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September 2019

The 2019 Illinois Paranormal Conference – The Biggest Event of the Year

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Rockford, IL United States
$20

Join Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford for the eight annual Illinois Paranormal Conference. The conference will feature speakers and vendors from all aspects of the paranormal. Samantha Hochmann from Tinker Swiss Cottage and Kathi Kresol from Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events are hosting the Illinois Paranormal Conference again in 2019.  The conference will be Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois.  The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow guests…

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Special Investigation at the Tinker Swiss Cottage – Join Us After The Conference!

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
$40.00 13 tickets left

This special event will include different investigation teams in a public investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and grounds!  We will be joined by Dale Kaczmarek and his team, the Ghost Research Society and Ghost Head Soup investigators to investigate the spirits of Tinker! The evening will begin with a presentation by Dean Thompson from Ghost Head Soup.  Dean will share some of his favorite evidence captured during his many years of investigating the paranormal. Haunted Rockford's own Kathi Kresol…

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October 2019

Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters Presentation

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Talcott Free Library District, 101 E Main St
Rockton, IL 61072 United States

Local author and historian, Kathi Kresol shares the strange tales, weird crimes and hidden haunted history of Northern Illinois.  From haunted houses to eerie cemeteries, lost spirits, dark crimes and more, Kathi has spent more than a decade collecting the spooky tales of the region! This event is free and registration is not required.  

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Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County Presentation

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States

Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol, returns to host an hour of true crime mystery.  All new stories!  Not all material suited for young children. This event is free and registration is not required.

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Belvidere Haunted Houses Tour

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boone County Historical Miuseum, 314 S State St
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States
$50.00 71 tickets left

Haunted Rockford is honored to be a part of this special event!  We will be visiting three historical locations in Belvidere.  All of these sites have reported ghostly encounters and paranormal happenings.  The history of these fascinating locations will be shared by the owners and Kathi Kresol.  Sara Bowker will join us to share her impressions of who might linger in the halls.  We will also have experienced paranormal investigators along who will share their equipment to help capture evidence. …

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True Tales of Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
$20.00 32 tickets left

Celebrate Halloween with Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford!  Local authors Terri Reid and Kathi Kresol will be joining us for this special evening of spine-tingling and bone-chilling stories! Terri Reid, best-selling author of the Mary O’Reilly paranormal series and Kathi Kresol, founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events will share their favorite tales of their own paranormal encounters and other local legends.  After the presentation, Samantha Hochmann, Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage share the history of this unique home…

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Spooktacular Haunts

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107 United States

Join us for a Hoo-rifically Spooky Halloween in the Anderson Japanese Gardens.  The Garden is partnering with Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and Education Center and Haunted Rockford for a Halloween event that will be fun for the whole family!  Children are invited to come dressed in costume and explore the Garden in a new and spooky way! Registration not required; FREE for Garden Members; non-member pay regular Garden admission prices at the event:  Adults $9.50, Students $7.50. 

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Rockford Haunted Historic Locations Tour

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$40.00 60 tickets left

Haunted Rockford is honored to be a part of this special event!  We will be visiting three historical locations in Rockford.  All of these sites have reported ghostly encounters and paranormal happenings.  The history of these fascinating locations will be shared by the staff members and Kathi Kresol.  Sara Bowker will join us to share her impressions of who might linger in the halls.  We will also have experienced paranormal investigators along who will share their equipment to help capture…

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Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters -True Stories of Rockford’s Past

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States

Kathi Kresol, local author and tour guide, returns to share all new peculiar and puzzling tales.  Rockford's past is full of murder and ghostly mischief.  Not all material suitable for young children.   This event is free and registration is not required.  

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Haunted History: Ghosts of the State Line

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114 United States

Local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, Kathi Kresol, will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kresol has spent countless hours researching and tracking down the legends and ghost stories of Illinois.  She weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in Forest City. Join us in the Rock Valley College Library for…

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November 2019

True Crime Expo

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$15.00

During this event we will delve into the details of some of the most horrific crimes in history.   The speakers will present on all steps of these crimes from the commission to the aftermath on the community.  Local author Kathi Kresol and Chicago based film maker John Borowski are partnering to bring this expo to Rockford for the first time.   Kathi Kresol will tell the specifics of some of our area's most notorious crimes that she has discovered during…

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