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M E E T PAT
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Pat's fascination with the preternatural is a family tradition, as is her gift as a psychic medium. Her mother and grandmother were instrumental in raising her in a household where it was taught that the universe and its possibilities were infinite. They created an environment in which she developed a fascination for all things paranormal and was able to freely improve her psychic gifts. She is a Spirit-led medium. She is also an intuitive Tarot reader, although she rarely uses them these days.
An encounter with her mother's astral projection was her first memory. Since then, interacting with discarnate souls has become part of her daily routine.
In addition to her gifts as a medium and psychic, Pat is a gifted photographer, author, columnist, and paranormal investigator. The supernatural world has drawn her deep into a landscape filled with magick, mystery, and mystique. She journeys regularly into this unearthly cosmos to bring back images and stories of the strange and macabre for inclusion online, and in books and magazines around the globe.
During a lifetime spent pursuing answers to one of life’s most complex questions, “what happens after death,” she has traveled to some of the country’s most renowned haunted locations. It is at these sites that she photographs scenes showcasing the elusive essence created by the energy of spirits who are unwilling or unable to give up lives past lived. You can find some of those photos on this site.
Her gothic inspired photography has been featured illustrating her regularly featured columns on all things paranormal in Phenomena, Paranormal Magazine, Ghost Voices Magazine, Haunted Times, Roanoke Magazine and The Loafer, an arts and entertainment magazine. Her photos have graced the covers of Twisted Dreams Magazine, Screaming Midnight, and the prestigious literary magazine, The Pedestal. Pat's work has also appeared as the featured photo on the website for George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM.
Her book, Thirty True Tales of the Weird, Unusual and Macabre: From the Notebooks of the Paranormal Journalist, for which renowned author Rosemary Ellen Guiley wrote the foreword, was just recently released and is available through Amazon, other online retailers and a link from this site. She is currently shooting images for her next book, Southern Spirits: The Ghosts of St. Albans Sanatorium. The book is to be a compilation of photographs, history, and interviews of people who have encountered the spirits of the old insane asylum.
Pat receives some of her artistic inspiration from investigations of haunted locations all over America. An exhibit of her work was recently on display at the 606 State Street Gallery in Bristol, TN.
She is also an avid horror fiction writer and has had her work published in a number of anthologies, most recently, the story Dining with the Dead, which appears in Witch's Brew, published by Wicked East Press.
She and her daughter, Stephanie Bussard, are in-demand speakers at paranormal conventions across the country. They recently spoke at one of the largest horror and paranormal conventions in the country this September, ScareFest, www.thescarefest.com. The are also booked for Virginia ParaQuest this coming April, www.vaparaquest.com.
Pat holds a Master of Science degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She has also completed postgraduate studies in communication and higher education administration, from Radford University and Virginia Tech, respectively, and is a member of the International High IQ Society.
A B O U T Y O U R R E A D I N G
I look forward to speaking with you and connecting you with someone you thought was lost to you forever.
Contacting someone you love who has crossed over can be a life-changing experience. To find out that they are OK, that they do check in on you, that the little things you've noticed that makes you think they are with you, even now -- are all true.
It is not necessary, but expediant to tell me the name and relationship of the person to you. This simply speeds up the reading, so that valuable time is not wasted.
Answers to your questions about LIFE * LOVE * CAREER can be found here, too.