John was born and raised in Cache Valley. At the age of 8 he began to realize that the home he lived in was peculiar. His parents still own the old farm house, built in the mid 1880’s. Strange experiences such as phantom knocks, loud boots running the stairs and missing objects became common place for him as he grew up. With each run in with what he called the “man in the hat”, John’s interest in the paranormal grew. He was forbidden by his parents from telling anyone of his experiences for fear of what others in the small community would think.
He found solace in learning everything he could about his encounters from library books. As he reached his teen years, his friends would visit his home and have experiences of their own. This opened the door for him into tell others of his experiences. As he shared his extraordinary stories, friends of friends came to him sharing stories of their brush with the supernatural.
Fueled by his own experiences with the unknown, John has spent the last 25 years interviewing and documenting first-hand accounts of those who have witnessed all kinds of strange and unusual phenomena in the western United States. The Stranger Bridgerland series contains firsthand accounts of everything from ghosts, monsters and hauntings, to glitches in the matrix, Sasquatch and UFO’s.
JOHN E. OLSEN
Author John E Olsen lives in beautiful northern Utah. He resides on the far north side of Cache Valley in Lewiston with his wife and three kids. He enjoys the outdoors and spending his time with his family.