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Welcome Chad Lewis & Kevin Lee Nelson


J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Lewis-Nelson-01a.pngChad Lewis & Kevin Lee Nelson are two of the creators of Back Roads Lore, a site with a mission to chronicle anomalous events, historical mysteries, urban legends, and the darker side of folklore. Their latest book is Wendigo Lore: Monsters, Myths, and Madness.

Born and raised in the legend-filled Northwoods of Wisconsin, Chad’s background is in the field of Psychology. Chad focused his undergraduate and graduate work on applying psychological concepts to his research into the supernatural, focusing his master’s thesis on assessing students’ belief in the paranormal.

Chad has spent the last 25 years traveling the world researching human perception, human belief systems, superstitions, and folklore. Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on these topics. The more bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there.

Kevin Lee Nelson grew up in Wisconsin surrounded by lumberjack lore and tales of Northwoods monsters. The rich folklore of the Great Lakes region made a deep impression on him which continues to the present. He continually travels the nation seeking out and recording America’s hidden legends and vanishing folklore. As a student of American folk-magic traditions and Western esotericism, Kevin’s unconventional perspectives allow him to uncover and decipher symbolic information often hidden within events of high strangeness..

Kevin has investigated hauntings on ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, searched for werewolves on Discovery Channel’s Mystery Hunters, and tracked vampirism on Discovery Channel’s Travelers. He has professionally lectured at paranormal conferences for over two decades. He is the co-author of The Van Meter Visitor: A True and Mysterious Encounter with the Unknown and The Big Muddy Monster: Legends, Sightings, and Other Strange Encounters.

  • Website: Backroads Lore
  • Books: Chad Lewis Research | Kevin Lee Nelson
  • The show will be recorded May 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM MDT
  • Post any questions or comments for discussion below

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Our duo of monster and ghost hunters will join us again on this weekend's episode of After The Paracast.

Recording time will be May 29, 2020 at 4 PM Mountain if you have any questions.