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“Haunted Rockford, Illinois” Book Release Party

September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The long awaited book Haunted Rockford, Illinois will be released from the publisher on October 2 – just in time for the Halloween Season!

Kathi Kresol, organizer of Haunted Rockford Events and local historian will be hosting an event for the release of her book Haunted Rockford, Illinois.  She will share excerpts from the stories chosen for the book and other ghostly tales during the event.  Kathi has arranged for a special pre-order supply of Haunted Rockford, Illinois and copies of the book will be offered for sale and will be available for signing.  She will also have copies of her other writings available.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit with vendors from all aspects of the paranormal who will stay after the Illinois Paranormal Conference.  Please see the Illinois Conference Page on this website for more information.

Light refreshments will be served.

This is a free event and there is no registration required.

~Excerpt from the back of the book:

“Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford’s rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy.  The city’s troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today.  Geraldine Bourbon’s final struggle still echoes throughout the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room, before gently laying her corpse on the bed.  The sobs of society darling Carrie Spafford still keep vigil over the family plot of the cemetery where she sowed the heartbreak of her twilight years.  From the vengeance of Chief Big Thunder to the Witch of McGregor Road, author Kathi Kresol shares the legends and lore of Rockford’s haunted history.”


September 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kathi Kresol


Veterans Memorial Hall
211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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