MPC at Haunted Central

MPC’s Tea Krulos and Allison Jornlin are Appearing at the Haunted Central Festivities this Weekend


Milwaukee Paranormal Conference director (and author of Monster Hunters) Tea Krulos and Allison Jornlin of Milwaukee Ghosts-Tours and Investigations (and recipient of the MPC 2016 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award) are both happy to be at Central Library for their “Haunted Central” festivities this weekend. Tea is giving a talk titled “Wisconsin Monster Sightings” and Allison will talk on “Milwaukee’s Most Famous Ghosts.” They’ll each give the same talk twice each day in Central’s Humanities Room, so you’ll have 4 chances to see them. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Oct.22, Humanities Room

6:30-7pm: Tea Krulos

7:15-7:45pm: Allison Jornlin

8-8:30pm: Tea

8:45-9:15pm: Allison

Sunday, Oct.23, Humanities Room

1:30-2pm: Allison

2:15-2:45pm: Tea

3-3:30pm: Allison

3:45-4:15pm:  Tea

There’s lots of other cool stuff going on at Haunted Central including activities, photo booths, crafting, a scream contest, a screening of The Blob, and a lot more. Check out more at:

And Later That Evening…MPC is Also Teaming up with Sex Ed for Adults for a special, adult oriented presentation! @Riverwest Public House Cooperative (815 E. Locust St., MKE, 53212)

Sunday, October 23, 6pm/Free/ Must be 21 or older:Sex Ed For Adults and the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference are teaming up in October to host a one-night only event that is not to be missed!

Join us for “Unleashing Sacred Energies with Sex Magick” with featured presenters Christopher Lee Jensen of Anwar Firestorm and Vonnie Rich of Cackling Crones and Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council. They have been practicing witchcraft for over fifty years combined. Together they will be sharing the powerful secrets of Sex Magick, its history, safe practice, end results and controversies surrounding it.


We will have leftover conference merch available at a discount!

We have a fundraising effort underway to help MPC get out of debt so we can plan a 2017 event. Please contribute here:

Buy up merch, now at a discounted price:

MPC Was Great, We Need Your Help, We’re Participating in Events this Week


Conference director Tea Krulos questions audience members on the legend of Haunchyville during the “Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends” panel.

It is really hard for me to list just a few highlights of the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference for me. There are just too, too many. I’m hoping to give you all a more detailed day by day report about all the awesome stuff that happened over the weekend next week, but first I need to ask you something: please help us out.

Putting on an event like this is very expensive. Right now we are hosting a GoFundMe campaign to help us out of the red. This money is not going in our pocket, it is being used to pay of things like venue and to pay back loans. We are off to a strong start today, but have a ways to go. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, every bit helps. Here’s the page:

Another way people can help support us is by buying merch. We have a fair amount of merch left over including t-shirts, tank tops, wooden buttons, stickers, prints, coffee mugs, and more. You can find it all on our Square store and get it shipped or arrange a pick up with us:

I also want to plug a couple of events:

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference offers a lot of all ages programming, but we’re glad to be pairing up with Sex Ed for Adults to present an adult only “Unleashing Sacred Energies with Sex Magickwith featured presenters Christopher Lee Jensen of Anwar Firestorm and Vonnie Rich of Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council. It’s happening Sunday, October 23rd at the Riverwest Public House Cooperative (815 E. Locust St., MKE, 53212) 6pm / Must be 21 years old or older / Free
We will also be tabling with leftover conference merch, so stop in and buy some at a discount!
Facebook Event page:

Also, Tea Krulos and Allison Jornlin (winner of the 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award) will both have short talks as part of the Central Library’s “Haunted Central” activities this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:57pm (official time for sundown) to 10pm, and Sunday, Oct.23 1-5pm the Central Library will have a variety of fun activities including a Sleepy Hollow photo booth, a screening of The Blob, mask making, displays, a screaming contest, and a stargazing session on the roof.

We’ll both be giving the same talk twice each day, so you’ll have 4 opportunities to see it.

