CHICAGO HAUNTINGS & SPOOKSHOW ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

CHICAGO GHOST CONFERENCE 5
O C T O B E R  4 & 5, 2 0 1 3

at thehistoric
I R I S H /A M E R I C A N  H E R I T A G E  C E N T E R
4626 NORTH KNOX AVENUE / CHICAGO 




F  E  A  T  U  R  E  D    S  P  E  A  K  E  R  S:


josh gatesPara-Explorer & Host of  "Destination Truth"
JOSH GATES


john zaffis
Demonologist and
Host of "Haunted Co
llector"
JOHN ZAFFIS



chris quaratinoAmityville Horror Survivor
& Son of Kathy Lutz
CHRISTOPHER QUARATINO
Return to Amityville



stephen braudeReknowned Paraspsychologist and Philospher
STEPHEN BRAUDE
Taking Physical Mediumship Seriously


jeff belanger
Author & Writer/Scout for
"
Ghost Adventures"
JEFF BELANGER
Time Travel:
From Slips in Time to the Physics of the Universe




From "Dead Famous" and
"Psychic Kids" :

Chicago's Very Own

CHRISTOPHER FLEMING



dave schrader
Expert on Dark Phenomena &
Host of "Darkness Radio"
DAVID SCHRADER
Nightmare Creatures







                                                                               
TIM DENNIS
of Darkness Radio






michael espositoEVP Pioneer
& Experimental Musician
MICHAEL ESPOSITO


larry arnoldSpontaneous Human Combustion Researcher
LARRY ARNOLD
Ablaze! The The Mysterious Fires of  SHC





WITH CHICAGO ROUNDTABLE:
Dale Kaczmarek, Ursula Bielski
Scott Markus, Dan Melone, Howard Heim
Jim Graczyk, Buzz Spreeman
Mary Marshall, Adam Selzer
Scott Cashman & Sam Maranto






AND PRESENTING:

"30 Odd Minutes" Live Onstage!
&
The Music of Michael Esposito



GATHERING:


DARKNESS EVENTS / GHOSTVILLAGE.COM / ILLINOIS GHOST HUNTERS

 MIDNIGHT PARANORMAL SOCIETY / HARPER COLLEGE PARANORMAL STUDIES

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR GRAVESTONE STUDIES / DARK RIDDLE / PAGE 43 DESIGNS

CHICAGO UNBELIEVEABLE / LOS ANGELES HAUNTINGS  / BACHELORS GROVE FOREVER

SPOOKSHOW ENTERTAINMENT / GHOSTLAND SOCIETY / CHICAGO HAUNTINGS 

PHENOMENON RESEARCH / ILLINOIS PARANORMAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE / SANDPIPER IMPORTS / MILWAUKEE PARANORMAL

BLACK OAK MEDIA / MUFON ILLINOIS / CHICAGO PARANORMAL UNIT / GHOST HEAD SOUP

 THE GHOST RESEARCH SOCIETY  / GHOST GUIDES / HAUNTED WILLOW CREEK FARM

 CHAMPAIGN-CHICAGO ILLINOIS PARANORMAL SOCIETY / THE HIDDEN TRUTH 

WISCONSIN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS / GRAVEYARDS.COM 


SPECIAL EXHIBITS






a n d    w  e  l  c  o  m  i  n  g    b  r o  a  d  c  a  s  t  e  r  s:

shadows on the wall paranormal radio
thresholds radio
one foot out of the grave
paranormal geeks radio




R E G I S T R A T I O N  


Registration is now open! Our 2013 Conference headquarters will be the historic and haunted Irish Amerian Heritage Center on Chicago's Northwest side, just minutes from O'Hare airport and some of Chicago's greatest paranormal locations, including Robinson Woods Indian Burial Ground, the crash site of Flight 191, and the former site of the John Wayne Gacy home.

Tickets to the Chicago Ghost Conference are just $50 per person for general admission, and include admission to the Friday evening reception, the Music of Michael Esposito, "30 Odd Minutes" Live,
Christopher Quaratino's live onstage interview and surprise guest interview with Dave Schrader Friday night, all Saturday speakers including Josh Gates' evening headline presentation, lot parking (first come first served) and door prize ticket.  A VIP ticket is just $75 and includes all of the above plus priority seating to Josh Gates' presentation Saturday night (limited to first 200 tickets) and a souvenir shirt.  Only 400 tickets will be sold to this conference due to capacity. DO NOT WAIT TO PURCHASE TICKETS.  In 2011, we almost sold out.


TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW, CLICK HERE AND INPUT "CONFERENCE"  or "VIP CONFERENCE"
IN THE DATE FIELD!




