Paranormal Research Symposium 2024

Gettysburg Hotel - Eisenhower Room

1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325

From $20.00

Sat, August 17th, 2024 @ 8:30AM EDT

Sponsored by Alex Matsuo, Ghost City Tours, and Ghostly Images of Gettysburg.

Interested in sponsoring? Email [email protected] for more information.

About the Conference:

Embark on a journey into the unknown at the Paranormal Research Symposium, proudly presented by the Association of Paranormal Study. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary conference invites you to delve into the realms of the unexplained, pushing the boundaries of academic, spiritual, and scientific inquiry into paranormal phenomena. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of paranormal research, investigation methods, theories, projects, and experiments.

Ticket Pricing Information:

  • Early Bird Registration: $40 (ends June 30th)
  • Regular Registration: $50 (July 1st-August 16th)
  • Door Price: $60 (August 17th)
  • Note: Workshops are not included with ticket price. More information will be posted soon and we will have individual sign ups.

Venues include

  • The Gettysburg Hotel: 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA, 17325
  • Ghost City Tours: 10 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (Sponsor)
  • Ghostly Images of Gettysburg: 778 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (Sponsor)


  • John Sabol & Mary Becker – A ‘Paradigm Shift’ at Haunted Locations: Investigative Fieldwork as ‘Memory Activism’
  • Karen & Chris Carothers – Maybe It’s a Faerie, Not a Demon – How Mythology and Neopagan Theologies Can Lead Us to a Wider Classification of Entities in Paranormal Encounters.


  • Pat Bussard O’Keefe (M.S.), Misty Conner, & Ashley Conner – How Psychic are You? Testing the limits of ESP through Hypnosis and Reiki Energy.
  • Lisa Krick – Gifts Gathered Through a Dark Mirror: A How to Guide for Scrying (additional $20 fee for supplies)
  • Lisa Krick - The Estes Method – Tweaking the Technique


  • Robert “Brad” Bradley – Paranormal Research – 14 Years of Hard Data
  • Amelia Cotter – The Legacy of Lore: Why Our Ghost Stories Matter
  • Joshua Cutchin & Timothy Renner – Beauty & the Beast: Towards an Archetypal Understanding of Bigfoot and Women-in-White
  • Alex Matsuo, MA – Haunted Spaces, Healing Conversations: A Trauma-Free Approach to the Paranormal
  • Erin Taylor – A Haunted Mind: The Paranormal and Mental Health
  • Victoria Jaye – Differentiating Spirits: Data-Based Classification
  • Ron Yacovetti, Lourdes Gonzalez, & Tony Rathman – Reality and Spirit Contact: The Supernatural Turned Natural Through a Defining of Reality
  • Michael K. Magner, MPH, MSS – Could “Residual” Paranormal Activity be Explained by Time Anomalies?
  • Sabrina Beackley – Exploring Interdimensional Beings, Higher Dimensions, and Religion
  • Kristin Lee – Experiences as a Haunted Location Owner: The Bellaire House
  • Arianna T. Sotos, J.D. – A Devil’s Playground: The Intersection of Neuropsychology, Alleged Demonic Possession, and Popular Media
  • Jami and Jenny King – The Theory of Human Initiated Contact and the Bridge Between Science and Religion Using Created Permission as Protocol to Connect With the Ultra Terrestrial and Super-Spectrum
  • Tee Morris – The Value of Redundancy: Using Multiple Recording Devices in Paranormal Investigations


  • More detailed schedule coming soon.
  • 8:30am-9:00am: Opening Ceremony (Gettysburg Hotel)
  • 9:15am-10:00am: Session 1 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 10:15am-11:00am: Session 2 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 11:15am-12:00pm: Session 3 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm: Session 4 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 2:00pm-2:45pm: Session 5 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 3:00pm-3:45pm: Session 6 Locations: Gettysburg Hotel, Ghost City Tours, Ghostly Images Orphanage
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Closing Ceremony (Gettysburg Hotel)

Diverse Conference Tracks:

  • Parapsychology: Delve into extrasensory perception (ESP), telekinesis, and other psi phenomena.
  • Anomalistic Psychology: Investigate paranormal beliefs, experiences, and their psychological underpinnings.
  • Cryptozoology: Explore elusive creatures challenging conventional zoological categorization.
  • Spirituality and the Paranormal: Discuss the intersection of paranormal experiences and religious/spiritual beliefs.
  • Tools and Technologies: Showcase innovative methodologies and technologies for paranormal investigation.
  • Paranormal Science: Explore seamless integration of scientific principles into paranormal investigations.

Academic and Scholarly Approach:

  • Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of rigorous academic discourse, where researchers, scholars, investigators, and enthusiasts converge to share their knowledge.
  • Topics include methodologies, theories, research, emerging trends, and ethical considerations in the paranormal field.

Esteemed Speakers, Panelists, and Workshop Leaders:

  • Engage with leading figures in the paranormal field, including researchers, scholars, investigators, and enthusiasts.
  • Gain insights into cutting-edge research, methodologies, and theories through informative sessions and workshops.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Connect with like-minded individuals, fostering collaboration and camaraderie among researchers, scholars, investigators, and enthusiasts.
  • Share experiences and build valuable connections in the paranormal community.

Journal Publication:

  • The Paranormal Research Symposium goes beyond the conference with the publication of a comprehensive journal featuring presentation topics, providing a lasting resource for those passionate about paranormal studies.

Join us for a symposium that transcends the ordinary, as we unlock the mysteries of the paranormal through an academic lens. Be a part of a community dedicated to advancing the understanding of the unexplained and expanding the frontiers of scientific inquiry, spiritual knowledge, and methodology.

The Paranormal Research Symposium promises an intellectually stimulating and transformative experience for all who seek to unravel the mysteries that lie beyond the limits of conventional knowledge.


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

Gettysburg Hotel - Eisenhower Room
1 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2000