About Jeff Davis

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Jeff Davis – Brief Biography

Jeff Davis has live in the Peculiar World for most of his life.  As a boy, he decided to become an archaeologist and investigate the odd and unusual after watching the original Mummy movie, with Boris Karloff.  For many years, Jeff worked in the woods of Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Mountains, the home of Bigfoot.  Jeff has encountered many peculiar things while traveling around the world, visiting England, Italy, Bosnia, South Korea, Japan, and Southwest Asia.  Jeff has written, edited, or contributed to over a dozen books, including military history and the paranormal.  Some of his books include Weird Washington, and Weird Oregon.   

He has appeared on several cable network television shows, including The History Channel's  HAUNTED HISTORY. He was a consultant for an episode on the Pacific Northwest, entitled Haunted History: Northwest.  I has also appeared several times on the Travel Channel's shows, The Dead Files and Ghost Adventures.  He also appeared for an irreverent look at ghost hunting on the show, That White People S***.  In 2021, Jeff appeared on Discovery+'s show, Alaskan Killer Bigfoot.

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Jeff Davis – Longer, Somewhat Boring Biography

Jeff Davis was born in Vancouver, Washington and grew up in the Army, so to speak. Jeff’s father was stationed at the Vancouver Barracks and Jeff grew up playing in and around the Barracks. This led to his interest in a military career.  This competed with his other interests, ghosts, mythology, and archaeology, which began when he spent many evenings watching old horror movies, such as the original Mummy, with Boris Karloff.

Ghosts and Critters Career

Jeff was interested in the paranormal since childhood, but because of job and military commitments, was limited to short investigations and research projects.  However, in the late 1990s, during a lull in work and military assignments, Jeff published his first book, Ghosts and Strange Critters of the Pacific Northwest.  He wrote this book, and his later manuscripts with a focus on the historical context of hauntings, the who, what, where, and WHY a location might be haunted.  Because of his anthropology background, and a natural suspicion of the government, Jeff was also interested in mysteries and conspiracy theories, strange animals, and forgotten facts.  He included those in his books as well. 

Jeff has written, edited, or contributed to over a dozen books on military history, and the paranormal.  Some of these books include, Weird Washington, Weird Oregon, A Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Ghosts, Critters and Sacred Place of Washington and Oregon, Volumes 1 - III, and many others.  He has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM, and the History Channel series, Haunted History.  Jeff has also been a four-time guest expert on the Travel Channel show, The Dead Files, and two-time guest on Ghost Adventures.

  Television Show Appearances

Haunted History: [Pacific] Northwest, Season 2, Episode 3, air date 2 March 2001.

The Dead Files: is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features physical medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. Jeff holds the record as the most times as a returning expert, at 8 appearances.

Final Curtain Call, Season 2, Episode 5, air date 18 May 2012.

Final Curtain Call and the Devil Made Me Do It  Season 2, Episode 7, air date Oct 26, 2012

House of Mirrors, Season 6, Episode 3, air date 9 May 2015. 

The Whispering: Season 7, Episode 12, air date 18 June 2016.

While the Children Sleep Season 8, Episode 7, air date 5 August 2017. 

The Demon's Quest, Season 14, Episode 7, air date 25 January 2021

The Seething  Season 15, Episode 3, air date Nov 6, 2021

Ruptured  Season 15, Episode 4, air date Nov 13, 2021

Ghost Adventures: is an American television series about the paranormal that premiered on October 17, 2008, on the Travel Channel. Produced by MY-Tupelo Entertainment (a merger of MY Entertainment and Tupelo-Honey Productions),[1] the program follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff (until season 10), and Aaron Goodwin as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. The show is introduced and narrated by Zak Bagans.

Graveyard of the Pacific: Commander's House: Located in Warrenton, Oregon, aired 20 October 2018. 

Graveyard of the Pacific: Cape Disappointment: Located in Ilwaco, Washington, aired 27 October 2018. 

Alaskan Killer Bigfoot   Seventy years ago, a murderous Bigfoot-like creature sent residents fleeing from Portlock, Alaska. Now, an expedition returns to the abandoned fishing village to reclaim the land and its resources from the terrifying beast locals call Nantinaq. The team’s 40-day sojourn in the icy Alaskan wilderness tests their mettle, their faith and their ability to survive.

It Knows We're Here (Dec 7, 2021) Season 1, Episode 2

An Unhappy Medium (Dec 14, 2021) Season 1, Episode 3

S.O.S. (Dec 21, 2021) Season 1, Episode 4

You Have a Bigfoot Here (Dec 28, 2021) Season 1, Episode 5

Camp Terror (Jan 4, 2022) Season 1, Episode 6

We're the Prey (Jan 11, 2022) Season 1, Episode 7

Nantinaq's Revenge (Jan 18, 2022) Season 1, Episode 8


Books and Other Publications

Books on the Paranormal     

Ghosts and Strange Critters of Washington and Oregon, Norseman Ventures Publishing

Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon I (Revised) Norseman Ventures Publishing

Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon II Norseman Ventures Publishing

Ghosts Critters and Sacred Places of Washington and Oregon III Norseman Ventures Publishing

Haunted Astoria (Revised) Norseman Ventures Publishing

Haunted Tour Guide to the Pacific Northwest, with Janine Davis (Revised) Norseman Ventures Publishing

Portland Rose City Ghosts Volume I Norseman Ventures Publishing

Vancouver USA Ghosts, Volume I Norseman Ventures Publishing

Weird England, Sterling Publishing.  Jeff contributed two stories to this book.

Weird Hauntings, Jeff contributed three stories to this book.

Weird Oregon, Sterling Publishing.  Jeff co-authored this book, which mixes the unique history of Oregon State with its oddities, and significant people places and things.

Weird Washington, Sterling Publishing.  Jeff wrote nine (9) of the 12 chapters in this book, of true stories of the odd, unusual, and unique heritage of Washington State.  I focused on many places with archaeological and historic appeal. The Washington State Librarian recommended it for educators teaching introductory classes in Washington State History.


Archaeology and History Books

1995, A Macrobotanical Analysis of the Remains from the Middens of the Norse Greenland Farm Complex of Sandnes (v51)  Unpublished master's thesis, submitted to the University of Sheffield, UK. This document was a mix of historic research using translated documents, archaeological reports, as well as laboratory analysis to try to find what happened to the Norse settlers who disappeared from Greenland in the Middle Ages

1995, Nothing in Hell...The Story of the 104th Division Timberwolves in World War II.  Unpublished manuscript, submitted to the Commander, 104th Division, Vancouver Barracks, WA, January 1996.

2011, History of the 75th Division 1943 – 2012 (Revised).  Jeff was the principal author of several chapters detailing the history of this US Army unit, and edited chapters from the previous edition. 

2014, Custer's Other Brother-in-Law, the Fred Calhoun Log Book. (Editor) This is a copy of a 19th century book kept by Lieutenant Frederick Calhoun. He was stationed at the Vancouver Barracks for several years.  It includes a bio of Calhoun, and overview of his life and times.

 (In progress)- Custer's Niece, the Household Account Book of Emma Reed Calhoun. This book is an annotated copy 19th century account book kept by Mrs. Frederick Calhoun. She was G. A. Custer's niece, and married Calhoun after the Battle of Little Bighorn.  She and her husband were stationed at the Vancouver Barracks for several years. It includes an overview of her life and in what was the western frontier.