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About the ISIS Paranormal Investigations Team Founders

Patricia Gardner and Dayna Winters are practicing Wiccans with a common interest in the paranormal since childhood. Patricia and Dayna offer, weekly classes on the fundamentals of Wicca, and they also provide confidential paranormal investigations that look into alleged hauntings and/or paranormal activity. The Cofounders and present directors of ISIS Paranormal Investigations, a professional team located in Upstate New York, both Patricia and Dayna investigate suspected hauntings in the New York, Massachusetts and Vermont areas. They have formerly been contributing editors at where they specialized in the topic of ghost investigations. In addition, ISIS has had several news articles featured on

Patricia is the High Priestess of The Dragon Warriors of Isis Coven and retains a profound and life- long interest in demonology and the spirit world. Dayna is a priestess in the same organization and the mother of five who loves both Wicca and the paranormal. Previously, Patricia and Dayna have been special guests on the following paranormal talk/radio shows and television shows:

  • The Alabama Paraspiritual Talk Radio Show (2005)
  • The X-Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell (2006)
  • Haunted Voices Radio with Todd Bates (2006)
  • Interviewed by Kathryn Hauser from WXXA Fox 23 News (2006)
  • Renee’s GhostTalk Forum (2006)
  • Paranormal Radio with Captain Jack (2008)
  • Psychic Wisdom with David James (2008)
  • Lights Out! Radio (2008)
  • ISIS Paranormal Radio (2008 to Present)
  • The Soul Salon (2009)
  • Chat: It's Fate (2009)
  • Encounters with the Paranormal (2009)
  • The Gutwrench and Bone Show (2010)
  • Reign Radio(2010)

The ISIS Paranormal Investigations Team has also appeared in:

  • 14 Degrees: A Paranormal Documentary by New Gravity Media (2007)
  • Discovery Channel’s: A Haunting – Episode: Echoes from the Past (2007)
  • Fly 92.3 with Brian Cody, Chrissy Cavotta, and Jim Clark (2006, 2008)

Our articles have appeared at:


Current Team Members:

Dayna Winters, Co-founder, and Co-director

Dayna Winters

At an early age, I became interested in the paranormal. I am an avid bibliophile, and I appreciate fiction and non-fiction works of all kinds. I am a huge fan of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Scott Cunningham, and Doreen Valiente, among many other fantastic writers. Anything considered paranormal fascinates me, and I simply cannot get enough information on paranormal occurrences. My hopes create an interesting paradox for one day, I hope that which is unexplainable is finally understood, but I know that with understanding also comes the loss of the mysterious; what once had intrigued many people will become normal and commonplace.

In my spare time (which is very little), I like to read, write, and draw. I also like to headstone hunt with my husband Mark. Currently, I am a writer and I have both my A.A. and my B.A. Eventually, I plan to pursue my M.A in English. I am a priestess in the Dragon Warriors of Isis coven and the mother of five who loves both Wicca and the paranormal. I have had previous publications appear in Blood Moon Rising Magazine (Sapphire Publications, 2000 & 2001), Crescent Magazine (2003 & 2004), Threads Magazine (2002-2004) and the Russell Sage Review (2005-2006). My most recent publication has appeared in the Journal for the Academic Study of Magic: Issue 5, published by Mandrake of Oxford, entitled Hermetic/Cabalistic Ritual in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (2009).

Patricia Gardner, Co-founder, and Co-director

Patricia Gardner

I first became interested in the paranormal over thirty years ago. I was around fourteen years old when I had my first spirit encounter. Since that time, my experiences have led me to a broader study of the occult and the paranormal. I was drawn to the Goddess path at the age of eight, and have remained on the path ever since. I am the High Priestess of the Dragon Warriors of Isis coven, I have maintained an interest in demonology, and I have made it my life’s work to figure out what is on the other side, the causes of paranormal activity, and how to assist people that experience activity. I firmly believe there are hauntings that can be classified as inhuman, and that people suffer terribly when such activity is encountered.

I will openly admit that I do not know everything about the paranormal and suggest that if anyone ever meets up with a person that claims to have all the answers, to steer clear of him or her. The paranormal is “beyond normal,” and while I strive to understand it, how it happens, why it happens, and attempt to implement solutions, there are many things that remain unresolved and not clearly understood. My partner and I started a ghost research group so that we could learn what we can, while simultaneously sharing what we have learned with others. We look forward to assisting people, to helping them understand paranormal events, in as much as it is possible to understand their unique experiences.

Mark Winters, Lead Investigator

Mark Winters

I am one that believes anything is possible; I became interested in the paranormal when my wife and I began to examine Electronic Voice Phenomena. I think that studying the paranormal is challenging and I welcome the challenge. I am an avid hunter, fisher, and headstone hunter. I got interested in cemetery art when my wife had a college term paper to do on the subject. We went out together to take photos of local cemeteries and we have been headstone hunters ever since. Unlike my wife, a real book lover, I am not a lover of books. I do, however, have a keen eye, so we work well together. I have an Automotive Degree, I am a Master Mechanic, and I have what my wife fondly refers to as a “mechanical mind.” I enjoy figuring out how things work, and how I can make them work even better.

Angela Kaufman, Psychic Sketch Artist

Angela Kaufman

I have always believed in paranormal phenomena. As a child, I was interested in supernatural stories; anything from vampire legends to folktales about witchcraft, and then there was the family favorite, Unsolved Mysteries (in the eighties when it was still decent). At thirteen, I found Doreen Valiente's ABC's of Witchcraft and became increasingly focused on Wiccan spirituality and magick as well as the power of dreams, divination, and energy work. Now, many years later, I am a priestess in the Dragon Warriors of Isis coven, and I have begun to put all my interests to work in learning how to recognize the natural and supernatural in all things. At the suggestion of Pat and Dayna, I am thrilled to be getting the opportunity to utilize my interests in the supernatural combined with a long held hobby of drawing to assist the team. Other interests include reading, movies, music, and learning about the mundane and esoteric worlds in which we all live.

What the ISIS Paranormal Investigations Team Does:

Our team conducts full-scale, confidential paranormal investigations into unexplained events using a combination of techniques that include both sensitive/esoteric and scientific methods of study. We use an array of equipment to determine if paranormal activity is present in a location. In addition to conducting extensive interviews with clients, we use:

Scientific Equipment:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Electromagnetic Field Detection Devices
  • Electronic Voice Phenomena Recording Devices
  • Infrared Thermometers
  • Video Recording Devices

Sensitive Techniques:

  • Dowsing Rods
  • Pendulums
  • Psychic Sketching
  • Clairsentient Experiences
  • Clearings and Crossings

Our team, at the request of the client, will conduct a clearing, also known as a cleansing, at a location in an effort to rid the location of negative spirits and energies. We also conduct ritual crossings upon request, in an effort to help earthbound spirits cross over, if willing. In addition, our team is capable of conducting distant clearings in an effort to alleviate negative energies. It should be noted that a cleansing is not an exorcism, an exorcism is a rite that is sanctioned by the Church, and if an exorcism is desired, the client will be referred to their religious affiliation. However, our clearings (cleansings) are the equivalent to an exorcism within our belief system.

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