Halloween Attractions 2013 Advisors
Meet the advisors for Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013.
Get to know Ghost Adventures investigator Nick Groff, Queen of Halloween Elvira, Pumpkin-gutter Scott Cummins and other amazing panelists, who are truly in the know when it comes to creepy spots to visit for Halloween.
Elvira has given countless interviews and made hundreds of film, television and live appearances, including the Grammys, Saturday Night Live, 2 MTV specials, NBC’s Today Show and recent reality shows Search for the Next Elvira, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Celebrity Ghost Stories and Face Off.
Elvira most recently co-wrote and starred in 26 new episodes of Elvira’s Movie Macabre and became part owner of the LA pop culture convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze.
2. Nick Groff
With his detecting equipment and paranormal expertise, Nick has been locked in some of the most sinister locations from dusk to dawn to investigate and capture evidence of the paranormal.
Zak and Nick cofounded the paranormal organization Ghost Adventures Crew (GAC). Its members support one another's quests to investigate possible paranormal activity firsthand. Their biggest event to date was held at the Goldfield Hotel in Nevada.
3. Ed Edmunds
Ed’s fascination with popular sci-fi flicks and television began when he was a teenager living in rural Illinois. He studied art education at the University of Northern Colorado, and he used his artistic abilities to make and sell high-quality masks that eventually led to the creation of his company.
Ed currently resides in Greeley, CO, with his wife and co-owner of Distortions Unlimited, Marsha Taub-Edmunds.
4. Marsha Taub-Edmunds
Marsha began working with Ed in 1981 while also working on her teaching certification in biology at the University of Northern Colorado. She became intrigued with the creations of this booming local business and took it upon herself to learn the business, inside and out. Marsha and Ed connected through their shared artistic passion and wed in 1992; they have been running Distortions Unlimited as a team ever since. Together, the couple has spurred a revolution in America’s haunted house industry.
5. Aaron Sagers
Aaron is also the founder of Paranormal Pop Culture, an entertainment news site that explores horror, supernatural and all elements of the paranormal. He has appeared as an expert on the BBC, Huffington Post Live, CNN, Sirius/XM, Playboy and Coast to Coast. Aaron is the author of "Paranormal Pop Culture: Rambling and Shambling through the Entertainment of the Unexplained;" and an adjunct professor of Journalism at NYU in New York City, where he resides. Fans can always interact with Aaron on Twitter @AaronSagers.
6. Scott Cummins
In more recent years, with the addition of an online carving tutorial to his site, Scott has observed a growing number of pumpkin sculptors around the world. In spite of the popularity of his creations, Scott is resistant to taking his pumpkin carving beyond an enjoyable hobby.
Scott is an artist and public school art teacher in Texas. He enjoys exploring a variety of artistic mediums and projects for himself as well as his students.
7. Kwin Mosby
Kwin also managed a 7-hour interactive Most Haunted Live investigation at Eastern State Penitentiary in 2008 and the paranormal investigation of Winchester House in 2009. For both years, TravelChannel.com received the CableFAX Program Award for Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show.
When he’s not working, Kwin visits relaxing beach locations, cultural urban epicenters and prime destinations for outdoors enthusiasts, like: Costa Rica, Miami, Santorini, Barcelona, New York City, Paris, London and Brazil. Follow Kwin and his adventures @KwinMosby.
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