BEHIND THE PARANORMAL: WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Our Guest Co-Hosts

SHANE SIROIS is a 30-year paranormal investigator with an amazing record of helping people oppressed by negative paranormal phenomena. One of the few investigators with whom Paul & Ben will work, Shane joins them in probing paranormal "flap areas" where many different kinds of phenomena are being recorded. Shane co-hosts open-line shows with Paul & Ben. He has appeared widely in the media. Shane lives in New Hampshire. Trueghost.com.

 

MARC DANTONIO is a trained astronomer and the national photo and video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He also heads FX Models, which produces highly sophisticated replicas for astronomical, movie and military use, and does classified work for the U.S. Navy. Marc works with Paul & Ben on flap-area cases and teams with Oscar-nominee and legendary director and special-effects master Doug Trumbull (Close Encounters, Star Trek, Blade Runner....) Marc lives in Connecticut. Skytour Livestream

 

LORI GREER is our show's casting producer, but she is also a practicing behavioral scientist . She works with Paul & Ben on flap-area cases, especially in the area of witnesses. Lori lives in New York City.

 

DR. BILL BIRNES is well known as an author and from his many media appearances as a leading expert in the UFO field, especially as the team leader in the three-season run of UFO Hunters on the History Channel. William.birnes.com.

 

TIM R. SWARTZ is an Emmy Award-winning television producer & videographer, and is the author of a number of popular books. As a photojournalist, Tim has  investigated paranormal phenomena and other unusual mysteries all over the world. He has appeared on the History Channel programs "The Tesla Files"; "Ancient Aliens"; "Evidence"; "Ancient Aliens: Declassified"; and the History Channel Latin America series "Contacto Extraterrestre." Tim hosted the KGRA Radio show "Exploring the Bizarre" with Timothy Green Beckley for many years.

 

KATHLEEN MARDEN, CHt, a QHHT practitioner, is a leading authority on UFO contact, the author of several books, a featured on-camera commentator, and an international lecturer. A retired educator, her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill, had a close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She herself is a generational experiencer. Kathleen has been an independent researcher of UFO contact phenomena since 1990. A close associate of the late Stanton T. Friedman, she is the Director of the Experiencer Research Team for the Mutual UFO Network, which now has 30 specialists who offer experiencers support, non-judgmental listening, and referrals nationally and internationally. She is also associated with the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters (FREE).

 

RICHARD "RICK" ENO is Paul & Ben Eno's cousin. A certified investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Rick has been the show's northern California reporter for many years and has an interest in all areas of the paranormal. He lives near San Francisco.

 

PETER WILLIAM SHELLEY, born in San Jose, California, has had an active interest in UFOs and the paranormal since the 1960s. While still a child in 1969, he had a UFO experience that convinced him that the phenomenon was absolutely real. After high school, Peter attended film school with the intention of becoming a producer. In the late 1970s, he moved to Los Angeles and worked in cartoon animation as an artist. Ultimately, he was employed at Hanna Barbera Studios and worked on such TV series as “THE GODZILLA POWER HOUR” and

“JANA OF THE JUNGLE." An avid listener to podcasts on UFOs and the paranormal, he became dissatisfied  with the quality of many shows and, in 2020, started his own podcast on YouTube: “SHADOWY SPECTRUMS."  As there are already a huge number of paranormal podcasts, he focuses on interviews with researchers outside the United States. Peter lives in Bogota, Colombia, where he has lived for more than 10 years while teaching English.

 

VALERIE LOFASO is an empathic medium, a Reiki master/teacher, a paranormal and UFO investigator, and author of the "Tangled Web of Friends" young-adult paranormal fiction series. She has appeared on the show as a guest and as a panelist many times in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL & BEN ENO are a world-famous team of father-son paranormal adventurers, broadcasters, authors and lecturers who have combined experience of nearly 70 years in the field of the unexplained. Between the two of them, they have investigated hundreds of cases all over the world, and they have lectured all over America and in Europe. Their Sunday destination radio show "Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno" is in its 14th year. It airs on 1240 AM and 99.5 FM in the Boston-Providence market at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific and 5 pm GMT. The show, which was broadcast for  four and a half years on CBS Radio in four U.S. cities, has an estimated 3 million listeners.

