Ron Murphy has been investigating the stuff of nightmares for over 30 years. He has investigated the things that go bump in the night and meticulously researched the historical and psychological context of myths and legends from around the world. Mr. Murphy seeks to uncover the archetypal precedent for the monsters that haunt our collective thoughts. Mr. Murphy has been featured in the Travel Channel series True Terror with Robert Englund and has appeared in three seasons of Red Earth Uncovered in Canada. He has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows including Coast to Coast. A sought-after speaker, Mr. Murphy is honored to be appearing at this event for its second year, and is excited to discuss the deeper meaning of the Sqounk as it relates to the environment. ￼
Daniel J Benoit Wildlife & Bigfoot Researcher Daniel has been researching the Bigfoot subject for over 13 years, has spoken at several events along the east coast, and has been featured in the following Bigfoot documentaries “Elusive Legend – An E.C.B.R.O. Story”. Also, Starring in The Beast Of Elkhorn Lake on the Hometown Haunts Series found on Paraflixx! www.ecbrofounder.com ￼
We are Cryptids of the Corn podcast, where we like to say is where scientific and magical thinking combine. We use the great and powerful Mr.E’s background of biology and The Clone masters Jay’s background in uncovering conspiracy to tackle all things Cryptozoological, Ufologically, paranormal and conspiratorial topics that occur anywhere corn can be found. We try our best not to lead you off with our own thoughts so you can develop your own theories. So, if you like Cryptids, Organic UFO, fae Folks, Demons and Extinct Animals that aren’t extinct this is the show for you! ￼
Barnaby Jones is a cryptozoologist, paranormal researcher, author, narrator, speaker, podcast host for "Monsters on the Edge" and "Whispers from the Dark", and founder/lead investigator of Wisconsin CAPS (Cryptids, Anomalies, and the Paranormal Society). His research and investigations into The Hyden Adventure's Bigfoot sightings in Northern Michigan have inspired the writing of Bigfoot is Hyden: The Incredible True Story of Strange Activities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in collaboration with the land's owners, Barb and Craig Sulk, and an upcoming traveling exhibit set for release in June 2024. To find out more information about Barnaby and CAPS, please visit: www.wisconsincaps.com. To book Barnaby for events and presentations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ￼
Hilary Wilson is an author, folklorist, and animal rehabilitor. She is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association and has been the literary correspondent for The Folklore Podcast for the past three years and is presently working on a book about werewolf lore in North America. . ￼
Mark Muncy is an author of paranormal history, horror, and science fiction. He has spent more than three decades collecting ghostly tales and reports of legendary beasts. His fourth best-selling book for The History Press, Eerie Appalachia, was released in late 2022. This follows up his other best-selling books Eerie Florida, Freaky Florida and Creepy Florida. He is the co-host of the hit “Eerie Travels” podcast. He is also a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM, The X-Zone, Sasquatch Chronicles, and Into the Fray Radio. He can be seen as a folklorist on numerous shows including On the Trail of UFOs, Road Trips with Ripley’s, The Curse of Robert the Doll, and many more. He lives in the heart of Bigfoot country in Western North Carolina with his wife, Kari Schultz. Occasionally, he is visited by his children when they get the courage to brave his haunted object collection.
Erika Lance is the CEO and Founder of 4 Horsemen Publications and its imprints since January of 2020. She started both these presses under the belief that the publishing world needs to change in how it treats authors, artists and readers. She is the host of the Drinking with Authors and co-host of Eerie Travels podcasts. As an author with both fiction and nonfiction works, she writes horror/suspense/thriller as Erika and humorous romance and erotica under the pen name Dalia Lance. You can find more at EerieTravels.com ￼
Shayn Jones is a podcaster and researcher from Macomb County, Michigan. He created the podcast “Inquiries of our Reality” in 2022. His second podcast titled “Bizarre Encounters” with co-host Orin Felix began later that same year. Then came handful of mini shows such as “Bizarre Inquiries” & “Classified Creatures”. With all of his projects, he needed an umbrella to keep everything under so he founded “Open Minds Media”. Aside from the content creation, Shayn is a lifetime experiencer of paranormal events which lead him down the path of his own personal research and investigations into the paranormal, cryptids, UFOs, aliens, anomalous events, and a plethora of open minded topics. Later becoming a member of Lon Strickler’s Phantoms & Monsters Fortean Research Team taking the title of the cryptid & paranormal investigator covering Michigan and Indiana. With more projects in the works including books and video content, Shayn is beginning to regularly traffic cryptid events and bring presentations and live podcasts to enthusiasts of the bizarre nationwide.
Orin Felix was born and raised in eastern North Carolina. From a young age he had an interest in aliens, cryptids, and the just plain strange. Orin started seriously researching the paranormal after experiencing a recovered memory of a Men in Black encounter he had as a child. He is the founder and director of The Framework: UFO Research Center, and one of the cohosts of the Bizarre Encounters podcast. He is a graduate of NC State University and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. “The reality we live in can be a very strange place. Most of the time, fact being stranger than fiction. How will we ever start to understand this reality we live in unless we question everything.” http://linktr.ee/open_minds_media
Brandi Haile arrived in Portland by jet airplane in 2014, bidding adieu and au revoir to her rural western Kentucky hometown and the brighter lights of Nashville, Tennessee, where she made her mark and sharpened her star as a singer-songwriter. Many labels have been thrown at her. Folk. Indie. Avant-Americana. Female solo artist. Sometimes these apply, and sometimes they do not. She is not a creature beholden to definition. Equally adept behind a piano, funeral-parlor organ or six-stringed acoustic guitar, she is a good witch who casts spells of nostalgia, pain, love, loss, beauty and misery in equal measure. She released her latest album “Lubba Dubba Chugga Lugga” online in 2023 . It was co-produced by Steven Drizos and features talented musicians such as Jennifer Conlee of “The Decemberists”.
RJ Walker is a performance poet, playwright and voice actor from Salt Lake City, Utah. At the Individual World Poetry Slam he placed 6th overall at the 2017 Individual world poetry slam. RJ won the NPS Spirit of the Slam award for organizing the first Compliment Deathmatch event. The next year he placed 4th at the National Poetry Slam with the Salt City Unified team. He is a winner of the button poetry video contest. He is the host and operator of The Greenhouse Effect Open Mic, SLC’s longest running open mic style event. RJ is a writer in residence at the Utah Arts Alliance and has written 5 plays that have been produced in Salt Lake City.
Carelyn is a writer, spiritual teacher, mentor, and psychic reader who has made a name for herself in the metaphysical community. With her exceptional leadership skills and passion for education, she has been instrumental in empowering numerous communities over the years. Elle's impressive track record includes organizing community events, owning a metaphysical shop, and providing insightful readings for clients from all corners of the globe. She is the co-host of the Mancy podcast and the former Slam Master of Salt City Slam.
Enan Whitby (he/they) is a trans-masculine person who writes too much about gender. He is in love with his cat Ham, procrastinating life while writing poetry, and crocheting. He is a stereotypical Capricorn. He has represented Westminster on the LOVELOUD stage, at CUPSI 2018 and 2019, and Salt Lake City in 2019 and 2022. He is the current vice-president of Salt City Slam.
The Chaotic Cryptid is a drag performer that dresses up as various lovable Cryptids. Currently they dress up and perform MothMan and Loveland Frogman acts with the intention of causing confusion, chaos and a couple of good hearty laughs. They will have some homemade crafts for sale and props for taking pictures with the MothMan. They will also be doing some performances so be sure to bring a couple of ones to tip the MothMan. You can also catch them at the PA Myths & Legends Festival in May this year too.
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