MONSTER OF THE MONTH: GHOSTS
This October we're getting into the spirit of Halloween by turning our attention to all things ghostly. Ghosts are common to every human culture, and many people believe they represent the persistence of some sort of personality after death, but other explanations include the possibility that they're the visual memory of an event imprinted on an area, or even a glimpse into another time or parallel universe; while skeptics dismiss glimpses of ghostly phenomena as hallucinations and wishful thinking. Join us this month as we delve into the nature of this often terrifying phenomenon in honor of the spookiest month of the year.
PARANORMAL ART PORTAL: FEATURING COREY SCHJOTH
Even as a child, featured artist Corey Schjoth was intrigued by horror movies and all things paranormal. This lead to his life-long obsession with ghost stories, collecting classic horror films, and his ever-expanding Halloween themed collection. In order to express himself and realize his own artistic vision, he wanted to combine his love of horror, the paranormal, and photography. After many experiments in trying to create what he envisioned for his art, Corey began his infrared project called “Phantasmagoria” in the spring of 2009.
BOOK OF THE MONTH: HAUNTED ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS by KATHI KRESOL
This month we're reading something ghostly in honor of Halloween. Join us as we're led by author Kathi Kresol into the shadows of Rockford, Illinois. We'll be treated to a tour of Rockford's troubled past, and learn how its turbulent history reverberates throughout time into the city's present. From haunted cemeteries to back roads witches, the legends and lore of Rockford's paranormal past are sure to set the tone for this October.
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