Para-con in the North Woods 2018 Walkthrough

We were lucky enough to attend the inaugural Para-con in the Northwoods held at the North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Bowler, Wisconsin. It was an entire weekend of paranormal presentations given by some of the best in the business, and if you weren’t fortunate enough to be there, then please enjoy this walkthrough featuring photos from the event.

‘Darkness’ Dave Schrader emceed the event. Here he is introducing the legendary Jeff Belanger.

‘Darkness’ Dave Schrader emceed the event. Here he is introducing the legendary Jeff Belanger.

Troy Hudson of the Oklahoma Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization kicked things off on Friday.

Troy Hudson of the Oklahoma Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization kicked things off on Friday.

Many fine vendors were onsite, including Corey Schjoth of Phantasmagoria Photography.

Many fine vendors were onsite, including Corey Schjoth of Phantasmagoria Photography.

Corey making friends with paranormal investigator and keynote speaker Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters.

Corey making friends with paranormal investigator and keynote speaker Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters.

Jeff Belanger was on hand to discuss a variety of interesting legends.

Jeff Belanger was on hand to discuss a variety of interesting legends.

Greg and Dana Newkirk brought their Travelling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult.

Greg and Dana Newkirk brought their Travelling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult.

The travelling museum came complete with a statue occupied by an ancient spirit, known affectionately as Billy.

The travelling museum came complete with a statue occupied by an ancient spirit, known affectionately as Billy.

This paper mache skeleton was there to remind us all of our mortality.

This paper mache skeleton was there to remind us all of our mortality.

Artist Tyler Strand standing with our own Tobias Wayland. Tyler has put his artistic talents to good use in the museum.

Artist Tyler Strand standing with our own Tobias Wayland. Tyler has put his artistic talents to good use in the museum.

Tyler Strand recreated this piece of a haunted church in Pennsylvania by making a mold of the wood and casting it in plastic.

Tyler Strand recreated this piece of a haunted church in Pennsylvania by making a mold of the wood and casting it in plastic.

Craig Nehring from Fox Valley Ghost Hunters was there to answer all of your questions regarding the supernatural.

Craig Nehring from Fox Valley Ghost Hunters was there to answer all of your questions regarding the supernatural.

Medium Nedra Khamsao Yang brought her beautiful aura paintings to the Para-con.

Medium Nedra Khamsao Yang brought her beautiful aura paintings to the Para-con.

More aura paintings from Nedra Khamsao Yang.

More aura paintings from Nedra Khamsao Yang.

Darkness Dave introducing guest speaker Linda Godfrey.

Darkness Dave introducing guest speaker Linda Godfrey.

Wisconsin’s resident dogman expert Linda Godfrey talked about the Bray Road Beast.

Wisconsin’s resident dogman expert Linda Godfrey talked about the Bray Road Beast.

Tobias Wayland talked about his work investigating Mothman sightings around Lake Michigan.

Tobias Wayland talked about his work investigating Mothman sightings around Lake Michigan.

Ty Gowen discussed his metaphysical approach to investigation.

Ty Gowen discussed his metaphysical approach to investigation.

Fortean investigator Allison Jornlin presented her work unraveling the recent series of Mothman sightings in Chicago.

Fortean investigator Allison Jornlin presented her work unraveling the recent series of Mothman sightings in Chicago.

Linday Godfrey and Allison Jornlin might have been the most approachable table at the con.

Linday Godfrey and Allison Jornlin might have been the most approachable table at the con.

Dave Schrader and Jeff Belanger teamed up to talk about some of their adventures had while investigating haunted sites.

Dave Schrader and Jeff Belanger teamed up to talk about some of their adventures had while investigating haunted sites.

Investigator Chad Lewis educated the crowd on unusual UFO sightings in Wisconsin.

Investigator Chad Lewis educated the crowd on unusual UFO sightings in Wisconsin.

An all-star panel of guest speakers was available to talk about all things paranormal.

An all-star panel of guest speakers was available to talk about all things paranormal.

The Northern Wisconsin Paranormal Society brought some of their ghost hunting equipment, including this camera taken from an Xbox Kinect.

The Northern Wisconsin Paranormal Society brought some of their ghost hunting equipment, including this camera taken from an Xbox Kinect.

Kevin Malek of the UFO Wisconsin Research Team presented on eerie UFO sightings in Wisconsin.

Kevin Malek of the UFO Wisconsin Research Team presented on eerie UFO sightings in Wisconsin.

Fox Valley Ghost Hunters presented on paranormal activity they’ve investigated in northern Wisconsin.

Fox Valley Ghost Hunters presented on paranormal activity they’ve investigated in northern Wisconsin.

Greg and Dana Newkirk talked about haunted items and how things aren’t always what they seem in paranormal investigation.

Greg and Dana Newkirk talked about haunted items and how things aren’t always what they seem in paranormal investigation.

Grant Wilson told the crowd about his mission of helping people through paranormal investigation.

Grant Wilson told the crowd about his mission of helping people through paranormal investigation.

LoriAnn Mann displayed her mediumistic skills to a packed gallery.

LoriAnn Mann displayed her mediumistic skills to a packed gallery.

Tobias Wayland