SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS 2019
TROY AND LISA FROM AMERICAN HAUNTINGS
The hosts of the 2019 Haunted America Conference return for the 23rd year of the event! They are the owners of American Hauntings tours and events, authors, tour hosts, and researchers of history and haunts. Troy is the author of more than 125 books on ghosts, true crime, and the unexplained in American history and created American Hauntings back in 1994. Lisa — who is an elementary school teacher in the real world — came aboard in 2013 and together, they have expanded the company into ghost tours all over Illinois and events across the country.
Richard Estep has been a paranormal investigator for 24 years, working on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of numerous books in the paranormal non-fiction field, and his work has been featured on the TV shows ‘Haunted Case Files’ and ‘Haunted Hospitals.’ Richard’s presentation will provide convention attendees with exclusive behind-the-scenes information on one of his most intriguing cases. Richard makes his living as a paramedic in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and a menagerie of pets.
KAREN A. DAHLMAN
Karen A. Dahlman is a Director of the Talking Board Historical Society, a channel for spirit guides, and author of The Spirits of Ouija: Four Decades of Communication. She teaches ways to connect with the afterlife, the higher self, and sentient beings that exist among us within unseen dimensions. She shares the positive side to the Ouija board as a tool for exploring the realms of consciousness. She has been featured on Beyond Belief, Coast-to-Coast AM, Fade to Black, Ghostly Talk, Big Seance Podcast and many other alternative media programs around the world. Karen holds a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in archetypal art therapy, is a licensed psychotherapist, and is experienced in hypnosis, past-life regression, and channeling.
Brandon Massullo is a clinical therapist, author, and parapsychologist residing in Northeast Ohio. He has graduate degrees in clinical counseling from the University of Toledo and psychological research methods from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His research at the University of Edinburgh centered on EMFs, Environmental Sensitivity, and ghostly encounters. Brandon has been fascinated by paranormal phenomena for 20 years and has been a participant and featured speaker in numerous paranormal forums and events and his research has been cited in parapsychological journals, newspaper articles, and mainstream books.
Recipient of the 2016 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award from the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, Allison Jornlin leads haunted history tours and presents on a wide variety of Fortean topics including ghosts, poltergeists, UFOs, cryptids, and demonic possession. Allison is the only investigator who has visited all the reported Chicago Mothman sighting locations from 2011 and 2017. Following in the footsteps of witnesses, she offers unique insights in more than 100 videos on her YouTube channel. Allison continues her search for the truth by investigating paranormal oddities around the world, most recently in Kent, England and on Oahu, Hawaii. You can hear more from Allison on the weekly podcast, See You On The Other Side.
ROSEMARY ELLEN GUILEY
A full-time researcher and author in the paranormal and body-mind-spirit fields, Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a returning favorite and veteran speaker at the Haunted America Conference. With more than 65 books published, her work embraces paranormal and unexplained phenomena, cryptids, UFOs and alien contact, spiritual and psychic skill development, angels and spirits, spirit communication, afterlife research, dreams and dreamwork, reincarnation and past lives, and other topics. Rosemary lectures internationally and makes numerous media appearances. She is a regular contributor to The Conspiracy Show with Richard Syrett and Exploring Unexplained Phenomena with Scott Colborn, and is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. She is also the founder and president of Visionary Living, Inc. and Visionary Living Publishing.
Dr. Alan Brown is another returning favorite to the Haunted America Conference, appearing many times since the early 2000’s. He has been has been a professor of English at the University of West Alabama since 1986 and his fascination with folklore and haunted places has resulted in more than 18 collections ghost stories and first-hand accounts of the paranormal. He has traveled the country, researching locations like Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, the Artist’s House in Key West, Florida, the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and many more.
LUKE NALIBORSKI AND LEN ADAMS
The two American Hauntings tour guides have long been a fixture at the Haunted America Conference, continuing a tradition created by the late John Brill as an introduction to the weekend event. Luke is a long-time guide with the company and is the author of a number of books on ghosts, hauntings, and first-hand accounts with the paranormal. He is also the owner of I Had That Toy, a vintage and collectible store in Belleville, Illinois. Len has also been a tour guide for American Hauntings since the early 2000’s. He is also the author of two books about ghosts and the unexplained.
Thanks to her extensive knowledge of spirit communication, hauntings, funeral customs, and more, April Slaughter has become another returning favorite to the Haunted America Conference. In addition to being the author of three books, she has also written numerous articles on ghosts, hauntings, spirit communication, psychical research, and the unexplained. She was born and raised in Utah, where she developed a love for genealogy and American History. As an established artist and poet, April enjoys all the creative avenues of her work while raising identical twin daughters on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. In addition to writing and creating art — she is the acclaimed founder of Slaughter Skulls — she is also the office manager of American Hauntings.
Another returning favorite, Sherri Brake is a paranormal researcher, author, columnist and owner of the award-winning Haunted Heartland Tours. Since her tour company began, Sherri has presented hundreds of presentations to libraries, organizations, museum groups, clubs, and historical societies and led thousands of tours and events. She has also worked with various cemetery organizations and genealogical societies in the preservation of old cemeteries and historical locations. Sherri has been a guest on various radio shows around the world and has consulted, worked with research producers or appeared on various paranormal television shows but continues to roll her eyes when they come on the tv screen. She loves to blend history, science and folklore and to explore new haunted locations.
To many attendees to the Haunted America Conference, Barb Huyser is a familiar face — and she should be since she has never missed a single event, dating back to the very beginning in 1997. But many guests don’t realize just how extensive Barb’s knowledge of the supernatural truly is. She began investigating haunted people and places back in the 1970s, when modern paranormal research was in its early stages and she remains an active investigator in the field today. In the real world, Barb has been a social worker for more than three decades and she’ll be bringing her unique perspective — combining the real world with the paranormal one — to her After Hours workshop this year.
GHOSTLY TALK RADIO
Scott, Amberrose, and Bonnie were an essential part of the Haunted America Conference from the middle and late 2000s to the “end” of their radio show. Luckily, they returned to the event in 2016 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration and have not only been back every years since then, they have also revived the show and turned it into one of the best paranormal podcasts around. Watch for them back again this year as we kick things off on Friday night!