Eleanor Wagner

Author and Founder of the Lady Ghostbusters

About the Author

Eleanor Wagner was born in the Bronx but has long become a country girl at heart living in the beautiful Sussex County countryside, sharing space with horses and cows. She writes children's, supernatural, and romance literature. She spent years as Pennywhistle the Party Clown (named after Pennywise the Dancing Clown from one of her favorite Stephen King novels, It). In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing, singing, hiking, swimming, and gardening. She has two daughters, Viktoria-Leigh and Kassidy, and three dogs with her husband of 31 years, Steve. She says being a writer has opened up so many worlds for her creatively. She has been blessed to make awesome new friends who also dream big and crazy. Get an inside viewpoint from author Eleanor Wagner, who has experienced the traditional route with a publishing firm, and that of author DC Caruso, who is self-published as they discuss the pros and cons.

Meet Our Ghostbusting Team

Eleanor Wagner

Founder and Author

Author Eleanor Wagner is the founder of the Lady Ghostbusters and began chronicling their experiences in Sussex County when she began her Hauntings series. The books took off and she's since expanded exploration to other counties in North Jersey. Eleanor has always been sensitive to the paranormal. She's been able to see things before they happen, connect with deceased loved ones, and sense hauntings in buildings. 

Laurel Devine

Lady Ghostbuster

Laurel is a third-generation sensitive medium. One of her grandmothers was a Hungarian gypsy while the other was a psychic, medical intuitive, and medium. She began investigating the paranormal in 1979 with her mentor, John Reilly, who taught her about the tarot, time travel, astral projection, and clairvoyance. She uses old-school methods of investigating and communicating with spirits. 

Brittany Iwanski

Lady Ghostbuster

Team Case Manager, Brittany is fascinated with ghosts and loves watching paranormal television. She's gifted but says she rarely experienced anything until joining the Lady Ghostbustes. She's pursuing a master's in history and is therefore relied upon when researching sites. She also is involved in genealogy. Brittany calls herself a skeptical believer and goes to great lengths to first debunk something before considering it paranormal. Truth and integrity are important to her. 

Deborah Solinksi

Lady Ghostbuster

Deb grew up in the old mining town of Ogdensburg, New Jersey when the paranormal became her passion. She considered herself sensitive as a child and sought to further educate herself so she could hone in on her abilities to communicate with the dead. Her empathic nature and deep spirituality are a benefit to the team. She makes great use of her metaphysical skills, and goofy personality.

Jodi Niper-Coombs

Lady Ghostbuster

Jodi has been interested in the paranormal most of her life, and grew up in an active home. She's a healthcare professional, empath, and reiki healer with a bit of skepticism thrown into the mix.

Tera Fansler

Lady Ghostbuster

Tera was raised Wiccan as a child and is able to use the five senses to connect with spirits. She has had experiences for as long as she can remember. Thankfully, she can forewarn the team of a presence even when they don't know it's there. She went to college for criminal and social justice to be a forensic detective. An animal lover, she often takes in strays. She also loves tattoos and body modifications.

Jacki Hangley

Lady Ghostbuster

Jacki is a psychic medium who has been aware of spirits from a very young age. She goes to investigations without any knowledge of activity experienced. Jacki assists earthbound souls in crossing over. Her main goal is to put all involved, both the living and dead, at ease and provide them with a sense of peace.

Kristin Becker

Lady Ghostbuster

Kristin has a background in science and loves evaluating things from a scientific point of view. She's also a history buff with some intuitive sense, but mostly plays well with others and poses the right questions in order to get the most clarifying results.

Art Petersen

Ghostbuster

Art is a paranormal researcher, empath, clairvoyant, and psychic. Known for seeing past events and communicating wit the dead, Art has been a paranormal investigator for over 40 years. He's hosted hundreds of ghost tours at Burn Brae Mansion in Glen Spey, New York -- a paranormal bed and breakfast experience.

Liz Petersen

Lady Ghostbuster

Spouse to Art Petersen, Liz has been fascinated with the paranormal since she was a kid. Having had a few experiences where she's seen ghosts, she was especially sensitive to the spirit world as a teenager. Once she aged and gained more responsibilities, her sixth sense went dormant. She has been involved in many investigations with Art as the researcher who likes to uncover the history of each visited site. She's good at finding things.

Andrew Knapp

Ghostbuster

Andrew has been interested in the paranormal since he first viewed the television series, In Search Of... He began collecting paranormal literature and now has a nearly 450-volume library. He appeared on season two, episode six of Ghost Adventures and was a consultant on season six, episode five of Finding Bigfoot, which was filmed in Sussex County. He's an energy worker and shares his home with seven cats.

Michael Hangley

Ghostbuster

Mike's spiritual journal started in his thirties when he saw a spoon in his kitchen move on its own. Soon after, he saw the full-bodied apparition of his deceased mother, who passed away a decade prior. Once he realized he was blessed with this gift, he began training to become a spiritual healer and medium.

George Hurtack

Ghostbuster

New to the paranormal investigation world, George has always been intrigued by spirits. He's straight-forward in his opinion, and uses facts to determine whether something is a legitimate haunting or not. He follows this up with research, and uses his analytical mind when reviewing the data.

Margaret Miller

Lady Ghostbuster

Margaret was born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey. She started having clairvoyant visions in 1982. After attending seances and realizing she wasn't alone, she delved into the paranormal world and has been an investigator since 2015. She's an empath and true Libra in every sense.

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Lady Ghostbuster

Looking to join our team? Contact Eleanor Wagner here.

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Lady Ghostbuster

Looking to join our team? Contact Eleanor Wagner here.

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Photo:  Grandpa on the left in Geresdorf in Austria.

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