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October 2017

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

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00 Sold out

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, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$30.00 Sold out

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Twisted Spirits: Haunted Pub Bus Tour

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hope and Anchor English Pub, 5040 North 2nd Street
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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$30.00

Celebrate the Halloween Season in true Haunted Rockford style! We will start our tour at the very haunted Hope and Anchor English Pub. Kathi Kresol of Haunted Rockford will share the history of this location and Hope and Anchor staff will share the ghostly encounters that they have witnessed. Then we will travel in a coach bus to different haunted pubs throughout the city where you will have a chance to experience spirits of both kinds: liquid and ghostly! Get…

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Spine Chilling Tales of Ghostly Encounters

October 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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!   Local authors Terri Reid and Kathi Kresol will be joining us for this special evening of spine-tingling and bone-chilling stories!…

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November 2017

Paranormal Evening at Toad Hall Books and Records

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$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 at Boone County Historical Museum

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boone County Historical Miuseum, 314 S State St
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States
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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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Paranormal Evening with Author and Astrologer, Alice Stacionis

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events are very excited to welcome Alice Stacionis to this very special event!  Alice is an author, speaker, hypnotherapist and soul path astrologer.  She will be speaking about "Understanding the Times We are In." "We are living in some unnerving but exciting times.  There are major changes happenings.  These changes are helping us to deal with healing and raising our vibration.  As we move more into the 5th dimension and greater consciousness we…

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December 2017

Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 2, 2017 @ 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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February 2018

Presentation for Byron Public Library

February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Byron Public Library, 100 S. Washington St
Byron, IL 61010 United States
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Kathi Kresol, author, local historian and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Tours will share stories of notorious crimes in Northern Illinois.  Kathi, author of Rock River Times column, "Voices from the Grave," has been researching local history for more than a decade.  Kathi's books include Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois and Haunted Rockford, Illinois.   Kathi will share some of the most unusual stories she has collected that portray the dark side of human nature. Please register for this program…

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Dead Guy Festival 2018

February 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$15.00

This event will feature speakers on ghosts, insanity, murder and mayhem.  Host Kathi Kresol will share "Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County" and Eve Harker from the Luna Datura Curious Gifts will give tips on cleansing your house of negativity.  Midwest Ghost Investigators founder, Nino Enna and Psychic Sara Bowker will share some of the evidence captured during their investigations of local haunted spots.  Author Terri Reid will also present some of her favorite freaky stories she has researched for her…

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March 2018

Paranormal Evening at the Road House Restaurant in Oregon, IL

March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Road House Restaurant, 807 S 7th St
Oregon, IL 61061 United States
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$25.00

This restaurant has become a haunted landmark because of an unsolved murder that took place near the site in 1948. It was featured on an episode of “Dead Files” and has been discussed in numerous books and podcasts.  Haunted Rockford is proud to join Ghost Head Soup Paranormal Investigators in presenting the story of this unsolved crime and the ghosts who linger here.  We will hear the story of the murder, the hauntings of this historic location and Ghost Head…

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April 2018

Paranormal Evening at the Victorian Garden Bed and Breakfast in Monroe, WI.

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Victorian Gardens Bed and Breakfast, 1720 16th Street
Monroe, WI 53566 United States
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$30.00

Kathi Kresol  will join Dean Thompson and his Ghost Head Soup Crew Rockford Team for this very special event.  They will share results from the investigation and owners Tia and Tony will tell of their ghostly experiences in this house built in the 1890's. We will give you the history of the family members that may linger and psychic Sara Bowker will share her impressions of the spirits that remain.  (Home owners Tia and Tony would like to take this opportunity to…

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Paranormal Investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$40.00

Haunted Rockford is partnering with paranormal investigators from Ghost Head Soup to offer an actual investigation of this exciting location. There have been many claims to paranormal experiences in this historic home and it was featured recently on a documentary from Michael Kleen called, "Tinker's Shadow" and was featured on the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters Paranormal Show.  Guests will meet up for the investigation at the barn.  We will travel through four “hot spots” during this event. Kathi Kresol and…

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May 2018

Paranormal Investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$40.00

Haunted Rockford is partnering with renowned Ghost Investigator Dale Kaczmarek and his Ghost Research Society (GHS) to investigate  this exciting location.  There have been many claims to paranormal experiences in this historic home and it was featured on the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters Paranormal Show.  Guests will meet up for the investigation at the barn. We will travel through four “hot spots”  in an actual paranormal investigation. Kathi Kresol will share the history of the houses and details of the ghostly…

