What happened to Ryan Buell? Bio: Arrested, Married, Cancer, Net Worth, Boyfriend

• Ryan Buell was born in Corry, Pennsylvania USA in 1982
• He is the founder of the Paranormal Research Society (PRS) and a former television personality, appearing in the reality A&E series “Paranormal State”
• He is a former executive producer of films such as “American Ghost Hunter” and “The Ghost Prophecies”
• In 2012, he announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, although his mother later denied the statement
• He has been active in the entertainment industry since 2007 and his net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million

Who is Ryan Buell?

Ryan Daniel Buell was born on the 8th July 1982 in Corry, Pennsylvania USA, of Native American and Italian descent, and is probably best recognized for being a former television personality, appearing in the reality A&E series “Paranormal State” (2007-2011) as the main host, paranormal investigator and producer. He is also known for being the founder of the Paranormal Research Society (PRS).

What has happened to him?

After being arrested twice and released from prison in July of 2017, Ryan Buell started pursuing his career from the very beginning. He relocated to Pennsylvania, where he was raised, and began working in the field of advertising shows and running his own blog, becoming once again an active member of the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, according to his fans, he continued to take money for events which he later cancelled; court cases remain unresolved.

Early Life and Parents

Ryan Buell spent his childhood in Sumter, South Carolina, where he was raised alongside a brother and four older sisters by his father, Tim Buell, who worked as a state police officer, and his mother, Shelly Bonavita Lundburg, who is the owner of a accountancy business.


Regarding his education, Ryan became interested in journalism very early, and while in high school was an editor of his high school newspaper. Moreover, he was also active in participating in various school plays, and alongside Rebecca Pointe, his schoolmate, Ryan ran a daily news program. After matriculating. he enrolled into Penn State University, State College, from which he graduated with BA degrees in Anthropology and Journalism, and where as he was a student of journalism, Ryan also worked as an editor.

Paranormal Research Society (PRS)

While in college, he became enormously interested in the paranormal. and decided to establish the Paranormal Research Society (PRS) on campus. As the founder of the PRS, he had a chance to talk to thousands of people who apparently were eyewitnesses to the unknown, so he gathered experience and knowledge about everything he was curious about.

Rise to Fame and “Paranormal State”

Concerning his career as a television personality, Ryan’s life completely changed right after his graduation, as his society was spotted by TV producers who wanted to create the show which would follow the PRS’ work. So in no time, he was chosen as the main host of the reality TV paranormal series entitled “Paranormal State”, produced by Go Go Luckey Productions and which followed the work of the PRS. The show premiered on the 10th December 2007, and was aired on the A&E Network until May of 2011, increasing tremendously not only his popularity, but also his net worth.

Career as a Producer

Moreover, Ryan also became known as an executive producer, who worked on the film “American Ghost Hunter”, which was released in 2010. During the same year, he was also the co-executive producer of “Paranormal State” as well as of “The Ghost Prophecies”, which he also co-created, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

His Memoir and Bisexuality

To speak further about his career in the broader entertainment industry, Ryan Buell has tried himself as an author, releasing his memoir entitled “Paranormal State: My Journey Into The Unknown” in September of 2010. Among other subjects, Ryan also opens up about his sexual orientation, and comes out as bisexual and his efforts to patch it up with Catholicism. The sales of the memoir also increased his fortune.

Ryan Buell Net Worth and Assets

His career started in 2007 and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily as a reality television personality concerned with paranormal investigations. So, if you ever wondered how rich Ryan Buell is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $1.5 million, accumulated largely through his successful career as described, with other sources being his career as a producer, and as an author. His assets also include a BMW.

Cancer Controversy

In July of 2012, Ryan Buell stated in the media that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and that he was fighting the battle for life. A lot of his fans and the fans of his show were shocked by the diagnosis of his disease, until he revealed in an interview for the magazine “People” that he was near remission. However, his mother later denied his statements, saying that he hadn’t had cancer at all.

