August 7th & 8th

Kewadin Casino, SSM MI


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Prepare To Know, The Unknown




For the SIXTH year The UPPRS and Kewadin Casino’s bring you the premiere paranormal event in Michigan! MI Para-Con 6 is back with a vengeance! Not only bringing you the biggest names in the paranormal field like, John Zaffis, Jael DePrado, Jeff Belanger, Rosemary Ellen Guiley,Dave Shrader and many more!

For more information on the conference, visit or For booking a Convention Room table, please contact Tim Ellis at 1-906-440-4890.

Tickets can be purchased at the Kewadin Casino Box Office or 1-800-Kewadin.

Buy Tickets Here!

$45… Day Pass / Good for entrance into the theater for presentations and lectures on either Friday or Saturday. Also gives you access to the Vendor Room. Call direct to the the Kewadin Box Office 1-906-635-4917.

$75… Weekend Pass / Good for entrance into the theater for presentations and lectures for both Friday and Saturday. Also gives you access to the Vendor Room. Call direct to the the Kewadin Box Office 1-906-635-4917.

$95… VIP Weekend Pass/ Good for entrance into the theater for presentations and lectures for both Friday and Saturday. Also gives you access to the Vendor Room and good for the VIP sit down dinner on Saturday Night. Call direct to the the Kewadin Box Office 1-906-635-4917.

 $384 (plus tax)… Hotel Package/  Good for two night stay, Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th, right at Kewadin Casino, where all the presenters are staying. You also get Two VIP Weekend Passes ( see #3 ). Upgrades for more nights are available, ask at time of reserving package. Hotel packages are limited so HURRY and books yours before they sell out. Call direct to the Kewadin Hotel 1-906-632-0530.

Special Guests

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TV Stars
Nick Groff-Excutive Producer/Co-Host/ Investigator of Ghost Adventures

Executive Producer, Author, musician, and paranormal investigator, Nick is well known around the world for the hit series Ghost Adventures and Executive Producer of many other TV programming series. Nick Co-Created Ghost Adventures: The Original Documentary.

Josh Gates-“Expedition Unknown” & “Destination Truth”

The star of the wildly popular SyFy network series Destination Truth, Josh is also a television producer and author. He is currently featured on Expedition Unknown, a series on the Travel Channel which sees Gates traveling the world to explore historical mysteries and legends.

John Zaffis -“The Haunted Collector”

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…… John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John’s involvement with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

Erin Ryder

Erin, commonly known as Ryder, is a seasoned veteran of SYFY’s television series, “Destination Truth” as well as an investigator for National Geographic’s, “Chasing UFOs.” A self described, no nonsense adventurer; she gets her kicks traveling the world digging relentlessly for the truth, while her humor and penchant for getting into trouble keeps her teammates on their toes. Her unique perspective, competitive nature and determination to undercover the truth have taken her around the globe to research claims of the strange and mysterious, all while traversing some of the deadliest environments on earth.

Amy Bruni -“Ghost Hunters”

A lifelong paranormal enthusiast, Amy became well known when she joined the cast of the hit SyFy Network series Ghost Hunters in 2008. She has since left television to found her new venture, Strange Escapes, a company which arranges ghost hunts and lectures at purportedly haunted locations.

Adam Berry-“Ghost Hunters”

A graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Adam gained an interest in the paranormal which led him to appear on the second season of the SyFy series Ghost Hunters Academy in 2010. After winning that season, Adam was “promoted” to the TAPS team on the hit show Ghost Hunters. Although no longer with the show, Adam continues to investigate and lecture on the world of the paranormal.

Dustin Pari-“Ghost Hunters”

Appearing in both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International on the SyFy Network, Dustin has become well known throughout the field of the Paranormal. Outside of exploring the unknown, Dustin is an author and accomplished motivational speaker. After a lengthy absence from television, Pari has now returned to the cast of Ghost Hunters.

