Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society ( aka JUMPS ) was established in February of 2007. Based out of Salem County, New Jersey, the team began conducting their research at the North Bend Fire House in Salem City, NJ with two investigators in training. From there JUMPS quickly gained popularity. After conducting investigations in their local towns, word-of-mouth spread the team's knowledge and professionalism. As a result of that the local newspaper Today's Sunbeam featured a front page article about JUMPS. When the article was released investigation requests increased significantly The Sunbeam article spread word of the JUMPS team all the way to Jersey City where the team conducted an investigation on a three story apartment complex. The team hoped to bring a family that lived there some relief from their worry as their 3 year old daughter claimed to see a dark mass watch her as she lay in her bed at night.

After conducting several investigations in just over a year, JUMPS postponed their investigating for a few months due to personal reasons in each of the team member's lives. After almost a year off, the Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society returned to action in October 2010, beginning their investigating at the Salem City Cafe, located in Salem City, New Jersey.

JUMPS is a registered LLC. in the State of New Jersey as of 2011. Over the years, JUMPS has become a fully delegated organization. In 2012, the Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society  extended their investigations to famous historic locations throughout the Delaware Valley. Also in 2012 they began creating programs and developing tours that will boost tourism in Salem County by attracting visitors seeking different types of paranormal events. One in particular is the Historic Ghost Tour of Salem County; a bus tour traveling to historic haunted locations in Salem County that takes place twice in October.

In 2012, the 'South Jersey Times' newspaper began following the JUMPS team and reports our research weekly in a column called Paranormal Corner which is featured every Monday in the newspaper and on

In 2013, the JUMPS Team continued to gain popularity as they began taking part in several projects. One accomplishment in 2013 was their request from NBC to traveling to Stamford, CT to conduct an investigation of the Stamford Media Center then share their investigation and findings on the Trisha Goddard Show. Also in 2013, the team made huge upgrades in their equipment becoming one of the areas most equipped ghost research team.

In 2014, the JUMPS Team grew even larger by becoming listed within the Top 5 Paranormal Websites in the entire world. In addition, the team was offered the opportunity to be in an upcoming film called "Remorse." Then, in September 2014, after appearing several times as a guest, JUMPS Founder and CEO Doug Hogate Jr. became the co host of a weekly paranormal podcast called 'Paradelphia.'

JUMPS team members are picked very carefully and only the most knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy individuals are chosen to work on the team. Our investigator's safety, client's property, and client's confidentiality is our top priority and we strive to make the experience a successful one.

Prior to any investigating, JUMPS and the client will go over liability forms to help protect their property. Also, at the request of the client, a confidentiality form will be discussed in case they want their experiences to be kept private.

If you would like to find out more information about the JUMPS Team, the equipment we use, past investigation findings, and or a copy of the legal paperwork, please use the left menu to navigate. If you have any questions or would like to request JUMPS to conduct an investigation at your home or business, click on 'Request An Investigation' on the left menu.

JUMPS wants to thank you again for your continued support and encourages anyone who has ever had a paranormal experience to research and share this experience with others to further your knowledge of this continued unexplained controversy we call "GHOSTS."
Click on the JUMPS Team member's name below for their biography!


JUMPS Management Team

JUMPS Specialists


    JUMPS Founder Doug Hogate Jr & Executive Director Melissa Dark

    JUMPS Team waiting to begin shooting scenes for an upcoming movie appearance