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"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

Betty Dupont

I am a wife, mother of 3 sons, grandmother of 5 and full-time employed. I greatly enjoy family time, cooking, boating, reading, research, exploring and living in the beautiful state of Vermont.

My paranormal journey began as a young woman living in Exeter, NH where the apartment I rented in an old Victorian home turned out to be occupied by more than just myself. The strange events that occurred at this time in my life spurred a lifelong curiosity of the unknown and a quest for the truth. I approach each case in a practical manner but am also compassionate to those who are dealing with circumstances beyond their control and need help.

The PI-NE team who I have been fortunate to be a part of is more than a just a group of people looking for answers; it has become a second family. To be part of a team that I am proud to be with has made and continues to make my personal journey more rewarding as we continue to work towards a common goal which is ultimately to help our clients in every way possible by scientifically documenting abnormalities.

Karen Keene

Assistant Director/Case Manager

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I live in Stowe, VT, married, and have two very active boys. I love to travel, garden, snowboard, run with my dog and hang out with my family. Since I was young I have always been fascinated by ghost stories and anything paranormal. That curiosity has never gone away. I was a property tax assessor for over 17 years and love old homes and the stories that go along with them. I was always drawn to any story a home owner wanted to share about unusual experiences in their home. In recent years I have volunteered with the Make A Wish Foundation as a wish grantor and have volunteered for the local home health and hospice agency. In 2006 my youngest son had an unexplained experience in a small rural cemetery involving another child only he could see. That re-ignited my curiosity. After that I knew I wanted to be a paranormal investigator. I am proud to be part of such a professional team. I love to help others and use my knowledge to help find answers to your paranormal experiences.

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Lindsay Stevens 

Assistant Case Manager/Investigator

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I am a very proud mother of 3 wonderful children, born and raised in thebeautiful hills of Vermont. I feel fortunate to be able to wake up to the beauty of the green mountains daily. I enjoy fishing, camping and anything outdoors in my spare time. I have always loved a good mystery, or ghost story. Growing up in Vermont as a child, we would venture out searching for big foot or Champ. My interest in cryptozoology peeked when I witnessed a sighting of Champ as a child.

The paranormal has always been a passion of mine, and discovering of the unknown is amazing in my eyes. I love investigating the paranormal and making contact with the other side. There is so much that is unknown to us and my goal is to give clients the help and understanding they are seeking. Knowledge is everything and I enjoy learning new things pertaining to the paranormal field. 

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Heidi Bartlett

Assistant Case Manager/Investigator

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I have lived in the green mountain state for most of my life and enjoy the mountainous views, fishing and hiking. Other hobbies I enjoy are junk journaling and tennis. For the past three years I have worked as a PTF clerk in the United States Postal Service. Growing up I was a typical child living in an old house where I encountered many unexplainable occurrences that made me question reality. As I grew older, the paranormal activity increased and I became more curious about the reasons why it occurred.

PI-NE has taught me so much in not only the value of scientific investigating but in showing a great respect for the spirit world. I am fortunate to be a member and hope to share my experience and knowledge with you.

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Kathy Eastman


I live in Sutton, VT, married with 8 step kids and have many grandchildren. I have lived most of my life in Vermont and love the views this state offers.

My paranormal experiences started when I was a small child growing up in an old colonial home. The home was being constantly renovated and never fell short of giving us new haunting experiences. The neighbor’s house where my friends grew up also experienced paranormal activity as well. Since that time in my life I have had a lifetime of experiences.

I enjoy riding my motorcycle. I love my dogs, photography, making jams, watercolor painting and get-togethers with friends. I learn everything I can about the paranormal. I like to read paranormal books and watch the TV shows.

I am excited to be a member of PI-NE and hope to help people in need by seeking answers to paranormal questions and problems. 

Kevin Cheney


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I live in Hinesburg Vermont and am a husband and a father of two. I love to travel and visit places I’ve never been along with going to see my favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. One of my favorite places to hang out is with my family at my camp on the shores of Lake Champlain and swim, kayak, and canoe.

My curiosity of the supernatural and unexplained started at a young age. I grew up in a large home in rural Virginia that was very active. Each of us in the family had experiences that we still talk about to this day. Growing up in Virginia also made me become a Civil War history buff since I had access to so many battlefields.

