Panel Discussion: Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends

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Presented by Cult of Weird. Sunday, UWM Ballroom West

Moderator: Tea Krulos (author, Monster Hunters) Panel: J. Nathan Couch (author, Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?) Charlie Hintz and Christina Rickman (Cult of Weird), Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal Club).

Have you heard the story of Haunchyville, a village of angry dwarves (and their albino bodyguard) that supposedly exists in Muskego? Or maybe you’ve heard the gruesome tale of Boy Scout Lane, an isolated road outside of Stevens Point where a troop of Boy Scouts met their demise in the 50s…maybe it was the 60s. They were killed by their demented Scoutmaster…or their bus driver…or they died in a fire when their bus crashed.

And who could forget our breakout star of Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2015, the Goatman! This half human, half goat creature allegedly stalks couples getting hot n’ heavy with each other on Hogsback Road outside of West Bend.

Our panel of urban legend enthusiasts will discuss these and more– we got to mention the Phantom Man of Highway 12 in Baraboo, and probably should discuss whatever happened with that Milwaukee Lion story.  We’ll also have a discussion session with the audience so you can share your own favorites.

Why discuss urban legends? They’re an important part of our modern local folklore…and of course, they’re a hell of a lot of fun!

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Milwaukee Paranormal Conference tickets available here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com

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Guest Announcements, Round 2

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is happening October 15 and 16 at the UWM campus. In our last post, we announced our first round of guest speakers, including Loren Coleman, Chad Lewis, Mary Marshall, Allison Jornlin, Celesté Contreras, Summerwind Restoration Society, and Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee. We also announced two panels, “Searching  for Wisconsin’s Sasquatch” and “Haunted Road Trip.”

We’re excited to reveal our second round of guest announcements.

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First, special guest speaker Chase Kloetzke. Chase is an author, radio show host, and frequent guest lecturer at UFO conventions. Chase has been a member of the Mutual UFO Network since 1996 and is currently MUFON’s Deputy Director of Investigations and Special Case Manager, leading a team of high performance and highly skilled investigators to special assignments in MUFON.

She is also the host of Fate Magazine Radio on KGRA, co-author (with Richard Dolan) of Admissable: The Field Investigator’s Manual and the children’s book Are Aliens Really Real?
Here’s her website: chasekloetzke.com

Additionally, we are happy to announce:

Ursula Bielski, author and Chicago ghostlorist.

Nick Roesler, author and host of Beyond Deep Black Radio.

Kristan T. Harris, researcher and co-host of The Rundown Live, he’ll be giving a presentation titled “The Hidden History of Giants.”

Dark Star Ministry presents: “Ouija & Tarot: Occult Tools and the Paranormal.”

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Cult of Weird presents: Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends: This panel will talk about one of the more fun aspects of our folklore– the urban legend. We’ll be talking about Muskego’s Haunchyville, an alleged colony of angry little people, the bloody legend of Boy Scout Lane in Stevens Point, the break out star of the 2015 Milwaukee Para Con–Goatman!–and more. This panel includes J. Nathan Couch (Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?), Charlie Hinz and Christina Rickman(Cult of Weird), and Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal). Moderator: Tea Krulos (Monster Hunters, Riverwest Ghost Stories).

We will be announcing a third round of speakers in early February!

Tickets on sale nowmilwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com

We will also have a table at the Milwaukee Comic Con, Sunday Feb. 21, 10:30-4:30, at American Serb Hall. Admission to the con is $5, kids 12 and under free. You’ll be able to buy Para Con tickets from us with cash or card.