The long awaited Haunted Rockford book will be released from the publisher on October 2 - just in time for the Halloween Season!
Kathi Kresol, organizer of Haunted Rockford Events and local historian will be hosting an event for the release of her book "Haunted Rockford." She will share excerpts from the stories chosen for the book and other ghostly tales during the event. Kathi has arranged for a special pre-order supply of the Haunted Rockford and copies of the book will be offered for sale and will be available for signing. She will also have copies of her other writings available.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit with vendors from all aspects of the paranormal who will stay after the Illinois Paranormal Conference. Please see the Illinois Conference Page at www.hauntedrockford.com for more information.
Light refreshments will be served.
This is a free event and there is no registration required.
~Excerpt from the back of the book:
"Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford’s rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy. The city’s troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today. Geraldine Bourbon’s final struggle still echoes throughout the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room, before gently laying her corpse on the bed. The sobs of society darling Carrie Spafford still keep vigil over the family plot of the cemetery where she sowed the heartbreak of her twilight years. From the vengeance of Chief Big Thunder to the Witch of McGregor Road, author Kathi Kresol shares the legends and lore of Rockford’s haunted history."
Directions: Veterans Memorial Hall - 211 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). Go north on IL 2 to the downtown area. Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry or along the Rock River behind the Rockford Public Library across Wyman. Entrances to Memorial Hall are on Wyman and on N. Main. Free parking in the lot on the south side at Mulberry and Wyman.