About Jeff Davis

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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, Haunted History, and the Dead Files.

Jeff Davis was born in Vancouver, Washington and grew up in the Army, so to speak.   Jeff grew up playing in and around the Vancouver Barracks. This led to an interest in the military and history. Late night horror movies led to an interest in ghosts, mythology, and archaeology.

Jeff spent 32 years in the US Army and Army Reserves, where he went from being a Private in the Infantry to a Major and military historian.  He served in Bosnia, Italy, Japan, Korea, and far too many 'Stans' to name here.  Over the years, Jeff served in many of the buildings at the Vancouver Barracks.

 He is active in preserving the military heritage of the Vancouver Barracks.  He and others formed the Vancouver Barracks Military Association (VBMA)  www.vbma.us   Jeff combines his love of military history, the Vancouver Barracks, and the paranormal by giving regular Spirit Tours of the Vancouver Barracks.  

As an archaeologist, Jeff has a Bachelors degree in anthropology from Portland State University.  Jeff moved to England for a year where he earned his MA in Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. His thesis topic was the lifestyle of the Viking settlers in Greenland.  For several years Jeff worked for the U.S. Forest Service as an archaeologist in the Gifford Pinchot, the Boise, the Umatilla, and Mt. Hood National Forests.