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We conduct business with full transparency and authenticity.


We use skepticism, critical thinking, and the scientific method to reach conclusions.


We promise complete discretion and we pride ourselves in leaving your space nicer than we found it.

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We are an Ottawa-based team founded in 2021. We seek to disprove claims of the paranormal in hopes of discovering we can’t! We investigate private residential spaces and public haunts, free of charge. We also host events and workshops at public haunts internationally and locally. 

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Meet Our Team

We’ve got all kinds of members with all kinds of relevant backgrounds and skills who are ready to help! Meet our investigators…

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Kyle Benoit (He/Him)

Tech Lead/ Inventor & MacGyver


Kyle is our resident MacGyver and tech savante here at Class-A. He leads the tech department with an uncanny amount of knowledge and background in things like: audio capture & analysis, device setup, time–frequency analysis, EMF, building automation, polaroid development, video sensor devices, infrasound measurement, vintage analog equipment, and the list goes on. 


When he's not troubleshooting equipment or inventing new gadgets, he's likely watching hockey, football, & paranormal shows, or playing some drums and jamming to metal.


Kyle plays an essential role to our evidence collection and analysis, while doing the heavy-lifting behind-the-scenes as well, literally.

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Lee Hatfield (He/Him)

New Owner/Team Lead


Lee moved from the UK to Canada in 2013 after marrying Kelly, his Canadian Wife.  


He spent over 25 years in the Emergency Services in the UK, so has experienced many degrees of trauma and unexplainable situations. History has always been a part of Lee’s life, as he has records of his X3 Great Grandfather who fought in the Napoleonic Wars and Waterloo. Lee’s interest in the paranormal has also been just as long, but as a self-confessed open-minded sceptic, he wants to look at things with a sceptical mind, and to see what, if anything, is really out there.  


He has taken over ownership of Class-A Paranormal team as of December 2023. He hopes to explore some of Ontario's most promising haunts!

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Coco (She/Her)

Researcher/ Pre-Inv./ Client Relations


Corinne has always been curious about the paranormal. She is skeptical about the existence of ghosts in the proper sense but acknowledges that there is still a lot we don't know about how the universe around us works. She has experience in videography, writing, and research.


When she is not on the field, she is probably writing something, eating a snack, or reading a webtoon.

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Sam Smadella (They/She)

Pre-Inv./ Admin Assistant/ Base Control


While the other kids played with Barbies and blocks, Sam spent their childhood researching supernatural phenomenon and investigating the unexplained. With this special interest tucked into a back pocket, Sam pursued a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Ottawa and built a career in pediatric health care and child development. When the pandemic hit and life shifted, they took the opportunity to open a small business to support local entrepreneurs through the shutdowns. She also decided to go back to school and pursue a post-graduate diploma in Therapeutic Recreation. In their space time, Sam enjoys going on adventures, travel, music, and spending time with her kids.


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Taylor Robert (They/She/He)

Previous Owner/Social Media/Web Design


Taylor has been fascinated with the 'mysteries of the universe' ever since she can remember. Things really took a turn in 2010 when she found herself living in a home with more than just a little 'character'. Unable to ignore the strange and invasive occurrences, she began to dig into possibilities. What she found ultimately led her to leave the home and seek out others with similar experiences. 


With 11 years experience exploring psi phenomenon by scientific means, she felt drawn to form her own collective of like-minded skeptics and curious cats. She believes a scientific approach is the only way to get to the truth, so she likes to always creep it real.


In 2023 they passed the torch to Lee, making more time for a growing family. When she isn't managing the social pages and website of Class-A, you can find them watching horror films, being a mama, doing hair, making art, tattooing, writing, or cuddling up with her wife, cat, baby, and dog.

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Sarah Stewart (She/Her)

Location Scout/ Marketing Queen


Sarah is a lover of travel, adventure, and all things spooky. When she's not off ghost hunting, she can be found homeschooling her five children, travel writing, working as a professional photographer, taking courses at Carleton University, creating art, playing music, or even coaching archery. Her life motto is "DO ALL THE THINGS!" and she certainly lives by that motto every single day!


Sarah feels that everything is an adventure, and that includes paranormal investigation. "There are lots of things that we can't explain, but I'm certainly going to try," says Sarah. "I have always had an interest in the paranormal, ghost stories, and all things spooky. I don't just accept that ghosts are real though; I'm incredibly skeptical throughout the process, so we rule out every other explanation before beginning to consider something as 'paranormal'."


You can check her out @AdventureSeekerSarah on Insta, TikTok, Facebook, and EhCanada travel as she documents her adventures, including hanging out at lots of spooky locations with the Class-A team!

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Seth Thomson (He/Him)

Tech Assist/Troubleshooter


Seth is our newest member; bio coming soon!

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