Illinois Paranormal Conference 2016

Tinker Swiss Cottage, Veterans Memorial Hall and Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events are proud to present the fifth annual Illinois Paranormal Conference


Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois.


Admission price for the conference is $20.00.

 New for 2016! Discounted Ticket Prices for Children, bring the whole family!

General Admission Tickets Now On Sale, click here

The Illinois Paranormal Conference includes speakers and vendors from all aspects of the paranormal


Vendor registration is $30.00 and includes admission to the conference for 2 people

Note: Vendor registration closes Saturday, 24 September, 2016

Vendor Space registration now open, click here.

Join us immediately after the Conference for a very special Post-Conference Event: Encounters with the Other Side – Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum.  Click here for more information


The Presentations This Year Include:

Terri Reid: Ghost Stories in the Freeport area

Noah Leigh: When You Hear Hoof Beats, Think Horses Not Zebras: Explanations for Commonly Reported Paranormal Phenomena

John Borowski: The Ed Gein File: A Psycho’s Confession and Case Documents

Dale Kaczmarek: Evidence From Beyond the Grave

Randy Sunby & Cindy Heinen: Investigations into Historical Homes

Chad Glovier and Travis Dahlhauser: Greater Rockford Apparition and Ghost Group

Mark Nesbitt: Civil War Ghost Trails – Gettysburg and Beyond

Vendors This Year Include:

Steve Litteral: Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens.

Kathi Kresol: Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events.

Ghost Research Society.

Stanley and Yolanda Weisensel: Camp Grant Museum.

Coronado Performing Arts Center – Spirited Ghost Tours.

Willow Creek Farm.

Ghost Head Soup.

Stephen Osborne: Author of Ghosts of Northern Illinois and others.


We are very proud to present the speakers for the 2016 Conference


Mark Nesbitt – Headline Speaker 2016

Mark Nesbitt was a National Park Service Ranger/Historian for five years at Gettysburg before starting his research and writing company.  Living in Gettysburg has given him a unique “insider” perspective from which to write his popular Ghosts of Gettysburg series.  He has authored over twenty books spanning several genres, including the paranormal, history, and true crime.     …

Dale Kaczmarek – Ghost Research Society

Haunted Rockford is very happy to announce that Dale Kaczmarek, President of the Ghost Research Society, will be returning to the Conference in 2016 with a completely new presentation with more, never before seen evidence. Dale Kaczmarek is also director of Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc., hosting ghost tours of haunted Chicagoland locations.  Kaczmarek has …

John Borowski – Filmmaker

John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker whose works have garnered international acclaim and are distributed internationally on dvd, television, and streaming. Borowski’s “historical horror” trilogy of documentary films focus on late nineteenth and early twentieth century serial killers. After receiving his B.A. from Columbia College Chicago’s film program, Borowski freelanced as an editor …

Randy Sunby & Cindy Heinen –  the Society for Anomalous Studies

Randy Sunby, SAS’s director, has a long standing interest in the paranormal and has been an active investigator for years.  Randy has done investigations on aircraft carriers, the Queen Mary and other fascinating locations.  He is known for his knack of capturing clear Spirit Box responses that answer direct questions.  Randy is a founding member …

Noah Leigh – Paranormal Investigators Of Milwaukee

Noah Leigh is Lead Investigator at Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee, (PIM). I have had an interest in the paranormal since I was a young child.  Although I have never had a personal experience, I believe that there are too many reports to ignore them.  However, I don’t see the paranormal around every corner and would …

Terri Reid – Author

Terri Reid is the author of the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries. An independent author, Reid uploaded her first book “Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery” in August 2010.  By the end of 2013, “Loose Ends” had sold over 200,000 copies and, has consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten books in Amazon’s …

Guest Psychic Medium Jonna Kay

 Jonna Kay, Psychic Medium will be a guest psychic at the 2016 Illinois Paranormal Conference.  Jonna will be available for psychic readings throughout the day. Jonna is a “No Nonsense” Psychic Medium.  She is grounded and will tune into those who have passed on and bring you the best message that you need for healing. …