Paranormal events and gatherings as well as conferences and conventions for ghost, UFO, and cryptozoological themes. *This list does not include comic-cons, TV show/movie based "scare"-cons, horror, gaming, or anime based themes even if "paracelebs" are present (although some exceptions may be made).
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Updated May 26, 2016
(North America only,
Strikethrough denotes event is over)
- Ghost Hunt at Pensacola Victorian B&B and the Pensacola Cultural Center/Little Theatre
Arpil 23, 2016 and August 27, 2016
If you have ever wanted to stay the night in a Haunted B&B, then here is your chance to join the APA crew at the haunted Pensacola Victorian B&B. Your hosts, Paranormal Researchers Tammy Misner and Loretta Peters, will serve as your guides for what could be the most terrifying and/or exciting experience of your life. This event includes your Lodging, Meals, Ghost Hunting Training and a Full Night of Ghost Hunting in 2 locations!
- Randolph County Infirmary Asylum Charity Event
August 5, 2016 and a second event on August 6, 2016.
This is a charity event, where all proceeds of this event will go directly to the LGBT Indiana Youth Group. Ghost Hunts USA, The Randolph Asylum and all staff associated with both, will not be receiving any funds from this unique special event. Dinner, Sleepover Event and Breakfast Included.
Yuma Prison ParaCon 2016
February 5-7, 2016, Yuma, Arizona.
American Hauntings' Annual Dead of Winter Festival
February 6, 2016, Decatur, Illinois (FREE admission).
SpiritCruise II: The Voodoo Voyage
February 10-14, 2016 (land portion), February 14-21, 2016 (sea portion), New Orleans, Louisiana.
Gift of Light Expo
March 12-13, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
5th Annual Texas Paranormal Unity Fest
March 19, 2016, Glen Rose, Texas.
Oregon Ghost Conference
April 1-3, 2016, Seaside, Oregon.
Hudson Valley Paracon
April 1-3, 2016, New Paltz, New York.
Gift of Light Expo
April 2-3, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.
Salem Con 2
April 8-9, 2016, Salem, Massachussetts.
2016 New England Parafest
April 9, 2016, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
9th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference/ (Facebook event information)
April 16, 2016, Butler, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event.
Paradigm Symposium 2015
May 12-15, 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Sixth Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference
May 12-15, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri.
New Jersey Paraunity Expo
May 14, 2016, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
2nd Annual A Haunting in the Desert
May 20, 2016, Tombstone, Arizona.
- Ars Esoterica 2016
May 28, 2016, Denver, Colorado (more information).
- Pennhurst Paracon
June 4-5, 2016, Spring City, Pennsylvania.
June 11-12, 2016, Hanover, Maryland.
- 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
35th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration
Both events are combined to create Accessing the Exceptional, Experiencing the Extraordinary, June 19-24, 2016, Boulder, Colorado.
- Haunted America Conference 2016
June 24-25, 2016, Alton, Illinois.
- Rolling Hills Asylum Paracon
July 9, 2016, East Bethany, New York.
- Ocean State Paracon 2016
July 16-17, 2016, Harrisville, Rhode Island.
- 2016 IANDS Conference (International Association for Near-Death Studies)
July 28-31, 2016, Orlando, Florida.
- Las Vegas Paracon 2016
August 5-6, 2016, Goldfield, Nevada.
- Kansas City Paracon 2016
August 6-7, 2016, Sugar Creek, Missouri.
- 4th Annual Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania
August 20, 2016, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event.
- Strataca Paracon
August 20, 2016, Hutchinson, Kansas.
- The 7th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention
August 26-27, 2016, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
August 26-27, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Minerva Monster Day & Monster Movie Film Festival
September 23-24, 2016, Minverva, Ohio.
- East Coast Para Con
September 24, 2016, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
- 2016 Utah Paranormal Festival
October 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Chicago Ghost Shores Ghost Conference 2016
October 7-9, 2016, Willow Springs, Illinois.
- Millwaukee Paranormal Conference
October 14-15, 2016, Millwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Little Traverse Bay Parafest
October 16, 2016, Petoskey, Michigan.
- Dr. Brian at the Westerville Public Library
October 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM (9th consecutive year!)
International UFO Congress
February 17-21, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona.
UFO Paranormal Summit
March 4-5, 2016, Ocean Shores, Washington.
2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference
March 19, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ozark Mountain UFO Conference
April 8-10, 2016, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Aurora Alien Encounter
April 16, 2016, Aurora, Texas.
MUFON PA Conference 2016: Erie
Arpil 30, 2016, Erie, Pennsylvania.
McMenamins UFO Festival
May 12-15, 2016, McMinnville, Oregon.
Dulce Base UFO Conference
May 14-15, 2016, Dulce, New Mexico.
- Contact in the Desert
June 3-6, 2016, Joshua Tree, California.
- 2016 MUFON of Ohio Conference
June 18, 2016, Ashland, Ohio.
- Massachusetts UFO Festival
August 6, 2016, Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
- 2016 MUFON Symposium
August 25-28, 2016, Orlando, Florida.
- MUFON Philadelphia Area UFO Conference
October 28-29, 2016, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
- MUFON Pittsburgh Area UFO Conference
November 19, 2016, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
International Cryptozoology Museum Conference
January 4-6, 2016, St. Augustine, Florida.
Sasquatch Event Weekend
March 4-6, 2016, Tridelphia, West Virginia (Free event at Cabela's)
2016 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure
May 6-8, 2016, Farmington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event
Dr. Brian Parsons at the Westerville Public Library (cryptozoology program)
May 12, 2016, Westerville, Ohio.
Ohio Bigfoot Conference
May 14, 2016, Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Lore City, Ohio.
- Creature Weekend
June 3-5, 2016, Cambridge, Ohio.
- Dogman Symposium
August 6, 2016, Defiance, Ohio.
- Virginia Bigfoot Conference
August 26-27, 2016, Marion, Virginia.
- International Bigfoot Conference
September 2-4, 2016, Kennewick, Washington.
- Mothman Festival
September 17-18, 2016, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
- Alabatwitch Festival
October 8, 2016, Columbia, Pennsylvania.
- 15th Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference
October 15, 2016, Jefferson, Texas.