Madonna Merced is a third generation believer and ghost hunter. The field of ghost hunting is not a new concept for Madonna. Madonna, "As a child, at the age of five, I had my first encounter with three full body apparitions. It was my father who taught me that the other side was real and they had a message to give us if we listened." Madonna is one of the Northwest's leading paranormal specialists.
Later in life, with over thirty years experience, interacting with the other side, Madonna decided to use her Medium skills and established a private practice to channel the dead for those who had lost loved ones. Madonna has studied the wisdom of the Toltec beliefs through the writings of Carlos Castaneda. She is the author of four books and has completed over fifty paranormal investigations since establishing BoOSS in 2009. Her investigations include cemeteries; private businesses;private homes; bed and breakfast establishments with history; ghost towns; historic sites; schools and; lodge halls.
KGW TV Portland, Oregon did a television special on Madonna and her team of investigators when they completed a paranormal investigation of the Chateau At The Oregon Caves. Madonna was also interviewed by KPTV channel 12 Oregon on Halloween 2012 regarding her investigation of the Le"Stuff Antique Mall. Additionally, Madonna has been interviewed by the Tualatin Times and the Statesman Journal newspapers regarding her paranormal investigations as well as highlighted in the Portland Tribune. She has been acknowledged for her investigations in Phantoms and Monsters http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2009_05_10_archive.html
KVTB Boise Idaho http://www.ktvb.com/archive/64252687.html
Paranormal Phenomena, http://paranormal.about.com/od/paranormalgeneralinfo/a/news_090516n.htm
Rogue Valley Messenger recently published an article on the Wolf Creek Tavern that highlighted a BoOSS investigation. http://www.roguevalleymessenger.com/community/haunting-rogue-valley#.VF1ok_nF98F
Madonna has a Bachelors degree in Economics and Land Use Planning and a Masters in Business. Additionally, she was a protective services worker and was employed by a state children's agency for many years. Madonna is trained in investigative techniques and has worked side by side with police officers, juvenile court workers and the District Attorney's office. Documenting a case and then preparing the evidence was extremely important when investigating cases involving child abuse and neglect. Her training in investigative techniques is transferable and she uses it as part of her experience during paranormal investigations.
Join Madonna as she talks about various issues related to the paranormal field. Madonna: "EVPs are of great interest to me as well as the video captures of manifesting spirits. I am an adventurer!" Happily married and with husband for 20 years.