Watch The Festival Of The Unexplained - Day One

October 24, 2020 10:00 AM ‐ Paranormal

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Festival Of The Unexplained

A 40-hour virtual Halloween events is taking place online this weekend and will feature the biggest names from the paranormal community including Ciarán O'Keeffe, Patti Negri, Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris, Richard Estep, Sara & Phil Whyman and Nick Groff.

'The Festival Of The Unexplained' was officially kicked off by paranormal historian, Richard Felix, who gave viewers a virtual tour of his base, the historic Derby Gaol on Saturday morning.

The free online event is hosted by Karen Fray and Jolene Jackson-Lockwood and each of the hour-long sessions are being streamed live on the event's Facebook and YouTube pages.

From 10am on Saturday October 24 and throughout the whole of Sunday, the event will see a wide range of guests and speakers take to the virtual podium to talk about everything from ghosts to UFOs.

The event is aimed at everyone from armchair enthusiasts through to those who have first-hand experiences of the paranormal, there’s genuinely something for everybody on the extensive schedule.

Steve Higgins from Higgypop also popped up during the event to announce the shortlist for three of the categories in this year's Paranormal Entertainment Awards. You can find out who's been shortlisted in the Best Paranormal Movie, Best Paranormal Entertainment Show and Best Paranormal Book categories here.

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Day One Full Schedule

Saturday October 24 Time
Steve Higgins
10am BST
Richard Felix
Virtual tour of Derby Gaol
11am BST
Dave Hodrien
12pm BST
Kathrine Sorilos
Card readings
1pm BST
Stephen Mercer
Blackpool Ghost Stories
2pm BST
Penny Griffiths-Morgan
Nasty Victorian Illnesses
3pm BST
Ciarán O'Keeffe
4pm BST
Laura Marini
Television producer
5pm BST
Patti Negri
Psychic medium
6pm BST
Barri Ghai
Ghostfinder Paranormal Society, 'Help! My House Is Haunted'
7pm BST
Jayne Harris
Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?
7:30pm BST
Todd Bonner
Detroit Paranormal Expeditions
8pm BST
Daryl Marston
'Ghost Hunters'
9pm BST
Bridget Marquardt
'Ghost Magnet'
10pm BST
Gettysburg Ghost Walk 11pm BST
Paracom Investigate British Schools Museum 12am BST
Connor & India Biddle
Paranormal Encounters
1am BST
Michelle Reuss
Riverside Iowa Paranormal
2am BST


* BST – British Summer Time (GMT+1).
The best thing about a virtual convention is that you can watch the panels from the comfort of your own sofa, and if you miss anything, the whole thing is available to re-watch whenever you want.

You can take a look at each of the sessions below or find out what happened on day two here...

Steve Higgins, Higgypop

Dave Hodrien, BUFOG

Kathrine Sorilos - Card Readings

Stephen Mercer - Blackpool Ghost Stories

Penny Griffiths-Morgan - Nasty Victorian Illnesses

Ciarán O'Keeffe

Laura Marini, television producer

Patti Negri, psychic medium

Barri Ghai, Ghostfinder Paranormal Society, 'Help! My House Is Haunted'

Jayne Harris - Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

Todd Bonner, Detroit Paranormal Expeditions

Daryl Marston, 'Ghost Hunters'

Bridget Marquardt, 'Ghost Magnet'

Gettysburg Ghost Walk

Paracom Investigate The British Schools Museum

Connor & India Biddle, Paranormal Encounters

Michelle Reuss, Riverside Iowa Paranormal

This is just day one, the event continues on Sunday, find out what happened on day two here.


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