per person
- Accepted forms of payment: cash, PayPal, Zelle pay or credit card
- Courses are typically offered in the evenings or weekends in Tierrasanta, San Diego. Nicole may be willing to travel to your preferred business location. Please contact her to discuss location options.
- Contact Nicole Strickland at firstname.lastname@example.org to register with 1st and 2nd choice course dates.
Book Signing Events
- RMS Queen Mary: I have had the sheer honor of holding book signings aboard this glorious ship several times for all three of my Queen Mary
- Costco in Encinitas for Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
- Barnes & Noble Encinitas for Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
- Barnes & Noble Oceanside for Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and San Diego’s Most Haunted
- Books or Bookstore Las Vegas event with author Patricia V. Davis
- Book signings at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
SUBJECT TO CURRENT PANDEMIC
- Speaking Engagements – Upcoming TBD due to COVID-19
- Aztec Brewery Paranormal Series Lecture
- Trends in Paranormal Research
- Children and the Paranormal
- History of Spiritualism and Séances
- Port Gamble Ghost Conference TBD due to COVID-19
San Digo OASIS Lifelong Adventure
October 12, 2018: I will be presenting about paranormal research and haunted San Diego locations at San Diego OASIS, which offers lifelong learning classes, wellness programs and volunteer opportunities for people ages 50 and up. https://www.oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CAVisit Site
Oregon Ghost Conference 2018 - Seaside, OR
Nicole is a featured speaker at the OGC for the 4th year in a row. She will be presenting about "Current Trends in Paranormal Research" along with teaching a class on how to write a non-fiction book. Nicole will also be selling her books in the vendor area. For more information, please visit http://www.oregonghostconference.com. You won't want to miss it!!Visit Site
Fall of 2018: I was asked by the following listed San Diego libraries to present about various topics related to paranormal research.
- Lakeside Library - 9/10 at 1:30 pm
- Pine Valley Library - 9/15 at 1:00 pm
- Rancho Santa Fe Library - 10/6 at 10:00 am
- Julian Library - 10/9 at 6:00 pm
- Poway Library - 10/13 at 10:00 am
- Escondido Public Library - 10/20 at 2:00 pm
- El Cajon Library - 10/25 at 5:00 pm
- Vista Library - 10/27 at 1:00 pm
- Santee Library - 10/30 at 3:00 pm
- San Marcos Library - 10/31 at 1:00 pm
GHOST FEST EXPO
About GFEXPO4: Your Ghost Hosts, Patrick Wheelock of Beyond Investigation, the former paranormal investigation team of the infamously haunted RMS Queen Mary, and intuitive paranormal investigator and Queen Mary icon, Erika Frost, invite you to GhostFest Expo 4. Bigger and scarier than ever, Expo 4 is widely expanding its spectral arms around all topics paranormal and unexplainable. Premium paranormal community speakers, special events and exhibitions exploring ghosts and hauntings, ufology, cryptozoology, conspiracy theories, unsolved mysteries, and more will be aboard to intrigue and educate. Manifested in September of 2010, in Long Beach, California, GhostFest Expo 4 was the must-attend RMS Queen Mary event of the year. Who understands what haunts you most aboard the Queen but the investigators who know it best? With Nicole's extensive investigative research aboard the ship, she was honored to be invited as one of the guest speakers for this event, hosting a presentation about "Investigating the Queen Mary." Visit http://www.ghostfestexpo4.com/.Book Nicole
San Diego History Center Presentation - Balboa Park 2011
Nicole and other San Diego Paranormal Research Society members were invited by San Diego History Center's Gabe Selak to present about paranormal research and investigation techniques at Balboa Park. The lecture delved into paranormal methodology, evidence review, investigation techniques, the SDPRS foundation, among other topics. The team also showcased a sampling of profound photographic, videographic and audio evidence from several of its research projects. http://www.sandiegohistory.org/Book Nicole
Troy Taylor's Haunted America Conference West Coast 2011
I was fortunate to be a part of this event, as a speaker about the RMS Queen Mary historic ship's historical and haunted legend. Below is the conference synopsis.