 

PAUL ENO was one of the first paranormal investigators of the early 1970s, beginning while he was studying for the priesthood. His early mentors included parapsychology pioneer Dr. Louisa Rhine, Fr. John J. Nicola S.J. (technical advisor for the film 'The Exorcist') and legendary (though very controversial), first-generation "grandparents of ghost hunting" Ed & Lorraine Warren, of 'The Conjuring' fame.

 

Paul graduated from two seminaries, but was expelled from a third because of his paranormal work, with about a year to go before ordination. He turned to journalism, ending up in a distinguished career as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor. Today, he is an award-winning New England journalist, a former news editor at The Providence Journal, and the author of, or contributor to, 10 books (two bestsellers, one state history that is used in several Rhode Island school districts, and two books that are already considered classics of paranormal literature), the co-author (with his son Ben) of two books, a contributor to three other books, and the author of numerous articles in FATE and other magazines. Paul holds a rare Ph.B degree in philosophy. On top of all that, Paul served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, where he did a great deal of active duty with the regular Coast Guard because of his unusual skill set. Among other things, he led an intelligence photographic team in the wake of Operation Urgent Fury in the Caribbean Sea in 1984.

 

He has appeared many times on "Coast to Coast A.M." with Art Bell, George Noory and George Knapp, "Midnight in the Desert" with Heather Wade, and on George Noory's television show "Beyond Belief." He has presented his interactive programs on the paranormal all over America and in Europe. He has appeared on the Travel, Discovery and History Channels.

 

Paul serves on the Research Committee of the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute and on the Experiencer Resource Team of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his appearance in 'Who's Who in America' for 30 years.

 

Paul and his wife of 40 years live in Rhode Island.

 

BENJAMIN T. ENO is Paul’s 29-year-old son and understudy in the paranormal. Starting in radio at the age of 16, he became the youngest syndicated talk-show host in America. A graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Ben is a winner of the 2011 Bob Fish Memorial Scholarship from the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. A 2014 graduate of Emerson College in Boston, he holds a bachelor's degree in sound design/audio post production. While studying in Boston, he was a popular radio personality on WERS-FM 88.9.

 

In 2005, at the age of 13, Ben began helping his dad on paranormal cases, and became the world’s youngest internationally recognized authority on the subject and an international lecturer in his own right. His unique gifts are different from his father's, and he brings unique and important dimensions to the team's paranormal adventures. Ben serves on the advisory board of the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute.

 

Ben has appeared with his dad on many radio and television shows, including Coast to Coast AM. In 2010, at the age of 18, Ben was  the youngest, or one of the youngest, guests ever to appear on C2C AM.

 

In 2016, Ben married his high school sweetheart, and they live in Massachusetts.

 

A TRIBUTE TO OTHER GUEST CO-HOSTS

ROSEMARY ELLEN GUILEY (1950-2019), a legend in the paranormal community and a guest co-host on the show for many years, was the author of over 65 books on spirituality, mysticism and the paranormal. She was president and owner of Visionary Living Inc., a publishing and media production company, and executive editor of FATE Magazine. Rosemary also served on the board of directors and the research committee of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters (FREE). Godspeed, Rosemary, and Memory Eternal!

TIMOTHY GREEN BECKLEY (1947-2021) was a legend in the paranormal community, having done UFO research, writing and publishing since the early 1960s. He was the author of, or contributor to, over 70 books. His history with WOON 1240 Radio goes back over 50 years before he made his first in-studio appearance on 'Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno,' in October 2014. He appeared in 1964 with legendary talk-show host and 1960s UFO researcher Joseph L. Ferrierre on this station. Memory Eternal, old friend!