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June 2018

Scandinavian Cemetery Tour with Rockford Historical Society

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scandinavian Cemetery, 1700 Rural Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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Haunted Rockford's own Kathi Kresol will be joining the Rockford Historical Society for this year's Cemetery Walk.  Each year in mid June the Society selects one of Rockford's major cemeteries for the Cemetery Walk.  Volunteers select individuals interred in the cemetery, research the person's past, and interpret their findings for those who attend the "walk".  The interpreters are often dressed in costumes of the period associated with their subjects.  They often bring related items to enhance their presentations given near…

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Cedar Bluff Cemetery by Lamplight Tour

June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cedar Bluff Cemetery, 1200 Rural Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$20.00

Join Haunted Rockford as we tour Cedar Bluff Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Rockford.  Local historians, Kathi Kresol and Amanda Becker will share the long forgotten stories of people from Rockford’s past, both famous and infamous. This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. Water and bug spray will be provided. The price for this event is $20.00 with advanced reservations and $25.00 at the event.  Please register here or by calling Kathi at 815-871-4239. Please note:…

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July 2018

Spirit Encounters At Memorial Hall

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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Celebrate Friday the 13th with Haunted Rockford! Kathi Kresol, local historian and author; and Sara Bowker, psychic and paranormal investigator are excited to be invited to the Hall for this event.  Kathi and Sara will share stories of their personal experiences from years of investigating the haunted locations in Rockford and the surrounding areas.  This event is free of charge but donations to the Veterans Memorial Hall will be accepted. Kathi Kresol’s obsession is history and she has been feeding…

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Rockford Area True Crimes Presentation at North Suburban Library District

July 18, 2018 @ 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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Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol, will share stories of the area's most strange and notorious crimes, both solved and unsolved.  Kathi is the author of the books, Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, IL and Haunted Rockford, Il.  This is a free event and registration is not required.

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Paranormal Investigation of Tinker Swiss Cottage

July 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$40.00

Haunted Rockford is excited to be back at Tinker Swiss Cottage this time with the Ghost Head Soup Team! Did you ever want to see what a real paranormal investigation is all about? This is your chance to find out! This exciting event will let you be the paranormal investigator! Guests will be in small groups as you join the team in the most active locations in the Cottage. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment (cameras,…

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Presentation at Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, 5151 Orth Road Ste. A-1
Poplar Grove, IL 61065 United States
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Local author and historian, Kathi Kresol will be sharing some of her favorite stories of this area's mysteries.  Kathi is the author of the books, Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, IL and Haunted Rockford, Il and is also has a column in the Rock River Times, "Voices from the Grave". This presentation is free for children and members of Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum and $5 dollars for non-members.  Tickets for non-members will be available at the event.

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City by Starlight – Haunted Walking Tour

July 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$15.00

Haunted Rockford is very excited to partner with the Veterans Memorial Hall for a paranormal tour of the downtown area in Rockford.  Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol will tell the ghostly tales of Rockford's historic places.  These stories will include ghastly murders, accidents, and ghostly visits.  All proceeds will go to the Veterans Memorial Hall. This will be a walking tour so please dress appropriately for the weather.  We will meet inside Veterans Memorial Hall at the corners of Mulberry…

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August 2018

Greenwood Cemetery by Lamplight Tour

August 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenwood Cemetery, 1011 Auburn Street
Rockford, IL 61103 United States
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$20.00

Join Haunted Rockford as we tour one of the oldest cemeteries in Rockford where our founding families were laid to rest. Kathi Kresol will share the long forgotten stories of people from Rockford’s past, both famous and infamous. This tour will include a little history and mystery. This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. Water and bug spray will be provided. The price for this event is $20.00 with advanced reservations and $25.00 at the event.  You…

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Special Event! Haunted History Walk 08-17-18

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rockford Trolley Depot, 324 N. Madison Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$20.00

 Haunted Rockford is very excited to announce that we are partnering with Midway Village Museum to offer a very SPECIAL EVENT! Local author Kathi Kresol will lead the group around the haunted spots of downtown Rockford where costumed interpreters from Midway Village Museum will make Rockford’s ghostly history come alive.  Hear the dark tales of murder, grisly accidents, and spirits who linger throughout the Forest City.   The price for this event will be $20.00 and must be paid in…

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Special Event! Haunted History Walk 08-18-18

August 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rockford Trolley Depot, 324 N. Madison Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$20.00

This event will meet at the Rockford Trolley Depot at 324 Madison Street in the Riverview Ice House Parking lot.    Haunted Rockford is very excited to announce that we are partnering with Midway Village Museum to offer a very SPECIAL EVENT! Local author Kathi Kresol will lead the group around the haunted spots of downtown Rockford where costumed interpreters from Midway Village Museum will make Rockford’s ghostly history come alive.  Hear the dark tales of murder, grisly accidents, and…

