Program, Events & Presenters
Friday April 26 to Sunday April 28, 2019
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Tim Weisberg is the host of Spooky Southcoast, one of the world's leading radio programs on the topic of the paranormal. He is also a writer, researcher, and producer on television programs such as Haunted Towns, Ghost Asylum and Ghost Stalkers. Tim has appeared in front of the camera on TV's Ghost Adventures, My Ghost Story, MonsterQuest and other such programs. He is also the author of "Ghosts of the SouthCoast" and co-author of "Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf." Tim has recently been named as a regular guest host on Midnight in the Desert, a show created and originally hosted by the legendary Art Bell. When not working in the paranormal world, Tim is the Digital Managing Editor for two radio stations and a sports writer covering the New England Patriots.
Friday - April 26, 2019
Featuring hundreds of haunted, historical, and supernaturally-significant artifacts, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult is the world’s only mobile museum of the unexplained. Expertly curated by Dana & Greg Newkirk, preeminent researchers of the supernatural, the roving exhibition invites curious visitors to inspect, investigate, and even handle rare artifacts collected from infamous hauntings, parapsychology breakthroughs, mysterious cryptozoological discoveries, and more. Since 2013, the Newkirk collection has been fascinating, educating, and chilling guests at some of the country’s most popular conventions and private events like Strange Escapes, ScareFest, and Michigan Paracon. Thanks to appearances on leading television programs like Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum and TLC’s Kindred Spirits, features in Cosmopolitan and Coast to Coast AM, and sold-out exhibitions from California to Maine, the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult has established itself as the premiere source for groundbreaking research on hauntings, cutting-edge parapsychological experiments, and painstaking preservation of supernaturally-significant artifacts. Greg & Dana and the Traveling Museum will be at the Convention Friday through Sunday.
Colin Schneider is one of the youngest active researchers in the United States, at only 16-years-old. He has been involved in cryptozoology and ufology since he was 13 after he visited the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine. A frequent attendee of conferences about the unexplained, Colin lectures at numerous events around Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also is a regional representative for the Centre for Fortean Zoology and the host of the Crypto-Kid radio show on the WCJV Digital Broadcasting Network.
Timothy Renner is an illustrator, author, and folk musician living in Pennsylvania. His illustrations have appeared in the pages of various books, magazines, fanzines and comics as well as on many record and CD covers. Since 1995, Timothy has been making music both solo and with his band, Stone Breath. Timothy is the creator of "Strange Familiars", a podcast concerning the paranormal, weird history, folklore and the occult. He makes regular appearances on the paranormal radio show, "Where Did the Road Go?", and has appeared as a guest on many other podcasts and radio programs, including "Coast to Coast AM".
In 1983, Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman published his book, Mysterious America. In it, he described a 200 square-mile area in Southeastern Massachusetts with a long history of strange, paranormal, and sometimes, sinister activity. He called the region “The Bridgewater Triangle”.
The triangle includes a number of locations known for unexplained occurrences; the most prominent of which include the legendary Hockomock Swamp and the infamous Freetown-Fall River State Forest. The triangle’s traditional boarders are revealed by connecting the dots between the town of Abington to the North, the town of Freetown to the Southeast, and the town of Rehoboth to the Southwest.
The area hosts an unusually high volume of reports involving strange happenings, baffling mysteries and sinister deeds. From ghostly hauntings and cryptid animal sightings, to UFO encounters and evidence of satanic ritual sacrifice, the Bridgewater Triangle serves as one of the world’s most diverse hotspots for paranormal activity.
The first-ever feature-length documentary on the subject, The Bridgewater Triangle explores the history of this fascinating region. The film features a number of local residents providing first-hand accounts of unexplained occurrences. In addition, an all-star assembly of paranormal researchers, folklorists and authors provide expert analysis regarding the many mysteries of the triangle.
Aaron Cadieux is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In 2003, he produced and directed a 30-minute documentary titled, Inside The Bridgewater Triangle. The experience inspired him to someday produce and direct a feature-length documentary on the same subject. In 2010, he teamed up with filmmaker Manny Famolare to begin production on The Bridgewater Triangle. Cadieux also owns and operates Bristol County Media LLC (and its subdivision Big Operations Productions) a company specializing in video production services. As the Co-Director of The Bridgewater Triangle, Aaron combines his extensive experience in documentary filmmaking and video production with his love for Halloween and things that go bump in the night.
