Our speakers will also be available in the main vendor area to answer questions before and after their scheduled sessions.
LEE EHRLICH, BOB HUNNICUTT and LINDA GODFREY will be speaking at the Grand Opera House, beginning at 7PM Saturday evening. This is a SEPARATE ticket which can be purchased THAT DAY from the Grand Opera House ticket office (no pre-sales). If you have a weekend pass or are a college student, please show your pass or ID to the cashier for a $3.00 discount.
Grand Opera House and Box Office
100 High Avenue
Oshkosh WI 54901
Phone: 920.424.2350 or 1.866.96GRAND
Lee Ehrlich is one of the most well-known and recognizable personalities in the
Paranormal field. A Licensed Professional Paranormal Investigator with thirty years
experience, the CEO of the Ghost Pros Paranormal Corporation has seen it all.
Recognized as the World-Authority on Underwater Paranormal Phenomena, Lee is the
CEO of the World's First and only Professional Underwater Paranormal Team. A pioneer
of technological breakthrough's in his field, Lee and his Corporate partners develop, test,
and deploy, sophisticated undersea technology systems designed specifically to capture
evidence of underwater paranormal phenomena.
Being a veteran of many investigations World-Wide, Lee possesses a varied and vast
knowledge of people's cross-cultural reactions to paranormal activity. This familiarity with
cultural belief systems allows Lee and his teams to make sense of historical accounts which
are often shrouded in folk-lore and mis-interpretation.
Having investigated some of the most haunted places on earth, Lee is one of the "Old
Guard " of Paranormal Investigators. He and his teams investigated many of the places
being investigated today " for the first time" over twenty years ago! As the founder of
Paranormal Safaris in the 1980'S, Lee and his team scoured the Desert ghost towns of
California, Arizona, and Nevada in search of the paranormal and other oddities. Sites
such as Catalina Island's Avalon Ballroom, The Glenn Tavern Inn, The Wharton and
Whaley Houses, as well as The HMS Queen Mary were favorite Investigation sites for Lee
and his associates back in the 1970's and 1980's.
Internationally, Lee has investigated many sites both above and below the water's surface.
Having traveled extensively throughout Asia and The pacific Rim, Lee has investigated
some of the most far-flung haunted sites on earth. From the high Mountains ruins of
Mongolia to the Aztec and Mayan Pyramids, Lee has explored many a
storied and legendary frontier.
His Corporation Ghostpros Paranormal, was the first For Profit Company IN HISTORY to
bring paranormal Mobile Field Laboratories to the public . Their continued advances in
research, development, and application to this day, bring a never-before-seen
Corporate level of professionalism to the field.
As a speaker, Lee is a regular on the Paranormal Lecture Circuit, and speaks regularly on
the national Paranormal Conference Circuit. Originally known for his prowess with
Electronic Voice Phenomena, Lee has spread his wings to new frontiers and now spends
most of his on-stage time discussing the Undersea Exploits of He and his Dive Team.
Lee is the Author of the Ehrlich Scale Of Electronic Voice Phenomena and is currently
working on his latest Book Project which will be published shortly. As a radio Personality
Lee is regularly heard on Paranormal Radio shows across the nation, which cater to
He and his team's laid-back comedic style.
Lee can be reached through the GhostPros Publicist in regard to
speaking and media engagement requests at
is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as Director of Special Investigations for ten years. Prior to that, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the art director for the International UFO Reporter.
Schmitt graduated from MATC with a degree in Commercial Art and graduated cum laude from Concordia University with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is presently taking graduate courses in Criminal Justice. Schmitt is the author of dozens of articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of two best-selling books, UFO CRASH AT ROSWELL, Avon 1991, best-selling Witness to Roswell, New Page, NJ, 2007, and The Truth Abouit the UFO Crash at Roswell, published by M. Evans, 1994. He is also the author of ROSWELL, THE CHRONOLOGICAL PICTORIAL, from Moonset Entertainment Group.
Don has led and organized the three only archaeological dig projects at the actual Roswell crash/debris field. They were conducted in 1989, 2002, and 2006. The second effort became the central theme of their highest rated show up till that time in the 10-year history of the SCI FI Channel - The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence. Which also resulted in the book The Roswell Dig Diaries of which he was a contributing author.
