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Paranormal convention coming Saturday to Bridgeview

By Bob Bong

A paranormal convention is coming to the Bridgeview Park District this

weekend.

The Unknown World of the Annual Paranormal Convention will take place from

1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Bridgeview Park District Commissioners

Park, 8100 S. Beloit Ave.

“It will be an all-day convention for all things paranormal,” said

organizer Kylie O’Connell, of Palos Hills, who works at the park district.

“There will be speakers and workshops, vendors and an appearance by

Svengoolie,” she said.

Guest speakers in the main will be include Summit’s Bob Trzeciak, who will

talk about palm reading and fortune telling; Dale Kaczmarek, who will present a

show on the “Creepiest Evidence of All Time” from the Ghost Research Society;

Charles Williams, who will discuss the Hagenbeck Wallace Circus Train Wreck;

Allison Jornlin, who will share her insights into the Mothman Files; Neal

Gibbons, founder of Graveside Paranormal; Ursula Bielski, recognized authority

on Chicagoland ghosts; Ed Shanahan, a psychic medium.

There will be workshops on special makeup and special effects by Dead

Rising Haunted House, palm reading by Trzeciak, working with paranormal

equipment by Gibbons, spirit communications by Shanahan.

The Hardcore Hearse Club will have a car show featuring, what else, a

hearse.

Count Gregula will serve as master of ceremonies.

TV’s ghost host Svengoolie will make an appearance from 3-5 p.m. “He’ll be

available for photos and signing autographs.”

“There will be vendors selling relics and unusual pieces,” said O’Connell.

You’re bound to see the area’s most famous ghost Resurrection Mary as

there will be a Resurrection Mary Look-a-Like Contest.

If you get hungry, there will be food trucks on hand.

Paranormal

investigators, with certified ID, will pay $10 at the door. Regular admissionÊwill be $15 per person.

For information, call 708-594-1818 or go online to

bridgeviewparkdistrict.com.

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