investigators Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk
on Saturday will host the fourth annual
Unexplained Conference in Stevens
Point, a convention for people curious
about everything from UFOs, ghosts and
Bigfoot sightings to crop circles,
werewolves and the afterlife.
will focus on local paranormal lore,
including reports of a blood-like
substance oozing out of a gravestone in
Woodville Cemetery and the grotesque
ghost of a young bride said to appear on
a Highway 66 bridge, best known as
"Bloody Bride Bridge."
Lewis, who has
hosted paranormal conferences nationwide
for 13 years, says he finds the Stevens
Point area more open to the paranormal
than many other communities.
If you go
Conference in Stevens
Where: The Ramada
Inn, 1501 Northpoint
Drive, Stevens Point
When: 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 5, doors
open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8 at
the door for adults and
$5 for children 12 years
Chad Lewis at
715-271-1831 or visit
central Wisconsin ... are not
necessarily experiencing more (things)
but certainly are reporting more things
... People feel comfortable reporting or
maybe they just don't care what people
think," Lewis said.
In addition to
lectures and presentations, guests are
not only invited to learn about
paranormal experiences, but to have
paranormal experiences at the
conference, said Lewis, citing the
presence of psychics, Ouija boards and a
werewolf hunting video screening at this
people come to hear us give our
presentations ... Some people come to
tell their own stories, to know that
they're not alone, that other normal,
rational people are experiencing these
things as well," Lewis said.
Fisk says he
observes three types of people in the
paranormal culture: believers, skeptics
and debunkers. He says many believers
are as close-minded as debunkers.
to maintain an open mind. They don't
have preconceived ideas. They look at
the evidence first, and that's what I
try to encourage in my work and at the
conference," Fisk said.
people earn a livable wage through
paranormal research, many enjoy
researching the unknown and visiting
"haunted" locations for fun.
... encourages people to explore. Is
there a portal to hell in Wisconsin?
Don't take our word for it. Get out
there and find out for yourself," Lewis