The Mission


The Team

Mitch Flores | Founder, Lead Investigator, Web Designer

I founded Central Coast Paranormal Investigators in 2007 with only one goal, to help those who are experiencing paranormal activity. I have lived on the Central Coast of California for a majority of my life. I'm a attendee of Arroyo Grande High school from '94 to '98 and later graduated from Delta continuation high school in which I earned my high school diploma. I Experienced the paranormal a few times in my life and those are the reasons that led up to me starting the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators. I realized that there was nobody on the Central Coast to help those experiencing paranormal activity in their homes or place of business so I wanted to be the first paranormal research team that somebody could turn to for help. My goal with the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators is to help any and all people experiencing paranormal activity and to find the answers to all the questions we are all looking for. That is the goal of mine and for the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators team. "Don't Fear the Unknown".


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Helena Leathers | Investigator, Evidence Analysis

Hello, my name is Helena Leathers and I live in Santa Barbara, California. I am originally British, and recently moved to the Central Coast in 2018. I grew up in Hong Kong and attended high school there. I went to a university in England to study international business management. Now in CA, I work in digital marketing and am working towards my PhD. My interest in the paranormal stems from the severe lack of scientific evidence and attention that currently exists, as it is apparent that paranormal activity has formed a very important social construct for generations. There are no other social phenomenon that are so persistent, yet so under-explored. This belief led me to join the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators to really try to dig in, make a difference, and maybe even get some answers.



Rob Burr | Investigator, Evidence Analysis

Hello my name is Rob Burr. I live in Arroyo Grande California. I am a member of a gold club and I take part in Renaissance Fairs. I serve the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators as a Investigator and Evidence Analysis; I had my first paranormal experience at 10 years old when something unexplainable followed my father home from work one day. It stayed with us until we asked it to leave and that experience led me to research anything I could about the paranormal and spiritual studies. In my lifetime I have lived in two places and I have worked in three places that had various forms of paranormal activity.



Chris Rodriguez | Reserve Member

Hi, my name is Chris Rodriguez. I have called the Central Coast (Paso Robles) my home since 1998 when I moved from SoCal. I have spent the past 18 years as a member of the Army National Guard and currently work full time as part of the Engineering department of a large Software as a Service company here on the central coast. My interest in the paranormal began years ago…not sure exactly when since I cannot remember a time when I was not completely fascinated by it. I have had several “paranormal experiences” however I keep myself grounded by the belief that what we cannot disprove or recreate is the only evidence that is truly acceptable. As a reserve member for the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators I am responsible for finding new tools and systems that will provide us the best possible evidence with the least chance of contamination. Ultimately we are here to validate and educate the public, and when all is done hopefully you too will agree with our motto of “Don’t Fear the Uknown”.



Micah Watkins | Reserve Member


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Tom Burbank | Occult Specialist

I was exposed to different spiritual traditions and philosophies at a young age and have dedicated my life to gaining knowledge and understanding of the occult. In my search for truth, I found myself at the feet of many spiritual teachers from Catholic Priests to Native American Shamans. All of whom contributed to my spiritual path and helped to teach the universal truths shared by all spiritual traditions. It is my goal to assist those who do not understand or fear the worlds of spirit and bring them comfort through understanding. When people feel unsafe, overwhelmed, or are living in fear, I am here to help them. "To those who do not understand the world of spirit, paranormal experiences can be terrifying. That's why I'm here, to bring comfort in a time of fear, and to be a source of light in the face of darkness."



Sandra Cortez | Photographer

For many years I only spoke of paranormal experiences with family and very close friends. Since childhood I have had many unexplainable experiences, sometimes I was alone but other times there were other people around who also witnessed the same thing. My paranormal experiences started before I was 9, and continue to this day. It has ranged from hearing footsteps, and seeing no one, to body size mist (both of those others witnessed also). My first camera was my mother's old brownie box camera, she had used when she was a teenager. I have always loved all of the arts, but there is something special about being able to capture the moment on film. My photography has been published in "Variety" and "Seventeen Magazine", and most local newspapers. My goal with the Central Coast Paranormal Investigators is to capture on film our experiences and to provide you with real genuine paranormal evidence by photography. If you have any photography request please email me at: dramaphotos@ymail.com





The Equipment
  • Mel Meter

    Checks the level of electromagnetic frequencies in your home or wherever activity occurs. It is believed that where the highest readings occur is a sign of Paranormal activity.

  • DVR

    Digital voice recorder. Helps pick up ghostly, otherworldly and spiritual voices which otherwise can't be picked up by the human ear.

  • Digital Thermometor

    Allows you to get the temperature reading of a room and is well reported that an unexplained drop in a rooms base reading results in possible "cold spots" and will be much colder where theres activity or a presence then not.

  • Nikon SLR

    Not much of an explanation here. Capture images of paranormal activity such as orbs, apparitions, or anything else that could be displayed as questionable content.

  • Sony Handycam w/ Nightshot-Mode

    Video documentation from your point of view during investigations. Nightshot mode allows you to attach an IR light to the camera so it can record in complete darkness.

  • LED Flashlights

    Allowing you to see when investigating a building (common sense). If you can get ahold of one with infrared and led lights it'd be a very possible upgrade to your kit. Infrared lights are known to show more black masses or spiritual forms.

  • Wireless Microphone

    Great tool for Dvr's or a laptop device. Makes you able to record any sound coming from a room in which your not occupying and send all recorded sounds to your digital voice recorders or a laptop computer.

  • Low-Light Surveillance System

    Survey a building or room when it's not being investigated and the night vision allows you to see through all darkness. All information is recorded to a Digital Video Recorder.

  • Motion Sensors

    Picks up anything which crosses it's path whether your in the room or not. Gives you capability to search throughout an investigation and have the comfort of knowing if something is happening in the area your not standing in or around.

  • Laptop Computer

    Many of these are important and crucial to a group as well as the night vision cameras. Sends all evp's recorded or images on camera straight to your computer and saves all that you've encountered and recorded.

  • Thermal Imaging Camera

    Very effective piece of equipment and all investigators want to get their hands on it. The only problem is, this is very far from inexpensive so if you can get one thats a very good addition to your investigations.

  • Laser Grid

    This high powered laser emits a grid of green dots useful for detecting shadows or general visual disturbances during an investigation. Set it in front of a running camera to catch potential evidence.

  • Spirit Box

    The B-PSB7 Spirit Box generates frequencies which, theories suggest, give entities the energy they need to be heard. It utilizes a millisecond-adjustable frequency "sweep" coupled with a synthetic noise or "white noise" distributed between frequency steps.

  • Rem Pod

    REM Pod uses a mini telescopic antenna to radiate its own independent magnetic field around the instrument. Four (4) colorful lights activate to indicate strength, location, and size of the energy.