President Donald Trump has nominated Brett J. Talley to the federal district court that sits in Montgomery, Alabama. Aside from having never tried a case, and having never completed a motion in open court, Talley is also a paranormal investigator who spends his free time searching for ghosts.
On his questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee, a copy of which was provided to The Daily Beast, Talley says that he was part of The Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group from 2009-2010. The group, according to its website, searches for the truth “of the paranormal existence” in addition to helping “those who may be living with paranormal activity that can be disruptive and/or traumatic.”
What is the Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group and what do they research?
David Higdon, the group’s founder and later a co-author with Talley told The Daily Beast that he couldn’t remember specific cases they may have worked on together. “Mainly we may go into a house between maybe 7 at night and 6 in the morning and stay up all night long and see if we can see what’s going on." Higdon said that 85-90 percent of the time, they don’t discover any kind of paranormal activity."