Katrina Weidman is a senior at Penn State earning a dual degree in Integrative arts with an emphasis in music production and Theatre with an emphasis in performance. She originally wasn't going to attend college, but after dropping a friend off at University Park and seeing the campus, she knew it was where she belonged. The next day she signed up for classes at Bucks County Community College, which she attended for two years before transferring to Penn State University Park in 2004. Besides being an investigator for the Paranormal Research Society, she's been a member of the Penn State Snowboard club since 2004. In 2005 she joined The Lion 90.7 fm as a co-host for a variety of shows and voice over work.

She was born and raised in Bucks County, PA along with an older sister and a younger brother. She was born into an artistic family - both of her parents perform in their spare time and her mother writes original musicals for local playhouses. Some of her earliest memories are watching her mother and father tap dance together on stage; this also coincides with some of her strangest memories of her father dressed in drag for multiple shows. "Either way, my parents helped to shape my love and appreciation for performance art, which is why I'm a performer; I guess you could say it's in my blood."

Besides theatre, Katrina writes her own music. At the age of 11, she taught herself how to play piano. She learned how to play songs by ear and it lead into writing her own music. In 2003 she co-wrote a song with her mother for her first original musical called "Curtain Call for Murder."

"As long as I can remember I've had an interest in the paranormal," says Katrina. "I knew Penn State was a perfect fit, not only did they offer majors that fit my wants and needs, but they had a paranormal club. I joined the club in 2006 and went through extensive training to become an investigator. I absolutely love every minute of what I do. I get to help people, learn about the paranormal, work with amazing people, and now that we have a show with A&E I get to work in the entertainment world as well. "

When she has free time outside of school and PRS, she enjoys snowboarding, singing, dancing, cooking, knitting and traveling.

My Favorite Case

My favorite case was, hands down, “Pet Cemetery”, which we filmed in season 1.  Before we got to the location I remember sitting in the hotel room with Eilfie telling her “something doesn’t want us there”.  Subjective, but it was a very overwhelming feeling that I couldn’t shake.  That feeling seemed to be shared with everyone on our team (cast and crew) when we arrived on location.  It was a constant feeling of “I shouldn’t be here”.

The case at first didn’t seem to be anything to worry about, we honestly thought there would be nothing going on or that, at best, it was a “mom and pop” haunting.  We were wrong.

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Paranormal State

I don’t know what was worse for my parents, to have their daughter go away to college and say, “I want to be an actor” or “I want to be a paranormal investigator”.  Although, neither took them by surprise. I guess many people saw me going in this direction, as I was always the girl at the sleep over who brought the Ouija board and acted out elaborate ghost stories until my other friends, with frightful tears in their eyes, had to call their parents and ask to be picked up.  That was me.  As I was working on my degrees in Theatre and Integrative arts I spent many hours studying to be an investigator with PRS.  I just always had a fascination with the paranormal.  I don’t know what it was that jumpstarted my passion for this field, but I would say the fact that my parents kept buying haunted houses and moving our family into them had something to do with it.  I guess I just really wanted answers to what I had experienced as a child.  Not many of my friends would let me talk about my experiences or about the paranormal books I’ve read for fear that just hearing a story would attract some horribly mangled ghost to their bed side.

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