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Nicole Strickland

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The Return of an OC ParaCon Regular...

Nicole Strickland has been interested in the supernatural since childhood.  In addition to her innate psychic and empathic abilities, Nicole’s experience in the fields of counseling, education, psychology and social work give her a unique perspective on studying the unknown.  She is known for her gentle and humble approaches to working with the spirit realms, her clients and the paranormal field at large.


She is one of the leading West Coast afterlife & paranormal researchers.  She’s the founder and director of the well-respected San Diego Paranormal Research Society and California Coordinator to the Ghost Research Society. 


Nicole is also a consultant to the American Spectral Association. 

Nicole holds a B.A. degree in Media Arts / Journalism from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Educational Counseling from National University.  She plans to pursue a PhD in Parapsychology. 

Blending her love of history, writing and the paranormal, Nicole has written several books, including Field Guide to Southern California HauntingsThe Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend, RMS Queen Mary: Voices from Her Voyages, San Diego’s Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America’s Finest City, Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Max and Kayli: Two Remarkable Felines Forever Imprinted On My Heart, The Afterlife Chronicles: Exploring the Connection between Life, Death and Beyond (2022) and Women on the Fringe: Groundbreaking Women in the Paranormal with Marie D. Jones and Denise Agnew. (Black Spot Books 2023). 


Nicole is known nationally and internationally for her historical and paranormal research of the RMS Queen Mary.  She presents about the Queen Mary at conferences and libraries and has talked about her renowned narrative in various media outlets. All three of Nicole’s books about the ship continue to be popular sellers.  Nicole also writes for Paranormal Underground Magazine. 

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