After retiring from a 35-year career in the transportation industry, Willy turned his attention to other lifelong interests. Having studied professional photography at the prestigious New England School of Photography in Boston Ma., he combined his love of photography and travel. Willy traveled extensively throughout the American southwest as well as Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, photographing interesting people places and things. At one point even venturing down into the cone of a live volcano while in Nicaragua.
He later became more involved in other lifelong interests, including the paranormal, and in 2010 formed Spirit Chasers Paranormal, a paranormal investigation and research organization in Hampton, NH. Adventures in the paranormal world soon led to widening interests such as UFOs, Bigfoot and other unexplained phenomena. In October 2013 along with co-host Lynne Nickerson, Spirit Radio – the Paranormal Experience premiered on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, NH and has since grown to an international broadcast with listeners in over 30 countries around the world. More recently Willy along with co-host Lynne Nickerson have begun hosting Edge of Reality TV, a monthly paranormal show for HC Media Television Productions in Haverhill MA.
From an early age, Lynne developed a life-long interest in the paranormal. For the past three years, she and Willy Hassell have hosted Spirit Radio – the Paranormal Experience on WSCA FM 106.1, in Portsmouth, NH. You can catch their show streaming live at wscafm.org Saturday evenings 9-10 p.m. Eastern time. Most recently, they’ve launched a new show airing on Haverhill, MA community TV, titled Edge of Reality TV. Access is located at haverhillcommunitytv.org, series programs.
Lynne is also a member of Spirit Chasers Paranormal assisting as investigator, scribe and sensitive empath. In addition to a technical writing background, her articles and writings have appeared in newspapers, magazines, a book, as well as on the Internet including Supernatural Magazine, a UK Internet publication. Currently, she’s working on her first book which is a collection of personal paranormal tales.