 A C C O M O D A T I O N S


The conference hotel is the Sheraton Four Points O'Hare, located at 10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park.  The hotel has graciously set aside a block of rooms for us at the rate of just $79 per night plus tax. At Chicago rates, this is a steal, and these rooms will not last, so do not wait to book yours.  As of September 1, more than 90 rooms have already been booked.  Call (847) 671-6000 to reserve, and book under "Ghost Conference" to get the special rate.   If you are flying into O'Hare, the Four Points has an airport shuttle as well, so check with the  desk at the number given for pickup location.



 S C H E D U L E  

F  R  I  D A Y

5PM-7PM  Welcome Reception   We’ll gather in the pub of the Heritage Center for our official reception this evening. Meet old and new friends, enjoy a cocktail or two (cash bar), get your Chicago bearings, and check out the schedule of Saturday's lineup.  
Pizza will be available for $5 (Cash only) while it lasts!



7PM The Music of Michael Esposito  Step into the world of Michael Esposito, EVP pioneer and musical genius, who blends ITC samples from around the world, reverse speech recordings from personal experience and world history, and original musical tracks, to create an experience like no other. Leave your preconceptions at the door and let Michael open your mind.

8PM  30 Odd Minutes Live!   Each week, Jeff Belanger interviews one one of the most interesting minds in the paranormal world for exactly thirty minutes on his hit web T.V. show.  This October, YOU are the audience for Jeff's unmistakable brand of insight and humor live onstage at the Chicago Ghost Conference, as he puts some of our speakers on the spot during a lively panel discussion.


9PM  Return to Amityville with Christopher Quaratino Perhaps no other case has endured as much modern scrutiny as the  28 days the Lutz family spent in the house on Ocean Avenue on Long Island between December of 1975 and January of 1976.  This October, Dave Schrader, host of Darkness Radio, will interview live onstage Christopher Quaratino, son of Kathy Lutz,  one of the children who survived the Amitville ordeal.





S  A  T  U  R  D  A  Y

8:30 AM: Conference opens.  Exhibitors open.  Coffee and rolls available (cash only).
9:00 AM: Welcome. Hosts  Ursula Bielski & Willy Adkins introduce emcee Jeff Belanger
9:15 AM-
7:00PM: Speakers. (Schedule to be announced) Due to the tight schedule, we will have no scheduled lunch break, but the Heritage Center's pub will be open all day, and numerous restaurants are nearby.
7:00PM:
Dinner break.  A buffet dinner will be available if you wish to partake. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 (cash only), and will be sold until noon on Saturday.  
8:00PM Headline speaker: Josh Gates.
VIP ticket holders will be seated first. For a VIP ticket, please type "Conference VIP" in the date field on the registration form.


WHILE IN CHICAGO, YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY . . .


THE FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

The largest natural history museum in the world is just a few blocks from the Congress Plaza Hotel.  Its collections include Sue, one of the world’s finest T-Rex specimens, Inside Ancient Egypt, a prime collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts and home of the so-called “Screaming Mummy,” and the famed Lions of Tsavo specimens, of Ghost and the Darkness fame. The Field’s many supernatural stories inspired the Chicago-based film, “The Relic.”

THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
A fascinating and ghost-ridden collection housed in one of the only remaining structures of the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  If you loved Devil in the White City, you’ll want to visit this museum, where serial murderer H.H. Holmes picked up victims at the World’s Fair--and where his ghost is sometimes seen in the Yesterday’s Main Street exhibit.  The museum also houses the newly-restored U-505 submarine, a gorgeous vessel haunted by its erstwhile captain, Peter Zsezsch.  And the museum’s rear portico, overlooking the Jackson Park Lagoon, is the haunted home of defense attorney--and phantom--Clarence Darrow, often seen gazing across the Lagoon he loved, where his ashes were scattered at death.

THE CHICAGO HAUNTINGS TOUR
In its tenth year of operation, Ursula Bielski's Chicago Hauntings Tour is staffed by seasoned historians and paranormal researchers and runs nightly from Chicago's River North neighborhood downtown, visiting some of the city's most notorious locations, from the Iroqouis Theater Fire site to the grounds of the St. Valentine's Day Masscare. For more information visit www.chicagohauntings.com.


PRAIRIE AVENUE
Chicago’s easy street in the days after the Great Fire, the newly-gentrifying Prairie Avenue is now home to the Glessner House Museum, which gives ghost walks of the Avenue at Halloween time, and Clarke House, Chicago’s oldest residence, which sponsors atmospheric October readings of Poe classics in a 19th century setting.

FRIGHT FEST
Every October, Six Flags Great America turns its grounds into one of the country’s most sprawling haunted attractions.  Six Flags is located in Gurnee, about an hour north of Chicago.

CHICAGO-AREA COMMERCIAL HAUNTED HOUSES
You’ll find them all at www.hauntedhousechicago.com







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