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


Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois.


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

For years, the Illinois Paranormal Conference has been one of the premiere Paranormal events in the Northern Illinois-Southern Wisconsin area.  The conference brings together many people active in all different aspects of the Paranormal.  Meet and speak to our speakers and vendors!

Online Vendor registration is now closed.   


Join us immediately after the Conference for a very special  free Post-Conference Event

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The Presentations This Year Include:

Randy Sunby & Cindy Heinen: Historical Hauntings

Lisa Van Buskirk: Haunted Historical Landmarks of Madison

John Borowski: The Ed Gein File: Serial Killer Culture

Allison Jornlin: Milwaukee Fortean

Chad Glovier and Travis Dahlhauser, Greater Rockford Apparition and Ghost Group: Haunted Locations

Dale Kacsmarek: The Misconceptions of Ghost Hunting Equipment 

Scott Markus: Ghosts Coast to Coast

Scotty Roberts: Egypt and the Supernatural


Vendors This Year Include:

Steve Litteral: Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens.  www.tinkercottage.com

Kathi Kresol: Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events.  www.hauntedrockford.com

Ghost Research Society.  www.ghostresearch.org

Willow Creek Farm.  www.hauntedwillowcreekfarm.com

Ghost Head Soup.  www.ghostheadsoup.com

Stephen Osborne: Author of Ghosts of Northern Illinois and others.  www.dreamspinnerpress.com/authors/stephen-osborne-460

Katie Starns: Afterlife Communicator and Investigator.  www.katiestarnes.com

Charles Williams: Paranormal Research League Productions.  www.prlproductions.com

John Galbo: JFG Imports.

Alice Stacionis: SoulPathAstrology-Hypnosis.


Hosting the 2017 Illinois Paranormal Conference


Steve Litteral is Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, a place well-know to those interested in the Paranormal from Northern Illinois and beyond.   For more information on Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, visit their website here: http://www.tinkercottage.com/    

Kathi Kresol, Rockford historian and writer is the operator of Haunted Rockford, and serves on the Board of the Rockford Historical Society.  Kathi shares her love of history, especially the history of Northern Illinois, during the tours she organizes and leads through Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events; and via her column “Voices from the Grave” in …

We are very proud to present the speakers for the 2017 Conference


Scotty Roberts is the founder and publisher of Intrepid Magazine, a journal eclectically focused on science, culture, politics, ufology, archaeology, unexplained phenomena, alternative theory and world mysteries. He is the founder of the Paradigm Symposiums, which launched as the “event branch” of Intrepid Mag in 2012. Scotty co-hosts The Intrepid Radio Program with John Ward, …

Lisa Van Buskirk is the “Ghost Host with the Most” from Madison Ghost Walks.  She has been leading haunted history tours for five years.  Lisa has had a life long interest in the paranormal, which she attributes to being born on Devil’s Night, in Detroit.  In addition to a passion for the paranormal, Lisa is …

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 and cinematographer. …

Allison Jornlin: Could Milwaukee be even stranger than it seems?  Absolutely!  Milwaukee’s Fortean history may surprise you.  This presentation features ghost stories and other weird tales from Milwaukee history.  Are immortals among us?  Can ghosts leave footprints?  Do demons possess the souls of those around you?  The fascinating answers to these questions and more will …

Dale Kaczmarek, President of the Ghost Research Society, is also director of Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc., hosting ghost tours of haunted Chicagoland locations.  Kaczmarek has been actively investigating ghosts, hauntings and poltergeist phenomena since 1975 and is active in a number of organizations, including: American Association for Electronic Voice Phenomena, Society of the Investigation …

Cindy Heinen and Randy Sunby are founding members of The Society for Anomalous Studies, a paranormal research cooperative based out of Southern Wisconsin.  SAS’s focus is on the investigation of historical properties.  By partnering with historical preservation societies and stewards of historical properties, SAS conduct well-reasoned and objective paranormal investigations of these properties

Scott Markus has been actively involved in researching the paranormal for more than half of his life.  He is a published author, having written a historical/paranormal book about Chicago called “Voices from the Chicago Grave.”  His work in both production and the paranormal includes two documentaries on the unexplained, running the website WhatsYourGhostStory.com, co-hosting and …