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True Tales of Things That Go Bump in the Night

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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 ...

$20.00

True Crime Expo

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$15.00

H. H. Holmes Documentary Screening with John Borowski

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL

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, IL

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, IL

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

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, IL

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 ...

$40.00

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, IL

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 ...

$20.00

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

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL

  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 ...

$20

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

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL

  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 ...

$20.00

Paranormal Investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$40.00

Things that go BUMP in the Night!

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$20.00

Twilight Tour at Cedar Bluff Cemetery

Cedar Bluff Cemetery 1200 Rural Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$20.00

Haunted Rockford Walking Tour

Rockford Trolley Depot 324 N. Madison Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$20.00

Friday the 13th At Tinker Swiss Cottage With Joel Ramsey

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$25.00

Ghosts of Christmas Past 2020

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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.  ...

$20.00

Paranormal Evening At Graham-Ginestra House

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

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 ...

$20.00

Paranormal Investigation With Ghost Head Soup

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$40.00

Paranormal Investigation with the SAS Team

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

Haunted Rockford is excited to partner with Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum to bring our friends from The Society for Anomalous Studies back to Tinker Cottage! Did you ever want to see what a real paranormal investigation is all about? This is your chance to find out! This event will let you be the paranormal investigator! Guests ...

$40.00

Greenwood Cemetery Spring Guided Tour

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford, IL

Haunted Rockford’s own Kathi Kresol and Samantha Hochmann will be joining Greenwood Cemetery for this event!  Come join us for an educational and inspirational Guided Walk-Thru of the Cemetery! All proceeds will be donated to the Chapel Restoration project. (Sneak peak of the Chapel at the end of the tour.) For questions-please contact Greenwood Cemetery. ...

Rockford Historical Society’s Annual Cemetery Walk

Willwood Burial Park 7000 W State Street, Rockford, IL

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.  This will be the Society’s first time in Willwood Burial Park! Volunteers select individuals interred in the cemetery, research the person’s past, and interpret ...

Twilight Tour of Willwood Burial Park   

Willwood Burial Park 7000 W State Street, Rockford, IL

Join Haunted Rockford for our first tour of Willwood Burial Park!  We'll share stories that highlight the darker side of Rockford’s history.  The stories will include murders and tragic accidents researched by Kathi Kresol.  Kathi will share the details of the long forgotten stories of people that once called Rockford home. This is a walking ...

$20.00

Summer Solstice With The Psychics

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice Haunted Rockford style!  Tinker Swiss Cottage is excited to partner with Haunted Rockford to bring you this new and exciting event. Join us for an exciting night with psychics Sara Bowker and Tessa Lentz as we hear some of their most harrowing paranormal encounters, learn smudging techniques with Eve Harker ...

$40.00

Paranormal Investigation With Bartel And Henson Paranormal

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$40.00

Paranormal Evening At The Ethnic Heritage Museum

Ethnic Heritage Museum 1129 South Main Street, Rockford, IL

Ghostly Encounters and Ghastly Crimes! Join local authors Terri Reid and Kathi Kresol as they take you on a ghostly journey to some of the scariest places in Illinois and Wisconsin.  From ghostly apparitions in local cemeteries, to encounters with spirits in local businesses and homes, these spine-tingling tales will prove that some hauntings are ...

$20.00

Dead Folks Do Tell Tales

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

This event will feature local psychics Sara Bowker and Tessa Lentz.  They'll share their favorite tales of connecting with the dead.  This event will also include a paranormal tour of the very active cottage.   Tickets are limited!  Tickets are $25 and must be paid in advance.  To Register online tickets must be paid for ...

$25.00

Ghostly Gathering – Veterans Memorial Hall

Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL

This event will include chilling true tales of ghostly encounters from actual investigators and the truth behind some of the area’s best known legends.  Local Paranormal Investigation team members from Society for Anomalous Studies, Ghost Head Soup and Bartel and Henson Paranormal will share some of their favorite evidence they have collected from investigations.   ...

$30.00

Paranormal Investigation of the Graham-Ginestra House

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

This exciting event will give you the opportunity to join in on an actual paranormal investigation!   The event will begin at the Ethnic Heritage Museum where the Heritage Museum Staff will share the history of the Graham-Ginestra House and the team members from the Society for Anomalous Studies (SAS) will share some of the evidence ...

$40.00

Scary Tales of the Other Side — Free Event

Wolf Hollow Gift Shoppe 3800 E State St. #103, Rockford, IL

Haunted Rockford Crew members: Kathi Kresol, Sara Bowker and Samanatha Hochmann have been researching and investigating  local legends and chilling tales of the paranormal for years.  In this presentation they will share some of their most disturbing experiences with phantom hitchhikers, cemetery spectres and other encounters with the dead. This is a Free Event, and ...

Special Presentation At The Ethnic Heritage Museum

Ethnic Heritage Museum 1129 South Main Street, Rockford, IL

Haunted Rockford is thrilled to welcome back the Greater Rockford Apparition and Ghost Group!  Travis and Chad love to investigate historic buildings and some of the scariest places on the planet, including many Northern Illinois Landmarks.  The GRAGG team continues to collect evidence to prove to the world – as well as themselves – that ...

$20.00

Things That Go Bump In The Night

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL

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 ...

$25.00

Special Event! Greenwood Cemetery Twilight Tour

Greenwood Cemetery 1011 Auburn Street, Rockford, IL

The ornate stones of Greenwood Cemetery cover many dark stories.  But Kathi Kresol has been investigating these stories for many years and she will share them during this special tour.  These stories will include tragic accidents, horrible murders, and ghostly encounters.  It also will include a special tour of the Greenwood Chapel. This is a ...

$25.00