After accusations of scamming fans earlier this year, Ryan Buell seems to have been keeping quiet for the last few months. The former “Paranormal State” star announced on Twitter last week that he is back in his home town.
Ryan Buell appeared on the hit A&E paranormal reality show “Paranormal State” with his paranormal research team, the Paranormal Research Society from December 2007 to May 2011. He founded the group when he was a 19-year-old student at Pennsylvania State University.
Buell announced on Twitter on October 24 that he is back in his home town of State College, Pennsylvania. Some fans witnessed him out and about with his partner and former “Paranormal State” cast-mate Sergey Poberezhny. Just a month before the most recent update it was announced on September 19 that Buell wasn’t doing well.
Ryan is not well, but he is not on death’s doorstep. He is not hospitalized at present, but he is not able to do much of anything. There are many seemingly unrelated issues going on with Ryan’s overall condition right now. A few are undiagnosed. The problem reporting on his condition is that it can vary. Fortunately, at present it does NOT seem that Ryan is having a reoccurrence of pancreatic cancer. However, there was a moment that it appeared that the cancer might be back.
After Buell announced that he was back home, one fan mentioned on his Facebook page that her husband saw him coming out of a movie theater. Angry fans are wondering why Buell is claiming that he is sick and out spending their money and not acknowledging refund requests.
“My husband, Sean, just met Ryan and Serge at the local movie theater in Harrisburg, PA!!!! He called me immediately to tell me! We absolutely loved the show and miss it!!!” Charli Galloway said.
Back in September, an odd message was posted on Buell’s Facebook page stating that there was a rumor going around that the celebrity ghost hunter had died. Prior to the post in September, the last update was posted on July 27.
Earlier this summer, Buell was accused by his fans for scamming them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Buell was was scheduled to appear in Canada for a lecture tour but was no-show. At first he gave no reason why the events were cancelled. He eventually posted an apology to his angry fans informing them that health issues are the reason that he cancelled the US and Canada lecture tours this year.
As a result of the controversy, Buell’s longtime friend, celebrity psychic Chip Coffey has distanced himself professionally from him. It was revealed that Buell owes his fans thousands of dollars in refunds and Coffey insists that has nothing to do with it.
“The only details that truly matter are this: people are seeking refunds and not getting them. Six figures!” Coffey said in response to an angry fan on his Facebook page.
Tired of the all of the cancellations and endless and empty promises, angry ticket-holders began sounding off on Buell’s Facebook page about how unhappy they were. Fans requesting refunds for past events were called “trolls” and “haters” by Buell and his team of administrators that run the page. Inquiries and comments from fans were ignored and were eventually deleted by Buell and his team of moderators.
Customers that messaged Buell and PRS requesting refunds received a copy-and-pasted excuse stating that PayPal had frozen Buell’s account and refund requests had to go through PayPal. A rep from PayPal responded on July 15 that the company was not holding payments from Buell’s account and that the funds are still in the seller’s account.
“I can confirm that these payments are in no way held by PayPal as they are still in the seller’s PayPay account after your payments were successfully completed,” a PayPal rep said in response to an inquiry from one of Buell’s customers about a refund. “You can request a refund by sending the seller an email. Ask the seller to go to the Transaction Details page for your transaction and click “Issue a refund.” You can request a refund up to 60 days after you pay for your item,” the rep said.
Buell has allegedly been scamming thousands of his fans by scheduling bogus events and keeping their money for the last few years. According to representatives from some of the events that Buell supposedly scheduled, they say that he never even booked the venues. While Buell is out having a good time and going to the movies, his fans are still wanting answers and are waiting for their money to be returned.