Dead of Winter Festival in Jacksonville, Illinois this Weekend

winter 14 1The American Hauntings “Dead of Winter” Festival returns this Saturday, January 25, 2014 from Noon to 5:00pm at the Haunted Jacksonville Theatre Guild in Jacksonville, Illinois. Admission is FREE! The “Dead of Winter” Festival is hosted by American Hauntings Rep Loren Hamilton. Speakers and guests include Troy Taylor, Dale Kaczmarek, psychic Donna Kirby, Loren Hamilton, and Lisa Taylor Horton — American Hauntings National Tour Coordinator and host of the Haunted Jacksonville Tours.

Join American Hauntings for one of their oldest events — first started back in 1999 — as they celebrate ghosts and hauntings at the famed Dead of Winter Festival! Come discover the spirits of the haunted Theatre Guild in Jacksonville, Illinois  — a former funeral home and boarding house — be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, paranormal investigations and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, join us for an after-hours ghost hunt, sign up to win free door prizes and raffle baskets — including books, tour passes and tickets to the 2014 Haunted America Conference! Make this a haunted weekend you won’t soon forget!

The 2014 Festival will be held at the Jacksonville Theatre Guild in downtown Jacksonville, Illinois, located at 210 West College Avenue.  From Noon to 5:00 pm, Loren Hamilton will be hosting the day and introducing you to the local spirits, as well as a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You’ll also be able to check out the vendor’s tables, see the building & More! Guests can enjoy the free daytime event and then join us that night for an after-hours ghost hunt (additional cost) and search for the ghosts of this mysterious building with its strange and haunted past!

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