Coverage of the gathering of
America's original paranormal community: Troy Taylor's
Haunted America Conference 2016 in Alton,
Illinois. Hear from Sherri Brake, Greg Newkirk, Barb Huyser, Kari
Bergen, Steve Litteral, Keith Age, and History Goes Bump! Visit
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In this episode:
- Join me on a field trip the the
Haunted America Conference!
- More about the conference, the
speakers and personalities, and the friends I met!
- Troy Taylor’s welcome, a reflection
on the history of the paranormal community, and the speaker’s
panel. Speakers not mentioned specifically in the rest of the
episode are Rosemary Ellen Guiley,
Rene Kruse, Scotty Roberts, Alan Brown, Len
Adams & Luke Naliborski, and April
- My interview tour through the
exhibit room begins with Barb Huyser, who has been to every single
conference in the last 20 years. Barb looks back at the growth of
the conference and the community. You can find more about Barb and
her team at SmallTownGhosts.com.
- Sherri Brake is an author and is
the owner and founder of Haunted Heartland Tours. Visit
HauntedHistory.net for more info.
- Kari Bergen has been coming to the
conference since 2003, but this is her first year having a table in
the exhibit room. She was selling her mixed media artwork inspired
by antique and vintage pieces. She repurposes interesting materials
in her art! You can find her store, EphemeraObscura on
- Greg Newkirk, Director of Planet
Weird’s Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult talks
about the haunted and cursed items in the museum. Some of the items
include a plank from the Amityville horror house, a piece of a
haunted mine, a haunted doll (more on that later), and a mysterious
crone that has been causing a stir lately. Some of their items can
be checked out on a 24/7 live surveillance camera. Visit
- I ran into Steve Litteral of the
Cottage Museum in Rockford Illinois. This mansion was
featured on one of my favorite Ghost Hunters episodes a few years
- Some of the presentations and
speakers that went on in the main room at the conference included
Alan Brown with a
presentation on haunted Bed and Breakfasts, Scotty Roberts and his paranormal adventures in
Egypt, and Rosemary
Ellen Guiley on the Djinn, Shadow People, ETs, and the
Black Eyed People phenomenon. Sherri
Brake had her talk on the Trans Allegheny Lunatic
Asylum. Luke Naliborski, who does a great job leading
tours, talked about “Strange Stuff”. Troy Taylor came back with
Rene Kruse to talk about some of their experiences in the
paranormal. And Sarah Soderlund, who is a forensic
psychologist, had a presentation that really resonated with me. She
studies neurolinguistic programming, profiling and also specializes
in psychopathy. So she talked about the Psychology of the
- I received an awesome e-mail with
compliments, but also some great suggestions on research with after
death communication! afterlifeinstitute.org 35:30
- Voice Feedback #1 - Guitar player hears himself play
a song in a dream and then wakes up able to play the same song!
- Voice Feedback #2 - A question about Annabelle, the famous
haunted doll now featured in a movie of the same name and The
Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. 41:17
- On the next episode, we’ll talk to
Stevens, a paranerd and independent film director.
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