Laurissa Rex is the CEO of Third Eye Event Productions, LLC, The Haunted Mafia, LLC and the founder at PARA, Palmerton Area Research Alliance. She is a US Army Signal Corps Veteran. Laurissa enlisted in 1998 and served as a Civil Affairs Specialist under the Special Operations Command of the US Army until she received her commission at the University of West Florida in 2004. She served an additional several terms as a Signal Officer. Laurissa has a Masters in Business Administration as well as a B.A. in Public Relations, Philosophy and the German Language. She served as a German Linguist from 2000 to 2003. Laurissa is married to Allen Rex Jr., her co-founder at PARA. They have 4 children together.
Laurissa rebranded the flagship team HSPP, High Spirits of Palmerton Paranormal, in 2022 to PARA. In October of 2022 she also founded Third Eye Event Productions, LLC, with the goal of connecting members of the community with an interest in the paranormal by creating educational and entertaining events at haunted locations. Her vision for the company was to avoid overly investigated places in an already saturated market by forging relationships with venues that are haunted, yet rarely, if ever, investigated. In October 2023, Laurissa further expanded and founded The Haunted Mafia. The vision for THM is for company's such as Third Eye to collaborate with other companies in order to bring more affordable and larger events to the paranormal community. Laurissa's vision for more innovative and original events combined with her passion for unity within the field has led to business partnerships with teams such as Solace Paranormal, entertainment conglomerates such as Our Haunted Lives, PARAflixx and social media influencers such as Greg and Alex of Anything Goes.
In December 2022, in an effort to dynamically separate Third Eye from other companies, Laurissa founded PARA OPS, Open-minded Paranormal Skeptics. The purpose of the show is to review evidence caught on investigations and at events with guests from those events discussed during a live broadcast; thereby giving them a fully immersive and interactive experience in the investigation process from the beginning phase of investigating to the final phase of evidence review. The show also features guests from the paranormal industry such as other teams, investigators, authors and celebrities.
Laurissa is a natural born psychic medium. She is a medium and researcher at the Warren Legacy Foundation since April 2023. Laurissa was featured on season one of Dark Echoes TV Show, which is available on Amazon Prime as of October 6, 2023. She is also the Assistant Director and Public Relations Manager for the series which begins filming season two in 2024. She has actively investigated in the field intermittently since 2011 and began as an investigator in Augusta, Georgia. However, following the untimely death of her brother in December of 2012, Laurissa left the field until 2020 when HSPP was founded.
Laurissa is adept at remote viewership, psychometry and automatic writing and she possesses all of the "clairs." She is currently penning a book entitled "The Hell House Effect," which is an in-depth look into phenomenon such as Egregore and Tulpa activity at her team's home venue. The book is based off the research performed by PARA at the Waldorf Estate of Fear in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, which is coincidentally also the set of the Hell House, LLC, movie franchise. Laurissa is simultaneously penning another title called "The Unfriending" which examines the paranormal community with candor and discusses a lot of the current controversy and in-fighting within the field of parascience research.