Brandy Stark

Brandy Stark


Dr. Brandy Stark started the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg in 1997, when she first started her academic research into the role of the liminal. She took her research to conferences and expanded into studying the lore and legends of Tampa Bay. She was able to utilize her connections at the University of South Florida to do her first official ghost hunt in 1999, which she later wrote up as an article for the USFSP student paper, The Crow’s NestFrom there, she did talks in the local community and met other individuals curious about the supernatural. She officially founded the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg paranormal investigation team in 2000, and it remains an active group today.

Over the years, she has done approximately 400 investigations locally, nationally, and internationally on her own and with her team. Stark’s goal is to involve the community in the research so that others can distinguish natural causes from those of more questionable origin. She has worked to create a reasonable and compassionate view of the supernatural world by integrating ideas and academic discussions of symbolism, cultural interpretation, and respect for others (dead or living). She is the host for the Paranormal Pets podcast now at over 110 episodes. Stark also authored a book on local paranormal phenomena called "Supernatural Saint Petersburg and Paranormal Pinellas." In addition, she is the guide for the "Shadows in the Sunshine" walking ghost tour of downtown St. Petersburg. Tours are created upon request and kept to small groups.



Past Shows:

  • Exploring ESP / Hauntings, Pugs, & the Supernatural

    Historian of the occult Mitch Horowitz discussed his latest work on verifying ESP. Followed by paranormal investigator, Dr. Brandy Stark on haunting investigations and the use of pugs as part of her team.More »
  • Ghosts & Unusual Phenomena

    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...More »

Last Night

Angelic Encounters / Cryptid Research
Angelic Encounters / Cryptid Research
Author and educator Dr. Scott Guerin discussed an international study that revealed 75% of participants said they believe in angels. Followed by Jessica Jones, the Cryptid Huntress, on her team's cutting-edge approach to cryptid field research.


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