More info:


Tea Krulos and Allison Jornlin



Paranormal Display is up at the Learning Commons @UWM’s Golda Meir Library!

This is such a cool addition to the con– between speakers walk over to the
Golda Meir Library-UWM (behind the Student Union) where they’ve set up a display of paranormal artifacts:
“Come check out our peculiar displays of paranormal books and materials in the glass cases of the Learning Commons! Feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end with our selection of chilling photographs, news articles, stories, and books. A big thank you to UWM Libraries Special Collections for providing the Learning Commons with some of the beautiful and bewitching materials that are available to you here at the library!”
Free and open to the public.

Be the Sharpest Dressed Paranormal Fan on the Block with an MPC T!

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2016 Logo Shirt $15 S-XL, $20 2x, 3x


Poster Print shirt, $25 ($30 2x, 3x)


Program cover art, $15 S-XL


Tank top, $15 S-XL


Timeless Chup logo, $22 S-XL ($27, 2x and 3x)

All shirts available at our merch table, cash or card. Thanks to all our gorgeous models– Cheyenne, Kavon, David, Courtney, and Garrett!

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Enter the Raven’s Ball Costume Contest!


Our Saturday night after party is taking place Oct. 15 at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.) at 8pm. Admission is free with Two Day Super Pass or VIP pass or $8 advance (available at the conference) or $10 at the door.

We will have performances by Dead Man’s Carnival, Quasimondo Theater, Sunspot, Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance & Gnarrenschiff, and the Subspace DJs.

There will also be a costume contest (emceed by burlesque performer Raven McCaw) with prize packs in the following categories:

*Best Use of a Paranormal Theme

*Best Costume Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe 

*Best Steampunk Costume

*Best Costume Inspired by a TV Show, Cartoon, or Comic Book

*Best of Show

Your panel of judges: Head Judge and quizmaster Christen Johnson, fashion designer Miranda Kay Levy, Real Life Superhero and costume designer Razorhawk, art and fashion guru Michael Weiss, Ghosts of Shepherdstown star Elizabeth Saint, and Alcoholmanac editor Angie West!

Sponsored by Alcoholmanac

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You Won’t Believe Your Ears at the 88Nine Mystery Sound Booth!

Located in the UWM Union Ballroom Lounge, just outside the vendor hall. Available for listening at the conference 10-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.

Listen to 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, check out event listings and more at:

Supporting sponsors: Liquid Crescent Design, Rebel Wipes

The 88Nine Mystery Sound Booth is a chance for you to sit down at three listening stations to hear audio clips recorded by researchers in the paranormal research fields. Each station has a program that will lead you through a few clips and then you can move on to the next station.

soundbooth_posters-01Listening Station #1: Ghost Whisper EVPs

EVPs or “Electronic Voice Phenomenon” refer to strange ghostly whispers paranormal investigators pick up on their audio recording equipment while investigating haunted locations. We have sets of recordings passed on to us from local team Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee (who will also be at the conference) and our friends at TnT Paranormal Investigators (with chapters in Chicago, Orlando, and other locations). What are these bone chilling whispers in the dark trying to say?


Listening Station #2: Bigfoot!soundbooth_posters-02

Jim Sherman was a 2015 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference guest speaker and is a Michigan field representative for the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. He has recorded some bloodcurdling howls while out on Bigfoot expeditions that he believes is the legendary Sasquatch. Listen to these odd howls and whoops and cancel your camping plans for next summer…maybe forever.


soundbooth_posters-03Listening Station #3: Numbers Stations

During the Cold War “Numbers Stations” proliferated. These broadcasts consisted of transmissions of people counting, strains of music, random words. Spies would know what time and frequency to tune in via shortwave radio to listen to the transmission and decode them. Some mysterious numbers station still exist! We have some recordings of transmissions here with info on them provided by the Numbers Stations Research and Information Center, a website run by researchers who catalog numbers station activity.

