The headlines speaker for the 2018 Illinois Paranormal Conference is Ursula Bielski, 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.
Also Speaking at the Conference: - Film maker and serial killer researcher John Borowski will be back by popular demand, with a new presentation: Dahmer and Me: Why I became interested in Serial Killers. - Renowned ghost investigator Dale Kaczmarek from Ghost Research Society will share evidence from his most exciting recent investigations. - Paranormal Investigator and author Sylvia Shults. - Author and storyteller Amelia Cotter; - Ami and Mark Orava from the Society for Anomalous Studies; - Dean Thompson of the Paranormal Group Ghost Head Soup; and - Dan Norvell, author and Paranormal Investigator.
Directions: Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum - 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.