Lake Claremont Press author Ursula Bielski repeatedly finds ways to make the Halloween season fun, exciting, educational, and spooky (of course). The event she's putting together this year is one you don't want to miss. Read the press release:
Registration is nearly at capacity for the first-ever Chicago Ghost Conference, one of the central events of the 2007 Chicago Halloween Season. The conference headquarters is the Congress Plaza Hotel's beautiful--and haunted--Florentine Ballroom, one of the most actively haunted public spaces in the city. Don't miss out on this unprecedented event!
The Chicago Ghost Conference will go down in history as the first ghosthunters' convention ever held in the city of Chicago. For the first time, field investigators, authors, historians, folklorists, artists, sensitives, and enthusiasts from every walk of life will come together in one of the world's most haunted cities for a weekend of learning and discovery, and--of course--ghosthunting, as we try to unlock the "locked-up stories" of the ghosts of Chicago . . . and beyond. All are welcome, whether you have merely a ghost of an interest in the paranormal, are looking to celebrate Halloween in a unique way, or whether you're a seasoned ghosthunter actively engaged in the science of paranormal investigation.
Conference hosts will be Ursula Bielski (Chicago author and lecturer, 20-year veteran paranormal investigator, and founder of Chicago Hauntings Tours) and Michael McDowell (acclaimed investigation instructor, journalist, and founder of the Indiana/Chicago Ghost Trackers, one of the largest ghost hunting organizatons in the world).
Our phenomenal list of speakers will include Mark Macy, creator of the controversial Luminator, a machine used for communication with the dead, Brian Leffler of ShadowTalk Radio and the Northern Minnesota Paranormal Investigators, Gregory Myers of Missouri Paranormal Research, educator and international ghost tour guide Elizabeth Rintoul, author John Kachuba, Chicago artist Nate Larson, and very special guest Sally Rhine Feather of the legendary Rhine Institute, whose parents founded the science of parapsychology at Duke University in the 1930s.
Throughout the conference, attendees will be free to visit our many exhibit booths, featuring ghosthunting groups from around the Midwest, authors, researchers, publishers, and others. Longtime Chicago personality Edward L. Shanahan and the Unexplained World will be on hand to give past life, psychometry and Tarot readings throughout the day, and, recording at the conference will be very special guests Scott L. and Doug of GhostlyTalk Paranormal Radio.
Optional, after-hours events may be purchased with your registration and include live "Supernatural Chicago" shows at the ghost-infested Excalibur nightclub (the original Chicago Historical Society), late-night investigations of Chicago's most haunted sites, extended city tours by Chicago Hauntings, and a special Archer Avenue Tour and Resurrection Mary Watch Party Saturday night.
Tickets to all optional events are also extremely limited and should be purchased at time of registration. Book your registration as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
For up-to-the-minute information and a link to our registration page, visit