- "America's Original Ghost Conference Expands to San Diego for the 15th Spooktacular Year of Operations!
Join Host and Author Troy Taylor and Co-Host Lauren Kasak of Lumia Paranormal Research Services as the American Ghost Society expands America's Original Ghost Conference and journeys to San Diego, California for its first West Coast Conference! Join us for a spirited weekend of ghosts, hauntings and the unexplained and experience the history and hauntings of San Diego with our conference, haunted tours, ghost hunts and more! It's going to be the first big ghost weekend of 2011! Admission only $75 America's Best Ghost Conference journeys to the West Coast and haunted Old Town San Diego, California in February 2011! Our West Coast Conference will be held the weekend of February 18-19, 2011 at the Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego. Join us for our first Ghost Conference on the West Coast and discover nationally-known speakers on ghosts, hauntings and the supernatural. The event will include lectures and presentations on hauntings, haunted tours, ghost hunts, after-hours events and much more! Join us in Old Town San Diego and explore this historic and haunted region for yourself as we bring all of the best parts of the Original Haunted America Conference to the West Coast! This is our 15th year for the Haunted America Conference and our first conference on the West Coast! As with our other events, guests will be able to gather research on ghosts and hauntings that they won't get anywhere else; meet other ghost hunters from all over America; and visit wonderful Old Town San Diego -- a place that teems with both history and hauntings! Don't miss this amazing event! Speakers for the Event will include: Troy Taylor; Tiffany Johnson; Rosemary Ellen Guiley; Richard Senate; Patrick Burns; Nicole Strickland; Antonio Garcez & Special Guest, Len Adams." https://www.ghostconference.net/
Maritime Ghost Conference 2012
A Fundraiser for the Maritime Museum of San Diego
This event, the first of its kind, focused on the subject of maritime ghosts. Experts on various haunted ships (including the Star of India, the RMS Queen Mary, the USS Hornet, and others) gave presentations on the ghosts of each ship, telling what paranormal activity has been seen and experienced. Additionally, there was a presentation of ghost ships of history, such as the story of the Marie Celeste. Famous names from the paranormal field were present either as additional guest speakers, or having met with the public to sell their books and videos in the conference's vendor areas. All proceeds went to this non-profit museum, one of the best maritime museums in the country. Nicole was ecstatic to host a presentation about the RMS Queen Mary, sharing with audience members her various paranormal encounters and captured evidence.
In May of 2011, Nicole gave a presentation about the history and high strangeness of the Queen Mary at the San Diego Ghost and Paranormal Meetup group, which is run by her friends, Dave and Cheryl Hansen. The SDGAP is San Diego's most popular meetup group for discussions about the paranormal, including ghosts and hauntings. Check the group out at http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Ghosts/
National University, Oceanside, California (Cal State San Marcos' OSHER Adult Learning Program) 2013
Nicole presented about the RMS Queen Mary and other historically haunted locations at National University for the Cal State San Marcos' OSHER Adult Learning Program. http://www.nu.edu
La Costa Glen Retirement Community, Carlsbad, California 2013
Nicole was invited to present about the history and hauntings of the RMS Queen Mary for the senior community at La Costa Glen Retirement community. http://www.lacostaglen.com/
Oregon Ghost Conference 2015 / Oregon City, Oregon
SDPRS' Nicole Strickland will be attending the 4th annual Oregon Ghost Conference on April 10-12th in Oregon City, OR. She's one of the conference speakers and will be on Friday night's author panel. The Oregon Ghost Conference will take place April 10-12, 2015 at the Old Oregon City High School Jackson Campus in Oregon City, Oregon. The 4th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference will include guest speakers from all over the Pacific Northwest and the western part of the United States. In addition, the Conference will include special Investigations and Ghost Tours of Oregon's oldest incorporated city. The Conference will also include a vendor area, classes, Meet and Greet events, After Parties and more! Do not miss this great event! http://oregonghostconference.com/
