About Nicole Strickland

Nicole aboard the RMS Queen Mary for the Strange Escapes Conference in 2017

Nicole Strickland currently resides in San Diego, California, and has been innately intrigued with the paranormal since childhood.  After a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved maternal grandmother, she has been actively investigating historical landmarks, businesses and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s. She is the Founder and Director of the well-respected San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS). 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 and is a California Representative for the American Spectral Society.

Her Books

Nicole is a published author with Penoaks Publishing, Schiffer Publishing and The History Press. Her books include, Field Guide to Southern California Hauntings, The Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary (1st and 2nd editions), Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend, RMS Queen Mary – Voices from Her Voyages, San Diego’s Most Haunted: The Historical Legacy and Paranormal Marvels of America’s Finest City and Spirits of Rancho Buena Vista Adobe.  Nicole’s books about the Queen Mary continue to be best sellers.   The Afterlife Chronicles: Exploring the Connection between Life, Death and Beyond will be published in late 2020.

RMS Queen Mary Research

Nicole is known nationally and internationally for her research of the RMS Queen Mary. Having spent the past 15 years intensely researching this legendary ocean liner, she has conducted paranormal investigations in various hot spot locations, including the former first and third class pool, boiler rooms, aft 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, Maritime Ghost Conference San Diego, Ghost Fest IV aboard the Queen Mary, Preston Castle Benefit ParaCon, Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes: Seaside Spirits at the RMS Queen Mary, among others. Additionally, Nicole is frequently asked to discuss the history of the Queen Mary on various internet-based and terrestrial paranormal talk radio shows.

Television Appearances

Nicole has been featured on local San Diego television programming, including San Diego Living, Good Morning San Diego, KPBS Evening Edition and Channel 8 Evening Edition. In addition to documentary appearances, 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. Recently, she interviewed for Travel Channel’s Famously Afraid. She also appeared on Central California Paranormal Investigators Paranormal Journeys.

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


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