Ghost Conference" 2008
Task Force's Star Psychic, Matt Hendix Displays
his personal autographed book by Troy Taylor.
June 20-21, 2008 The Haunted
America Conference: America's "Original
Ghost Conference" returned for it's
12th Annual event at the haunted Lincoln
Theater in Decatur, Illinois. Many were
in attendence for an authentic "ghost
hunter's weekend", and took part in
lectures, presentations and workshops, genuine
spirit séances, ghost tours, investigations
& much more! Speakers included Patrick
Burns, John Zaffis, Rosemary Ellen Guiley,
Keith Age, Dale Kaczmarek, Ken Berg, &
Troy Taylor at his only conference appearance
Theater Played host to the best Paranormal
conference of the year.
Task Force Founder Greg Myers
Task Force Members -- Matt Hendix and Sandy
Research Society www.ghostresearch.org
Talks to a confrence Guest and notice the
Orb in The Photo! As The Great American
Necromancer Lisa Lee Hap Waugh walks by.
-- True Chicagoland Ghost Stories
Dale Kaczmarek spoke
of his journey to the most haunted places
in Chicago -- "America's Most Haunted
City". As a researcher with more than
30 years of experience in tracking down
the elusive ghosts of the Chicagoland area,
Dale is uniquely suited to present not only
the most famous ghosts and hauntings (from
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery to Resurrection
Mary) but many haunted locations that you
may not be familiar with yet.
About Dale Kaczmarek:
Dale Kaczmarek is President of the Ghost
Research Society, editor of Ghost Trackers
Newsletter, and director of Excursions Into
The Unknown, Inc., a year-round ghost tour
of haunted Chicagoland locations. He is
also the author of four books on ghosts
and hauntings. Dale 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
for the Investigation of the Unexplained,
International Fortean Organization and the
prestigious Ghost Club of England. He has
appeared in numerous books, publications,
newspapers and periodicals and in several
documentaries and televisions shows. Dale
is a returning favorite to the Haunted America
Conference and hosted a Ghost Hunting Workshop
as an After-Hours Event on Saturday night!
Conference Guest flock around Troy Taylor
and Patric Burns for autographs.
Of Ghostly Talk Radio Matt Hendrix Of Paranormal
Task force and Demon Hunter Nathan Schoonover.
& Luke Naliborski -- Sons of "Strange
Our Annual "Strange Stuff" presentation
(created by the late John Brill in 2000)
returned with John's hand-picked successors,
authors Len Adams and Luke Naliborski. Join
two of the American Ghost Society's most
beloved "characters" for a humorous
and often spooky look at ghost hunting over
the course of the past year. This is an
interactive session and guests are encouraged
to bring their own stories, questions and
experiences to the theater auditorium!
Scott L. Of Ghostly Talk
Radio Greg Myers Founder and Chief Of Paranormal
Task force and Demon Hunter Nathan Schoonover.
AFTER HOURS EVENTS FOR
FRIDAY Authentic Séance with Ken
Many in attendence joined Weird Chicago
Psychic Ken Berg for an Authentic session
of spirit communication, LIVE from the stage
of the haunted Lincoln Theater. The purpose
was to conatact ghosts who haunt the theater
during this re-creation of a Victorian Séance
that will be unlike go down in history as
one of the highlites of the year.
About Ken Berg: Ken is
a co-owner of the Weird Chicago Tours, a
professional psychic, an expert on the occult
& supernatural and widely known authority
on Chicago's secret places. Ken got his
start with the "weird" as a child,
when it was not uncommon for him to either
sense the presence of ghosts or regularly
predict the deaths of family members before
they occurred. He has been a bouncer, a
medic in the Air Force and the owner of
an occult bookstore. Ken has also worked
as a psychic detective with law enforcement
agencies all over the country. Since 1987,
he has assisted with the conviction of 17
murder suspects. At this year's conference:
Ken will be hosting the After-Hours Séance
on Friday night and offering psychic readings
to attendees. A sign up sheet for readings
will be available in the lobby during the
And Matt Hendrix. Juli Velazquez heads www.ispiinvestigations.com
and is part of www.paranormalunderworld.com
The 2008 Ghost Confrencece
also held it's annual Late-Night Ghost Hunt
at the Lincoln Theater.
