Paranormal Day Paracon: 3rd May, 2020 - Schedule, Guests & Information

April 29, 2020 6:00 AM ‐ Paranormal
Paranormal Day Paracon
What do you do when you can't leave the house to get to a paranormal convention? Simple, wait for the convention to come to you.

Haunt Jaunts, the Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre (HAPRC) and Haunted Magazine have teamed up to bring fans of the paranormal stuck at home due to the covid-19 lockdown a virtual paranormal convention. The online event will be free to view on Facebook and will take place on National Paranormal Day, Sunday May 3rd, 2020.

The event was the brainchild of Courtney Mroch, who runs the website Haunt Jaunts, a blog dedicated to the darker side of travel. She broke the news of the event on Twitter, "Paranormal Day is coming! Social distance at home in a spirited way." They teased followers with the promise of "TONS of para peeps" and paranormal collaboration the likes of which the internet has never seen before.

The event will bring together paranormal experts, enthusiasts and ghost hunters from across the UK and from the United States. Courtney said in a live video chat on HAPRC's pages, "I like to call it a 'fab collab'."

Paul Stevenson, editor of the award winning Haunted Magazine which is co-hosting the event, tweeted about the 12-hour event taking place on #ParanormalDay. He wrote, "imagine a #Paracon where you can #StaySafe at home, in your PJS, no makeup, no judgement feat paranormal peeps from across the globe spreading the spirit during #Lockdown."
Speaking with HAPRC, Paul said "it's a great idea. It's something we can all do on a day when we can't go ghost hunting, we can't go to locations at all and spend time together."

Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, who are also co-hosting the events, houses a collection of unusual and spooky artefacts in a hands-on paranormal events space in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Speaking about the paracon the centre's owner, Neil Packer, said "I think it's something that the field needed, because there's so much negativity."

Paul added, "I think this Sunday is going to be great. The people and the diverse range of topics as well, that's what I'm looking forward to. It's not just ghosts and spooks, it's so many amazing topics."
The event kicks off on Facebook at 4pm BST on Sunday 3rd May with special guest Richard Estep, an author who's known for his appearances on 'Haunted Hospitals' and 'Paranormal 911'.

From there the team behind paracon have an ambitious plan to bring fans of the paranormal 12 hours of speakers, interviews, shows, screenings, seminars and live Q&As. Those virtually attending the event will have the freedom to choose which sessions to attend, all of which will be accessible via the event's Facebook page.

As you might expect for an event of this duration, there's an extensive list of guests and speakers. Highlights include the British paranormal historian and podcast host Penny Griffiths-Morgan, Sara and Phil Whyman from the back-to-basics ghost hunting series 'Are You Haunted?', and author Troy Taylor who recently collaborated with Zak Bagans on his 'Ghost Hunting For Dummies' book.

Also look out for presentation from two of the stars of Really's 'Help! My House Is Haunted', Jayne Harris and Barri Ghai. Jayne will be telling us the curious story of 'who put Bella in the Wych Elm?', while Barri will be recapping five of the best locations from the series.

Guests

SESSION UK (BST*) US (CT*)
Richard Estep
'Haunted Hospitals' and 'Paranormal 911'
4pm 10am
Alex Matsuo
Singing & Spooky Stuff
6pm 12pm
Kitsie Duncan
Oddity Files
8:30pm 2:30pm
Mike Ricksecker
Haunted Road Media
9pm 3pm
'Are You Haunted?' Watch Party
Followed by interview with the stars at midnight
11pm 5pm
Sara & Phil Whyman
'Are You Haunted?'
12am 6pm
Rick McCallum
Hollywood Ghost Hunters
1am 7pm
Paul Stevenson
Haunted Magazine
2:45am 8:45pm
Kendall Whelpton & Steve Gonsalves
'The House In Between'
3:30am 9:30pm

 

* BST – British Summer Time (GMT+1). CT – Central Time observing Central Daylight Time (GMT-5).

Speakers & Presentations

SESSION UK (BST*) US (CT*)
Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?
Jayne Harris, HD Paranormal
4:30pm 10:30am
Virtual Cemetery Tour: Tombstone Symbolism, Urban Legends, Haunted Lore
Tui Snider
5pm 1am
5 Haunted Locations From 'Help! My House Is Haunted'
Barri Ghai, Ghostfinder Paranormal Society
5:30pm 11:30am
The Ghosts Of Kassel
Penny Griffiths-Morgan, Haunted Histories
6pm 12pm
Pandemic And The Paranormal
Pamela K. Kinney
6:30pm 12:30pm
Top Spook-Eats Places In The USA
Amanda Woomer, Spook-Eats
7pm 1pm
Bye Bye Blackbird Reading from the Shadow People and Cursed Objects anthology
Emerian Rich
7:30pm 1:20pm
The Haunted President: Lincoln Among The Spirits
Troy Taylor, American Hauntings Ink
9pm 3pm
The Soul Sisters Paranormal Style
Kris Sumner, Soul Sisters Paranormal
9:30pm 3:30pm
The Importance Of Photo Preservation
Hillary Stone & Jessica Krutell, Mystic Mitten Paranormal
12:30am 6:30pm
Haunts & History: Partners In Time
Steve Dills, Transcend Paranormal
1:30am 7:30pm
My Time Behind Bars
Miranda Young, Ghost Biker Explorations
2:30am 8:30pm

 

* BST – British Summer Time (GMT+1). CT – Central Time observing Central Daylight Time (GMT-5).

Shows

SESSION UK (BST*) US (CT*)
Haunted Advisor
Neil Packer, Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre
7:30pm 1:30am
Confessions Of A Paranormal Investigator
Neil Packer, Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre
10pm 4pm
What Not To Do In The Paranormal
A Haunt Mess
1:30am 7:30pm
HauntedLIVE Highlights Reel
Paul Stevenson, Jason Wall, Simon Powell, A.E. Soar and James Pykett
2am 8pm
Live From The Cabin On 360
The Orion Effect
2am 8pm

 

* BST – British Summer Time (GMT+1). CT – Central Time observing Central Daylight Time (GMT-5).

 

» For more details about the schedule and to read more about the many guests and speakers visit hauntjaunts.net

We wish the team behind the paracon and all the guests and speakers the best of luck with what will be the biggest online paranormal event of its kind ever. We're sure we speak from the entire paranormal community when we say how much an event like this is needed and appreciated right now.

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