Oregon Ghost Conference 2016 / Seaside, Oregon
Nicole Strickland and Eric Esperon attended the 5th annual Oregon Ghost Conference in Seaside, Oregon on April 1st - April 3rd. Nicole presented about San Diego's Most Haunted and taught two courses: 1) Paranormal Research 101 and 2) EVP and ITC 201. Additionally, Nicole was also on the Haunted History Panel, along with good friends Karen Frazier, Jeff Davis, Pete Orbea, David Habben and Rocky Smith Jr. The SDPRS team is very excited to attend the OGC for years to come. http://oregonghostconference.com/
Oregon Ghost Conference 2017 / Seaside, Oregon
Nicole presented about "Children and the Paranormal" at the 2017 OGC. She also taught classes related to paranormal research and investigation in addition to selling books in the vendor area. Additionally, Nicole also served on the Haunted History Panel and "So You Want to be on a Paranormal TV Show" panel along with Jeff Davis, Jay Verburg, Aaron Collins, Ross Allison among others. http://oregonghostconference.com/
Escondido Public Library "Haunted Escondido" Event / October 15, 2016
SDPRS' Nicole Strickland and Ali Schreiber presented "Haunted Escondido," a seasonal event put on by the Escondido Public Library. Ali and Nicole focused on the history and hauntings of several North County San Diego locations, including the Elfin Forest, San Pasqual Battlefield, AVO Theater, Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Rancho Guajome and Escondido Public Library. The SDPRS team was invited by the Escondido Public Library to conduct an in-depth paranormal research project in various areas of the building. With fascinating results to reveal, Ali and Nicole discussed their findings from the investigation during the "Haunted Escondido" event. A secondary investigation of the premises will take place in 2017. THIS WAS A SOLD-OUT EVENT! https://library.escondido.org/home.aspx
Ami Bruni's Strange Escapes at the RMS Queen Mary - March 10 - 13, 2017
Nicole was tickled pink to be a featured speaker at Ami Bruni's RMS Queen Mary Strange Escapes event on March 10 - 13, 2017. Nicole presented about the history and paranormal happenings aboard the legendary ship in addition to selling close to 50 books during the weekend. http://www.prestoncastle.com/paracon.html
Preston Castle Benefit ParaCon 2017
Nicole was invited by the Castle Spirits Team to be a featured speaker at the 3rd Annual Preston Castle ParaCon in August of 2017. It was fabulous and a dream come true to finally see the iconic structure for the first time. A truly majestic experience! http://www.prestoncastle.com/paracon.html
Escondido Public Library Presentation 2017
Nicole presented about the history of and paranormal happenings at the RMS Queen Mary at the Escondido Public Library on October 14, 2017. https://library.escondido.org/home.aspx
Julian Public Library Presentation 2017
Nicole was invited to give a presentation about North County San Diego historically haunted locations at the Julian Public Library on October 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. http://www.sdcl.org/locations_JL.html
Port Gamble Ghost Conference 2017
Nicole was also a featured speaker at the Port Gamble Ghost Conference, located in the picturesque town of Port Gamble, Washington. She presented about the history of and paranormal happenings at the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. http://www.portgambleparanormal.com
Preston Castle Benefit ParaCon 2018
Nicole presented about "San Diego's Most Haunted" as well as serving on the "West Coast Haunted Locations" panel during the 2018 Preston Castle Benefit ParaCon.
Nicole is on the paranormal lecture circuit for the Aztec Brewery in Vista, California.
PRESENTATION & LECTURE TOPICS
Children and the Paranormal: This class explores both Piaget's stages of cognitive development and Erikson's stages of psychosocial development and how a child might perceive and be affected by the paranormal at each phase. Other discussion points include signs that children are communicating with spiritual energies; some tips and suggestions for parents, educators and paranormal investigators on how to handle such cases. This course also offers advice for mentoring a child with psychic abilities and explains the origins and traits of crystal, rainbow, indigo and blue-ray children.
