CHAPS -Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society

Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society

In the Winter of 2005 after 14 years of paranormal enthusiasm and spiritual studies, Dave Gibb felt it was time to organize his studies and turn it to research. He conceived the name and concept of C.H.A.P.S. In the Spring of 2006 he formed a team of like minded individuals.

C.H.A.P.S. a proud member of the TAPS Family since 2008, is a science based research group. We go into every investigation with the mindset that we would like to disprove the presence of a haunting. We want to be able to settle the mind of the client that they either have a physical reason for their concerns or that they may indeed have something paranormal present with them.

C.H.A.P.S. now runs out of 2 official areas, the Northeastern, and Central Ontario Regions. We have members situated so that we can take care of the largest area possible. Our investigations have taken us to many corners of the province, western Quebec, and the U.S.A. 

Our team does enjoy having fun at investigations, however we will present the most professional product to the client that is possible. We use the best technology accessible to facilitate that. These services, are 100% cost free. We are there for you.

 Know that our charter with the TAPS Family means we can offer excellence, beware of other teams passing themselves off as paranormal investigators. Check references, ask about the equipment they use and their methods. NEVER pay for an investigation. IF they charge for one, get away from them. NOT make money off you. Please allow us to put your mind at ease

Meet the Team

In the Winter of 2005 after 14 years of paranormal enthusiasm and spiritual studies, Dave Gibb felt it was time to organize his studies and turn it to research. He conceived the name and concept of C.H.A.P.S. In the Spring of 2006 he formed a team of like minded individuals.


Founder and Director

Dave Gibb located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, has been involved with the paranormal world for the majority of his life. In late 2005 he founded C.H.A.P.S., the team to be formalized the following Spring. Dave has investigated throughout Ontario and the United States. In 2008 Our team established a connection with the TAPS Family. Featured in a number of interviews and articles.    Contact Dave at



Sandy located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, has filled a number of roles on the team, originally began by editing videos for clients which she continues Sandy acted as the primary camera person. Since that point she has moved on the creation of the you tube videos, production of our commercials and graphics. Sandy has produced commercials for other TAPS Family as well. Since her start on the team June of 2008 she has been an integral part of the investigative team and logistics crew. Contact Sandy at



Cathy Sehn, located in the city of Pembroke Ontario is one of C.H.A.P.S. most senior members. She holds the position of Lead for the Northern Team. Naturally a very serious person she is our quiet investigator. Cathy has represented C.H.A.P.S. in the press and at major show events, has also investigated into the United States and far North. Cathy is not afraid to fill any roll the team needs her to be in, as she has done them all. Contact Cathy at



Dan Sehn, an Ottawa Valley resident and welder by trade and is a uniquely perceptive man. Dan is very adept with his debunking skills, being a tradesman he is aware of the noises that mechanical processes make, so he can pick out such symptoms in a home with ease. Dan has been on most investigations and is a key member of the team. His off sense of humour keeps the team from being too serious at times. An avid photographer as well, he is responsible for some of our best location shots. Contact Dan at



Shannon is a very passionate investigator, she is also a bit of a wild child. Clientelle warm up to Shannon as she is willing to talk to anyone, see the positive side in something and express her thoughts truthfully. Since coming on with the team as a guest and forward has attended every investigation. She is not afraid to speak up when needed or inform the team if something is not correct with a clients claims. Shannon is never one to back down from a dare or a challenge which due to her personality can make for some interesting on and off times with the team. You’ve been warned.



John Tallon started with the team as a guest in the fall of 2009, since that time he has amassed a number of investigations. Retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force, his profession as an aircraft mechanic also gives him a perception of the noises that can occur physically and makes him an asset to the technical team. A resident of Petawawa, John has consistently been the 1st to jump on any investigation anywhere and we were proud to make him a full time member of the team November of 2010. John is a natural dramatic ham, which helps the tired mood on any investigation.


Public Relations Director

Carolyn is an accomplished author. She has gained experience with our Northern and Central teams. An asset in the searching for the particular angle many would miss. Very forensic in her approach and an experienced organizer of events. Carolyn has worked as a representative of CHAPS publicly and is one of our go to people when asked for an interview. Contact Carolyn



Sydney McGhee is our youngest member, just out of high school she had submitted a video interview for us that showed her professionalism. Sydney is a quieter investigator who prefers the background but in her element when doing solo work. Sydney is beyond her years for maturity and likely takes more ribbing from other members of the team due to her age. Being a good sport she fit in well with our crew.



Phil Booker, one of the newest members of CHAPS. A high school friend of Dave’s they reconnected via social networking a few years back, Phil began to come out to some investigations. Soon after discovered that he had a talent for this and his experience in the theatre added to his ability to lead an investigation with some interesting lines of questions. Phil is a very compassionate man, it lends to his need to help people. That makes his role on the team all the better. Rarely someone comes out of the gates with the team and begins to lead investigations so soon. Phil is located in the Oshawa area.



Shanna Jacklin has been with C.H.A.P.S. for a number of years, a keen eye and the PR head with Dave. Recently put in charge of the newly opened Eastern Team office in Ottawa, in her own words “Growing up, I did experienced a few unexplainable events, but it wasn’t until I saw my deceased grandmother standing over my father on the night of her death that I took it seriously. I have a sincere open-minded interest in the paranormal, and can honestly say that my curiosity for what I might learn or experience on an investigation takes away from any fear of the unknown I thought I would have had. As a compassionate person, I find it so rewarding to know that we are here to provide information, help, support, and comfort to people who are experiencing paranormal activity.” Contact Shanna at


Information Technologist

I graduated from Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Canada in 1999, and have been an IT specialist for 19 years, working in a large organization. I joined C.H.A.P.S. because my wife told me to. Just kidding, I have always believed and had interest in “The Other Side.” We can thank The Exorcist, Amityville, and the Poltergeist. I personally have not yet had an experience that I know of, but have witnessed some unusual things like “The Balloon” for example (check out my story in our Your Stories page.) My wife joined C.H.A.P.S. and met these amazing people, all sharing the same interest in the paranormal, and they needed an IT guy. It was a great opportunity for me to contribute my expertise to C.H.A.P.S. and in return, I hope to “experience” a paranormal event…. I am truly honoured to be a part of this group. Contact Jeff at

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