Paranormal Q&A with Karen Timper (Chapter 1)

Karen TimperWho are you?

Karen Timper, Author of “Journey Into The Unknown~ Your Guide To Paranormal Investigating” & “Folklore of the New Jersey Shore~ History, the Supernatural & Beyond” and Founder of New Jersey Ghost Organization.

Explain your Methodology?

Our Methodology is simple.  We combine scientific methods and theories along with psychic intervention to achieve successful results wherever we can. We keep our equipment simple and we’ve built equipment when necessary.  Our members are disciplined and we do not show disrespect to the haunts we investigate.

Favorite Haunts?

Prisons, Gettysburg, PA, and any site that murders have taken place!

Personal Experiences?

Mostly shadows and physical audible voices and physical touches etc.

Why did you get into the Paranormal?

The paranormal peaked my interest after some experiences early on in both childhood and early adulthood occurred.

Whats next?

Keep on investigating to get awesome results to prove beyond any doubts that there is life after death and another dimension.

Do you think that paranormal shows (radio/TV/Internet) give groups a bad reputation?

Yes.  I believe that TV Ghost Huntings shows give fans that watch a false sense of “I can do that too” and these shows have made it more difficult for reputable, hard working groups to get into places to investigate.  Once these TV shows have been to some very impressive places, these places rip off regular groups and charge a lot of money.  My philosophy became, “you want to charge us to come in and investigate? We’re gonna charge you for the results”

Who is the person in the paranormal field you look up to the most or want to be like?

No one.

Have you made a page on

Yes (editor note, page can be viewed click here.)

Name some Random Facts about you?

I’m a huge fan of Classic Rock, Born and raised in New Jersey and will always be a Jersey Girl, Love historical movies and some horror movies. I have a phenomenal sense of humor (so I’ve been told).  If this ghost hunting thing doesn’t work out I can take my act on the road LOL I am married for over 30 years and have two adult children. I support Animal Rescue Groups, as does all of our members. I own several haunted artifacts.

Are you a skeptic or a believer?

Mostly a believer with a side order of skepticism.  However as an investigator I try and stay grounded and impartial until all the evidence is in.  Listening is the key.  Our goal is to help the client to show them that yes, we’ve been able to support your claims or show them the reasonable explanation.