Occupation:   Documentary Producer & Cameraman
Private Interest:   Paranormal Researcher
Barry Conrad is originally from Hamilton, Ohio. He started his career as a TV news cameraman at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati working under the auspices of anchorman/reporter Nick Clooney (father of actor George Clooney).
When Barry was 12 years old he overheard a friend of his mother's discussing the paranormal incidents taking place in her new home on the outskirts of Fairfield, Ohio. Doors would slam shut of their own accord, objects moved around, and the all pervasive odor of smoke would sometimes filter through the house. One night her son nearly jumped from the balcony of an upstairs bedroom, feeling that he was being asphyxiated by an invisible fire. Barry was impressed by the woman's apparent sincerity, and from then on developed an interest in supernatural matters.
After a five-year stint in Ohio, Barry was offered a job as news photographer in Denver, Colorado. He worked for KWGN-TV and later moved over to KOA-TV (the NBC affiliate station) shooting both news and feature stories. In 1986 he moved to California, where he eventually started his own production company: Barcon Video Productions.
In 1989 Barry was called to investigate the haunted home of Jackie Hernandez in San Pedro, California. The result of the investigation yielded the hanging and attempted murder (by the phantom) of one of the investigators. The ghost followed Barry back to his apartment and proceeded to terrorize him with poltergeist behavior there.
Barry filmed the case and later made it into a documentary titled "An Unknown Encounter." Segments of the story later appeared in an anthology film that he produced in 2002 called "California's Most Haunted". Both shows garnered high ratings when they aired on the Sci-Fi Channel's "Tuesday De-classified" series in 2003.
Barry is currently producing a trilogy of UFO documentaries called Monsters of the UFO. The first episode, "The Incident at Kelly" was released in 2006, and won the 2008 International UFO Congress award.
"Mothman: Man, Myth or Monster" and the Flatwoods Monster are the two other stories in the series. Barry's journalism background provided the avenue for well-researched information, while his many years as a cameraman assures the highest quality in filmmaking.
Spring of 2009 schedules the release of Barry's first book, "An Unknown Encounter", based on the San Pedro haunting and DVD by the same name.
Barry is the co-creator of the Bio. Channel specials and series My Ghost Story. He worked as Supervising Producer and Director of Photography.