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September 2018

The Cemeteries of Winnebago County Tour

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$40.00

Haunted Rockford is excited to partner with the Rockford Historical Society to offer this exciting event.  Attendees will take a bus ride through Winnebago County’s history by visiting several cemeteries and hearing the stories of the first settlers to this area.  The stories will include legends, tales of murder and the interesting histories of the people who called this area home.  This tour is a fund raiser for the Rockford Historical Society.  We will also be treated to a fabulous buffet…

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The 2018 Illinois Paranormal Conference – The Biggest Event of the Year

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 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 seventh 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 2018.  The conference will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois.  The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow guests to…

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Special Event! Paranormal Investigation of the Veterans Memorial Hall

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$40.00

Haunted Rockford is thrilled to be invited to partner with the renown Ghost Hunter Dan Norvell for a special Paranormal Investigation of the historic Veterans Memorial Hall.  This exciting event will let you be the paranormal investigator!  Guests will be in small groups as you join the team in the most active locations in the Hall.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment (cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, emf detectors, etc.)  Kathi Kresol and Dan Norvell will share the…

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October 2018

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County

October 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States
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Local and Close-to-Home Mysteries Rockford Public Library's Kathi Kresol will share some of the stories about unsolved crimes she has uncovered in her research of Rockford's past.  Kathi has been researching Rockford's history for over 10 years for Haunted Rockford Tours and her local newspaper column, "Voices From the Grave."  Her first book, Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, was published in November 2015.  Haunted Rockford, Illinois, Kathi's second book, was published in in 2017. This event is free and open to…

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Rockford’s Haunted History Bus Tour 10-06-18

October 6, 2018 @ 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 books for sale! We…

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An Evening of Local Ghosts Stories and Legends

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Suburban Library District- Roscoe, 5562 Clayton Circle
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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Kathi Kresol has been exploring the unexplained in our region for many years.  She seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, and legends from all over this area including your very own backyard.  Kathi presents highlights from her own adventures and research into the darker side of our local history and the reasons behind the legends. This event is free and no registration is required.

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Bumps in the Night!  An Evening with Local Author Terri Reid

October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rockton Centre Branch Library, 3112 Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103 United States
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Local Paranormal Author Terri Reid will share her favorite Ghost stories!  This program is free and open to the public! No registration required.

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Special Event – Paranormal Investigation at the Camp Grant Museum

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Camp Grant Museum, 1004 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL United States
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$40.00
Camp Grant Museum and Restaurant; Rockford, Illinois

Haunted Rockford is thrilled to be invited to partner with the renown Ghost Hunter Dan Norvell for a special Paranormal Investigation of the historic Camp Grant Museum.  This exciting event will let you be the paranormal investigator!  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment (cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, emf detectors, etc.).  Kathi Kresol will share the history of the Hall and details of the ghostly encounters and then Dan Norvell's team members will share their techniques for investigating…

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Rockford’s Haunted History Bus Tour 10-13-18

October 13, 2018 @ 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 books for sale! We…

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Hauntings and Ghostly Encounters Presentation

October 17, 2018 @ 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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Celebrate the Halloween Season with local author and historian Kathi Kresol!  Kathi will present stories that she has discovered through her research into the darker side of history, oddities, paranormal, and just plain weird side of our local region. This event is free and there is no registration required.

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Historic Haunted Home Walking Tour

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St,
Rockford, IL 61103 United States
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$20.00

Kathi Kresol from Haunted Rockford is thrilled to partner with the Rockford Art Museum for this very unique event.  We will meet at the Art Museum and then explore the nearby historic neighborhood.  Kathi will share the history and the mystery that surrounds certain homes along the way.  This is a walking tour so please dress accordingly.   The price for this event is $20.00 and must be paid in advance.  Rockford Art Museum Members can get a discount price of…

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Things that Go BUMP in the Night: True Ghostly Tales and Legends

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$20.00

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

October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock River Branch Library, 3128 11th Street
Rockford, IL 61109 United States
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Local author and tour guide, Kathi Kresol, will share peculiar and puzzling tales from the area. This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.

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Local Hauntings and Legends

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock Valley College, 3301 N Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114 United States
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Local Author and Paranormal Enthusiast, Kathi Kresol will share some of her favorite stories of mysteries, hauntings and legends from this area.  Kathi has been researching and writing about the mysteries in this region for over a decade.  Her book "Haunted Rockford, Illinois" was published in October 2017. This is a free event and open to the public.  No registration is required.

