We originally called these events “After Con” but “Outer Con” may or may not be a better term. These are fun and interesting things for you to do the weekend of the conference if you want a little extra experience. These events are endorsed by us, but most of them are organized by the groups hosting them, not the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. Most of them have a very limited space, so buy ’em while they’re available.
-We previously announced an investigation with the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Theater the night of Friday, October 14. This was such a popular option that the first investigation session SOLD OUT. A second session has just 9 available spots left (and probably less by the time you read this. You can find more and buy tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/paranormal-investigation-at-the-milwaukee-theatre-before-the-milwaukee-paracon-tickets-24294943831
Historic Third Ward Walking Tour, Saturday, Oct.15, 7:30pm
Milwaukee Ghosts-Tours and Investigations is offering a walking tour of the Historic Third Ward, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30 pm, meet outside Milwaukee Public Market (Northwest corner). On the tour you’ll learn history about the area that used to be a 19th century ghetto known as the “Bloody Third” as well as modern reports of paranormal activity. Limited to 20 people! Find out more here: www.milwaukeeghosts.com/tours.asp
Forest Home Cemetery Walking Tour, Sunday, Oct.16, 10:30am
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference has partnered with Forest Home Cemetery to offer a 90 minute walking tour the morning of Sunday, Oct.16, 10:30am-noon.
Forest Home, which held it’s first burial in 1850, is a 200 acre garden cemetery and the resting place of the most famous names in Milwaukee history, including beer barons, politicians, inventors, industrialists and other influential people.
This tour is just $6 and includes a souvenir booklet with a map of the cemetery and bios on some of the famous people there. This tour is limited to 30 people. If there is a strong interest, we may try to arrange a second tour time. Meet at 10:15 sharp outside the Forest Home Cemetery office. Please note that this is not a ghost tour or a paranormal investigation, but a historical tour of the cemetery and it’s famous residents.
Here’s some info on the tour guide:
Robert Giese: A Milwaukee history buff who has given tours with Historic Milwaukee for a number of years. He has written extensively about Milwaukee’s brewing families, most of them at Forest Home, and developed the Beer Barons tour as an extension of his research.
Bob has also developed a tour on Famous Milwaukeeans who helped create the industrial past and shaped Milwaukee industry and culture for the past 175 years. His Mayors tour is one of our newer tours. Forest Home Cemetery is the final resting place to 27 of Milwaukee’s 44 mayors.
You can get tickets to this tour here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com
Forest Home Cemetery photos by Wendy Schreier Photography