Talk Paranormal Talk Show -- Tune into Ghostly
Talk on Sunday nights at 6pm eastern time.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
-- Adventures with "Frank's Box"
Esteemed Author Rosemary Ellen Guiley will
delve into the controversial mystery of
recent explorations into the world of spirit
communications. In this riveting presentation,
she will offer highlights of her research
with her two "Frank's Boxes" and
a similar device, the "Mini-Box",
designed for real-time two-way communication
with the dead and beyond. Do the boxes really
open inter-dimensional communication? Rosemary
will present what she has found out, along
with other developments in the field of
modern spirit communication. She will have
the devices on hand for a demonstration.
About Rosemary Ellen Guiley:
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a full-time paranormal
researcher and investigator, and the author
of 31 books, including "The Encyclopedia
of Ghosts and Spirits." She writes
regularly for TAPS Paramagazine, FATE magazine
and the Paranormal Insider blog and has
appeared in many other books and articles
on the paranormal. Rosemary is also a familiar
face in television programs and documentaries,
including the recent "Children of the
And Parnormal Task Force Poster Boy Matt
Troy Taylor -- The Possessed
Author Troy Taylor started off the 2008
Conference with a special presentation on
"The Possessed: The True Story of the
Discover the myths and
mysteries of this chilling 1878 case, one
of the most documented spirit possessions
in American History. What really happened
in this enigmatic case and how much of the
mysterious story -- about the spirit of
a dead girl invading the body of a living
one -- is truth and how much is fiction?
Troy delves into the facts and the first-hand
accounts of the case and presents one of
the most startling stories on record and
one that will have us all realizing that
we don't know as much about the paranormal
as we think we do!
Click Here for More about Conference Host
The Original Ghost Divas
-- How NOT to be a Ghost Hunter
Tonya Hacker & Tammy Wilson -- the Original
"Ghost Divas" gave a humorous,
entertaining, and often right-on-target
look at the misadventures of ghost research!
This common-sense guide to ghost hunting
focuses not on the best ways to get authentic
evidence of the paranormal, but on the ways
that so many ghost hunters manage to bungle
their investigations, contaminate their
evidence and destroy their reputations.
It's a must-see presentation on what not
About the Ghost Divas:
The Ghost Divas, while often lightning rods
for controversy (and we wouldn't want it
any other way!), have almost 20 years of
combined experience when it comes to investigating
the supernatural. Tammy and Tonya have a
refreshing no-nonsense approach when it
comes to ghost research and have spent countless
hours in the paranormal field. Together
as the Ghost Divas, the women decided it
was time to start speaking about the nonsensical
information that was plaguing the paranormal
investigative field and have become insightful
commentators for the field of ghost hunting.
In addition to the Ghost Divas, Tonya is
also the founder of GHOULI (Ghost Haunts
of Oklahoma and Urban Legend Investigations)
and hosts events throughout the state. Tammy
is the founder of Eerie Oklahoma and conducts
historical tours of local ghost towns and
is the chairperson for the Cherokee Strip
Regional Heritage Center's oral history
program called Voices of the Cherokee Strip.
The "Rock-n-Roll Ghost Hunter"
Keith Age -- Hauntings Across America
The Original "Rock-n-Roll Ghost Hunter"
Keith Age with a lifetime of experiences
researching ghosts, hauntings and the unexplained.
In this entertaining presentation, Keith
revealed his own first-hand encounters with
ghosts and hauntings, from some of the strangest
experiences to the funniest, to those that
had him downright scared.