Saturday - April 27, 2019
The Reed UFO Incident made headlines in 2015 when it became the Nation’s first UFO encounter to be officially inducted into the archives of the United States, as "Historically Significant and True". With its admission and two (2) State Citations by Massachusetts Governor, Charles D. Barker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Following this first of a kind entry into State’s antiquity, a 5000 pound commemorative Monument was unveiled. The induction and the unveiling of the UFO Monument graced the front page of the Boston Globe and was covered live by ABC News NY. Judge Kevin W. Titus of the 30th district court later signed and sealed the records by Governor Charles D. Baker and the Historical Society, declaring them uncontested lawful documents. With the generous sponsorship of the International UFO Museum in Roswell, the grounds nearing the monument were expanded in 2017, to include benches and solar lights. The "UFO Monument" now brandishing a State seal and a Governors Citation, is a powerful symbol of progress and modern day history. Please note that the “UFO Monument Park” is located at the exact location of the 1969 Labor Day incident, of Sept 1st 1969. The Incident has been the subject of several programs and documentaries, as well as the S1-E1 launch of Discovery Channels “Alien Mysteries”. Reed has been featured on Good Morning Canada, Inner Space, Paranormal Paparazzi, Uncovering Aliens, and New England Legends.
PAUL ENO was one of the first paranormal investigators of the early 1970s, beginning while he was studying for the priesthood. His early mentors included parapsychology pioneer Dr. Louisa Rhine, Fr. John J. Nicola S.J. (technical advisor for the film The Exorcist) and legendary (though very controversial), first-generation "grandparents of ghost hunting" Ed & Lorraine Warren. He has appeared many times on "Coast to Coast A.M." with Art Bell, George Noory and George Knapp, "Midnight in the Desert" with Heather Wade, and on George Noory's television show "Beyond Belief." He has presented his interactive programs on the paranormal all over America and in Europe. He has appeared on the Travel, Discovery and History Channels.
Paul and his son Ben host their Sunday destination radio show "Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno" which is in its 10th year. It airs on 1240 AM in the Boston-Providence market at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific and 5 pm GMT. The show, which was broadcast for four and a half years on CBS Radio in four U.S. cities, has an estimated 3 million listeners. Paul is also the author of 12 books on paranormal subjects. Paul and his wife of 37 years live in Rhode Island.
Susan Brunell was born in Burbank, California. After moving to New England when she was a very young child she spent the remainder of her childhood in a small town in Massachusetts with her parents, her brother, and her sister. Susan currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stephen. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her daughter and grandson, along with her stepsons and granddaughter. Susan has worked in the health care field in various capacities. She has spent most of her career working to help senior citizens and their families. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Services from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has co-facilitated a support group for Alzheimers caregivers, and she currently facilitates a parents grief support group.
Throughout New England and beyond Gary is legendary! Giving peace, comfort, and perhaps closure. Talking to people about their eveyday lives, as well as those that have crossed to the Other Side. Understanding that we are never really alone and how we're all " Connected," through spirit and love. Gary McKinstry ~Internationally known, Medium, Psychic, Minister, Dr. of Philosophy in Religion, 32degree Scottish Rite Mason, teacher, hypnotherapist, paranormal specialist, mentor and life coach. Radio and television personal appearances. Dedicated to helping people in all walks of life and death. A real life approach to Mediumship. Whether one on one at his studio in Dudley, Ma., or in a large seating arena, Gary will deliver your messages with style. "HE'S THE REAL DEAL" describes his fans.
Prior to pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time author and musician in 2015, Joshua Cutchin served as Public Affairs Director of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music for three years. During his tenure at UGA, Joshua authored over one hundred articles, press releases, and blog posts. Joshua has appeared on a variety of paranormal programs discussing his work, including Coast to Coast AM, Mysterious Universe, Binnall of America, Expanded Perspectives, Radio Misterioso, and the Gralien Report. He is the author of three books: 2015's A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch (translated into Spanish as Banquete Troyano); 2016's The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, & Monstrous Miasmas; and 2018's Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions. All are published by Anomalist Books. Joshua is also a contributor to Robbie Graham's 2017 collection of ufological essays UFOs: Reframing the Debate, as well as David Weatherly's 2018 Sasquatch collection Wood Knocks: Vol. 3. He is a recurring roundtable guest on the Where Did the Road Go? podcast, and made his public speaking debut at the December 2015 MUFON Georgia meeting. Since then, Joshua has been invited to speak at the 2016 ParaMania un-conference and the International Fortean Organization's 2016 FortFest.
Suzanne is a lifetime experiencer and contactee. Although most might label her experiences as "alien abductions", she has come to realize that the visitation experience is far more complex, and surpasses the boundaries of our limitations of our own reality.
