Join us November 2nd-4th for Para-Con in the Northwoods!
The inaugural Para-Con in the Northwoods is sure to attract visitors from all over the Northwoods...and beyond!
It is an event you don't want to miss!
Whether you fancy yourself a paranormal expert or you're simply intrigued by unexplained phenomena, join North Star Mohican Casino Resort for a weekend swarming with the paranormal. Learn from experts covering everything from UFO's to Bigfoot to ghosts and much, much more! Venture with us to a local haunted site - a trip you won't soon forget.
Download and print out the agenda here: Para-Con Agenda [Opens a new tab, updated 11/01/18]
Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult
Featuring hundreds of haunted, historical, and supernaturally-significant artifacts, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult is the world’s only mobile museum of the unexplained. Expertly curated by Dana & Greg Newkirk, preeminent researchers of the supernatural, the roving exhibition invites curious visitors to inspect, investigate, and even handle rare artifacts collected from infamous hauntings, parapsychology breakthroughs, mysterious cryptozoological discoveries, and more.
Since 2013, the Newkirk collection has been fascinating, educating, and chilling guests at some of the country’s most popular conventions and private events like Strange Escapes, ScareFest, and Michigan Paracon.
By freely sharing the only collection of independently-studied haunted objects in the world, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult provides unprecedented access to evidence of the supernatural, removing items of paranormal notoriety from private collectors and placing them directly into the hands of those curious about the wide world of the strange and the unexplained.
Thanks to appearances on leading television programs like Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum and TLC’s Kindred Spirits, features in Cosmopolitan and Coast to Coast AM, and sold-out exhibitions from California to Maine, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult has established itself as the premiere source for groundbreaking research on hauntings, cutting-edge parapsychological experiments, and painstaking preservation of supernaturally-significant artifacts.
Grant has been investigating the paranormal since he was 15, when the paranormal unexpectedly entered his life.
He co-founded TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) and has produced Ghost Hunters on the Syfy Channel as well as Ghost Hunters International.
Schrader has been one of the leading voices of the paranormal since 2006 when he launched his wildly popular talk show, Darkness on the Edge of Town on Twin Cities News Talk – Minneapolis’s top-rated AM talk station. The show grew to become one of the station’s most successful shows and most-downloaded podcasts, expanding Schrader’s reach globally. Seeing an opportunity, Schrader moved his show to Chris Jericho’s network of shows on PodcastOne, where he further expanded his worldwide audience. Add this to his duties as a recurring fill-in host for the internationally-syndicated Coast to Coast AM talk show, and you get the picture of a serious paranormal insider.
Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages). He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast.
Godfrey, nationally known researcher and investigator of wolfmen, Bigfoot and other cryptids for 27 years, is the author of 18 published books on strange phenomena and people such as The Beast of Bray Road; Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, Real Wolfmen; True Encounters in Modern America, Monsters Among Us and American Monsters. She’s had her own field encounters with cryptids, and is a frequent guest on national TV and radio shows such as SyFy’s Paranormal Witness, Monsters and Mysteries, Monsterquest, Inside Edition, Hannity’s America, America’s Scariest Places, CoasttoCoastAM Radio, Lost Tapes, Fox News Red Eye, the Jenny McCarthy Show, and many more.
Wisconsin UFOs: Watch the Sky Wisconsin has a rich history of UFO and Alien encounters. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky that they can't explain. Even more bizarre are those who believe they have come face to face with extraterrestrial beings. Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis explores some of the most bizarre UFO encounters Wisconsin has to offer. Filled with eyewitness encounters, historical sightings, and on-site investigations, this presentation presents the you with the opportunity to see.
Recipient of the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference's 2016 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award, Allison Jornlin has been investigating hauntings and other strange phenomena for more than 20 years. Inspired by Chicago’s Richard Crowe, who kickstarted U.S. ghost tourism in 1973, she developed Milwaukee’s first haunted history tour in 2008. Since then Allison has led numerous haunted history tours and presented talks on a variety of Fortean topics — poltergeists, UFOs, cryptids, demonic possession, etc. Allison has been featured on TV, radio, and in print and has contributed research to books, articles, and podcasts. She frequently works with paranormal teams to investigate historic buildings, providing witness interviews and archival research to facilitate their efforts.
