The Author

Elliott Kerr Van Dusen was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1983, the first of four children by Neil and Kim Van Dusen.  In 1986, Neil accepted a position with Canada Post in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Elliott spent his early childhood growing up in Sydney Mines, Sydney and Whitney Pier. In 1997, Neil moved his family to Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. He needed to be closer to the medical facilities monitor his hereditary bleeding disorder, Hemophilia B and hepatitis C in which he had contracted through unscreened blood products during the Canadian Tainted Blood Scandal era. His father passed away on August 14, 2006 due to complications from hepatitis C. 

At the age of 16, Elliott began researching and investigating the paranormal. He created Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, researching and educating the general public in the social science discipline of parapsychology. He has now been investigating the paranormal for over 23 years. He has earned a diploma in parapsychology from the Stratford Career Institute, a degree in parapsychology from the American International University and has taken additional parapsychological training from the Nova Scotia Community College, University of Edinburgh's Koestler Parapsychology Unit, Rhine Education Center, and the University of Ottawa. Elliott's parapsychological work has also been featured on the Discovery Channel and in the Globe and Mail and the Chronicle Herald. In May 2018, Elliott wrote and published his first professional book entitled "Evil in Exeter", based on a true story and  investigation he conducted into one Rhode Island family's terrifying haunting. On September 1, 2020 his second book, Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement was released.

Elliott graduated from Saint Mary's University in absentia on May 23, 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. His daughter Sofia was born on April 13, 2010 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In June 2017, Elliott was promoted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the rank of Corporal. He spent his policing career specializing in major crimes; homicide and sex crimes and drug enforcement.

He and his fiancé Sarah Crawley, met in December of 2018 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They purchased a home in the beautiful Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. Sarah works full time specializing in Human Resources and Elliott was recently accepted into the Master of Arts Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. On June 22, 2020 they welcomed their beautiful daughter Meadow into their lives.

Elliott is of Dutch-Irish ancestry, stands 5'8 and weighs about 200 pounds. He is blue-eyed, fair-skinned, sporting a thick beard and sandy coloured hair with a frost of grey . 

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