Jael DePardo -“Destination Truth” “Fact or Faked” “Haunted Highway”

A Columbian born actress & model, Jael has spent a great deal of time researching the paranormal. Appearing first as a field producer and researcher on SyFy’s Destination Truth, DePardo went on to become a mainstay on Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and also starred in the SyFy series Haunted Highway alongside Jack Osbourne.

John E.L. Tenney

John is a well known investigator, author, and lecturer on topics of the paranormal from Detroit. Tenney has been a consultant for programs on networks including NBC, FOX, A&E, SyFy, Discovery, and more, and is currently featured in the Destination America series Ghost Stalkers.

Authors & Lecturers
Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts on the paranormal with more than 50 books published by major houses on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias. Her work is translated into 15 languages. She has worked full-time in the paranormal since 1983, researching, investigating, writing and presenting and teaching.

Jeff Belanger-Author, “30 Odd Minutes”

Jeff is one of the leading authors & experts on the paranormal, ghosts, UFOs, folklore and legends. He is one of the head writers and researchers for the Travel Channel’s hit show Ghost Adventures, and is the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series. Jeff has authored over a dozen books published in six languages, and is the host of the cable show 30 Odd Minutes.

Joshua P. Warren

The “Mad Scientist” of the paranormal community, Josh is the author of books ranging from interdementional activity to the ghostly apparitions of deceased family pets. He has consulted on Hollywood productions based on paranormal cases, and is well known for working towards the recreation of paranormal activity in a laboratory setting. He has lectured & experimented on paranormal cases extensively throughout the world.

CANCELED-Robert Murch -Ouija Board Historian

Robert had to cancel due to back surgery. His doctors would not allow for the travel. He wishes everyone well!

Recognized as the chief authority on the history of the Ouija Board, Mr. Murch maintains the most extensive collection of Ouija memorabelia, as well as being a major contributor to many publications, documentaries, & major Hollywood productions regarding the talking board.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum-Bigfoot Expert

A Professor or Anatomy & Anthropology, Dr. Meldrum is also an expert in foot morphology and locomotion in primates, making him the world leader in analyzing reported Bigfoot prints & sightings. Dr. Meldrum is the author of multiple books on the Bigfoot phenomena and lectures worldwide on the subject.

Jeff Mudget

Jeff was living a normal life as a practicing attorney when he came upon the discovery that his family held a dark secret: Jeff is the great-great grandson of America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. Upon uncovering this knowledge, Jeff conducted extensive research which led to his writing the wildly popular book Bloodstains. Jeff is now convinced that H.H. is also a prime suspect in the Jack The Ripper murders, and his current lecture may convince you of this as well!

Andrea Perron – The Conjuring

Eldest daughter of the Perron family, Andrea authored the House Of Darkness, House of Light Books, which chronicle the families battle with supernatural forces, eventually leading to the investigation by Ed & Lorraine Warren which would eventually be adapted for the Hollywood blockbuster The Conjuring.  Now, hear the story first-hand from Andrea herself.

Radio & Media Stars
Dave Schrader-“Darkness Radio”

Since 2006, Dave has been the Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular Paranormal Talk Radio Show; Darkness on the Edge of Town (weeknights from 9 PM to Midnight CST on KTCN – Minneapolis’s Top-Rated AM Talk Station). Dave interviews intriguing guests revolving around the Paranormal and the Unknown. Dave is the coauthor of the book, The Other Side (2009, Houghton Mifflin), and has contributed to TAPS ParaMagazine (The Official Magazine of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Show). He is frequently a guest speaker at related conferences worldwide, and has been featured on Paranormal Programs on A&E (Paranormal State) and Travel Channel (Ghost Adventuress and Co-Host on Paranormal Challenge), plus affiliates of ABC and NBC. Dave has been an active participant in hundreds of investigations worldwide and has connections to top personalities and inventors specializing in paranormal active

Slack Jaw Punks

Founded in 2012, Slack Jaw Punks began one sad and lonely wednesday night. Jake Riley was cruizing Craigslist’s Causal Encounters page when a particular ad caught his eye.

