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!

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The Roswell Debate


Mark O’Connell

Presentation: “The Roswell Debate,” with Donald R. Schmitt and Mark O’Connell, Saturday (Oct.15), Wisconsin Room

At a cursory glance, Donald Schmitt and Mark O’Connell have some things in common– both are Wisconsin residents, writers, and researchers of the UFO phenomenon. Both were guest speakers at our first Milwaukee Paranormal Conference last year. Both also have found inspiration from pioneering UFO researcher Dr. J. Allen Hynek.

However, they don’t quite see eye-to-eye.

The issue put forth in this debate: the alleged 1947 crash of a UFO at Roswell, undeniably the most famous UFO case of all time, explored thoroughly in books and the inspiration for TV shows, movies, and other popular culture.

Some of the things likely to be debated– the impact the Roswell case has had on UFO research, the credibility and relevance of the Roswell case, the Roswell Slides, and more.


Donald R. Schmitt

We are excited to host our first Milwaukee Paranormal Conference debate and we think this is a great opportunity to hear different perspectives on UFO research and the Roswell case.

Schmitt will have his books available, including his latest, Children of Roswell (2016). O’Connell’s new book, The Close Encounters Man, will be released in May of 2017.

The debate will be moderated by David Henning, head of Lakeland College’s debate and forensics program. Henning has over 30 years of debate experience. His students will assist in the debate.

KGRAlogoSPECIALborderWe are also happy to say that if you can’t make it to Milwaukee for the conference, you’ll be able to listen to the debate anywhere in the world thanks to a live broadcast from our media sponsors KGRA Radio.


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Roswell  101 Gallery


The front page of the Roswell Daily Record, July 8, 1947


RAAF Major Jesse Marcel displays pieces of a weather balloon, the official story of what was found crashed outside of Roswell. Many Ufologists say this story is a cover up.


One of the Roswell Slides released last year. Schmitt was a member of the team who revealed the slides, found in a collection in an attic. It was later determined the pictures actually show the mummified remains of a child on display in a museum.


Schmitt’s first book, released in 1991, became a best seller and part of the early 90s UFO-mania.


Dr. J. Allen Hynek was a pioneering ufologist. Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies and O’Connell is currently wrapping up a biography of Dr. Hynek.



Guest Speaker: Kristan T. Harris

Presentation: “The Hidden History of Giants,” Saturday, UWM Ballroom West

HIdden History of Giants

Kristan T. Harris is a top traffic journalist for alternative news TV/talk radio program The Rundown Live. Harris has been featured on multiple national radio programs regarding his research into esoteric books, hidden history and secret societies.

Harris will present a compelling presentation of his extensive research of giant human skeletons. The investigation effort included using the Library of Congress database, local archaeological society records and historical documents – which resulted in unearthing over 1,000 American newspaper articles claiming to discover remains of giant human skeletons.

Many of these articles connect legitimate institutions, colleges and real scientists as well as local Indian effigy mounds. Harris has interviewed and collaborated with both skeptics and top researchers in the subject of giant humans and recently was acknowledged in Jim Vieira (History Channel’s In Search of the Lost Giants) and Hugh Newman’s (Ancient Aliens) recent book Giants on Record: America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files.

The Rundown

and his site American Intelligence Report:

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Guest Speaker: Chad Lewis

: “Sea Serpents of Wisconsin: Monsters in the Lakes, Rivers, and Streams,” Sunday, Wisconsin Room

For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s haunted castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.

Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting,  William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s Scariest Places on Earth, and Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor on Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio. With a Masters Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural, and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings.  The more bizarre the legend, the more likely it is that you will find Chad there.


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Guest speaker: Mary Marshall


Presentation: “Paranormal Entanglement,” Saturday, Wisconsin Room
Workshop: “Ghosts and Spirit Entities,” Sunday, Room 191

Mary helped institute and develop one of the first Paranormal Studies Program in the country that is taught at an institute of higher education. As a paranormal educator and innovator she now teaches 3 different science and cultural based paranormal studies courses, as well as workshops at various colleges and institutions.

As a paranormal investigator and researcher with over 20 years experience, Mary is the founder and director of The Paranormal MD Investigations, a scientific and technology based group located in northwest Illinois. The Paranormal MD is not limited to ghosts & hauntings. We delve into all fields and aspects of paranormal phenomenon. Keeping in mind the process of the scientific method, we always try to test our theories, and search for and document any “cause and effect” relationships. Simply put, we look for correlations and document it.

As a radio personality, Mary produces and hosts her own talk radio show titled, The Paranormal MD which airs Thursday at 7pm CST. In the past, Mary has guest hosted and co-hosted a few different radio shows over time, other than her own. Her break into radio was as a co-host on a paranormal talk show at WLIP, an AM/FM radio station. She’s frequently a guest interview on other radio shows, too. She has been a guest on a couple of television shows, as well as a documentary. To listen to the show and for more info:

Mary Marshall’s newly released book, Continuum is available for purchase. It is a sci-fi fictional story involving time travel. She is also working on a nonfiction book with the working title, Forever After. It is about her experiences and journey into and through the paranormal realm.


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