Ryan has always been interested in researching folklore concerning the Mothman phenomena in Point Pleasant, Virginia, and made it the focus of one of the episodes of Paranormal State.
Ryan is right-handed.
Ryan is of Native American descent.
Buell's first time ever rowing a boat came during an episode taping for Paranormal State where he had to row a fellow investigator into the middle of a pond in the middle of the night during a rainstorm.
Buell's favorite horror movie is The Exorcist.
Buell owns a golden retriever named Xander.
Buell started investigating paranormal phenomena when he was fifteen years old.
Buell founded the Paranormal Research Society on September 16, 2001.
Buell loves to travel, especially to beaches.
Buell graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in Journalism.
Buell: I had to fight the age-thing my entire career in the paranormal--I'm still fighting it. No one wanted to hear what I'm saying, because I'm 24.
Buell: PRS will exist beyond the university at some level [...] I think we can take it with us, maybe make it national. I think we will all continue to be involved it in if we all choose to be.
Buell: I want people to realize that there's a very human element to the paranormal. It's not all about finding cool evidence.
Buell: I don't see the paranormal as the end-all of my career, but I want to contribute to it. I want to get people talking about it.
Buell: We're there to help the families, whether it's paranormal or not.
Buell: There are so many people who have had experiences. I wanted to give them a show that honored those experiences; to show people they're not alone.
Buell: I don't believe we take part in seances. When we do Dead Time, for example, we're not trying to conjure anything up or bring anything in. We're trying to communicate with something that's supposedly already there.
Buell: I'm a Catholic, but I'm also a researcher. My Catholic viewpoints don't necessarily reflect the viewpoints of society or the clients.
Buell: Working on a TV show has made us more professional.
Buell: If you want to get into that field, God bless you, you need to be helping people, not trying to do this for the glory, the fame, because right off the bat, you are working against what you're trying to do. Demonology is about helping people. It is honestly a charitable task that you do.
Buell: True charity: doing something for someone you don't know at all, with nothing to gain.
Buell: We treat each case like a mystery that needs to be solved.
(why he formed The Paranormal Research Society)
Buell: I wanted answers [...] this is what I'm meant to do.
Buell: Questions, comments, concerns, harassments?