A Police Officer in the Chicago area since 1991 and has worked for the City Colleges as a Lead Security Officer since 1994. As a police officer, Dave has been assigned to Street Patrol, Tactical & Gang units, Tech Specialist for the city surveillance cameras and currently assigned at the O’Hare Airport. Dave has been fascinated with the paranormal for many years and formed a team of investigators to assist people in need due to unexplained phenomena’s and to document the existence of paranormal activity using the latest technology in this field.
Troy has more than 30 years of combined military, law enforcement, and emergency management experience. Troy has worked in the US Navy as an underwater mine warfare specialist, uniformed police officer, federal law enforcement officer, federal emergency management with involvement in Weapons of Mass Destruction response, Director of emergency management at the county level, and now serves as Director of Operations for a non-profit disaster response organization. Founder of native Oklahoma Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization and often guest speaker on various radio/blog talk shows (Coast to Coast AM, etc).
Adept at interpreting and utilizing the metaphysical techniques used by his teammates, Ty prefers to corroborate this type of evidence with traditional technical tools. While proficient in tech, he is quickly gaining experience in the world of magic, as he actively studies and provides readings with Elder Runes for those who prefer their divination to have a Viking bite. For events, Ty has experience lecturing and guiding teams through some of America’s more famous hauntings via Amy Bruni’s Strange Escapes. While touring and lecturing, his approach to investigation may seem a bit left of center, so Ty appreciates opportunities to share his strange knowledge with eager investigators and to explore all that the world of weird has to offer.
From Minocqua, WI, Craig lived in that area for 30 years and lived very close to the Summerwind haunted mansion; which is how he got his start into ghost-hunting as he would see shadows and hear voices and things you could not explain. In 2005 he moved to the Fox Valley and around that time the ghost-hunting shows on TV started to pop up all over the place and he decided he wanted to build a team of investigators as well: Fox Valley Ghost Hunters. Thier first investigation was at an old hospital in 2010. An investigation that caught the eye of the Post Crescent as they followed them around in the building and wrote a story on them!
And that was only the beginning....
Check out thier website here: fvghosthunters.com
Enchanted Boutique started out vending at paranormal conferences in 2011. They have grown into a full service shop selling a large selection of products including Smudging Supplies, Books, Crystals, Metaphysical Supplies, Candles, Gifts & Jewelry, and more. They offer a variety of services and classes as well as have a small event venue for others to use also.
They are located at:
4074 White Bear Ave N in White Bear Lake, MN.
Check out thier website at
and like thier Facebook page
Andrea Mesich, author of "Ghost in the Coal Cellar", is a paranormal investigator of 14 years with experience in demonology. She's made appearances on "Strangest Weather on Earth" (Weather Channel) and "Strange Evidence" (Science Channel). She will be selling her book, giving a sample chapter of her second book (in the works) for a donation to HOPE animal shelter, and answering questions on the paranormal. Business cards will be available.
Local Wisconsinites, Ghost Traveler's explore the unknown! T-shirt and sweat shirts will be available and they'll be showing off the equipment they use to explore and investigate the paranormal. Have a paranormal experience you would like to share? Whether it's from the distant past, or a recent experience, they would love to hear about it.
Clairvoyant Psychic Medium Nedra K. Yang
Clairvoyant Psychic Medium Nedra K. Yang will be showcasing her spiritually inspired abstract fluid art paintings and demonstrating quick 3-card tarot readings.
Including a raffle to win a FREE painting of spiritual Art! Nedra loves engaging with others to learn about their paranormal experiences and answer questions about spirit guides, psychic work, the weird 'stranger things' and the afterlife.
She’s a member of the vetted Bob Olson's Best Psychic Directory with over 800+ of the world’s most talented and legitimate psychics. Nedra is a graduate of the International School of Clairvoyance and has volunteered with the Wausau Paranormal Research Society.
Visit her website at nedrayang.com to schedule a psychic reading and to learn more!