Like the living dead or those pesky poltergeists in Poltergeist II (yeah, we know the above picture is from the first Poltergeist; sue us), the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is back! After taking 2018 off, the homegrown event of all things spooky, unexplained, and just plain weird returns September 13-14 at two new locations: Walker’s Point Music Hall and Alverno College. And yes, September 13 is a Friday the 13th.
Organized by author and occasional Milwaukee Record contributor Tea Krulos, the conference once again promises talks covering the usual: paranormal investigation, cryptozoology, UFOs, folklore, the Lake Michigan Mothman, etc. Things kick off at Walker’s Point Music Hall on the 13th with a haunted house-themed “Friday the 13th Fest.” Music will be provided by Ratbatspider, Sinister Fate, and The Illogical. Burlesque will be provided by Grindhouse Tease. Admission is $10, or $6 with a costume. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Then, on the 14th, things move to Alverno College. A host of speakers and vendors will be on hand from from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bucyrus Room A
10 a.m.: Shetan Noir: “Lake Monsters of the Great Lakes”
11 a.m.: Allison Jornlin: “Milwaukee Forteana, Vol. IV”
Noon: Tobias Wayland: “The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest”
1 p.m.: Ursula Bielski: “Haunts of the Devil: Ghosts of H.H. Holmes, the Worlds Fair, and Victorian Chicago”
2 p.m.: Jay Bachochin: “Bigfooting 101”
3 p.m.: Dave Schumacher (Paranormal Research Group): “15 years of Researching Ghosts, Hauntings and Poltergeists Using Random Number Generators and Environmental Data Logging with the D.E.A.D. (Direct Environmental Acquisition Data logging) System—Advantages, Results and Next Steps”
4 p.m.: Sam Maranto, “When Ufology Meets Paranormal”
5 p.m.: Noah Leigh: “Common Misconceptions for Paranormal Activity”
Noon: “Paranormal Evidence Show and Tell” with various investigation groups
1 p.m.: Society for Anomalous Studies, “Sustained Electronic Spirit Communication—Revealing Conversations with the Unseen”
2 p.m.: X-Files trivia
3 p.m.: Milwaukee Krampus Eigenheit, “Meet Krampus” panel
4 p.m.: J. Nathan Couch, “Washington County Paranormal”
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the conference. SEE YOU THERE!