Brandy Stark's interest in the paranormal began in her childhood, but came to fruition while she was attending college. Her graduate work focused on the role of ghosts in religions, from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh through the Greco-Roman world to the Middle Ages and the Modern world. Her basic premise remains that the recorded works and images of ghosts expands through all known human thought and cultures.
To further study the paranormal, she co-founded the Spirits of St. Petersburg in 2000. This investigation group focuses upon the ghostly phenomena of the Greater Tampa Bay Area, but has also investigated other spiritual phenomena such as crystal bowl meditation, the Mary Manifestation of Clearwater, and the Weeping Icons in Tarpon Springs. She continues to study the supernatural and is currently working on two books featuring the topic of ghosts.
Co-founder of the Spirits of St. Petersburg paranormal investigators group, Brandy Stark, discussed hauntings as well as weeping icons and other unusual phenomena. There are a number of different types of ghosts, she said, which include interactive entities, impressions which repeat like a recording, crisis apparitions that relay important information, and living doubles that emanate from... More »