Nicole Strickland currently resides in San Diego, California, and has been innately intrigued with the paranormal since childhood, having thus studied the field for many years. She has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s, after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother. She is the Founder and Director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) and serves as the team’s EVP specialist and historical locations case manager. Nicole has worked with various Southern California paranormal research teams prior to developing SDPRS in 2009. She was also a core member of the Ghost Research Society from 2009 – 2017, serving as the Southern California Area Research Director. Nicole also serves as a consultant to World Paranormal Investigations as well as a California Representative for the American Spectral Society.
She is also a published author with Penoaks Publishing and Schiffer Publishing. Her first book is Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, (2009). Her second book, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary (1st ed.) was published in May of 2010. She has recently come out with a newly designed and formatted second edition to the Haunted Queen of the Seas book. Furthermore, Nicole just came out with her second book about the RMS Queen Mary, titled Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend. Both of these books are sold in gift stores aboard the Queen Mary.
Nicole is coming out with RMS Queen Mary: Voices from Her Voyages in 2017 along with San Diego’s Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America’s Finest City (Schiffer Publishing) and Spirits of the Adobe at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe (The History Press) in 2018.
RMS Queen Mary Research
Nicole has conducted numerous paranormal research investigations throughout San Diego, Southern California and out-of-state. Her favorite place to conduct both historical and paranormal research is aboard the legendary RMS Queen Mary, located in Long Beach, California. Having spent the past 12 years intensely researching this legendary ocean liner, Nicole has conducted paranormal investigations in various hot spot locations, including the former first and third class pool, boiler rooms, after engine room, Sir Winston’s, Isolation Ward, R deck forward, cargo holds, Windsor Salon, Royal Salon, Bridge, numerous staterooms, etc.
She gives presentations about the RMS Queen Mary at paranormal conferences and events, discussing the ship’s history, paranormal encounters as well as showcasing a wide array of ghostly evidence. Nicole has given local San Diego talks about the ship in addition to lectures at the Oregon Ghost Conference, Troy Taylor’s Haunted America Conference, Port Gamble Ghost Conference (2017), Maritime Ghost Conference San Diego, Ghost Fest IV aboard the Queen Mary and most recently at Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes: Seaside Spirits at the RMS Queen Mary. Additionally, Nicole is frequently asked to discuss the haunted history of the Queen Mary on various internet-based and terrestrial paranormal talk radio shows. She has recently come out with her own website and blog devoted to her love for to the Queen Mary, at http://www.spiritedqueenmary.com.
Nicole has been featured on local news channels’ San Diego Living and Good Morning San Diego and DVD documentaries. Additionally, Nicole has appeared on Travel Channel’s Ghost Stories, in an episode devoted to the Linda Vista Hospital and has also appeared in Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera, discussing some interesting experiences from the William Heath Davis House, located in San Diego, California. She appeared on Central California Paranormal Investigators Paranormal Journeys TV show in May of 2015, talking about her research aboard the liner. Nicole will be appearing on Aaron Collins’ Paranormal Crossings TV show and One-on-One with Aaron Collins program. She will be discussing the haunted history of the Queen Mary in a 2018-based film by Tristan David Luciotti and Vision 8 Studio.
Paranormal Underground Magazine Contributor
In 2016, Nicole signed on with Paranormal Underground Magazine as a writer and correspondent, typically writing monthly and/or quarterly articles. For more information on the magazine, click HERE
San Diego Paranormal Research Society Tours
The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) enjoys hosting its Spirits of the Adobe Tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista, California. For more information, please visit http://www.vistarecreation.com
Oregon Ghost Conference California Coordinator
The Oregon Ghost Conference is a model event for paranormal conferences in the United States. It’s an event that exudes professionalism, dedication and pure fun. Rocky Smith of Northwest Ghost Tours, LLC founded the conference five years ago and serves as its president. Nicole has enjoyed being a speaker and vendor at the event for two years in a row. Just recently, Nicole was asked to be the official California Coordinator for the conference, an honor she is truly excited about. For more information, please visit http://www.oregonghostconference.com
Nicole enjoys working with other paranormal researchers in the field as she believes that through diligent research, teamwork and collaboration, we will all better understand the vast field of the paranormal.
Paranormal Journey's Television Show - Queen Mary Special
Spirited Queen Mary: Paranormal Happenings aboard the Ship
Nicole offers a unique presentation about the beloved RMS Queen Mary, which braids the ship’s extensive history with her ethereal side and paranormal happenings. In this exciting presentation, Nicole discusses the ship’s most popular spirits; her own paranormal experiences and personal accounts; captured evidence (photo, audio, video, environmental fluctuations) of the paranormal in the ship’s known hot spots, as well as discussing the various theories as to why the Mary is one of the most haunted locations on planet earth. Nicole has presented about the Queen Mary at various conferences and events.