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Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings

To learn more about the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), please visit their website at

John “Trapper” Tice
AIMS Co-Founder, Team Leader, Expert Trapper
Trapper is a lifelong hunter and tracker and team leader of AIMS (Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings). This seasoned outdoorsman and US Veteran was born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia and has devoted his life to explaining the unexplainable throughout the Appalachian Region.

Jake “Buck” Lowe
Expert Caller
Buck is the youngest member of AIMS and possesses a quick wit. This expert animal caller might have a weak stomach, but it’s his unflinching desire to unravel the mysteries hidden deep within the mountain hollers of Appalachia that makes him essential.  


Joseph “Huckleberry” Lott
Head of Security
A throwback to the days of gunpowder and lead, Huckleberry is the man in charge of security for AIMS. Huge in both stature and heart, this native West Virginia son and US Marine relies on five decades’ worth of backwoods experience to keep the team safe.

Jeff Headlee
AIMS Co-Founder and Team Researcher
Jeff is one of three founding members of AIMS and resident researcher and technology expert. Well-versed in mountain folklore as well as textbook history, Jeff lines up witnesses for the team’s investigations and runs the thermal camera during the night hunts.

Willy McQuillian
AIMS Co-Founder and Expert Trap Builder
Willy is the master trap builder and one of three founding members of AIMS. This backwoods MacGyver draws upon decades of hunting, trapping, carpentry, and mechanical expertise to devise the wildly imaginative traps the team employs on their night hunts.

“Wild Bill” Neff
Expert Tracker and Big-Game Hunter
Expert tracker and Willy’s right hand man, Wild Bill and his Marine core mentality do most of the heavy lifting for the team. The only things exceeding Wild Bill’s passion for monster hunting are West Virginia black bears and breakfast.