Other Controversies

Ryan also became a public figure after being arrested two times. In July of 2014, he announced his new show “Conversations with the Dead Tour” and began selling tickets for it, earning more than $80,000. However, he did not book any venues for the show, as his friend Chip Coffey stated, and the money was not refunded to the customers.

Two years later, he was arrested, while he was spending time in Florence County, South Carolina, and extradited back to State College, Pennsylvania, where he was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. After spending a month in prison, Ryan was released on bail. Howover, he was arrested again in April of 2017 on charges of harassment of his boyfriend. In July he was released, and admitted to the media that he was a drug addict who had spent some time in rehabilitation. Both of the aforementioned cases are still unresolved, as apparently are other behavioural problems.

Personal Life and Appearance

To talk about his personal life, as mentioned Ryan Buell is bisexual, and is known as a big supporter of the LGBT community. He has been married to his longtime partner, Sergey Poberezhny, since 2014, and his current residence is in State College, Pennsylvania.

Speaking about his appearance, Ryan has short dark brown hair and dark colored eyes. He is quite tall, as he stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while his weight is reputed to be around 154lbs (70kgs).

Social Media Presence

In addition to his career, Ryan is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his upcoming projects, but also to share various other contents from his private life. He runs official Instagram and Twitter accounts, having more than 92,000 followers. He is also active on his official Facebook page.

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    1. The whole show is fake. Why do people still believe in him. All he wants is your money. It looks like he has some kind of serious addiction, as his face looks so distorted like he had bad plastic surgery. Faking cancer and taking peoples money, is grotesque. Thousands still follow him on facebook, and believes every word that comes from his mouth.

      1. I totally agree. I was a fan of the show back when it was on, and loved the crew, especially Katrina, and of course the sweet and seemingly devoted to the search of studying the paranormal, Elfie, who I would love to see appear in something legit as part of a group. I always felt that she and Kat had an honest devotion to what they were doing in, and trying to help the group. I still follow Katrina in all her endeavors in the studies of all things paranormal, as well as Chip, and am delighted to see they have given him ? more screen time in Kindred Spirits with Amy and Adam, and that is another subject and show which delivers what I look for in a great paranormal show. All in all, I am psyched that at last the study of the paranormal is finally getting the screen time and attention that it deserves ?. How ’bout Skinwalker Ranch? LOL…..better not get started…Shame on Ryan for giving the others a bad ? name for being involved with the show P.S. and playing on the heartstrings of his former fans, and taking from fans. He really let me down. Keep on investigators who are sincere in their search for the truth of what lay ahead or after this time we are here. Bless you ? and keep you safe in your work. And in general to ALL of us ?? ? in the uncertain world we are living. ALL LIVES MATTER! Here and behind the next curtain! Bless you all. ?????✌??

    2. Life isn’t fair the sooner one can enjoy life but I have a tremendous dislike for those that take advantage of others

  1. I never knew any of these things about Ryan until now reading information on him that I Googled. My first inclination was to tell you I enjoyed your show. You gave me a Feeling that you really wanted to help people dealing with stress from Paranormal events wreaking havoc when their lives. I thought you were unlike ghost adventure Zak Bagans who doesn’t give a damn about anyone other than making money and making good TV. Or the Tennessee Wraith Chasers who their only concern is themselves and trying to get the perfect picture of a ghost or even capture a ghost. Which is the most asinine thing I’ve ever heard in my life. But all this stuff about stealing it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I was always told if you were a thief that you’re a liar also they go hand-in-hand. And it seems that you made quite a mess of your life and reputation. And I actually truly felt you were one of the good guys. But life being what it is. You turned out to be just another greedy little bastard stealing people’s money. People who believed and you as a person. Believed in your character as a good person. And as far as chip he could see all those spirits but he couldn’t see that you were a thief and a liar. Usually a medium picks up on the energy around him. It seems that you may have had a demon protecting you protecting you from anyone seeing you for who you truly are. And being a good Catholic as you claim to be. I guess you go into that category of all those good Catholic priests who indulge their desires with little boys. They’re good liars to. I can attest to that personally. The priests of my Catholic School used to tell me how much you love me too. But just like what he did to me. I believed in him and I believed in you. And now you make me feel dirty. Good luck Ryan. I hope you really find God. Because I’m sure he’s going to have a long talk with you when you do meet him. I won’t wish you to hell. Satan doesn’t need any more competition.

