Bobbie Atristain

Bobbie founded CPRI in the Spring of 2000 with the help of Matt Didier of the the Toronto Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society.

Bobbie and her husband Rick reside in Nottoway County, VA in their historic 200 + year old home with their four German shepherd dogs, two cats, and fish.

Bobbie’s interest in the paranormal began at an early age which prompted her to read anything and everything related to the paranormal and the occult. She spent summers at her grandmother’s home in Gretna, Virginia where lots of “unexplainable” events frequently occurred. These events only fueled her interest.

Bobbie studied art history and political science at Sweet Briar College where there were plenty of ghost stories. Once she finished college she moved to Lynchburg where she lived in an old house where plenty of unexplainable events occurred. She had the opportunity to utilize her investigative techniques on a daily basis.

Since she founded CPRI in May of 2000 she has had the chance to serve as a paranormal consultant for PBS’s Things that Go Bump in the Night 2, a Sci Fi series, Fangoria TV, Discovery Kids and for two of the Travel Channel’s productions including the World’s Most Cursed Places. She has guest starred on the SciFi hit series “Ghost Hunters”. She also consulted with L.B. Taylor to give him some ideas for stories to use in his Ghost of Virginia book series.  She was a researcher and writer for the print edition of Haunted Times Magazine, T.A.P.S. Para Magazine and has been published in FATE magazine. Her first book entitled Haunted Minds, Haunted People, was published in 2006. In early 2005 she was awarded an honorary certificate in Parapsychology from the Southeastern Institute of Parapsychology for her research into the paranormal. She along with the CPRI, Inc have been covered by such mainstream periodicals as The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, The Roanoke Times, The Richmond Times Dispatch and The Washington Times concerning the paranormal in Virginia. She has also visited numerous “allegedly” haunted locations worldwide including the infamous Woodchester Mansion in England and Loftus Hall in Ireland.  

When she’s not conducting paranormal research she keeps busy with renovating her home she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their “fur kids”.  She is also involved in various civic and community organizations.  She also enjoys gardening, landscaping, and traveling the world.  She has visited more than a dozen countries so far with more trips already in the works!  

QUOTE:”Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 
–George Bernard