Joshua P. Warren was born and raised in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. At the age of 13, he wrote his first published book. Since then, he has published dozens more, including the regional best-seller, Haunted Asheville, and How to Hunt Ghosts (released by Simon and Schuster), and is the president of his multimedia productions company, Shadowbox Enterprises, LLC.
His articles have been published internationally, and he has been covered by such mainstream media as CNN, Fox News, Entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Delta Sky, FATE, New Woman, The New York Times, FHM and Something About the Author; and made the cover of the science journal,Electric Space Craft. A winner of the University of North Carolina Thomas Wolfe Award for Fiction, he wrote columns for the Asheville Citizen-Times from 1992 to 1995. His first novel, The Evil in Asheville, was released in 2000.
An internationally-recognized expert on paranormal research, Warren was hired by the famous Grove Park Inn Resort to be the first person to officially investigate the Pink Lady apparition in 1995 (the same year he founded L.E.M.U.R. paranormal investigations, of which he is president). Warren also led the expedition that captured the first known footage of the elusive Brown Mountain Lights, eventually resulting in scientific breakthroughs, via experiments Warren led in the lab, that help explain most of the lights and many mysterious, natural plasmas (such as ball lightning) that occur around the world. His work has been praised by the Rhine Research Center, The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (or NCCAT, for which he often gives presentations) and numerous scholars such as New York Times best-selling author Dr. William R. Forstchen, Dr. William Roll, Dr. Andrew Nichols, and legendary researchers such as NASA engineer Charles A. Yost, Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineer David Hackett, and authors/researchers Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe.
Warren has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, SyFy, Animal Planet, TLC, and numerous networks affiliates of NPR, ABC, NBC, and CBS. He starred on every episode of the Travel Channel's series, Paranormal Paparazzi, in 2012, and has made guest appearances on Travel's Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge. In fact, he co-produced the Ghost Adventures Winchester House experiment, voted #1 experiment in the history of the show by fans. He was a Technical Consultant and Behind-the-Scenes Assoc. Producer for Warner Brothers' 2012 feature, The Apparition.He is frequently asked to be a guest on radio shows around the world, especially Coast to Coast AM with George Noory/Art Bell. Warren is also an international award-winning filmmaker (including Hollywood.com's Top Underground Filmmaker of 1998), having worked on many sets, such as Warner Brother's My Fellow Americans, Universal'sPatch Adams, Paradise Falls, Inbred Rednecks, Songcatcher, and Sinkhole.
Warren hosts a syndicated weekly paranormal program, Speaking of Strange, airing Saturday nights from its flagship station, News Radio 570 WWNC in Asheville, NC, and heard on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It's rated no. 1 in its local region Saturday nights, reaching up to four states from the flagship alone, and streaming live worldwide on the internet.
Warren created and owns the Asheville Mystery Museum, and the popular Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours. And in 2012, he was also hired by the city of Morganton, North Carolina, to author and design the first-ever walking tour in Morganton: The Morganton Ghost Walk. In his lab, he and his team also created the Sunshine Simple Solar Generator for the home, and he offers a variety of research products related to alternative and clean energy. As founder of the Wishing Machine Project, he has helped 1000s of people, around the world, manifest their goals using radionics & the mind-body-environment relationship.
Warren has a notoriously busy schedule, and a seemingly unprecedented variety of ambitious projects. For example, in one year alone, 2004, his book How to Hunt Ghosts was released in Portuguese in Brazil; his one-man documentary Alone in A Haunted House was released nationally and, within one month, became the all-time best-selling documentary for its distributor; his research/experiments made the cover of a science journal for the first time; he began work as a professional radio host; produced a national paranormal conference; traveled the country and the Bermuda Triangle/Bahamas on major research expeditions, such as studying "Death Touch" martial artists in Chicago; and wrote, produced, directed, shot, and edited a feature film on a $1000 budget. Recently, he led an expedition to the Mayan pyramids in Central America, investigated the Tower of London, and co-hosted an expedition through Transylvania in Romania, conducting scientific tests at places where dramatic historic events occurred.
Warren divides his time between Asheville and Puerto Rico, where he owns & operates the Bermuda Triangle Research Base.