Haunted America Conference 2018

We loved our time at the Haunted America Conference, and are already looking forward to next year. Whether you weren't able to attend or just want to relive some fond memories of the event, please enjoy this gallery of highlights from our experience at the conference.

 Fortean investigators Allison Jornlin and Tobias Wayland with conference host Troy Taylor.

Fortean investigators Allison Jornlin and Tobias Wayland with conference host Troy Taylor.

 Allison and Tobias discussing the ethics of investigation, and how to discern between honest reporting and insincere showmanship.  The discussion centered around the Chicago mothman sightings.  To learn more about the recent flap of flying humanoid sightings around Lake Michigan, visit our  timeline .

Allison and Tobias discussing the ethics of investigation, and how to discern between honest reporting and insincere showmanship.  The discussion centered around the Chicago mothman sightings.  To learn more about the recent flap of flying humanoid sightings around Lake Michigan, visit our timeline.

 Jennifer Jones of The Dead History talking about the historical investigation of haunted sites. Her talk focused on the use of dedicated research utilizing historic documents to discern the truth behind many myths and urban legends.

Jennifer Jones of The Dead History talking about the historical investigation of haunted sites. Her talk focused on the use of dedicated research utilizing historic documents to discern the truth behind many myths and urban legends.

 Sarah Chavez talking about the ritual connection between food, death, and the afterlife in human culture during her presentation  Feeding the Dead - Food in Death Rituals, Ancestor Worship, and Festivals.

Sarah Chavez talking about the ritual connection between food, death, and the afterlife in human culture during her presentation Feeding the Dead - Food in Death Rituals, Ancestor Worship, and Festivals.

 Fortean investigator Tobias Wayland and Ghost Host Lisa were in high spirits for Haunted America.

Fortean investigator Tobias Wayland and Ghost Host Lisa were in high spirits for Haunted America.

 Sunspot killing it with their unique paranormal-themed rock and roll.

Sunspot killing it with their unique paranormal-themed rock and roll.

 Wendy Staats and Mike Huberty of Sunspot also co-host a paranormal podcast called See You on the Other Side. Each episode features a new song tailored to that week's content.

Wendy Staats and Mike Huberty of Sunspot also co-host a paranormal podcast called See You on the Other Side. Each episode features a new song tailored to that week's content.

 Sarah Soderlund's booth displayed an interesting array of strange memorabilia, every piece in the collection carrying its own weird tale.

Sarah Soderlund's booth displayed an interesting array of strange memorabilia, every piece in the collection carrying its own weird tale.

 Paranormal researcher April Slaughter is also a talented artist and maker--as evidenced by these superb skull lamps.

Paranormal researcher April Slaughter is also a talented artist and maker--as evidenced by these superb skull lamps.

 I Had That was present to fulfill all of your supernatural toy needs with a variety of vintage and modern items.

I Had That was present to fulfill all of your supernatural toy needs with a variety of vintage and modern items.

 Judas and Magnolia provide entertaining evidence of the afterlife with their 19th century seances.

Judas and Magnolia provide entertaining evidence of the afterlife with their 19th century seances.

 Kari Bergen of Ephemera Obscura rescues odd and forgotten items in an effort to give them a new home among fans of the unusual.

Kari Bergen of Ephemera Obscura rescues odd and forgotten items in an effort to give them a new home among fans of the unusual.

 Silver and Stone offers handmade wire-wrapped jewelry and a variety of crystals with various properties.

Silver and Stone offers handmade wire-wrapped jewelry and a variety of crystals with various properties.

 Conference host Troy Taylor has authored over 120 books on ghosts, hauntings, crime and the unexplained in America--many of which were available for purchase at the conference, along with t-shirts to commemorate the event.

Conference host Troy Taylor has authored over 120 books on ghosts, hauntings, crime and the unexplained in America--many of which were available for purchase at the conference, along with t-shirts to commemorate the event.