Age also spoke of his
experiences "behind the scenes"
stories of filming some of your favorite
ghost documentaries, along with true-life
tales from one of America's most haunted
spots, Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
About Keith Age: Keith
Age is the founder of the Louisville Ghost
Hunter's Society and a returning favorite
to the Haunted America Conference. With
more than two decades of experience with
ghosts and haunted places, Keith brings
that first-hand knowledge to his work as
the host to the Sci-Fi Channel documentaries
"Spooked" and "Children of
Force Be with You! Greg Myers And Patrick
Patrick Burns -- Electronic
Voice Phenomena 101
Patrick Burns from Court TV's "Haunting
Evidence" gav an in-depth presentation
on one of the most controversial aspects
of ghost research today -- Electronic Voice
Phenomena (EVP). In this session, hepresented
a technical discussion about recording equipment
and the correct uses of it in paranormal
research and will also discuss the recording,
transfer, editing and noise reduction of
and Patrick Burns
And Patrick Burns
About Patrick Burns: Patrick
is best known as the paranormal investigator
on Court TV's hit series "Haunting
Evidence", but was no stranger to the
media prior; having been featured on CNN
and an Emmy award winning documentary for
TBS, among numerous other appearances. He
is also the founder and director of Ghost
Hounds in Georgia and GhoStock, the popular
annual event. Patrick is a veteran both
in front of and behind the camera lens.
A videographer in his own right, his "one
man band" self-produced video production
entitled "Haunted" has won him
acclaim from his peers in the paranormal
field and a nomination from Ghost Convention
International for "best documentary".
He resides with his wife Pamela and two
sons near Atlanta Georgia.
AFTER HOURS EVENTS FOR
Spectremen -- LIVE on
the Lincoln Stage!
Many witness a special LIVE performance
on the Lincoln's Stage from Spectremen,
the Atlanta horror punk band, made up of
real-life ghost hunters! They have appeared
at Screamfest, on Rue Morgue Radio, Dragon
Con & More! See their Website!
Admission Included in Conference Fee!
Many went on the best
Haunted Decatur Tour with Troy Taylor.
Ghostman Ghostman and Demon Hunter with
Shaun and Nathan is at www.ghostanddemon.com
Ghostman & Demon Hunter is a smokin
hot podcast with Shaun Burris and Nathan
The Ghostman—Shaun Burris, a blue
collar ghost hunter for over 10 years and
Nathan Schoonover—AKA the Demon Hunter,
a paranormal investigator and counselor
for almost 15 years, wanted to bring you
two things: the big names in the paranormal
community the way they got to see them behind
the scenes, and the groups and investigators
out there in the paranormal trenches. Thus
the Shock Jocks of the supernatural were
born.Ghostman and Demon Hunter are live
every Sunday night at 9:00 PM EST.
The bad boys of the paranormal will hit
on the subjects ghost hunters are talking
about. Join us as we test the waters of
the supernatural; tips, guests…and
answers to the questions nobody else is
willing to ask.
A fantastic Ghost Hunting
Workshop with Dale Kaczmarek was one of
the most anticipatd spots of the weekend.
Author and Ghost Research Society President
Dale Kaczmarek special workshop on Ghost
Hunting Techniques, from the most basic
uses of equipment and cameras to the most
complex forms of investigative work. Held
in the Basement Green Room of the Theater!
Late-Night Ghost Hunt
at the Lincoln Theater
you Next Year!
"Your One Stop Paranormal Resource
on Sale July 1!
The Return of the Houdini Séance
October 31, 2008 in Decatur, Illinois
us on Halloween Night at the Haunted Lincoln
Theater in Decatur, Illinois for the Most
Terrifying and Exciting Event of the Entire
Tickets on Sale Starting July 1 for Spookapalooza
2008: The Return of the Houdini Séance!
Click Here for Info!
Join Host Troy Taylor & Medium Ken Berg
for the Biggest and Most Chilling Halloween
Event of 2008! You'll be riveted to your
seat by a Spooky presentation on Houdini
and the Spirit World, Terrified by a Live
Radio Show from a 1936 Houdini Séance
& then Pushed Over the Edge as a Real-Life
Séance begins to try and Reach the
Spirit of Famed Illusionist Harry Houdini!
The Great Magician Maintained that if it
was Possible to Make Contact from the Other
Side, He Would Do So -- Will he Finally
Make Contact at the Lincoln Theater on the
Anniversary of his Death? The management
accepts no responsibility for the possible
effect on your mental health! Attend at
your own risk!
Tickets on Sale Starting July 1!
Here for Info About Spookapalooza 2008!