Phantom Watson

Professional stuff-doer

web dev / kung fu / fire / bounty hunting / body suspension / emcee

What stuff?

Mainly this stuff:


I'm a senior full-stack web developer and project manager with 15+ years of experience planning, developing, and managing everything from complex, back-end-heavy websites to sophisticated one-page front-end applications. My back-end forte is PHP and the CakePHP framework, but I'm always branching out into new technologies.

I work as a full-time web developer for Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, but I also take freelance projects.


I emcee and produce festivals, concerts, burlesque shows, sideshows, variety shows, gameshows, and just about any other kind of show you can think of. When I'm not hosting, I'm performing fire, sideshow, and body suspension acts.

I've hosted a live gameshow called Trivia Brawl since 2007, which is currently being hosted at The White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis. I'm available for hire for any of the stuff that I do, as is my suspension troupe, Subculture Suspension Arts.


After years of studying and teaching self-defense and various martial arts, I've branched out into professional fugitive recovery.

If you're a bail agent in the Midwest and need a skip recovered, my licensed team of ex-military, ex-law-enforcement, and talented civilian agents are courteous, professional, safe, and reliable.

Developed Websites

The internet is magical. Let's make cool, useful, wonderful things with it.

Muncie Events
The backbone of a community calendar network for Muncie, IN
CBER Data Center
A bunch of websites for all of your economic development, grantwriting, and policy-making needs
A progressive, scientifically-backed sexual assault protection program
Muncie MusicFest
Annual street / multi-venue festival for the Muncie, IN music community
An experimental "thought repository"
Muncie Arts and Culture Council - Membership
A website for the membership of MACC, the official Arts Partner of the City of Muncie.
Zombie Nightclub Hoedown
A humor/horror game where you get drunk, beat zombie ass, and save your favorite bar
Escape from Haunted MCHS
A game originally developed in 2002 for the students of Muncie Central High School and resurrected in 2016. Search through over 120 rooms to investigate mysteries, defeat villains, and save the school.
Trivia Brawl Fun Facts
A presentation of "facts" displayed before each episode of Trivia Brawl begins. Click the logo to advance to the next fact, or wait for it to cycle automatically.


PO Box 1604
Muncie, IN 47308