Marla “Scottie” Burns
I grew up in a 200-year-old house in Central Pennsylvania that had a lot of paranormal activity. I didn’t understand until I had friends over that it wasn’t normal. I saw my first paranormal team in 1968 when they came from Harrisburg to investigate our home, that is when I realized that there people who were using scientific methods to figure out what was happening.
I started reading everything I could get my hands on about the paranormal, and then I started experimenting with the tools available to me in the 70’s. I helped out a few families and decided there and then that this is something I wanted to do until I figured it out….. Needless to say some forty odd years later, I am still trying.
I also had a brother that was four years older than me, and he was constantly trying to scare me, so I had to become pretty good at debunking.
I was accepted to Duke University for the Parapsychology program in the Rhine Center in 1978, but had to decline because my father had passed and I was needed closer to home. I spent the next few decades trying to make a living and investigating when I could.
I moved to Florida in 1997 and to West Palm Beach in 2001. I did investigations when I could until I found Florida Ghost Team in 2006, and joined up with them. I was with them investigating almost every weekend until they disbanded. I then was with another team until I teamed up with John from War Party Paranormal.
What a long strange trip it’s been….. Looking forward to another 40 years.