In addition to our sponsor 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, we want to thank our supporting sponsors Liquid Crescent Design and Rebel Wipes who helped put the booth together and the organizations mentioned that let us use their audio files. Stop by and take a listen!

Art provided by David Beyer Jr. (ghost) Tea Krulos (Bigfoot) and Margot Lange (Numbers Stations).

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Last Call for VIPs!

Monday, October 10 is the last day you can buy VIP tickets. After that, you will cry out for more opportunities to buy them, but they will fall on deaf ears as the VIP option will be closed!

Our VIP ticket is your best available con experience. It gives you an exclusive dinner party and swag tote bag, admission to the conference and Saturday night Raven’s Ball party. It also helps support the conference and our programming and is priced at just $75. Here’s more info on what you get:

VIP Dinner Party

Takes place Friday, October 14, 6pm at the Mitchell Park Pavilion on the Lagoon. Located in Mitchell Park, the pavilion is a lovely setting for a Fall dinner party. This is the same park that the Mitchell Park Conservatory (known as The Domes) is located in. The Domes are open (well, 2 out of 3) until 5pm, if you want to show up early for a stroll through their botanical gardens.


We have a wonderful food menu for this event, a mix of southern comfort food and street style eats. Tasty hors d’oeuvres, sausage paella, street tacos, and vegan options will be available. We will have assorted beers (including a seasonal), a red and white wine option, and Great Northern Distilling Rye Whiskey and bourbon Vanguard Whiskey as an after dinner drink. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.


Janet Schiff

Ticket holders are seated at a table that includes at least one or more guest speakers and we will have music provided by cellist Janet Schiff (part of the acclaimed music duo Nineteen Thirteen). You might find yourself at a table with an expert on cryptozoology, a ghostlore researcher, or a leading UFO investigator.

VIP Tote Bag

The tote bag will include your pass, which gets you into both days of the conference for free, your conference program, a pass to our Saturday night Raven’s Ball, and about two dozen swag items from our vendors, sponsors, and supporters. Includes magnets, stickers, buttons, a voodoo doll keychain, water bottle, copy of Fate magazine, bookmarks, coupons and download codes and more.

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Available until Monday, October 10 here:

We also have 1 day ($10) 2 day ($15) and 2day Super (includes Raven’s Ball, $23) Please support us by buying a ticket today!

Panel Discussion: Yow! My Business is Haunted!


A classic photo of the Modjeska Theater

Sunday, UWM Ballroom West

Moderator: Allison Jornlin (Milwaukee Ghosts-Tours and Investigations) Panel: Tom Carr (Brumder Mansion), Dawn Scher-Thomae (Milwaukee Public Museum), and Jesus Enrique Nañez (Modjeska Theater)

You’ll find a lot of ghost experts at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, but this unique panel offers a different perspective– people who have work environments that are said to be haunted. Is the haunting an advantage or a disadvantage to business? How do you talk about it with patrons and co-workers? Milwaukee ghostlore expert Allison Jornlin leads this panel that includes people employed at the Brumder Mansion, Modjeska Theater, and Milwaukee Public Museum, all Milwaukee establishments with a legacy of ghost stories.

sm-me-and-borhegyi(Left) Panel moderator Allison Jornlin next to a photo of Dr. Stephan Francis de Borhegyi, Milwaukee Public Museum curator who died in 1969. Some say his spirit still wanders the museum hallways.


Below: the Brumder Mansion, built in 1910, currently operates as a bed and breakfast.


Below: An interior shot of the Modjeska Theater, built in the 1920s. It has sat abandoned for several years, but is currently being remodeled.

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Special event: Star Paths Screening

This special event offered by Solar Wind Media will take place Sunday, October 16 at 3pm at the Underground Collaborative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave., basement level of Plankinton Building in Grand Ave. mall). Episodes 1-3 of Solar Wind Media’s Star Paths show will be screened, including a Q and A with series creator Ron HS Schaefer (who is also hosting a dream interpretation workshop at the conference) and guest Mary Ellen Pride, a well known Milwaukee psychic and astrologer.

