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Paranormal Investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

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 ...

$40.00

Cedar Bluff Cemetery Tour with the Rockford Historical Society

Cedar Bluff Cemetery 1200 Rural Street, Rockford

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". ...

Cedar Bluff Cemetery by Lantern Tour

Cedar Bluff Cemetery 1200 Rural Street, Rockford

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. ...

$20.00

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

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

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 ...

$20.00

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

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

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 ...

$20.00

Paranormal Investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage with Dale Kaczmarek

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford is thrilled to partner with Tinker Swiss Cottage to bring the 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 ...

$40.00

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum 5151 Orth Road Ste. A-1, Poplar Grove

Local historian and author,  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, ...

Greenwood Cemetery by Lamplight Tour

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford

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 ...

$20.00

City by Starlight – Haunted Downtown Walking Tour – 7PM

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

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 ...

$20.00

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

Tinker Swiss Cottage has invited local author and historian Kathi Kresol to share some of the most notorious unsolved crimes in the area.  Kathi has been researching the darker side of Winnebago County history for over a decade.  Her book "Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois" was published in 2015. The cost for this lecture ...

Special Event – Haunted Rockford Walking Tour with Midway Village 08/24/19

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

Please meet at the Veterans Memorial Hall 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 ...

$20.00

Special Event-Haunted History Walking Tour with Midway Village 09/07/19

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

Please meet at the Veterans Memorial Hall 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 ...

$20.00

Writers Workshop at the Rockton Centre Branch Library

Rockton Centre Branch Library 3112 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford

Get some ideas and support with new friends! Have writers block? Need some encouragement to get started? Just want to chat about writing? Join us for a workshop to get some of those creative juices flowing! This workshop will have special guests that will give us some tips on their particular genres. There has been ...

The 2019 Illinois Paranormal Conference – The Biggest Event of the Year

Join Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford for the eight 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 2019.  The conference will be Saturday, ...

$20

Special Investigation at the Tinker Swiss Cottage – Join Us After The Conference!

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

This special event will include different investigation teams in a public investigation of the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and grounds!  We will be joined by Dale Kaczmarek and his team, the Ghost Research Society and Ghost Head Soup investigators to investigate the spirits of Tinker! The evening will begin with a presentation by Dean Thompson from ...

$40.00

Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters Presentation

Talcott Free Library District 101 E Main St, Rockton

Local author and historian, Kathi Kresol shares the strange tales, weird crimes and hidden haunted history of Northern Illinois.  From haunted houses to eerie cemeteries, lost spirits, dark crimes and more, Kathi has spent more than a decade collecting the spooky tales of the region! This event is free and registration is not required.  

Unsolved Crimes of Winnebago County Presentation

Rock River Branch Library 3128 11th Street, Rockford

Local historian and author, Kathi Kresol, returns to host an hour of true crime mystery.  All new stories!  Not all material suited for young children. This event is free and registration is not required.

Belvidere Haunted Houses Tour

Boone County Historical Miuseum 314 S State St, Belvidere

Haunted Rockford is honored to be a part of this special event!  We will be visiting three historical locations in Belvidere.  All of these sites have reported ghostly encounters and paranormal happenings.  The history of these fascinating locations will be shared by the owners and Kathi Kresol.  Sara Bowker will join us to share her ...

$50.00

True Tales of Things That Go Bump in the Night

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

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 ...

$20.00

Historical Hauntings at the Rockford Public Library!

Rockton Centre Branch Library 3112 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford

The Rockton Centre Branch Library is presenting a special Halloween Happening! Hear and see the evidence collected during paranormal investigations! This program will offer an exploration of the haunted, historic locations that the Society for Anomalous Studies has investigated.  They will discuss the locations history and legends and show the paranormal evidence they captured during ...

Spooktacular Haunts

Anderson Japanese Gardens 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford

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 ...

Rockford Haunted Historic Locations Tour

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford is honored to be a part of this special event!  We will be visiting three historical locations in Rockford.  All of these sites have reported ghostly encounters and paranormal happenings.  The history of these fascinating locations will be shared by the staff members and Kathi Kresol.  Sara Bowker will join us to share ...

$40.00

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

Rock River Branch Library 3128 11th Street, Rockford

Kathi Kresol, local author and tour guide, returns to share all new peculiar and puzzling tales.  Rockford's past is full of murder and ghostly mischief.  Not all material suitable for young children.   This event is free and registration is not required.  

Haunted History: Ghosts of the State Line

Rock Valley College 3301 N Mulford Road, Rockford

Local author, historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, Kathi Kresol, will share her favorite stories of lost loves, spine tingling encounters with ghostly apparitions and unexplained bumps in the night.  Kresol has spent countless hours researching and tracking down the legends and ghost stories of Illinois.  She weaves historical research with actual personal ...

Rockford’s Dark Days

Talcott Free Library District 101 E Main St, Rockton

Did you know that during prohibition, Rockford had its share of rum running and gangland slayings? Returning author Kathi Kresol, will relate the stories of those violent times and how they impacted this quiet little town. Free event, no registration necessary. For more information, please visit: https://www.talcottfreelibrary.com/prohibition-rockford-dark-days-january-9-at-630pm/  

In The Name Of Love – Doomed Romance

Rockton Centre Branch Library 3112 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford

Celebrate Valentine's Day in a whole new way!  Local author and historian Kathi Kresol will share true crime stories of twisted love that have had tragic endings.  This presentation will present shocking crimes taken straight from Rockford's own headlines and give "Until Death Do Us Part" a whole new meaning! This event is free and ...