Upon reading Whitley Strieber’s book “Communion” in 1987, she found comfort in the realization that her experiences were shared by someone other than herself. Her awakening began a process of self discovery, accompanied by heightened synchronicities, psychic awareness, and precognition.
As a mother of two young daughters, Suzanne was wary of sharing her experiences with anyone, keeping them to herself in fear of losing the trust of her children, friends and family. In 2011, after much soul searching, she finally decided it was time to publicly address her lifelong visitations by writing a blog and eventually creating a podcast interviewing other experiencers, researchers, musicians and authors, or anyone who has something to contribute to the ever broadening field of Ufology and the visitation experience.
Suzanne is currently writing a book about her experiences, and has begun to speak publicly about them at various conferences and interviews. She feels that her path is that of a conduit, connecting others in hopes that they may help in putting together the pieces in the ever evolving puzzle of ET contact.
Sunday - April 28, 2019
Aleksandar Petakov is a documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist, as well as an avid adventurer and constantly searching for the unknown. Traveling across the United States and the world, Aleksandar has looked into various Cryptozoological creatures such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Mystery big cats as well as other phenomenon and mysterious places ranging from the paranormal Bridgewater Triangle of Massachusetts to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. He has created short documentary films and series on these subjects, among others.
Shane Sirois has been helping families and individuals for over 30 years. He has a rare one hundred percent success rate at getting rid of nasty parasitic entities. His understanding of the mechanics of what allows a haunt is untouched. He gets called in when investigators, demonologists and clergy fall short in providing relief and he has succeeded every time. Shane doesn't stop there. He is also a researcher of UFO, Extraterrestrial and Cryptids. He has been an experiencer and abductee since a very young age. Those experiences may have given him insight on how to end Parasitic attachments. Shane is currently involved in several areas that have UFO sightings, Sasquatch sightings and Shadow People sightings. He is at the center of some of the biggest cases. You can read more about him at TrueGhost.com.
Mike is the founder of Granite Sky Services. He is a New Hampshire native, born and bred. When not helping others with their experiences, you can often find him in the forests and mountains of the state camping and hiking. Mike hopes to combine his simple New England values with his own experiences to give people a positive new outlook on the phenomena... Mike is a seasoned paranormal researcher and investigator and has worked to change the stigma surrounding the abduction phenomena by promoting public awareness of the subject and by encouraging and supporting other experiencers. He was the initiating force behind the New Hampshire historical marker for Betty and Barney Hill’s UFO encounter. Mike has been interviewed in the past by newspapers, television, and radio about his involvement in the paranormal and UFO communities locally as well as internationally. Mike’s experiences started around the age of three, and have been ongoing ever since. The experiences have come in a variety of forms and demeanor. Dealing with his own experiences has lead him to help other experiencers overcome their trauma, as well as his own.
Mike Clelland’s 2015 book, The Messengers, was met with high praise. In it he explores the mysterious connection between owls, synchronicities and UFO abduction. It was his first-hand experiences with these elusive events that have been the foundation for his research. This book is also a personal memoir, and a journey of self discovery. His website (hiddenexperince.blogspot.com) explores these events and their connection to the alien contact phenomenon. It also features extended audio interviews with visionaries and experts examining the complexities of the overall UFO experience. Mike is also considered an expert in the skills of ultralight backpacking, and is the author and illustrator of a series of instructional books on advanced outdoor techniques. After 25 years living in the Rockies, he now lives in the Adirondacks.
Andrew Lake is a Rhode Island native and the founder of Greenville Paranormal Research (greenvilleparanormal.com). He has been fascinated with ghost stories and tales of the unexplained for over forty years. Lake has visited and investigated many haunted locations throughout southern New England and over the years he has spoken with a great number of people who claimed to have had encounters with ghosts, spirits and the other things that go bump in the night. Besides being the author of Ghosthunting Southern New England (Clerisy Press), his research into the ghost stories of Foster, RI, was the basis for the Rhode Island PBS special The Legends of Dolly Cole. Lake was also featured in the documentary The Bridgewater Triangle and has appeared on Monsters and Mysteries in America, Midnight in the Desert and Spooky Southcoast Radio. He is currently assisting with a project for the History Channel.
On August 10, 2008, Jaimy Mauricio, the author of Beyond 2012: Watch Where You’re Going, felt a divine inspiration and calling to write this book. About two months prior, the entire story was somehow magically implanted in his mind and he could not get it out of his head. However, it wasn’t until that day in August, when he experienced a unique calling from someone he just couldn’t say “no” to, that he began writing. Jaimy is originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts. He holds a degree in chemical engineering and an MBA. While working as an engineer and business professional, he researches and maintains an interest in metaphysics, consciousness, religion, history and ufology.