Tickets will be available at Solar Wind Media’s table on the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference vendor floor (Saturday only) or at the door at the Underground Collaborative and are just $4. The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Film Fest follows at 5pm.


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MPC Workshops

All of our conference workshops are located in Room 191, at the end of the hall next to the UWM Ballroom. There is no additional fee and you do not need to sign up, but seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

These more intimate presentations will teach you about a variety of topics, from how to take a proper Electromagnetic Field (EMF) reading on a paranormal investigation to how to examine a photo of a UFO to how to interpret the significance of dreams or numbers.


13390912_1297045923646561_367104733_n12:15-1:00pm: Brew City Paranormal, “Paranormal Investigating: NOT as seen on TV”

What are paranormal investigations really like? How do they compare to what you see on TV? Is the evidence they get all real? Brew City Paranormal will be covering all of this and more in their presentation.



ron1:15-2:00pm: Ron Schaefer, “Dreams as an Introduction to Self-Knowledge and Development”

Ron Schaefer uses simple basic shamanic techniques as well as general
discussion to help people explore the worlds of their dreams and use them
as a guide to inner light, healing, communion with their guardian spirits, and
general creativity.  He teaches some simple techniques one can use on

their own whenever and wherever they choose.


logo-final-20122:15-3:00pm: Society for Anomalous Studies, “Historical Hauntings: Supporting Historical Properties through the Paranormal”

The Society for Anomalous Studies is a paranormal research cooperative that specializes in investigating historical properties. By partnering with historical societies to develop paranormal themed fundraising events the group has had exclusive access to some of the grand old houses and buildings in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Presented by group members Cindy Heinen and Randy Sunby, this work shop will not only discuss the unique considerations, research and investigation development the group takes when working in museum homesteads but also share some of the paranormal evidence they have captured.


13180941_616896328486759_630673716_n3:15-4:00pm: Dark Star Ministry, “Ouija and Tarot: Occult Tools and the Paranormal”

We will be discussing Dark Star Ministry’s hybrid method of paranormal investigation, using occult tools such as tarot, ouija, gazing spheres, and psychic sensitivity. We may even attempt in a ‘remote viewing’ exercise!




image112:00-12:45pm: Nick Roesler, “Examining UFO Photos”

Nick Roesler is the author of In Focus: Photographic Evidence of Unconventional Flying Objects, a user’s manual for the correct methodology of applying photography to the study of UFOs. He’ll help you examine some classic UFO photos to review their legitimacy.



10907030_10152659997946313_1995485389_o1:00-1:45pm: Mary Marshall, “Ghost and Spirit Entities”

An overview of the how culture plays an important role in understanding ghost activity. Learn about the different type of haunting and phenomenon. Various types of entities, their behavior, capabilities, and interactions with us, and how to best handle it will be explained.  Psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects will be examined. Real paranormal investigation cases will be discussed.



12994544_699936380148450_1529858717773828489_n2:00-2:45pm: luna, “Numerology 101: the Significance of Numbers”

Do you have a LUCKY number? Do you notice the same numbers over and over? This workshop will delve into the world of numbers for the fun of uncovering more meaning in our lives! This workshop will offer information on numbers 1 through 9, how the alphabet translates into numbers with an easy chart and how to figure out all your personal numbers such as your life and birth path numbers, personal year and name numbers.
luna will guide you through as you figure out your personal numbers and how they are working in your life!

PIM Ediburgh3:00-3:45pm: Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee, “Paranormal Tech: Why do we use it and how it works: EMF baseline reading tutorial”

Ever wondered why certain pieces of equipment are used in paranormal investigation or wondered what the differences are between all the EMF detectors? If so, this workshop is for you. The Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee will be discussing some of the commonly used pieces of equipment in the field and why it is used. PIM will also be on hand to field any questions you might have about any of the equipment that you have seen on TV or used yourself. The workshop will conclude with a brief tutorial on how to properly take EMF baseline readings.


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