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Haunted Rockford: Tales of Ghostly Encounters

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Byron Public Library, 100 S. Washington St
Byron, IL 61010 United States
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Kathi Kresol, local historian and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Tours will share strange tales, ghost stories and hidden haunted history from Rockford, IL.  Kathi, founder of Haunted Rockford Tours and author of Rock River Times column, “Voices from the Grave,” has been researching local history for more than a decade. Please register for this event on the library website http://www.byron.lib.il.us/  

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Twisted Spirits: Haunted Pub Bus Tour

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hope and Anchor English Pub, 5040 North 2nd Street
Loves Park, IL 61111 United States
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$30.00

Celebrate the Halloween Season in true Haunted Rockford style!  We will start our tour at the very haunted Hope and Anchor English Pub.  Kathi Kresol of Haunted Rockford will share the history of this location and Hope and Anchor staff will share the ghostly encounters that they have witnessed.  Then we will travel in a coach bus to different haunted pubs throughout the city where you will have a chance to experience spirits of both kinds: liquid and ghostly! Get…

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Spooktacular Haunts at Anderson Japanese Gardens

October 27, 2018 @ 3:00 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 at the event:  Adults $9.50, Students $7.50.  Tickets can be…

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Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Veterans Memorial Hall

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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$40.00

Celebrate Halloween with Haunted Rockford! Haunted Rockford is thrilled to be invited to partner with the renown Ghost Hunter Dan Norvell for a special Paranormal Investigation of the historic Veterans Memorial Hall.  This exciting event will let you be the paranormal investigator!  Guests will be in small groups as you join the team in the most active locations in the Hall.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment (cameras, camcorders, audio recorders, emf detectors, etc.). Director of the…

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Haunted and Historic Stateline Presentation

October 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Boulevard
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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For Teens and Adults: Join paranormal investigator and local historian Kathi Kresol and Spirit Medium Sara Bowker as they discuss some of their ghostly encounters.  Kathi Kresol's book "Haunted Rockford, IL." will be available for purchase.   This program is free and open to the public.  Registration isn't required.        

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Haunted History and Legends of Northern Illinois

October 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boone County Historical Miuseum, 314 S State St
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States
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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 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 Museum.  Cost will…

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November 2018

Paranormal Investigation at Historic Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
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$40.00

tinkerHaunted Rockford is proud to partner with renowned Ghost Investigator Dale Kaczmarek and his Ghost Research Society (GHS) to investigate this exciting location.  There have been many claims to paranormal experiences in this historic home and it was featured on the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters Paranormal Show.  Guests will meet up for the investigation at the barn. We will travel through four “hot spots”  in an actual paranormal investigation. Kathi Kresol and new Executive Director Samantha Hochmann will share the history of…

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December 2018

Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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.  Kathi Kresol and Samantha Hochmann 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 Victorian fashion!…

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February 2019

Dead Guy Festival 2019

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$15.00

This event will feature speakers on ghosts, insanity, murder and mayhem.  The ladies from Haunted Rockford are thrilled to invite you to this very unique program!  Kathi Kresol will share some of the area’s most Notorious Crimes and Sara Bowker will share her impressions of spirits that linger in the locations. Other speakers will include: Eve Harker from the Luna Datura Curious Gifts will give tips on cleansing your house of negativity.  New to the conference this year are the…

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Paranormal Evening at the Graham-Ginestra House

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Graham-Ginestra House at the Ethnic Heritage Museum Center, 1129 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101 United States
$20.00

We are so excited to be invited to this brand new location!  This historic home was built in 1857 by Freeman Graham.  It was recently acquired by the Ethnic Heritage Museum and the Midwest Ghost Investigators were the first team invited to investigate the building!  Haunted Rockford's Kathi Kresol will share the history of the location and Psychic Sara Bowker will give her impressions of any who might linger here.  Nino Enna and Sara will share the evidence and their…

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March 2019

Paranormal Evidence Revealed

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$10.00

Haunted Rockford is excited to announce this extra special event!  We will be joined by several local Paranormal Investigation Teams for a sharing of their favorite evidence they have captured.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to see actual evidence of ghostly encounters and get your questions about the paranormal answered by the experts! Teams include Midwest Ghost Investigators, Ghost Head Soup, and the Society for Anomalous Studies. All proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Hall. Tickets are $10.00…

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April 2019

Paranormal Evening at the Victorian Garden B&B in Monroe, WI

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Victorian Gardens Bed and Breakfast, 1720 16th Street
Monroe, WI 53566 United States
$30.00

