Founder, CEO and Lead Investigator:
Dr. Hawk M. Horvath is the owner and sole proprietor of Horvath Spiritual Consulting: Readings by Hawk. www.horvathspiritualconsulting.com
Her mission is to illuminate spiritual paths through inter-spiritual exploration and reflection. She is an inter-spiritual mentor, inspirational speaker, writer, paranormal investigator, psychic and medium, whose gifts include her ability to see and hear other dimensions as well as communicating with those who have died physical deaths. She has been seeking the paranormal since waking up, as a small child, to see an angel sitting on the headboard of her Aunt Alma’s bed.
As the CEO, Founder and Lead Investigator of After Hours Paranormal Investigations, she uses her gifts, but is ultimately in search of EVIDENCE. Over the years she has investigated an array of reportedly haunted locations including, but not limited to: The Myrtles Plantation, The Mansfield Reformatory, The Ax Murder House in Villisca, Iowa, Lemp Mansion, Edinburgh Manor, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Farrar School , Malvern Manor and Prospect Place. In October of 2010 and 2012 she traveled to Ireland where she had the privilege and opportunity to investigate Leap Castle (possibly the most haunted castle in the world), Ballyseed Castle, and Ross Castle, along with a few B & B’s. In addition she visited Clonnony Castle, Charleville Castle, Kilkenny Castle and Kinnitty Castle.
Hawk also loves to investigate some of the wonderful places a little closer to home, including: The Mantorville Opera House. The Mantorville Restoration House, The Mantorville Log Home, Mrs. B’s Bed & Breakfast, Boyd House, The Gypsy Cemetery, Canvas and Chardonnay, The Rochester Civic Theatre, the Kasson State Theatre, the Stewartville City Hall, The Cresco Theatre and Opera House, The Chatfield VFW and numerous private homes.
Hawk’s unique mix of humor and story- telling is spell-binding to audiences of all ages. She teaches classes and workshops she has developed from her own experiences and evidence including: Ghost Hunting 101, Ghost Hunting 201, Ghost Hunting; Close Encounters, and Haunted Ireland. She also leads GH301 for students who have attended previous classes and wish for a guided paranormal investigation. You will also find her lending her paranormal expertise on the Rochester Haunted Trolley through the Rochester Trolley and Tour Company.
Hawk holds a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She resides in Rochester, Minnesota where she is the owner of Horvath Spiritual Consulting, Readings by Hawk.
In April 2022 she celebrated FIFTEEN YEARS as a paranormal investigator!
August 2022 Hawk became a published author! Out of the Woods describes her movement from fundamentalist religious beliefs into the spiritual realm. Currently available on Amazon.
Senior Investigator: Kari Cousineau
Kari has been interested in the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Her early memories include hearing about a residual ghost in her parent’s former house, her grandfather appearing to her shortly after his death (when she was in the fifth grade) and friends sharing local ghost stories in middle school. When Kari was at St Cloud State University, she was interested in hearing about the alleged campus haunts. She also enjoyed exchanging books with her mom about various haunted locations. Kari has visited many haunted locations, locally as well as out of state, including Seattle's Underground City. Kari met Hawk on the Rochester Haunted Trolley Tour in Mantorville, October 2014, where she learned that Hawk offered Ghost Hunting classes through Rochester Community Ed.
Almost a year later, she had completed Haunted Ireland as well as GH 101 & 201. Kari was very excited to get the invitation to attend a GH301 class at the Mantorville Opera House in January 2016! In March she was invited to participate with the AHPI team in an investigation of the Kasson State Theatre. She has learned a lot from Hawk and former AHPI Investigator, Cindy, during the classes and investigations, which has made her even more interested in the paranormal. Following the Kasson State Theatre investigation, Kari was offered the opportunity to join AHPI as an investigator in training. On June 9, 2016 she added Edinburgh Manor (Scotch Grove, IA) to her list of investigations. She has also investigated the Villisca Ax Murder House, Mrs. B's Bed & Breakfast, the Chatfield VFW, the Mantorville Restoration House and Log House, Lemp Mansion, Farrar School, Prospect Place, and Malvern Manor. In January 2017 she was offered a full-fledged position on the team with the title of Investigator. In March, 2019 she accepted the position of Senior Investigator. She looks forward to more adventures in ghost hunting!
Investigator in Training: Eva Kathmann
Eva has had an interest in the paranormal since she was a child, growing up in a family who was sensitive to the paranormal. Although some childhood experiences frightened her, she still sought out books, and people’s firsthand experiences. Medicine and science also caught her interest, and Eva discovered a love for research. She obtained a PhD in the BioMedical sciences. Despite being scientifically grounded in her thinking, she had no doubt from her personal experiences, that ghosts exist.
Eva saw Hawk’s GH101 class advertised in a 2018 fall community education email and knew she had to sign up! She took GH201 in May 2021. In June 2021 she attended GH301 at the Mantorville Restoration House and Log House. Her experience there was more than she expected it would be, and she really enjoyed the debunking session that followed the investigation. Eva was invited to investigate a business in Chatfield with the AHPI Team in April 2022. This was an opportunity for her to really observe and learn from Hawk and Kari. She participated in another GH301 class at the Mantorville Opera House in May 2022. When Eva was invited, in June 2022, to join AHPI as an Investigator in Training, she readily accepted. She is looking forward to investigating the Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa in August 2022. Most of all, she is looking forward to continuing to learn from the AHPI Team.
Investigator In Training: Karin Ross
Karin has been interested in the paranormal for most of her life. She has long believed that there is something “more” than we can see in the physical world. Moving to Louisiana, where she was immersed in a culture that believes in and embraces the paranormal, solidified her beliefs and piqued her curiosity. Living in Louisiana also gave Karin the opportunity to combine her love of history with her belief in the paranormal.
Karin took GH101 out of curiosity with several co-workers through Rochester Community Ed. When Hawk offered the opportunity to sign up for GH201, there was no question Karin would be there. Karin was finally able to attend GH301 and her first investigation at the Log House and Restoration House in Mantorville, MN in July 2021. Since that initial investigation, Karin has ridden the Haunted Trolley with Hawk, investigated the Mantorville Opera House and a private business in Chatfield with AHPI. Each investigation increased Karin’s curiosity and belief in the paranormal.
Karin was thrilled to be offered the position as an Investigator in training with AHPI. She is excited to continue learning the craft of Ghost Hunting from Hawk and Kari!