Afterlife Paranormal Conference & Film Festival


2022 Special Guests

Check out the awesome Special Guests we have lined up for the 2022 Afterlife Paranormal Conference!


Dale Kaczmarek

Dale Kaczmarek is President of the Ghost Research Society, tour director of Excursions Into The Unknown, Inc., and author of 6 books on ghosts paranormal investigation.

Dale lectures on a variety of paranormal topics, teaches paranormal courses and workshops and is the founder of the Ghost Research Society Press, producing fine books on the paranormal and mysterious since 2004.

We are honored to have Dale return to the 2022 Afterlife Paranormal Conference as one of our long standing special guests.  Please visit his website to learn more about Dale by CLICKING HERE.


Barnaby Jones

Cryptozoologist, founder and lead investigator for Cryptids Anomalies and the Paranormal Society based in central Wisconsin. 
Host of Whispers from the Dark Podcast, and Monday Morning Monsters Cryptozoology Radio Show. 
The CAPS team travels across Wisconsin and beyond in search of answers to UFOs, the paranormal and cryptids and how they are all connected presenting their findings in a bi monthly documentary series on their YouTube channel Wisconsin CAPS. Alongside the team, Barnaby has has several Sasquatch and Paranormal encounters to date.


Becky Castillo

Becky Castillo is a gifted psychic/medium located in Central Illinois with more than 15 years’ experience in the paranormal field.    Becky is a Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Master Teacher, Animal Communicator, and ordained metaphysical minister who enjoys using her gifts to make a difference in the lives of those who are often discriminated against.    Becky offers spiritual counseling, animal healing, energy healing, end of life transition counseling, and psychic readings.   She has spent most of her life communicating with those who have passed on.   Her passion is working with those in the LGBTQ+ community and helping families who are experiencing paranormal experiences.   You can learn more about Becky at



Jamie Houk

Jamie has been providing readings for about 19 years, does paranormal work, and additionally has her Master’s degree in psychology. By blending her spiritual gifts and psychology background she is able to pass on messages or talk about topics that may be difficult to hear but very much needed in order to heal and live one’s best life possible.

Jamie will be speaking on Altered States of Consciousness & Ways to Achieve Balance, Understanding , Healing and Transformation at the 2022 Afterlife Paranormal Conference. 


Albert Kelchner

Ouija, The Talking Board, its history and use. Is it good or evil?

One of the first mentions of the automatic writing method used in the Ouija board is found in China around 1100 AD, in historical documents of the Song Dynasty. The method was known as Fuji “planchette writing" and popularized in the United States nearly 800-years later by the spiritualist movement. Is the board good or evil?

In this presentation Al Kelchner, owner of Willow Creek Farm will share the board’s history, its use and also excerpts from actual sessions held at the farm. 

Willow Creek is a small working farm nestled in the rolling hills of rural northwestern Illinois just 45 miles southeast of historic, haunted Galen is considered by paranormal investigators and others to be not only one of the most haunted private residences in the state but also a place for spiritual awakening and enlightenment. The farm has been presented on My Ghost Story, Paranormal Survivor and the Living Dead Paranormal YouTube video The Farm with over a million views.


Jen Jons

Jen L. Jons is a Psychic Medium, Oracle, Mystic, Published Author of "Dark Night Haunting: The Life of a Paranormal Investigator", Orator, and Ouija board specialist. She does Astrology, Tarot Cards, Runes, Numerology, Oracle Readings, Angel Readings and Fairy Readings.

Have you wanted to try to reach out to people on the otherside? This is your chance to try to communicate with them. Jen Jons will be conducting a Ouiji Board Gallery Reading at Afterlife Paranormal Con November 6th. She will be using the Ouiji Board to bring messages from the other side. You'd be surprised how much comes up. 



Dan Norvell and Larry Eissler III

There is no name more well known in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin regions than Black
Hawk, the Sauk war chief and leader of the Rock River Sauk natives known as the British Band. In April
of 1832, Black Hawk and his Band crossed into Illinois and engaged in the last Native American war
fought on the east side of the Mississippi River. The war would inevitably come to an end at the Battle of
Bad Axe, near present-day Victory, Wisconsin, where the remainder of Black Hawk’s forces were slaughtered mercilessly. Between all of the events of the war, an approximate 77 settlers, militiamen, and army regulars would lose their lives compared to an estimated 450 to 600 British Band and their allies.
Of the numerous battle sites located in Northern Illinois, paranormal activity has been observed at nearly all of them; however, the activity at the Stillman’s Run and Kellogg’s Grove memorial sites are the most active and have the most recorded evidence. Join Dan Norvell and Larry Eissler III, from the PARAFlixx Original series Expedition Entity, as they present the history of the Black Hawk War and the ghosts that still haunt the Illinois countryside.


Jeff and Nancy Rezman

Both Jeff and Nancy Rezman have experienced the paranormal since young children. After being together for a time, they had a shared encounter and opened to each other about their paranormal pasts. They have shared theirs and other’s stories on their show One Foot Out of the Grave and have had the pleasure to meet some impressive people and formed lifelong friendships.

They found the “Spirit Box” on accident while visiting a haunted location in Wisconsin and from that time, have become quite knowledgeable and have used it to help people speak to and hear from loved ones. Using the “Box” at locations helps highlight the experience for others as well as assisting spirits with crossing over. They have made non-believers aware that communication does happen, especially when someone recognizes a voice, hears a special message, or just has their name called out.

They also use their abilities to assist paranormal groups at remote locations with hauntings and take special care to help
children with spirit issues and educate parents to understand what their child is experiencing.