Haunted Rockford is so excited to be invited back to this historic location! Kathi Kresol and Sara Bowker will join Dean Thompson and his Ghost Head Soup Crew for this very special event.  They will share results from their investigations at the location and owners Tia and Tony will tell of their ghostly experiences in this house built in the 1890's. We will give you the history of the family members that may linger and psychic Sara Bowker will share her impressions of the…

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Paranormal Event at the Roadhouse Restaurant

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Road House Restaurant, 807 S 7th St
Oregon, IL 61061 United States
$25.00

This restaurant has become a haunted landmark because of an unsolved murder that took place near the site in 1948. It was featured on an episode of “Dead Files” and has been discussed in numerous books and podcasts.  Haunted Rockford is proud to join Ghost Head Soup Paranormal Investigators in presenting the story of this unsolved crime and the ghosts who linger here.  We will hear the story of the murder, the hauntings of this historic location and Ghost Head…

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Spiritual Awakening: A Paranormal Conference

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UAW 1268, 1100 West Chrysler Drive
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States

  Haunted Rockford's own Kathi Kresol and Sara Bowker are honored to be invited to this brand new conference! Spiritual Awakening: A Paranormal Conference hosted by Uaw Local 1268 Paranormal Committee   From the Facebook Event Page: "It's our first ever paranormal conference hosted by UAW 1268 Paranormal Committee. This event is free to the public. Featuring special guests: - Kathi Kresol - Kevin Ekburg - Dan Norvell We will have Mediums/Psychic, Animal Communicator, Tarot readings, Reiki healing, CBD oils,…

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May 2019

Paranormal Evening at the Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum in Poplar Grove

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, 5151 Orth Road Ste. A-1
Poplar Grove, IL 61065 United States
$20.00

Haunted Rockford is very excited to be invited to this brand new location!  This museum contains hundreds of artifacts all dealing with transportation.  We will take a tour and curator Mike Frederiksen and Event Coordinator Trudy Konopka will share the history of the museum and the artifacts. Haunted Rockford's Kathi Kresol will share the history of the area and Sara Bowker will share her psychic impressions of any spirits who linger at the location. The price for this event is $20.00…

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Paranormal Investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage, 411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL United States
$40.00

Haunted Rockford is excited to be back at Tinker Swiss Cottage this time with the Society for Anomalous Studies!  Did you ever want to see what a real paranormal investigation is all about?  This is your chance to find out! This exciting event will let you be the paranormal investigator!  Guests will be in small groups as you join the team in the most active locations in the Cottage.  You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own equipment (cameras,…

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June 2019

Cedar Bluff Cemetery Tour with the Rockford Historical Society

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cedar Bluff Cemetery, 1200 Rural Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States

Haunted Rockford's own Kathi Kresol will be joining the Rockford Historical Society for this year's Cemetery Walk.  Each year in mid June the Society selects one of Rockford's major cemeteries for the Cemetery Walk.  Volunteers select individuals interred in the cemetery, research the person's past, and interpret their findings for those who attend the "walk".  The interpreters are often dressed in costumes of the period associated with their subjects.  They often bring related items to enhance their presentations given near…

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Cedar Bluff Cemetery by Lantern Tour

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cedar Bluff Cemetery, 1200 Rural Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$20.00

Join Haunted Rockford as we tour Cedar Bluff Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Rockford.  Local historians, Kathi Kresol and Amanda Becker will share the long forgotten stories of people from Rockford’s past, both famous and infamous. This is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. Water and bug spray will be provided. The price for this event is $20.00 with advanced reservations and $25.00 at the event.  Please register here or by calling Kathi at 815-871-4239. Please note:…

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City by Starlight- Haunted Rockford Walking Tour – 6/14/19 – 7:00 p.m.

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$20.00

There are two walks for this date, one starting at 7:00 PM, the second starting at 9:00 PM.  This event page is for 7:00 PM and tickets ordered on this page are only valid for the 7:00 PM Tour. Haunted Rockford is very excited to partner with the Rockford Public Library for a paranormal tour of the downtown area in Rockford.  Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol will tell the ghostly tales of Rockford's historic places.  These stories will include…

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City by Starlight-Haunted Rockford Walking Tour – 6/14/19 – 9:00 p.m.

June 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
$20.00

There are two walks for this date, one starting at 7:00 PM, the second starting at 9:00 PM.  This event page is for 9:00 PM and tickets ordered on this page are only valid for the 9:00 PM Tour. Haunted Rockford is very excited to partner with the Rockford Public Library for a paranormal tour of the downtown area in Rockford.  Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol will tell the ghostly tales of Rockford's historic places.  These stories will include ghastly…

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