CARL L. JOHNSON has been investigating reports of strange phenomena for the past 49 years, beginning with his association with noted ghost-hunting couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren. As members of Parapsychological Investigatory and Research Organization: R.I.R.O., a research team based at Rhode Island College in Providence, Carl and his identical twin brother Keith were called in to investigate the Perron family's situation in Harrisville, Rhode Island during August and September of 1973. P.I.R.O. notified the Warrens of the Perrons' situation. Forty years later, this inspired a motion picture titled, The Conjuring.
Specializing as a demonologist, Carl continues his exploration of the preternatural through the research unit, Panorama Paranormal co-founded with historian Elise Giammarco Carlson. He writes and lectures on related topics, and is well-versed in arcane New England lore. He defines demonology as "A systemized study of the lore and cultural traditions of wicked spirits."
ELSIE GIAMMARCO CARLSON is an established historian, President of the Johnston Historical Society and a cemetery conservator who hold a BS in Criminal Justice from Bryant University. Her interests include forensics, genealogy, quantum theory. She is an accomplished martial artist, having earned two black belt degrees in Taekwondo, Judo, and instructed various martial combat discipline.
Elise takes an analytic pragmatic approach to paranormal investigation, not relying exclusively ion suggestions of the supernatural, and may more accurately be described as a Realist, rather than skeptic. Elise's participation was instrumental to the production of an episode of, Most Terrifying Places in America produced in 2019 for television's The Travel Channel, for which she received an on-screen credit. More recently, Elise's investigating and research skills have been showcased for episodes of two television series: Mysteries Decoded on CW Network, and A Haunting on the Travel Channel.
She has been studying parapsychology through J.B. Rhine Institute, and enrolled in September, 2020.