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

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, Illinois.

 

Tickets available now!  Register Here.

  

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!

Vendor space registration now available.  Vendor Registration.

 

 

 

Hosting the 2018 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 2018 Conference

 

Ursula Bielski is a Chicago historian and folklorist specializing in cemetery history and the folklore of the preternatural. A respected paranormal researcher, she is the author of nine books on Chicago ghostlore and cemetery history and has been studying the settlement, folklore and culture of Bachelors Grove for nearly three decades.         …

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. …

Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore, and is a cast member of the show The R.I.P. Files.  Her books include “This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost”, “Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State”, and the children’s book “Breakfast …

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 …

Dan Norvell is an author, storyteller, and paranormal investigator who specializes in cemetery history, cemetery preservation, and the ghosts of the Blackhawk War.  His books include “Afterlife: Existence in Shadows” and “Faith in the Darkness – Nightfall.”  He is also listed as a co-author for “Beyond Life – The Ghost Chronicles” and “Paranormal Theories: A …

The Society for Anomalous Studies has made it their mission to investigate, research and document claims of the paranormal.  From investigating abandoned prisons, hospitals and grand historical mansions to being the sole paranormal research group used by several historical societies, the group has spent years in this pursuit.  For SAS’s third year presenting at the …

Sylvia Shults has been a paranormal investigator for several years.  She began her career as a ghost hunter as a result of doing the research for her nonfiction book Ghosts of the Illinois River (Quixote Press, 2010).  Her fascination with ghosts dates back to her childhood, as she is an avid reader who was raised …

  Dean Thompson has held a lifelong fascination with the paranormal.  He found some like-minded fellows and started his own paranormal group, “Ghost Head Soup”.  This soon led to many adventures exploring paranormal locations. Dean now spends his days – and nights- exploring the history behind tragic events, urban legends, and haunted locations, proving more …