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Featured interviews & appearances

CPI has been fortunate to have been featured on various radio shows, newscasts, and documentaries. Below are some of our most recent featured media appearances.

AM 560: Trust Radio network - October 31, 2020

Dave Olson and Matt Perry join Attorney Steven Leahy and co-host Jim Leahy for a special Halloween show talking about some of the creepiest experiences during investigations.


This episode is Part 2 of the Ghost Hunters interview with Chicago Paranormal investigators Dave Olson and Victor Castro.

WCGO Radio Legal Eagles: Part I - October 24, 2020

This special Halloween edition of “Legal Eagles” features guests Dave Olson and Victor Castro from Chicago Paranormal Investigators discussing how they use special video and audio equipment and tactics to investigate haunted houses, cemeteries, shuttered hospitals, hotels and police stations.


Ever wonder what goes into ghost hunting? Or just want to see some spooky photos and videos? Or just love an ambulance decked out for ghost hunting? Well its all here on this weeks episode of Question the Weird! Join Questioning the Weird with Dave Olson, the Head of Chicago Paranormal Investigators. Sit back and enjoy.

iWonder Podcast - October 22, 2020

Ghost Hunter David Olson Talks Ghost Evidence And Paranormal Activity With iWonder.

iWonder Podcast - October 16, 2020

Ghost Hunter Gets Attacked By A Ghost On Paranormal Investigation. Dave Olson has been fascinated with paranormal activity for many years and formed a team of investigators to assist people in need due to unexplained phenomenons and to document the existence of paranormal activity using the latest technology in this field. He converted an old ambulance into a ghost hunter mobile called Misty. Ghost hunting has become a major aspect in Dave’s life and not only does he want to capture amazing evidence that ghosts exist but he also wants to help ghosts or spirits move on with whatever is keeping them here on earth.

Nick Digilio Show - August 24, 2020
“Dave Olson, founder of the Chicago Paranormal Investigators, joins the Nick Digilio Show to bring his expertise in all things that go bump in the night.

Dave dives into the techniques and technology that go into his investigations and shares the harrowing details of his favorite investigations.”

Creep Street Podcast - May 5, 2020

Dave Olson is interviewed by Dylan & Maureen of Creep Street Podcast…and may have even captured a disembodied voice during the interview…

The Dave Perez Show - February 28, 2020

Dave & Matt were interviewed on The Dave Perez Show in Chicago.

WLS-AM 890 The Jen Weigel Show - Jan. 20, 2020

CPI Investigator’s Dave Olson and Matt Perry were interviewed on the Jen Weigel Show Jan 20, 2020. Special call in guests were CPI Investigator Victor Castro and Psychic Medium LoriAnn. We were only able to record part of the interview due to two camera malfunctions at the start of the show.

WLS-AM 890 The Jen Weigel Show - Oct. 24, 2019

WLS-AM 890 The Jen Weigel Show Getting Ready for Halloween with Paranormal Experiences with Chicago Paranormal Investigators Dave Olson and Matt Perry. Special guest: Psychic Medium Susan Rowlen.

Trust Radio Network AM-560 "The Answer" - Oct. 25. 2019

Dave & Matt were interviewed on the Trust Radio Network AM-560 “The Answer” by Attorney Steven A. Leahy and Realtor Jim Leahy.

Para-Con Expert Panel, North Star Mohican Casino - November 2019

Panel discussion with the Experts: Dave Schrader, Grant Wilson from Ghost Hunters, Greg & Dana Newkirk, Ty Gowen, Troy Hudson, Psychic Medium LoriAnn Manns and CPI Investigator Dave Olson

WBay Channel 2 Action News - The "Haunted" Karsten Hotel For Sale

CPI investigated the Karsten Hotel in Kewaunee, Wisconsin in Feb of 2015. WBay ABC 2 Actioni News Reporter Ellery McCardle visited us during our two day investigation.

WGN Radio 720 - Paranormal Investigation Video of Tribune Tower

Chicago Paranormal Investigators Team performed a paranormal investigation on the Tribune Building.  Hannah is joined by lead investigator David Olsen and Psychic Medium Susan Rowlen to discuss the results of the investigation. 

WGN Radio 720 - Tribune Tower Investigation Recording - October 31, 2015

Chicago Paranormal Investigators Team performed a paranormal investigation on the Tribune Building.  Hannah is joined by lead investigator David Olsen and Psychic Medium Susan Rowlen to discuss the results of the investigation.

WGN Radio Radio 720 - Jenniffer Weigel - "I’m Spiritual, Dammit" - October 19, 2018

Jenniffer Weigel interviews Dave Olson, a Chicago police officer who founded the Chicago Paranormal Investigators. They discuss the many experiences he’s had investigating haunted places around the Midwest.

The BIO Channel - My Ghost Story - Season 5, Episode 2 - "Rocco's Revenge" - October 5, 2012

“My Ghost Story” Clip from the Bio Channel – Chicago Paranormal Investigators captures a a stack of rims being knocked down by an angry spirit at the Casa Madrid in Chicago, an old Mob hangout.

A Paranormal Investigation - A Documentary by Brian Foster

Chicago Paranormal Investigators Team Leader Dave Olson is interviewed about investigations at The Great Escape and The Congress Theater in Chicago. Learn about some of CPI’s favorite equipment and see some of our favorite paranormal activity evidence clips caught on tape.

The Wizard of Odd TV - The Most Haunted Place In Chicago

The Most Haunted Place In Chicago. The Wizard of Odd TV meet up with Ghost Hunter David Olson from Chicago Paranormal Investigators. Dave shows us incredible footage he captured inside the The Congress Theatre. The Congress has been abandon for years and has been the known for many ghost sightings. Dave has been a ghost hunter for over 10 years and has been on over 50 paranormal investigations. Dave has spent tens of thousands of dollars on his ghost mobile and getting the best ghost hunting equipment out there for his ghost hunting investigations. Dave has been interested in paranormal activity since early childhood. Ghost hunters all love Dave’s ghost mobile.

A Short Documentary of Chicago Paranormal Investigators by AJ Thiede

Chicago Paranormal Investigators Dave Olson, a Chicago Police Officer, and Matt Perry, a Chicago area Firefighter, are interviewed by AJ Thiede about some of their experiences on paranormal investigations. See video of Dave getting scratched by a spirit on a private home investigation, and listen to resident skeptic Matt talk about his experience at the Crown Point Jail.


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