Portraiture Wide

Karl Pfeiffer is a novelist and ghost hunter, and spends the rest of his free time pretending to be a photographer, videographer, screenwriter, blogger, vlogger, graphic designer, poet, journalist, lecturer, and television personality. He also just realized he needs to update this section more frequently. And for some reason has decided third person sounds more professional.

If you must know more than that, Karl boils his interests down to two areas: the supernatural and art. (Obviously, he’s only in it for the money). He’s a true romantic at heart, not in the way that he loves old movies and candlelit dinners (though he doesn’t say no to either), but in the way of a fascination with the mysterious and the epic. He searches for the mystical in the nuances of the world around him.

This manifests in his passion for ghost hunting and paranormal research. He’s worked with teams across Colorado, starting early in college before he was cast on and later won the first season of Syfy’s spinoff competition series, Ghost Hunters Academy. He went on to work briefly with the Ghost Hunters International team on the same network. After getting run around on that, he returned to Colorado, finished college at Colorado State University, and got his degree in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in religious studies (focusing on mysticism, religions of the east, and western mythology). He now lectures across the nation about the role of amateur ghost hunting and its place with science, consults for various teams across the state, and leads the public weekend ghost hunts at the beautiful and haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. He also runs a weekly vlog series about thinking beyond the basics for the ghost hunting enthusiast.

On the artistic side, Karl grew up through his childhood doing fine art, working primarily to achieve photorealism before moving toward the surrealistic. Being such a perfectionist, he burned out midway through high school. But he replaced fine art with the art of writing. Halfway through high school, he crafted his first novel, which, five years later and after thorough rewrites, became his debut release, Hallowtide, a mystical, psychological, philosophical, romantic, horror thriller. His second book, a collection of short fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, Into a Sky Below, Forever will release in September of 2013. He plans to release his second novel, Amarricages, an experimental possession story, in 2014.

Karl also harbors a deep love for movies and television. He’s adapted Hallowtide for the screen, and, in addition to other novels, is working on a number of screenplays. He’s an amateur photographer and videographer, and occasionally does book design work for self-publishing authors by request.

If you’re interested in contacting Karl about any of his work, having him speak at an event, or just learning more about him, visit his website, www.KarlPfeiffer.com.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. […] and she invited us to go on an late-night Ghost Hunt at the Stanley Hotel concert hall with Karl Pfieffer from Ghost Hunters International and a bunch of other […]

  2. suzieashby says:

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  4. Zi Yan says:


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