URSULA BIELSKI – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Ursula Bielski is Chicago’s most recognized expert in ghosts and hauntings. An historian, author, and parapsychology devotee, she has been writing and lecturing about Chicago’s supernatural folklore and the paranormal for nearly 25 years and is the author of nine popular and critically acclaimed books on the same subjects and host of the PBS show, The Hauntings of Chicago.Ursula has been featured on numerous television documentaries, including productions by the A&E Network, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, SyFy, The Travel Channel and PBS. She’s been a judge on Paranormal Challenge and a regular guest on Ghost Adventures, Coast to Coast AM, Darkness Radio, National Public Radio and the Maury Show...

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KEN GERHARD – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Ken Gerhard is the author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and “Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles and Other Winged Beasts”, as well as co-author of Monsters of Texas (with Nick Redfern). He is a is a cryptozoologist and field researcher for the Centre for Fortean Zoology as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute and consultant for various paranormal research groups. He has investigated reports of cryptids and mysterious animals around the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, Mothman, Thunderbirds and Werewolves...

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DAVID SCHRADER – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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David Schrader is Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular Paranormal Talk Radio Show, Darkness on the Edge of Town (otherwise known as “Darkness Radio.”) Dave is the coauthor of the book, The Other Side (2009, Houghton Mifflin), and has contributed to TAPS ParaMagazine (The Official Magazine of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Show).  He is frequently a guest speaker at related conferences worldwide, and has been featured on Paranormal Programs on A&E (Paranormal State) and Travel Channel (Ghost Adventures and as co-host of Paranormal Challenge).

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SCOTT GRUENWALD – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Scott Gruenwald has been investigating the paranormal for decades. As he says, he’s “been to many haunts and seen many things. From the halls of Linda Vista Hospital to the crawlspaces of Wolfe Manor, my “hobby” has freaked me out at times. I’ve been grabbed, pushed, kissed, whispered to and, of course, been touched in my bathing suit area. (Not as pleasing as it sounds.)” Of investigating, he says, “Trigger objects … cool; period clothing … OK; nudity … um sure.” Not a fan of all the modern bells and whistles, Scott uses his ample personality to communicate with the other side. After part of an investigation wound up on “The Soup,” Scott found himself starting a “ family-run horrible webshow we encourage people not to watch. They still do...

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JEFF BELANGER – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Jeff Belanger is writer and location scout for the blockbuster Travel Channel series, Ghost Adventures . He’s the creator of GhostVillage.com, the world’s largest clearinghouse of information on the paranormal, and the author of over a dozen books that have been published in six languages. Jeff is the Emmy-nominated host, producer, and writer of New England Legends on PBS, and the host of the widely popular Web and cable talk show 30 Odd Minutes...

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ROBERT MURCH – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Robert Murch (known generally as “Murch”) is the world’s foremost authority on the Ouija board. Robert has consulted with Hasbro on Ouija and worked with DreamWorks Studios as their Ouija consultant on the movie What Lies Beneath, as well as on Sugar & Spice and Drive Thru. He recently consulted on Winning Moves “Ouija Classic” an officially Hasbro licensed re-make of the Ouija board from the 1990s. He has also served as the Ouija consultant on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, A&E’s Storage Wars, and on Travel Channel’s Mysteries of the Museum. He has made appearances on Showtime’s Bullshit!, The Travel Channel, MTV, CBS Sunday Morning, the BBC, Australian radio, U. S. radio, and consulted and appeared on A&E’s Paranormal State...

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BOBBY NASH – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Bobby Nash is the 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winner for Best Author and writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, novellas, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and even a little pulp fiction just for good measure.
Bobby and Alexandra will be selling and signing copies of their new graphic publication, “Ghost Gal,” based on Alexandra’s life “growing up haunted.”

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ALEXANDRA HOLZER – 2014 SPECIAL GUEST AND PRESENTER!

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Alexandra Holzer is no stranger to the field of the unknown. Her father, Dr. Hans Holzer, was the pioneer of modern paranormal investigation and the most prolific of all “ghostlorists.” Alexandra’s book, “Growing Up Haunted”, has been optioned for TV and film rights with award winning producers in Hollywood. Currently Alexandra lectures at events around the country and does investigations for groups teaching “The Holzer Method,” her father’s technique of investigating haunted locations utilizing a scientist/sensitive team.

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Cassidy Rae – 2014 Special Guest and Presenter!

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Cassidy Rae is not just your normal teenage girl. She is both an actress and a model. She is also a medium and communicates with the spirits.

As an actress, Cassidy is acclaimed in the independent horror community. Following in the footsteps of her hero Danielle Harris, Cassidy has been featured prominently in “Halloween Homecoming,” “Santa Claus Versus The Zombies,” “The Power Within,” “Hell House,” and Disney’s “Secretariat.” In the summer of 2012 she also worked on the upcoming faith based Hollywood film, Summer Sno. As a model, Cassidy has competed in several industry shows, including a fourth place finish IMTA/NYC 2006.

Most recently, she has been concentrating on her popular web series DEAD PEOPLE SEE ME...

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Carl Schurz High School in Chicago to Host 2014 Conference / Festival!

APCarlSchurzWEBWe are honored and excited to announce that The 2014 Afterlife Paranormal Conference and Film Festival will take place at The Carl Schurz High School in Chicago IL, November 21st – 23rd 2014.

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