Ryan Michaels is a psychic, medium, motivational speaker, paranormal researcher, consultant, writer, demonologist, exorcist, and TV presenter. Over the last 9 years, he has given more than 8,000 readings. He has helped those who have come to him to find answers and connect with loved ones they have lost. He lends his gifts to the FBI and police to aid in numerous investigations. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in both Theology and Demonology from the American Institute of Metaphysics. He is also certified in Reiki I and Reiki II through the American Reiki Association.
Born on April 1, 1994 in Beaverdale, PA, Ryan is the oldest of four children. His parents divorced when he was very young. His precognitive abilities manifested for the first time at 10 years of age. In a dream, an aunt told him that in six days a phone call would alert the family that she was ill and the next day she would pass. His dream came true, and a week later his aunt died from cancer. It was the first of many precognitive dreams about death to follow.
When Ryan was 13 years old, he was introduced to the Lily Dale community in New York. The Lily Dale Assembly is the World’s Largest Center for the Science, Philosophy and Religion of Spiritualism. Ryan began to study mediumship and how to improve his gifts. That same year, he moved in with his grandparents to help care for his grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, two years later, after another precognitive dream, Ryan’s grandfather passed away. This painful loss left Ryan depressed, but proved to be a catalyst for the further development of his gifts. He continued working with teachers from Lily Dale for another two years.
At 16, Ryan was featured on episode seven (which was also the season three finale) of the television show Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal. This episode first aired on the A&E television network on November 28, 2010. This episode was titled “The Lost Soul,” Ryan, along with the help of another teenage medium and several mentors, used his gifts to help police uncover details and clues in an on-going missing person case. His mentor on the show, Chris Fleming, had this to say:
“Ryan is a remarkable kid; he is good hearted and his intent to help is pure. During the taping of Psychic Kids, he impressed me and the crew with one of the most remarkable psychic forms of evidence I had ever witnessed – a combination of accurate remote viewing and direct contact as a medium. It was not only remarkable but verified a day later regarding a location he nor the crew had no way of knowing beforehand. It was an honor to work with him and witness his work, I can only imagine what his abilities will be like years from now.”
This experience really helped Ryan gain confidence and strengthen his abilities.
Two years later, Ryan was featured on ABC’s investigative news show 20/20 in an episode titled “The Sixth Sense.” This episode first aired on October 26, 2012 (which was Season 35, Episode 8 of the series). The host of this episode, Elizabeth Vargas, interviewed Ryan about his psychic abilities and premonitions. One of the premonitions included Ryan’s predictions of the natural disasters and nuclear explosion that occurred in Japan in 2011. Also appearing in this same episode was Theresa Caputo, who is commonly known as the “Long Island Medium.” Leading up to this broadcast, ABC News posted an article on October 24, 2012 titled “Disaster Predictions: People Claim Premonitions of Sept. 11 Attacks, Japanese Tsunami – Are these predictions fake or for real?” The authors of this article were Eamon McNiff and Harry Phillips. The article can be found by clicking this link:
It was written in the article that “Ryan Michaels is the resident psychic in rural Beaverdale, Pa. He said premonitions of disaster — such as the tsunami — often come to him while looking at a map on his wall.” Ryan also wrote on his website about predictions of “flooding, earthquakes and tornadoes. Especially with earthquakes.” Ryan claimed that all of these predictions foretold the Japanese tsunami and the earthquake that triggered it. Please click here to watch the clip of the 20/20 episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJBWjmAfBOs
After appearing on 20/20, Ryan began to focus on offering private sessions, conducting interviews with paranormal experts, and also began to work with police departments on missing person cases. During this time, he was also interviewed on a local television show called Central PA Live, which airs on the WTAJ television station.
Ryan has also been featured in three different books. The first book he was featured in was titled 2012 Messages: Predictions and revelations about 2012 and the Grand Shift of the Ages by Craig Howell. It was published in 2012. This book is best described as a collection of detailed predictions and insights from notable psychics, channels and intuitives about 2012 and beyond. The second book, Spirit Lives! by Dr. John B. Muciaccia was published in 2014. This book shares the experiences of 25 “ordinary” people who have had extraordinary connections with Spirit and approximately 25 professional psychics, mediums and clairvoyants who do this work every day. The third book, Pennsylvania’s Haunted Railroads by Ed Kelemen was published in 2018. The author describes this book as “a train ride through the haunted history of the railroads of Pennsylvania meeting ghostly headless engineers, brakemen, and victims of disasters on the rails. And at least one locomotive with murderous tendencies.”
When Ryan was 22 years old, a beloved aunt and loving role model for his abilities passed away from cancer. Ryan called this special person “Uncle Rose.” It was also during this same year that a 6-year relationship with his significant other ended. These combined circumstances caused Ryan to fall into a deep and long-lasting depression. Ryan became ungrounded and lost control of his gifts. Ryan was trying to work through these struggles during that time and coincidentally the A&E television network reached out to him with an opportunity to be a part of the Psychic Kids reboot. The show that had once helped him hone and grow his gift, once again lifted his spirits by offering him the opportunity to help guide and mentor a new generation of gifted children. Ten years ago, the original Psychic Kids chronicled the journeys of children who were learning to control their extraordinary abilities – and it changed their lives. For the new Psychic Kids reboot, 4 of the original kids joined the show as adult mentors. These 4 “original kids” are now successful adults. They all helped empower and guide a new generation of young psychics. This team of psychics also worked alongside a team of trained licensed therapists. They spent time with the children and their families to assist them in not only taking control of their paranormal abilities, but also showing them the remarkable power of their immense gifts.
The reboot of Psychic Kids premiered on August 21, 2019 at 10PM on the A&E television network. The first season of the reboot consisted of 8 episodes. Ryan aired in Episode 1 – “The Ghost in the Bed,” Episode 3 – “Awake and Afraid,” Episode 4 – “Spirits in the Mirror,” Episode 5 – “Dangerous Games,” Episode 6 – “Make the Spirits Stay,” and Episode 8 – “Living with Evil.” The show has aired in the United States, as well as Africa, Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and streaming on HULU. Ryan’s mentoring abilities have led to being interviewed by ABC, Dailymotion, Fox News, Hollywood.tv, iHeartRadio, KATU (in Portland, Oregon), MSN, and the Vegas Film Critic.
Most recently, Ryan has been working on a project with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He has been working on this project with Dr. Richard Bukoski, who is an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Penn Highlands. He is also working with other students from Dr. Bukoski’s classes. The project includes filming a paranormal and psychological thriller television series, which he anticipates will keep you on the edge of your seat! The project has been called The Demon Huntsman. Ryan is hoping to provide evidence to prove a theory that he has, and he hopes to delve into this throughout the television series. In order to prove his theory, Ryan will seek out a family that has seen a connection between their personal struggles or personal demons, and the connection to possible paranormal phenomena in their home. “As a paranormal theorist, I have the theory that a person’s individual demons (i.e. drug addiction, alcohol addiction, emotional triggers, depression, anxiety, anger, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, other mental health disorders, PTSD, victims of traumatic events, divorce, or grieving the death of a loved one) can possibly cause their “demons” to be projected into reality in the form of paranormal phenomena that could be captured and intuitively felt by a psychic medium or paranormal investigator.” This could be a factor to how a person reacts and makes choices after struggling with these types of events and struggles. This project is being filmed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is scheduled to wrap up before the end of July 2020. Ryan and his team from Penn Highlands will create footage for a 45 to 48-minute demo reel. Their goal is to pitch it to television networks during the summer of 2020.