Laurie E. Notch

Writer and Producer of What's Weird and Wondrous


I may not be a big name or a prominent player in the field, but my passion to explore the bizarre and paranormal as a writer and videographer compel me to contribute what I can in the way of story and documentation.


As a trained cultural anthropologist with an MFA in Creative Writing, I tend to lend a secular humanist spin on people's accounts of what they perceive and believe. In my many travels around the world, tales of spirits and unearthly beings abound. I want to know why. I have followed and filmed ghost hunters and interviewed dozens of people who claim to have experienced inexplicable ghostly encounters.   


I love working with curious filmmakers, writers, and witnesses of paranormal phenomena, from poltergeists to cryptids. See my site for more eerie lore.

Exploring the Paranormal

For decades, I have captured images of the exotic and the mundane via still photography and video. I have produced programs on the weird and paranormal and am curently working on an investigation of a  haunted property in Sabbatus, Maine, where ghostly figures and mysterious lights appear in the woods and pukwudgie sightings occur. If you suspect you have unexplained phenomena happening in your ares, please contact me. Be sure to check out the eerie investigation of the Empire Restaurant in Portland, Maine, below.




The Art of Writing Horror

As a writer, I have covered many a genre: non-fcition, travelogues, historical romance, biography, inspirational, technical, and commercial. I have also taught classes and workshops in creative writing with a focus on fiction and flash fiction. But my all-time fav is horror. especially horror-comedy. I have written for anthologies, screenplays for short films and web series, and stage plays. For more info and links to projects, go to my site