Outer Realms’ founders, Tonya and Emily, are longtime friends with a passion for crafting and exploring the paranormal. While walking down Main Street in Point Pleasant, West Virginia (home of the Mothman!), back in the spring of 2019, they decided it was time to turn their hobbies into a business and Outer Realms was born.
Tonya manages the Outer Realms Bathworks Shop, creating beautiful paranormal-themed soaps and creepifying dolls. She is an author, Reiki Master, medium, yoga teacher, and massage therapist who believes in the importance of cultivating and trusting your intuition. She has seen firsthand how practices such as yoga, meditation and Reiki lead to a deeper awareness and understanding of the natural intuitive abilities that we all possess and she now teaches others how to develop these life-enhancing skills. Her lifelong experiences with the paranormal and encounters as a medium have led her to state with surety that consciousness can survive the death of the physical body. She has been invited to investigate everything from private residences and cemeteries to retail stores and community centers and feels extremely blessed to be called on so often to help others on their life journey. She is the author of Living the Intuitive Life: Cultivating Extraordinary Awareness and co-author of Watch out for the Hallway: Our Two Year Investigation of the Most Haunted Library in North Carolina. Tonya co-hosts Into the Outer Realms with her husband, Joey Madia.
Emily manages the Outer Realms Candles shop, which offers modern-style candles and wax melts with a paranormal twist, as well as a line of candles for meditation and relaxation. Emily has been interested in the paranormal since she saw her first apparition at four years old. As a sensitive, she is highly interested in paranormal phenomena and has been actively investigating and researching the paranormal for over 20 years. She travels extensively and writes a paranormal travel blog, A Traveling Spirit. She is a regular guest on podcasts such as the High Strangeness Factor, Mack Maloney’s Military X-Files, and Task Force Gryphon.
We are based in beautiful Morgantown, West Virginia.