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 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 2020 she celebrated THIRTEEN YEARS as a paranormal investigator!
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. Since that time she has investigated the Villisca Ax Murder House and Mrs. B's Bed & Breakfast. 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: Dawn Owegi
Dawn has always had an interest in the paranormal. Her experiences started during her childhood with hearing and seeing things others didn’t appear to notice, She enjoyed ghost hunting with high school friends in abandoned houses, and experienced a visit from her mother after she passed away. Dawn has toured several locations that are known to be haunted, mostly out of state. She heard about Hawk on the Rochester Haunted Trolley Tour. Although Hawk was not onboard that particular trolley, the driver and tour guide, OZ, talked about Hawk, some of her experiences and more. Dawn learned about the ghosting hunting classes taught by Hawk from a friend and signed up!
In October and November of 2018 Dawn attended the GH101 and GH201 classes. She attended GH301 in February 2019 at the Mantorville Opera House. She completed a second GH301 at the Cresco, Iowa Theatre and Opera House on September 20, 2020.
Dawn was offered a position on the After Hours Paranormal Investigations team, as an Investigator In Training on September 21, 2020. She accepted the position and is very excited to be a part of this team! She is looking forward to many happy hauntings!