“Overly aggressive horror nerd with excessive amount of body hair seeks fellow horror nerd to form a lifetime partnership of telling people what they think about Horror movies, comic books, video games and T.V. Shows. Also I enjoy the HBO show Deadwood.”

Jake Riley instantly responded to the ad and was born. In the short 2 years since it was founded has showcased the premiere talent in the genre: From Eduardo Sanchez to Henry Rollins. Featuring interviews, reviews, podcasts and even junk food reviews (thanks to SJP’s resident chef/paranormal expert Patrick), it’s easy to see that SJP was founded by horror movie junkies for horror movie junkies.

Tim Ellis & Brad Blair – The UPPRS & The Creaking Door Podcast

A Journey Through The Supernatural
Ever wonder where this “Ghost Craze” all started? Come on a Journey Through The Supernatural with veteran paranormal enthusiasts Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society. Learn about some of the first Ghost Stories ever told, some of the most famous Ghost Photos, the pioneers in the field of Paranormal Research, and just what these unseen entities really are. Tim and Brad will also share first hand experiences from their Sixteen plus years of experience in chasing Ghosts!

This presentation is a MUST SEE for ALL Paranormal Enthusiast.

Tim Ellis and Brad Blair are veteran paranormal investigators who have been chasing ghosts since they were kids growing up together in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Childhood friends since third grade Brad and Tim have taken their love of the paranormal as kids to the next level when they created the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society in 2000 along with their other childhood friend Steve LaPlaunt.

Starting in 2011 Tim and Brad spoke to sold out and standing room only crowds across the region with their presentation “A Journey Through The Supernatural”. For more information on the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society please visit

Tim Dennis-Darkness Radio

With a background in Mass Communication and Radio Broadcasting, Tim is the co-host of The Darkness on the Edge of Town Paranormal Radio Show, also known as Darkness Radio. Tim is also the co-host of Extreme Pro Wresting Radio, and participates in regional wrestling promotions in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Mediums & Psychics
Tim Shaw

The religion of Spiritualism can be traced back to Tim’s family to the late 1800’s. He is an Ordained Minister, Psychic Medium, Reiki, Spiritualist, and Energy Healer as well as Paranormal Investigators.

Kristy Robinett

Kristy is a Michigan based psychic medium who is also an author on the paranormal who is well known for coaching individuals on opening their potential to personal growth through unconventional paths. Kristy’s latest publication, Forevermore: Guided in Spirit By Edgar Allen Poe, chronicles how Poe guided Kristy to fulfill her destiny as both a writer and psychic.

Special Appearence
Ernie Hudson-Ghostbusters, The Crow, Oz

Ernie Hudson is an American actor known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series, Sergeant Albrecht in “The Crow”, and Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s Oz. One of Hudson’s early films was in Penitentiary II in 1982 starring Leon Isaac Kennedy. He landed various guest roles on TV shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team. He was on the TV series Fantasy Island in a first season episode as a voodoo man named Jamu.

Hudson was cast as Warden Leo Glynn on HBO’s series Oz. On Oz, his son Ernie Hudson Jr. co-starred with him as Muslim inmate Hamid Khan. Hudson also appears as the character Munro in Congo and in the 1994 film The Crow as Police Sergeant Albrecht. He is also known for his role as Harry McDonald, the FBI superior of Sandra Bullock’s character in the feature film Miss Congeniality. He appears in the Stargate SG-1 TV episode “Ethon” as Pernaux. Hudson also had a recurring role on the final season of Law & Order as Lt. Anita Van Buren’s boyfriend and then fiancé. He played Stuart Owens in Torchwood: Miracle Day. He was recently cast as Poseidon on ABC’s hit ‘Once Upon a Time’.

Ernie is a native Michigander, born in Benton Harbor and attended Wayne State Univ. in Detroit. He is also the proud father of four sons.

Ernie will be appearing on Saturday only.


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