Schmitt is an exciting university lecturer and internationally considered one of the best investigators in his field. He has spoken 100's of times in cities and countries around the globe, most notably, Battelle Institute. He has been interviewed frequently on TV, radio, and in print, including Oprah, Peter Jennings, CBS 48 Hours, Paul Harvey, Larry King Live, Montel Williams, Mancow Muller, Kevin Mathews, Art Bell, George Noory, Shirley Maclaine Show, FOX Good Day LA, NPR, Mutual Broadcasting Network, CNN Investigates, SCI FI Investigates, Disney Channel, the Travel Channel, Sci-Fi Channel, BBC, Learning Channel, Today Show, NBC, ABC News, CBS Morning News, AP, UPI, CNN News, Sonja Live, Jim Bohannen, Morton Downey Jr., Jerry Doyle, Allan Handelman, John Boy and Billie, TIME, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Popular Science, SPIN, BLADE, New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Popular Science, and OMNI Magazine.
The Michigan Dogman: Werewolves and Other Unknown Canines Across the U.S.A. by Linda S. Godfrey, author of The Beast of Bray Road and Hunting the American Werewolf.
Linda S. Godfrey
is an author and researcher of the strange and uncanny, and is especially well known as an authority on the upright canine known in Wisconsin as the Beast of Bray Road, in Michigan as the Dog Man, in other places as Skinwalker, Werewolf or a dozen other names. She appeared in, co-wrote and co-produced the History Channel's Monsterquest episode, "American Werewolf," based on her book "Hunting the American Werewolf" and also appeared in the show's season 4 finale.
She has canvassed Wis. and Michigan looking for the strange and offbeat, from outsider artists and giant roadside statues to local cemetery lore, eccentric people and history, to ghost stories and unidentified creatures and UFO's. She put over 5,000 miles on her "weirdmobile" and found enough strangeness to fill both Weird Michigan and Weird Wisconsin for Barnes & Noble in 2006, and the sequels, Strange Michigan and Strange Wisconsin for Trails Books.
Linda is a former award-winning newspaper reporter and art teacher and provides many illustrations for her own books.
She has appeared on many national TV and radio shows such as Inside Edition, Discover Kids, Travel Channel, Sci-Fi Channel's New In Search Of, Coast to Coast AM radio, and many more. She is also an artist and will be selling books and art in the 2010 Kettle Moraine Studio Tour at XN-trix Studio, Palmyra, Oct. 11
Linda S. Godfrey¹s books
The Poison Widow, a true story of murder sin and strychnine, Trails Books 2003
The Beast of Bray Road; tailing Wisconsin¹s werewolf, Trails Books 2003
Weird Wisconsin (coauthored with Richard d. Hendricks), Sterling Publishers2005
Hunting the American Werewolf ( basis of History Channel show Monsterquest¹s ³American Werewolf²) 2006
Weird Michigan, Sterling Publishers 2006
Strange Wisconsin; more Badger State weirdness, Winner of 2008 independent publishers best book awards bronze medal Trails Books (Big Earth) 2007
Werewolves, Chelsea House 2007
Lake and Sea Monsters, Chelsea House 2008
Strange Michigan (coauthored), Trails Books 2008)
Mythical Creatures, Chelsea House 2009
Haunted Wisconsin, Ghosts and strange phenomena of the Badger State, Stackpole 2010
A ghostly encounter 33 years ago in an Arizona theater was the beginning of Bob Hunnicutt's journey into the world of the ghosts and hauntings. A theater ghost challenged his notions of the existence of life after death and helped him realize that science could not easily explain everything.
Over the last 19 years, Bob has investigated cases of phenomena associated with a wide variety of hauntings at private residences, businesses and historical landmarks throughout the state of Georgia, the Southeast and portions of the Mid-west.
He has worked with renowned members of the paranormal community; exorcist Father Andrew Calder, demonologist John Zaffis, paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, ghost hunter Patti Starr, psychics Chip Coffey, Reese Christian and Sharon Johns.
He is the founder and director of the Georgia Ghost Society and the Central Georgia representative for the American Ghost Society; has been a featured investigator at Paranormal Underground events held at the Talbott Tavern in Bardstown Kentucky and the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. He regularly speaks at local colleges, historical societies and paranormal conferences that include OmegaCon in Birmingham Alabama, GhoStock6 in Savannah Georgia, the Mid-South Paranormal Conference in Louisville and ScareFest in Lexington Kentucky.
