Charles J. Adams III was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1947 and resides there today. In addition to being the morning air personality on “Charlie & Company” from 6-9 a.m. on WEEU, Adams also writes regular features on travel and local legends in the Reading Eagle newspaper and has written travel stories for several other magazines and publications. He has also written more than 30 books on the paranormal, folklore, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and baseball.
Adams has been a speaker at the International Ghost Hunters Alliance and Ghost World conventions and at regional paranormal conferences in New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. He has been interviewed on ghostly topics in England, Ireland, South Africa, and on countless American radio and television stations.
In 2011, he was featured on “Riddles at the Ends of the Earth,” on the Nippon TV Network in Japan. A crew from Japan’s top network produced the show at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. He also appeared Travel Channel show, “Paranormal Challenge” in 2011; and on “Mysteries at the Museum,” also on the Travel Channel. His most recent show for the Biography Channel is “Haunted Encounters: Face to Face,” which aired in December, 2012.
He has also appeared as consultant and on-air “expert” for programs on hauntings and ghosts on The History Channel, A&E, The Learning Channel, National Geographic Channel, and MTV.
Adams has organized and escorted tours of haunted places in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda, England, and Scotland.
He has produced, written, and conducted “ghost tours” in Lancaster County, Reading, and Philadelphia, Pa.; Cape May, N.J., and Greenwich Village, New York City. His stories have been selected for inclusion in several anthologies, including “Classic American Ghost Stories” (August House Publishing). He has also been published in the prestigious “Edgar Allan Poe Review.” At the request of producer M. Night Shyamalan, his book, “Bucks County Ghost Stories” was used as a prop in the movie, “Signs.”