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About Bender Paranormal
Dave and Ann work alongside of several family friends. All are on this journey for one reason:
Helping since 2001
Dave Bender - Founder and Team Leader
Dave was born in Long Island, New York. At age 8, his family returned to their roots in Montana and the Rocky Boy Indian Tribe. Under his uncle Dan (a Chippewa-Cree), he was mentored as a medicine man. He grew up learning his tribe's stories of spirits and how to help others. After relocating to California he carried on his family's tradition of healing by founding his first paranormal team, API.
Dave enjoys working in the film industry in his spare time. He writes screenplays and studies gemstones. He works with children during the day as a Service Coordinator.
He met his wife, Ann, in 2003 and they both enjoy a beautiful daughter. Dave can not offer his Native American blessing unless asked. He cannot charge for this service, but can accept supplies as a sign of appreciation.
Ann Bender - Co-Founder, Psychic Medium, and Website Administrator
Ann was raised in Michigan on her family's farm. Her first memories are not of horses and flowers, but of the spirits and past events in the family home. Unfortunately, it terrified her parents when she spoke of people, events, and places she had never seen.
She spent her early adulthood using her abilities while working as a paramedic and radiology technologist. When living in Washington, her nearby neighbor was a serial killer. Every time he killed, she dreamed through his victims eyes of his victim's last moments. This drove her to better understand how she could help others and not just sit as a bystander.
In 2003 she moved to California and met her husband, Dave Bender. She became a dowser while working with Dave. For families with delicate questions, the dowsing rods can answer without a word being spoken
Liberty J. - Investigator
Bio Coming Soon !
Alexandria Bender - Investigator in Training
Ally was born with an old soul. Even before her birth she activated her favorite electronic toys. She enjoys helping families and their kids with ghosts.
She is matter of fact about, “you know the ghosts are dead people.” She talks with them freely and sees spirits through her own untainted eyes. She realizes not all society understands her gift. But every now and then starts chatting away with a spirit passing by.
The most scary part about her journey has been that she sees death through the victims eyes like her mommy.
Erin - Sensitive and Investigator
Erin uses her ability to sense and feel spirits to help convey messages or the presence of an entity. She has had this ability since she was 12 years old. She enjoys being able to help others understand what they are experiencing as well as seeing how historical events align with spiritual activity. She has been to many historically haunted sites such as: Alcatraz, The Woodland Opera House, Preston Castle, the Armstrong Alge building, and the Cary House Hotel. She lives with her husband, their dog, and two cats.
Gina Mullins - Sensitive and Investigator in Training
- Bio coming soon !
Robert - Investigator in Training
- Bio coming soon !
The Lancaster Family - Investigators
We first met the Benders in 2011 when we needed help understanding what was happening in our home. Our daughter was scared of things we couldn't see or understand at age 2.
Dave and Ann came and brought comfort that we never forgot. Over the years we became friends. Because of that, our family hopes to help other family's scared, or in need of understanding unexplained things that move on their own.
Along the way we are meeting amazing people as well. We all are learning about technology applications we never thought about in this way. It's interesting and fun with a purpose of helping.
That's us in a nutshell.
Jen - Debunker, Researcher,
I was born and raised in California. Hobbies include traveling and spontaneous adventures. I love rugby, baseball and basketball. I have two Australian Cattle Dogs.
I’ve been a RN for 16yrs, Neurology and Critical Care. I like to try and help people in their time of need, whether it be in a medical or a non medical situations.
Angie - Investigator In Training
Bio's coming soon !
What Our Families Are Saying
Dave and Ann helped us when we were at our most vulnerable. The whole family was sleeping in one room - afraid. Thank you so much for helping us take back our home!
- Anonymous -
Thank you so much to the entire team that came out within days of our request. You all saved me and my family's lives! We were mad at first when the fire department made us leave. They explained that the levels of carbon monoxide would have killed us if you didn't find it. Thank God for you. You saved us and our babies.
- Anonymous -