About us:

Whaling City Ghosts is a private research team based in New Bedford, MA.  Most of our members have a long history in the paranormal field and create a team that along with trying to come up with better data collection methods, hopes to help people come to terms with the haunts they live with in the haunted New England area.  Living in and around an intense area of paranormal activity called "The Bridgewater Triangle" most team members have experienced strange phenomena and bring that understanding to the field.  With a strong basis in science and history we hope to bring more of New England's ghosts to life while also trying to solve some of the mysteries of the unknown that exist in this area that can claim one of the longest histories in America.



Luann Joly

Rev. Ed Brodrick

Cheyanna Vieira

Gabrielle Lawson

David Faria

Founder-Luann Joly brings over 30 years of experience to the field.  Beginning at a young age she experienced paranormal activity on a regular basis.  In 2004 she decided to put together a team that would try to answer lifelong questions.  She is the author of Dead Whispers:  Ghostly EVPs and hopes her experiences can help others.  She is the audio specialist for the team.


Head of Scientific Research-Gabrielle Lawson has been in the analytical chemistry field for over 20 years.  She brings a fresh look at paranormal activity by bringing scientific method to our investigations.


Lead Investigator-Marc Pacheco has been in the field as a Lead Investigator for 15 years and is our resident skeptic.  He helped to form the first 501 non-profit organization for a paranormal organization in America.  Working as an independent investigator has helped him to develop investigation plans that are successful in the field.


Interview Specialist-David Faria has been in the field along with working as a mental health professional for many years.  His calm, kind manner helps clients open up so we can get to the bottom of our cases more quickly and easily. 


Historical Researcher-Debby White-Paiva has been interested in history since birth.  She has spent years researching genealogy and history.  She has helped us to identify many of the spirits we meet in the field, and the history that made them remain on this side of the veil.  Many times, knowing your ghost and their history helps clients come to terms with their haunts and helps them to live peacefully in a haunted home.



Spiritual Advisor-Reverend Ed Broderick has been involved in spiritual guidance for his flock and has also been involved in the paranormal for many years.  He handles most of the blessings we perform in homes that require them.  His experience with these cases makes him invaluable to our team.


Investigator-Cheyanna Vieira has been interested in the paranormal for most of her life.  Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious.  She loves interacting with spirits and thinking of new ways to provide evidence of their existence.