Guest Speaker: Linda S. Godfrey

Presentation: “Midwest Manwolves: 24 years on the Trail,” Sunday, Wisconsin Room. Also part of panel discussion “Searching for Wisconsin’s Sasquatch,” Saturday, UWM Ballroom West.

Linda S. Godfrey, a researcher and investigator of werewolves, Bigfoot and similar creatures for 24 years, is the author of 17 published books on strange creatures, places and people such as The Beast of Bray Road; Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, Real Wolfmen; True Encounters in Modern America, and American Monsters. She’s had her own encounters in the field, and is a frequent guest on national TV and radio shows such as Monsterquest, Inside Edition, Hannity’s America, America’s Scariest Places, Coast to Coast AM Radio, Lost Tapes, SyFy’s Paranormal Witness, and Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell.

Her blog and website are at


Also, we are thrilled to report that Linda’s latest book Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena (Penguin Random House) has a release date (Oct.11) just days before the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. This is the perfect opportunity to get a signed copy hot off the press!

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference tickets:
June is our VIP ticket drive. Tickets go up from $75 to $100 on July 1, so get yours today!

2015 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year: Linda S. Godfrey


Conference director Tea Krulos and volunteer Kimberly Poeppey surprise Linda Godfrey with her award after her talk at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. Photo by Wendy Schreier Photography.

Linda S. Godfrey started reporting on paranormal phenomenon in the state of Wisconsin with her initial reports of the “Beast of Bray Road” (a werewolf like entity spotted around the farmlands of Linda’s hometown of Elkhorn, Wisconsin) in 1991. Since then, she’s gone on to write over a dozen books spotlighting Wisconsin’s oddest encounters, from Bigfoot to Manwolf to ghosts, Lake Monsters, Batsquatch, and a great many other things that might make you sleep with the light on.

Some of her books on these subjects include: The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf, Weird Wisconsin, Monsters of Wisconsin, Haunted Wisconsin, Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America, and her most recent book, American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America.

In recognition of Linda’s research, field work, and interviewing of eye witnesses for over two decades, we are proud to award her the first ever Milwaukee Paranormal Conference award, which is the 2015 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award.

Next year, we may expand this award program. We will be exploring either setting up a committee and/or having a vote for award recipient.