Soul Circle Paranormal started as an investigation team with Tara and Ryan McLeod, and in 2022 grew to include Shane Pittman. Shane, Ryan, and Tara share a passion for creating opportunities for small groups to connect to make memories and explore the unknown outside the traditional larger event format. Soul Circle Paranormal events are never about profit. Soul Circle Paranormal has expanded to include investigations, events, and talent management.
Tara has been involved in the paranormal field for 16 years and has an extensive background in event planning. She has hosted many events in Virginia City and at other locations, but Virginia City is the place that tugs at her soul. Tara served as the General Manager for the Ghost Adventures Crew, and during that time was asked to sit on the board of The Washoe Club Restoration Project. Tara was also a Production Assistant on Paranormal Challenge. In her role with GAC, she helped facilitate events all over the country. Tara is also the Vendor Services Coordinator at the annual MiParacon event, which is where she met her husband Ryan who is part of the UPPRS team that hosts that event. Tara is currently acting as the Personal Assistant to Shane Pittman, and manages some aspects of The Searchers as well. Tara's "real job" is a 25 year career with the State of Oregon, most recently focused in managing a Project Management Office. She's also a Mom and stays busy with kid and cat herding as well as volunteer work in her "free time".
Ryan has been investigating the paranormal for 15 years, and is a member of the UPPRS (Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society) in Michigan who hosts the annual MiParacon event. After meeting Tara at that event in 2016, he began investigating other locations across the country and this has opened a new door to the unknown. He enjoys helping with the event logistics, and seeing people experience and learn things because of their participation in the events. Ryan’s “real job” is a 15 year career with the Department of Homeland Security. He feels like Virginia City Nevada is his “soul home”.
As seen on Travel Channel's The Holzer Files and the Netflix hit 28 Days Haunted, Shane Pittman is an equipment technician who has had profound unexplained paranormal experiences since childhood. Pittman became determined to learn as much as he could by researching every possible technological method, in the hopes of finding the truth about his otherworldly encounters.
Pittman strives to use his passion for modern technology to advance the field of paranormal study, attempting to scientifically validate paranormal experiences using the latest techniques available.
Pittman is also an investigator with The Searchers team, and they are busy filming episodes and podcasts for your entertainment.
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