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September 2017

The 2017 Illinois Paranormal Conference – The Biggest Event of the Year

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$20.00

Join Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford for the sixth annual Illinois Paranormal Conference. The conference will feature speakers and vendors from all aspects of the paranormal. Steve Litteral from Tinker Swiss Cottage and Kathi Kresol from Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events are hosting the Illinois Paranormal Conference again in 2017.  The conference will be Saturday, September 30, 2017 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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“Haunted Rockford, Illinois” Book Release Party

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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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…

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October 2017

Paranormal Evening with Ghost Head Soup!

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

Haunted Rockford and Tinker Swiss Cottage are excited to kick-off the Halloween Season 2017 with this event! Ghost Head Soup has worked with both Tinker Cottage and Haunted Rockford for years and we are thrilled to have them back! The team will share evidence and stories from their favorite investigations of haunted locations. After the presentation, Steve Litteral, Executive Director of Tinker and Kathi Kresol will share the history of this unique home and a tour will be included in…

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Rockford’s Haunted History Bus Tour 10/07/17

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$30.00

Celebrate the Halloween Season with Haunted Rockford! Climb aboard our luxury bus (Yes! There is a bathroom on board!) and listen as Local Historian and Author, Kathi Kresol shares researched and documented stories including ghastly crimes, suicides and ghostly encounters. We will visit several locations including cemeteries to experience the spots where these stories took place. We will be spending time off of the bus so please dress accordingly for the weather. Kathi will also have her newly released book…

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Things That Go Bump in the Night: True Ghostly Tales and Legends

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

An Evening of True Ghostly Tales and Legends. Celebrate Friday the 13th 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, Steve Litteral, Executive Director of…

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Rockford’s Haunted History Bus Tour 10/14/17

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$30.00

Celebrate the Halloween Season with Haunted Rockford! Climb aboard our luxury bus (Yes! There is a bathroom on board!) and listen as Local Historian and Author, Kathi Kresol shares researched and documented stories including ghastly crimes, suicides and ghostly encounters. We will visit several locations including cemeteries to experience the spots where these stories took place. We will be spending time off of the bus so please dress accordingly for the weather. Kathi will also have her newly released book…

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Encounters with the Dead

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave
Fulton, IL 61252 United States
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Kathi Kresol, local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, has spent countless hours tracking down the legends and ghost stories of this region.   At this presentation at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Illinois, Kathi will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kathi weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in…

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Ghost Stories with Kathi Kresol

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida Public Library, 320 North State Street
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States
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Local author and historian, Kathi Kresol is back by popular demand! Kathi Kresol, local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, has spent countless hours tracking down the legends and ghost stories of this region.  She will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kathi weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in the…

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Spine Chilling Tales of Ghostly Encounters

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Winnebago Public Library, 210 N. Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 61088 United States
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Kathi Kresol, local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, has spent countless hours tracking down the legends and ghost stories of this region. Join us at the Winnebago Public Library where Kathi will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kathi weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in the Forest City. Kathi…

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Ghostly Encounters with Kathi Kresol

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Suburban Library District – Loves Park, 6340 N. Second Street
Loves Park, IL , IL 61111 United States
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Kathi Kresol, local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, has spent countless hours tracking down the legends and ghost stories of this region. She will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night. Kathi weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in the Forest City. Kathi will also have her books for sale including…

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Paranormal Encounters with Kathi Kresol

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nordlof Center Upstairs Rehearsal Room, 118 N. Main St
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
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Kathi Kresol, local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, has spent countless hours tracking down the legends and ghost stories of this region. She will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night. Kathi weaves historical research with actual personal accounts of the hauntings into her stories of the weird and unusual happenings in the Forest City. Kathi will also have her books for sale including…

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Ghost Investigations with WIPIT

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

Haunted Rockford and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum are proud to bring the popular Wisconsin & Illinois Paranormal Investigation Team back to Rockford!  Laura and Mitchell Baker, founders of the team will be on hand to discuss their most interesting cases of haunted locations. Other team members, including researcher Michelle Damadeo will talk about the process the team goes through to prepare for the investigation and share some of their most startling evidence.   After the presentation, Steve Litteral, Executive Director…

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Spooktacular Haunts at Anderson Japanese Gardens

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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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: Adults $9.50, Students $7.50.

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Dinner with the Dead

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camp Grant Museum, 1004 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL United States
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$25.00
Camp Grant Museum and Restaurant; Rockford, Illinois

Celebrate Halloween with the Haunted Rockford crew and Camp Grant Museum and Restaurant!  Haunted Rockford is pleased to be invited back to this very historic (and haunted!) location for and evening of great food and ghost tales!   We will be treated to a buffet style dinner including a pasta buffet and the Camp Post Restaurant's famous pumpkin dessert!  Kathi Kresol, local author and historian will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and…

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November 2017

Paranormal Evening at Toad Hall Books and Records

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockford, United States + Google Map
$20.00

Haunted Rockford is excited to be invited to Toad Hall Books and Records.  This is a new location for us.  We will hear stories of personal experiences from the staff and psychic Sara Bowker will tell her impressions of anyone who might linger in this unique place.   Local author, historian and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Event, Kathi Kresol will be there to sign copies of her new book, Haunted Rockford, Illinois.   The price for this event is…

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Haunted History with Kathi Kresol

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockford, United States + Google Map

Kathi Kresol, local historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Tours, will be presenting a talk about some of the most intriguing local ghostly legends. Kathi has been researching Rockford’s history for a decade; she has been published in several books including her solo projects Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, and the newly released Haunted Rockford, Illinois.  Kathi also writes a column for the Rock River Times titled, "Voices from the Grave". Tickets available at the event or through the…

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December 2017

Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

Come celebrate the holidays Haunted Rockford style at Tinker Swiss Cottage!   This program will start in the barn.  Steve Litteral and Kathi Kresol will present the history and share the ghostly encounters experienced by staff and visitors.  Psychic Sara Bowker will share her impressions of who actually lingers in the halls of this historic building.  Guests will be allowed to tour the house and see the most haunted rooms.  The house will be decorated for the Holidays in true…

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