Paranormal Evening: Graham-Ginestra House

Ethnic Heritage Museum 1129 South Main Street, Rockford

We will begin the evening in the Ethnic Heritage Museum.   Haunted Rockford is so excited to be invited back to this amazing location!  This historic home was built in 1857 by Freeman Graham and was recently purchased by the Ethnic Heritage Museum.   Museum President Jocelyn Hare and Museum Director Addie Ford will join ...

Free

True Crime Expo

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

During this event we will delve into the details of some of the most horrific crimes in history.   The speakers will present on all steps of these crimes from the commission to the aftermath on the community.  Local author Kathi Kresol and Chicago based film maker John Borowski are partnering to bring this expo to ...

Free

H. H. Holmes Documentary Screening with John Borowski

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

We will start this exciting evening with a Meet and Greet with the documentary's film maker John Borowski!  Then we will watch the documentary "H.H. Holmes - America's First Serial Killer" with John!    John will be selling his books and other documentaries at this event!  Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet this amazing ...

Greenwood Cemetery Walk with the Rockford Historical Society

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford's own Kathi Kresol will be joining the Rockford Historical Society for this year's Cemetery Walk.  Each year 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 ...

Greenwood Cemetery by Lantern Tour

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford

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 ...

Free

Ghastly Crimes and Ghostly Encounters — Lunch and Learn

Join Kathi Kresol on a virtual tour of the ghastly and ghostly in Northern Illinois.   Local author and Rockford Public Library's Rockton Centre branch manager Kathi Kresol, wrote "Haunted Rockford, Illinois" after she began researching the ghost stories she came across in her research for other books and article she has written.  She will ...

Paranormal Investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford is excited to be back at Tinker Swiss Cottage this time with the crew from Ghost Head Soup! 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 ...

Free

Virtual Presentation: Stories Beneath the Stones

Local author and historian Kathi Kresol will share her favorite stories during this virtual event presented by The Rockford Public Library.  Our local cemeteries are filled with interesting stories just waiting to be discovered.  These include the slightly odd tales of some of our county's most unusual settlers. Winnebago County has been the home of Native ...

Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford

We will be following all Illinois recommended IDPH Guidelines for outdoor activities.  Tour is limited to 10 people and 6-foot social distancing between groups is required (or you’ll need to bring a mask.) Join Haunted Rockford as we tour one of the oldest cemeteries in Rockford where our founding families were laid to rest. Kathi ...

Free

Special Event! Haunted Rockford Tour with Midway Village 9/11/20

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

  We will be following all Illinois recommended IDPH Guidelines for outdoor activities.  Tour is limited to 20 people and masks are required.  Updated: Masks are now required for all events per IDPH.   The walking tour will start at the parking lot of Veterans Memorial Hall, meet us there. Haunted Rockford is very excited ...

Free

Special Event! Haunted Rockford Tour with Midway Village 9/12/20

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford

  We will be following all Illinois recommended IDPH Guidelines for outdoor activities.  Tour is limited to 20 people and masks are required.  Updated: Masks are now required for all events per IDPH.   The walking tour will start at the parking lot of Veterans Memorial Hall, meet us there. Haunted Rockford is very excited ...

Free

Paranormal Investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford is excited to be back at Tinker Swiss Cottage this time with the Society for Anomolous 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 ...

Free

Things that go BUMP in the Night!

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

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 ...

Free

Twilight Tour at Cedar Bluff Cemetery

Cedar Bluff Cemetery 1200 Rural Street, Rockford

Celebrate Halloween the Haunted Rockford way by touring one of the oldest cemeteries in Rockford!  Local historian Kathi Kresol will share the long-forgotten stories of people from Rockford’s past, both famous and infamous. The price for this event is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the event.  To register online for this event you must ...

Free

Haunted Rockford Walking Tour

Rockford Trolley Depot 324 N. Madison Street, Rockford

Celebrate Halloween with Haunted 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.  We will meet at the Trolley Depot at 324 Madison Street in Rockford, Il. The price for this event is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 ...

Free

Friday the 13th At Tinker Swiss Cottage With Joel Ramsey

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

Celebrate Friday the 13th Haunted Rockford style! We are excited to partner with the historic Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum to bring you this special event!  Joel Ramsey (known as the Paranormal Professor) will join us to share stories of his scariest adventures!  The fee will also cover a tour of this very active location.  The ...

Free

Ghosts of Christmas Past 2020

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

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.  ...

Free

Paranormal Evening At Graham-Ginestra House

Graham-Ginestra House at the Ethnic Heritage Museum Center 1129 S. Main Street, Rockford

Haunted Rockford is so excited to be invited back to this amazing location!  This historic home was built in 1857 by Freeman Graham and was recently purchased by the Ethnic Heritage Museum. Museum President Jocelyn Hare and Museum Director Pat Jepson will join us to share the history or the home.  Haunted Rockford's Kathi Kresol ...

Free

Paranormal Investigation With Ghost Head Soup

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford

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 staff in the most active locations in the Cottage.  You are welcome and encouraged ...

Free