San Diego’s Most Haunted: This presentation discusses the history and paranormal claims of various historical landmarks in San Diego, California. Locations discussed include the Whaley House, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hotel Del Coronado, Santee Barn, Davis-Horton House, Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Pine Hills Lodge, AVO Playhouse, Star of India (Euterpe), Berkeley Ferryboat, and more. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society has conducted paranormal investigations at many of the sites mentioned and its highlights / paranormal collected data from its case files are discussed in depth.
Spirited RMS Queen Mary: Nicole Strickland has been researching the RMS Queen Mary for over 15 years. She has presented about the ship's history and paranormal phenomena at numerous conferences and libraries as well as on television, radio and in print. This presentation gives a detailed overview of the liner's remarkable history and thoroughly discusses its resident spiritual energies and theories for its hauntings. Collected paranormal data in the form of audio, video and photography from various ship locations will be showcased. This is a very popular and often requested presentation.
Tulpas and Thought Projections: Implications in Paranormal Research: It is often highly theorized that our own thoughts and psychokinetic projections can directly cause or at least influence a location's hauntings. This presentation discusses the origins of tulpas or "manifestations" and "emanations." It is theorized that persistent thoughts about something can generate thought-provoked life forms. Thus, are some known hauntings and/or spiritual entities the byproduct of our own imaginations and psychokinetic creations? Quite possibly, yes. For example, are some alleged negative and/or malevolent paranormal cases caused by human thought projections and tulpas? This question and more are examined in this presentation as well as how tulpas can implicate the field of paranormal research.
Trends in Paranormal Research: This presentation explores various trends in the field of paranormal research and investigation and their effects on the field at large. Discussed trends include technological advances / metaphysical instruments and their implications; spirit resolution vs. "para-tainment"; getting rid of "ego" and educational development. Those who fervently engage themselves in down-to-earth paranormal research, including proper protocol, standard operating procedures and empathy, are becoming more comfortable calling out those amateur groups of people who act in manners that disrespect the departed and the field at large. All in all, I do see more and more genuine, grounded paranormal research teams expanding their repertoire by helping the ethereal energies they investigate and commune with. In my opinion, this is vital in the rapport building between the living and departed – the ultimate, natural way to improve not only the paranormal research arena but how the public at large perceives it.
History of Spiritualism and Séances: This lecture discusses the history of Spiritualism and its impact on paranormal research. Discussed are the key individuals involved in Spiritualism, such as the Fox Sisters, Houdini and other scientific researchers who either supported or debunked those claiming to be psychic. The types of fraud that occurred during the movement are also highlighted as are the ways those attempted to communicate with the spirit realm.
Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe: The San Diego Paranormal Research Society has been studying the history and spiritual phenomena at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe for ten years. This presentation highlights some of the team's case study data (EVP and ITC captures), personal experiences and history of the iconic Vista landmark.
USA’s Most Haunted Places: This is an exciting presentation where Nicole takes you on a haunted journey across the USA. She discusses the nation’s most haunted locations and delves into the history, legends, paranormal happenings and ghosts / spirits inhabiting these famous locales. Enjoy hearing about the RMS Queen Mary, the Alamo, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Winchester Mystery House, Myrtles Plantation, Rolling Hills Asylum, Preston Castle, the Stanley Hotel, Eastern State Penitentiary, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Salem Massachusetts, Gettysburg Battlefield, Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Whaley House and many, many more locations with spine-tingling tales.
Classifications of Ghosts, Spirits and Strange Beings: This presentation is packed full of intriguing information and stories pertaining to types of ghosts and spirits, angels, shadow people, elementals, alien species, cryptids and monsters, vampires and zombies and more. You just might learn a thing or two about who goes bump in the night…or day.