I am honored to be a part of PI-NE and work with such a fine team of investigators to help solve peoples paranormal experiences and questions.

Steve Sicard


I am married to the love of my life. I have one daughter and two step daughters. We have three grandchildren. We also have two rescue dogs, Toby and Sophie. They keep us busier then most toddlers.

I have always been fascinated with the paranormal. I prefer watching syfy and any paranormal programming. Growing up, I heard stories of alien sightings from adults sitting around the dinner table. I listened to the stories intently, and found them fascinating to me. As a teenager, I had an unexplained experience. While traveling on the interstate, after going to the drive in, my cousins and I saw a bright beam shine down on the car. No matter how fast we went, the light stayed with us. It disappeared as fast as it appeared.

As an adult, I have had several experiences that have peaked my interest. Investigating the paranormal has always been intriguing to me. I believe technology helps us prove there are spirits and entities from the other side. This can be loved ones that have passed away or others that need to be crossed over. I think helping people find answers to why they are experiencing abnormal activity is the most rewarding. The more we understand the unexplained, the more it opens up to more questions. I believe, working with PI-NE that has a diverse group of experienced investigator’s is the best way to help others explain the paranormal. 

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Ed Riddell


I am a Husband of a lovely strong woman, Father of two smart gifted sons, professional with LEO/Mental Health experience, a seeker of the paranormal in all forms, stalwart voice for truth and justice, and above all a follower of Jesus Christ my Savior. I was born in Oregon, have lived in Southern California, traveled in various places throughout North America and have chosen Vermont as my home since 2006.

My paranormal journey began as a child by losing several close relatives to death, including my biological father. I also believe that I saw a flying UFO in a brief moment while traveling in Death Valley. Those experiences have left me wanting more answers and has pulled me deeper into seeking evidence and understanding all areas of the paranormal.

I am grateful for my fellow PI-NE members who educate and support my journey of discovery. I could not be more blessed than to have been led to this amazing group of talented investigators who are committed to each other and to spending enormous amounts of time and energy just for the opportunity to get a glimpse of what hides beyond our normal everyday experiences. 

Carlton Sheldon


Carl Sheldon has been an engineer and inventor for 40 years. Carl has designed equipment for many Fortune 500 clients including Mobile, United Airlines, Exxon, Getty, US Air Force, Corning, Coca Cola, Viacom and Pratt and Whitney. 

Some of the many technical developments of Carlton W. Sheldon over the last 40 years: 

1. The removal of tungsten (W) from ceramics. 

2. Development of Lanthanum Hexaboride Crystal for the company. 

3. Electron gun holders for the Lanthanum Hexaboride Crystal. 

4. Two (2) anti-zebra mussel systems (Ion Induction and High Voltage Pulse). 

5. 3,000 degree cement for the fusion of Corning's catalytic bricks. 

6. New maple crystal product. 

7. Self-generating differential voltage output integrated circuit. 

8. Multi-fuel injector system for engineers.

9. Solar powered vehicles for the toy industries. 

10. New high voltage inverter system electroluminescence wire. 

11. Procedures for solder less connection for electroluminescense wire. 

12. Develop procedures for advance micro fluorescent screen. 

13. Development of electronic safety flare. 

14. Development of a non-lethal stun light.

15. Development of a linear urologic control device for implant. 

16. Development of super sensitive electro-conductive/optical interface control. 

17. New tungsten electron gun filament point (fixture, attachment procedure, electro-shaping and electro-polishing). 

18. New procedures for processing micro fluorescent screen with a 0.02" hole through the center. 

19. Multistage electron gun filament stress relief holder for the vacuum evaporator. 

20. New procedure for sputter coating micro fluorescent screens.

Jeff Stewart

Founder (currently inactive) 

Father of 3 boys and 1 girl. I enjoy reading a good paranormal book and literature. I also enjoy watching MMA and pro wrestling.

I started as a Paranormal Investigator in 2001 with a group from Worcester, MA. I have investigated all types of paranormal phenomenon from cryptozoology, ghost, hauntings and UFOs. I founded Paranormal Investigators of New England (PI-NE) in 2004. I have trained many investigators in the field who have started their own groups in New England and continue to help anyone in need.