    1. Scott,
      Don’t blame Ryan for your mistake. You made the choice to believe in him without checking into him, of your own volition no one mislead you, you just trusted blindly.
      We humans have never been known for being perfect and life has a way of twisting us into odeties and monstrosities that sometimes we don’t even recognize our selves. If you do a little research into Chip Coffee you might have to adjust your admiration for him as well because Chip is an imperfect creacher too. He comes from a long line of Carnie-style fortune tellers and learned his showmanship from them. I personally believe he is truly psychic and truly compassionate and wants to help people, but I also think he does what he needs to do to earn a living too.
      I suggest that you choose your ideals and mentors carefully and allow them their own imperfections, and unique life perspective. And when judging TV personallities please take in consideration that we only see what they want us to see. Their private lives might be a lot more complicated than you could ever guess

    2. Wow bro he caught 2 larceny charges and he likes to suck his partner wee wee but at least he not sucking little kids wee wees you must really hate this guy..tell the truth though…is this pure hatred coming from a man of this nature all because he wouldn’t suck your wee wee??

  2. Even Lorraine Warren an acclaimed psychic medium. She seems like a sweet older woman but very intuitive. She couldn’t even sense the damage that you were doing to yourself as well as others? You kind of blown it all for me with paranormal shows. I really had experiences when I was young. But I found out the real devils and demons are not the Dead. They’re the people like yourself who lie and steal from poor people. And create a facade that you’re good humble Christian man. On a quest to help people. So actually all the homes that you visited in your series when they open the door they invited the devil in. And then your bullshit prayer let the spirit of God surround us. You couldn’t have believed in it. Because the thief and a liar wouldn’t believe in anything. Especially in the battle of Good vs Evil. You’re just as evil as the people who are dead doing evil Deeds. So when you die Ryan where are you going? My God I am so disappointed reading about all the crap you have done to your fans. If all the acclaimed mediums you had on your show never picked up on the real you. I doubt their talents also. Unless they also partook in your deception. At least you can show the scam artist paranormal teams who are in it for the money. How to make money.

    1. His mediums are frauds too. Ever read one of Lorraine’s “books”? What a joke. I wanted my money back after I read the one she was soooooo famous for! What fakes the Warrens were!

  3. HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE!!! Go on I’m waiting ….. still waiting exactly what I thought noone!!!

    1. So if I follow your logic, rape victims are responsible for the atrocities committed against them. By the way, do you have spell check on your device? If not, perhaps you could avail yourself of a Websters Dictionary. One other thing: obviously there is no arrogance in your family. You are in possession of it all.

    2. If criminal acts are stones, I would suggest not to engage in such behavior. By the way, what relevance is the word “noone”? A typo?
      Why is society unwilling to accept the unvarnished truth, specifically yourself? In your world is it acceptable to lie, cheat and steal? It obviously seems to be. Oh, and the last time I checked, the truth will set you free. That, too, is scriptural.

  4. I’m guessing none of you people suffer from an addiction or even know someone who does. I’m so glad Ryan has gone through rehab and is on his way to a better life and he knows the damage he’s caused so people please cut him some slack. I’ve been there. I’m there. Love you Ryan.

  5. Don’t believe everything U read, even on this website. Also, judge yourself, before U judge others. Check out, John 7:24.

