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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Meet the Mod Squad

TONIGHT! 7pm on Beyond the Forest Radio— all 5 of our 2016 panel discussion moderators talk about their panels at the quickly upcoming Milwaukee Paranormal Conference!

Much like Voltron or the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the panel hosts will all be assembled to talk Milwaukee Paranormal Conference on Beyond the Forest Radio.

Show host Sanjay Singhal will be at the conference hosting a panel titled “Searching for Wisconsin’s Sasquatch.” His guests include fellow mods:

Tea Krulos, author, Milwaukee Paranormal Conference’s founder and director, and moderator of the “Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends” panel.

Mike Huberty, musician, ghost tour host, co-host of the See You on the Other Side podcast, and moderator of the “Haunted Road Trip” panel.

Allison Jornlin, Milwaukee ghostlore expert, proprietor of Milwaukee Ghosts– Tours and Investigations, and moderator of the “Yow! My Business is Haunted!” panel.

Nick Roesler, author and host of Beyond Deep Black radio on KGRA, moderator of the “Best UFO Reports 2016” panel.

You can tune in at 7pm right here:
Call in number is 646.787.1796 if you have questions, comments, or encouraging words for us!

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Guest Speaker: Allison Jornlin

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Presentation: “Milwaukee Forteana II,” Saturday, Wisconsin Room

Sponsored by:
Supporting sponsor: Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Could Milwaukee be even stranger than it seems? Absolutely! Milwaukee’s Fortean history may surprise you. This presentation features ghost stories and other weird tales from Milwaukee history. Are immortals among us? Can ghosts leave footprints? Do demons possess the souls of those around you? The fascinating answers to these questions and more will be revealed by Allison Jornlin of

Allison grew up in a small town in southeastern Wisconsin, reading everything in the school library about UFOs, monsters, ghosts, and psychic phenomena and wondering about the mysteries of the big city.  When she moved to Milwaukee she dug even deeper into the city’s dusty archives and began gathering first hand accounts of encounters with the paranormal.  Finally, inspired by Chicago’s Richard Crowe, who kick started U.S. ghost tourism in 1973, she founded Milwaukee’s first haunted history tour in 2008.

When she’s not teaching fourth graders at a local elementary school, Allison conducts ghost tours in the Third Ward and down Milwaukee’s haunted main street, Wisconsin Avenue.  She assists businesses and paranormal investigation teams with in-depth historical research.  As an admirer of anomalies researcher Charles Fort, she frequently provides expert commentary on a variety of Fortean topics for the podcast, See You on the Other Side (

Allison is currently compiling her more than 10 years of local research into a travel guide featuring 101 of Milwaukee’s public haunts.  If you have a ghost story to share, she’d love to hear from you.

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More Outer Con Announced–3rd Ward and Forest Home Cemetery tours!

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:

New Announcements


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. 157:30 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:

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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.

MKE Tour-4Forest 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.

MKE Tour-6Here’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:

Forest Home Cemetery photos by Wendy Schreier Photography

2015: After Con

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference runs 12-7pm at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center on June 6, 2015. We have several interesting, unique, and fun activities for you to participate in after the conference. Here’s your options.

 Milwaukee Ghosts–Tours and Investigations: Third Ward Ghost Walk

Explore the haunted history of the “Bloody Third” on Milwaukee’s original ghost tour!  Meet in front of the Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water Street, St. Paul Ave. & Water St.) at 7:30 and embark on a 90 minute walking tour full of surprising and spooky tales of ghosts, curses and monsters from past and present.  Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:



Historic Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee: Investigation at the Historic Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear (839 N. 11th Street)

Join PIM as they investigate the Historic Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, housed in an 1869 building. The museum has claims of hauntings and this is your chance to participate in an active paranormal investigation. PIM is offering two time slots to join them: 8:00-10:00pm and 10:30-12:30am. Tickets are $30 per session.

You can find more info on the Chudnow’s history, rules for the event, and purchase tickets here:



Shaker’s Cigar Bar

Official After Party: Shaker’s Cigar Bar (422 S. 2nd Street)

The official Milwaukee Paranormal Conference after party is at Shaker’s Cigar Bar, “Milwaukee’s Haunted Bar!” The party starts after the con and features music by Sir Pinkerton & the Magnificents along with special circus guests. Entertainment starts at 9pm.

Hangman Tours will be offering five tours during the night, Shaker’s Ghost Tour (7:00 & 8:30pm), Shakers Tour 2.0 (10pm), Milwauking Dead (8pm), The Cream City Cannibal (10pm), and The Whoring 20’s (and other decades, 6pm). For additional times for groups of 10 or more, please contact: You can find more info on the tours, where they start, and prices at: or stop by their booth on the conference floor.



Sir Pinkerton & the Magnificants