Bob has appeared in Crescent Publishing Magazine, “Ghost Hunters of the South” written by Dr. Alan Brown and "Roswell: History, Haunts & Legends" by Dianna Avena. In 2007, Bob was honored by the request of author David H. Rousseau to write the foreword for his new book “Savannah Ghosts: Haunts of the Hostess City”.
He has been the featured guest on radio programs that include Coast to Coast AM, Ghostly Talk Paranormal Radio, Pulse Paranormal Radio in England and the nationally syndicated Lisa Birnbach Show. Bob has been involved in media projects with Turner South and Kim Eason Productions in Atlanta and is currently working with Southlan-Films on a documentary series titled “The Seekers, Investigating Southern Haunts”.
The Paulding Light
Ted and Michelle Strong
Ted and Michelle Strong are residents and business owners near the mysterious Paulding Light located in the small Upper Peninsula town of Paulding, MI. The Strong's have promoted the mystery light for over thirteen years, which has gained national attention on Unsolved Mysteries, NBC's Today show, and most recently on the Syfy Channel's new show, Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.
The Paulding Light is a mysterious light in the forest with no known source. Numerous studies and experiments have failed to prove the true meaning of the light. Legend says it is the ghost of railroad brakeman and his light warning all who pass. Others believe it is the spirit place of the native americans. Is it spirits, a UFO, or a presence from another dimension? No one has been able to answer such questions. Only until you are out there for yourself do you begin to believe in something other than the world we know. Seen every night by thousands of people over many decades deep in the woods in the top of the dark night, the Paulding Light remains a mystery no human has been able to solve.
I am Juli Velazquez, President & Founder of I.S.P.I. (International Society of Paranormal Investigators), former CEO of Paranormal Underworld, as well independent writer being featured in such publications as Haunted Times Magazine, Haunted Indiana and Ghost Magazine.
I currently travel across the country to locations alleged to be haunted, where data and evidence is collected in my quest for proving the afterlife. I have had two near death experiences, knowing first hand that there is more to death, than what we can see. As a result of crossing over, I have been blessed with the gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudient and clairsentient (Empathic) being one of my strongest senses. I utilize these gifts in assisting authorities in locating missing persons, in the hopes of bring them home.
I am also a professional Genealogist and title researcher (in the title industry) specializing in deeds, abstracts and vital records, for the late 1800 - 1900's, holding fast with experience since 1987. I am a former owner of a Queen Anne Haunted Victorian, which has been featured in various newspapers and the subject of radio shows across the country. I have had reoccurring appearances on WCIA News (NBC network affiliate), and the Comcast Cable series (Paranormal CPR) bringing paranormal awareness to the general public.
I am a Chicago native, comprised with knowledge of the local folklore and legends as well as the tragic history that surrounds the Windy City. I concentrate my investigations on the history of each location, for it is the foundation on which the haunting is based. I have been known as one of the leading researchers in two way real time spirit communication, and hold the honor of being second woman in the world to own a Frank's Box. I was elected one out of nineteen paranormal investigators across the country to beta testing some of the latest technology in paranormal equipment, the Paranormal Puck and Ovilus .
I have had the unique opportunity of investigating famous haunted locations such as the Sallie House, Mansfield Reformatory and Waverly Hills Sanitarium, touching on the darker side of the paranormal. I have been witness to demonic entities, and have suffered physical attacks during my quests. I am an advocate for education in the paranormal lecturing and teaching classes to those interested in the supernatural. I am the paranormal spokesperson for Ashmore Estates and I believe by educating those who are interested in the history of the haunt will enhance their experience and knowledge further advancing our goals in obtaining scientific proof that there is life after death.
In addition, I am currently authoring several books in the paranormal as well as being featured in the movie "The Possessed" on SyFy and Children of the Grave II, due out in December 2010. It is a chance to see first hand the many accomplished female investigators who are not intimidated by scientific equipment or technology used in this field. Most of us are all strong willed women, very passionate, dedicated and extremely determined in producing results. Therefore stopping at nothing in pursuit of our battle on the front lines of a new Paranormal Revolution!