  6. We are all human and we all make mistakes in life. No one should be throwing stones or passing judgement unless you yourself have never done anything wrong. Any of you think about a situation you have been in or involved in where facts were misinterpreted or a person suffered defamation of character. It happens all the time whether it is someone in the lime light or not.
    No one is perfect and you can’t believe all these rumors floating around. So before you pick that stone up and throw it maybe you should check yourself. Sin is sin and God is our judge. So before you start hating on people with unproven facts don’t spread gossip cause none of us are above God putting us in our place. The world will forever tell lies and try to ruin people so think twice before making statements, accusations, or assumptions when you really have no clue about the real situation.

    To Ryan …..I pray God gives you guidance and comfort through whatever pain and obstacles you go through cause in the end you will be stronger and wiser. Keep the faith and remain positive. Love and prayers for you always.

  7. You’re in deep Ryan but you can find you way with the help of others who are recovering addicts. Be humble be real and forgive yourself and others . Set yourself free brother.

  8. Says he was married to sergey… if that’s how you spell it…however serg..has been married to a melissa since april of 2016..bunch of idiots all of you… really need to go find something productive to do with your lives….

  9. My goodness… definitely a battle between good and evil. Praying for you Ryan and your loved ones. Don’t let the dark side overcome and take you…Amen

  10. The public may scoff at you for not fighting beside them, as they go into battle with Lucifer. You have paid the true price with battle scars to show. Silence and Solitude are restorative. During His earthly ministry, Jesus often retreated from the crowds for times of solitude alone with God. Be Still. You are eternally rich because of your gifts!

  11. Addiction is a horrible disease. One that makes us do things we wouldn’t normally do. Nobody chooses to be an addict either. Cut him some slack, he is only human. Best of luck on your recovery Ryan. Remain strong and focused. Still a fan, and can’t wait for your return.

  12. It’s ok ryan . Dont mind the haters .u will prevail..I believe that it’s because of ur addiction u done the things ur not proud of ..all addicts have been there so it’s not an unheard story …problem is ur story just happen to be public .I fell bad people are bashing u .not kool not fair .i .hope ur recovery goes well and u rise once again .i love watching paranormal state and u done a great thing by creating PRS

  13. Well if you ripped people off you need to return their money. Ryan, KARMA is a Bitch & comes back to you 3 to 10 times. Take it from a 72 year old male, KARMA is real !
    My Father died of Pancreatic Cancer. A tough way to die. Dont appreciate that falsehood at all.
    Richard H.

  14. Finding the truth about Ryan Buell is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I think I watched every single episode of Paranormal State. I had a sincere respect for the show and Ryan. The came the alleged illness, and the financial scam perpetrated on his many fans with the infamous tour that never took place. Money was collected, no refunds when events were cancelled and a brief prison stint. I’d like Buell to level with us, but I’m afraid it’s just too much to ask at this point. Were we all duped to believe he was a genuine good person? We still would like to hear from you Ryan. You will never gain the respect you should most desperately want until you level with us.

  15. He is a freaking criminal,give us a break.He has committed multiple crimes over the last several years;not to mention lies incessantly. Btw,the whole show was a major scam too.He spent more time primping himself in the mirror than supposed ghost hunting.pay some of your 1.5million net worth back to the victims of your fraud .
    Amazing how people don’t give a damn about facts in this country any longer.

  16. Kindness. We never know what or why people do the things they do. Mental struggles are real. No one else is perfect. Compassion people. Love and lights

  17. I find zero evidence that Ryan is married to or even in a relationship with Sergey Poberezhny. In fact, Sergey appears to have a wife with whom he’s living in coastal South Carolina.

  18. I think it should be removed that he’s married still to Sergey Poberezhny. I don’t think that if they ever were they still are anymore. My proof is social media and a bit of my own research. Sergey Poberezhny is currently with a female and has children with her. I know I’d be upset if I googled my dad and saw all this. As for Ryan, drugs can do terrible things and if you are fighting internal demons like Ryan was and currently is it is a constant struggle. Ryan seems to be happy living in South Carolina and his ex co-stars are doing their own thing.

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