Heidi Hollis is a unique voice in the paranormal world of researchers. She is
the first author to write about the topic of Shadow People, giving them that
very name to describe this dark menace now interrupting lives around the globe.
In the world of the paranormal, this is one of its newest and hottest topics
and Heidi Hollis is the first to have taken it on in her book The Secret War
and to the public through various appearances!
Shadow People are black masses that take various forms and attack unsuspecting
witnesses! In her lecture, Hollis addresses what these beings are, where they
come from, the forms they can take, how they are experienced, how and why they
attack, and more importantly—how they can be defeated! Also included in her
lectures is another phenomenon Hollis gave a name to called The Hat Man. This
is a dark creature that has been seen and experienced by people from every
country. Hear the stories about this new horror; what it may entail if you have
seen him and what else may be on the horizon for those who haven't!
Hollis has been featured on various television and radio programs around the
world. Most notably, she has appeared on TBS, SyFy Channel/Steven Spielberg's
“Taken” Tour, several appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory,
Telemundo, Discovery Channel's Mystery Hunters and a cast member of the
Alien Contact, 2012, Near Death Experience, Ghost Investigation and More...
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is a UFO researcher and author of "Alien Contact: the messages they bring". Wanting to prove there are positive alien contact experiences, Bonnie has been involved with UFO research for 30 years. She lives in central Wisconsin.
"Paranormal Generation" - Midwest Preternatural Research
The producer of "Paranormal Generation", a new ghost hunting show that will air on TV in Chicago and also be on youtube, will talk about how the show came about. Then there will be a screening of an episode, followed by Q&A with the producer and cast.
is an investigator with Paranormal Investigations of Milwaukee and will be talking about ghost investigation technology and proper use of equipment.
owns the 2nd Hand Shop in Stoughton, WI and will be talking about the haunting of her shop, which has been featured on local Madison area TV and is set to be on Animal Planet's "The Haunted" this fall. Vicky's book "The Grand Legacy" can be ordered online at IUniverse.
Justin Villarreal LCGH Research Group
The LCGH Research Group is an organization based in northeastern Illinois, created in 2002 on Yahoo Groups as a medium for those who are interested in furthering their perspective on the paranormal subject. We incorporate many theories and techniques, such as psychology and metaphysics, that have been collected individually or as an entity from all subjects available.
As a collective, we do our best to approach all claims with a rounded but objective perspective. We are not experts but we do believe that basic research into theoretical physics and related subjects, should be a base in understanding that which is dubbed "the unknown".
Justin Villarreal is the founder of the LCGH Research Group. He has been investigating and researching individually or with other groups since 1999. Like many, his first experiences occurred at a young age which jump-started his interest in the field.
He has changed his perspective on the subject based on his experiences and research in the field. Keeping an open but objective Mind, these have led him to a base understanding in quantum mechanics, theoretical physics and related subjects. With all this collected information and fresh perspective, he hopes to shed some new ight on the subject at hand.
founder of Fox Cities Paranormal Team, based out of Oshkosh WI will be speaking on local investigations, investigation styles, and his experiences while in the field. Tim was not a believer in the paranormal until he had his own personal experience...now it has become the most important thing in his life.
is a Registered Nurse and near death experience survivor and will be talking about her experience and NDEs in a smaller conference room. Participants are welcome to share their own experiences.
was born April 23, 1952, 3:03 AM, Madison, Wisconsin, and has been an international professional fulltime astrologer since the internet's existence. She teaches, consults and abides by Free Will Western Astrology. The philosophy is simple “the stars incline not compel”. She is a self-taught Astrologer for nearly 35 years. Her professional practice has been for 20 years. Jacquelyn will be speaking about 2012 and the Aquarian Age in one of the adjacent conference rooms.
has officially been investigating the paranormal for 3 years (Unofficially, most of his life). At an early age Deuce had to deal with death and decided to investigate what happened when we died. Such questions led Deuce into the social sciences where he decided he wanted to study death from a conflict perspective (war and peace). topics on philosophy, religion, psychology, morality, and behavior have always intrigued him. Deuce is now a teacher in Illinois and will have an Education master's degree in a few weeks. He is the co-founder and lead investigator of Rockford, IL Forest City Paranormal Society and previous founder to Rockford College's Paranormal Society.