The Warren's Seekers of the Supernatural Paracon
Saturday, October 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott - Waterbury Downtown
63 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT, USA
In honor of the memory of the most famous ghost hunters in the world, Ed and Lorraine Warren, the New England Society for Psychic Research and TCD Entertainment are excited to bring you The Warren's Seekers of the Supernatural Paracon. We will be hosting all things paranormal including but not limited to ghosts, demons, UFO's, monsters, urban legends, and more! There will be special guest speakers from all genres of the paranormal.
Don't be fooled by imitations...This is THE ONLY paracon where you can meet and take photos with the REAL Annabelle Doll from Ed & Lorraine Warren's Occult Museum of haunted artifacts presented by the museum's curator and Ed & Lorraine's son-in-law, Tony Spera! (Separate ticket required). Annabelle is the real life doll portrayed in the Annabelle movies and The Conjuring Universe of movies. Tony is the co-director of NESPR, along with his wife Judy Spera (Warren). Judy was portrayed in 2019's film, Annabelle Comes Home, and will also be on hand. The Annabelle doll from one of the actual movies will also be here! On display will be several haunted artifacts from the Warren Occult Museum! You will also meet members of the NESPR team throughout the day who have learned from ED & Lorraine and have been on numerous haunted and demonic cases. If you go to only one paracon this year THIS is the one you want to be at! Don't miss out.
VIP PARTY Friday Night October 29, 2021:
VIP Party!! *General Admission ticket holder only.* Join us Friday night October 29, 2021 as we kick off The Warren’s Seekers of the Supernatural Paracon with a special VIP party! Come hang out with the paracon’s speakers, special guests and The New England Society for Psychic Research team. Rub elbows with some of the most knowledgeable paranormal professionals in the field such as Ryan Buell, Tony Spera, Dan Rivera, Erik Knapp, Keith & Sanda Johnson, Fred Richards (UFO Fred), Jimmy Petonito (Jimmy Haunted), Carl Johnson, James Annitto, Cory & Jennifer Heinzen, Aleksander Petakov, Eric Vitale and many others who have appeared on TV and radio. Ed & Lorraine Warren’s daughter, Judy Spera, will also be on hand. Judy was portrayed in the last Annabelle movie, “Annabelle Come Home”. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are available to general admission ticket holders only and are extremely limited. Do not wait as this party will sell out fast! *VIP Party is for open to general admission tickets holders only. You will be required to produce your general admission ticket upon entry. **Guests subject to change
For vendor information and application please visit us at www.warrens.net or email us at warrensparacon@gmail.
Special Guest Speakers:
Ryan Buell is an American paranormal investigator, freelance journalist, author, producer and TV host. He is best known for the hit A&E series, "Paranormal State," which chronicled his real-life investigations into the unknown. Lorraine Warren appeared regularly on the series. Ryan has investigated claims of activity across the country, even assisting the Church in demonic cases. On top of paranormal research, Buell is also an advocate for addiction recovery. Ryan celebrates four years clean from addiction later this year. He is currently developing a new project, and also announced that he is returning to school to finish his Master's degree in counseling.
Cory Jennifer Heinzen. Cory is a ten year veteran of investigating the paranormal and has investigated some of the most well-known paranormal locations across the U.S. Jennifer, unlike her husband, Cory, enjoys a different aspect of the investigation all together. Whether it’s the gathering of information, interviewing local historians or compiling the evidence for review, Jen finds happiness behind the scenes. The Heinzen's are a paranormal family with two children that also assist with local investigations. Cory and Jennifer recently purchased the property that was the basis for “The Conjuring” movie back in late June. Since then they have been busy trying to figure out what really happened there and the history behind it. Cory has made appearances in numerous series that are influenced by people’s personal experiences. He has been featured on “Scariest Places on Earth”, “Ghost Bait”, “Rogue Mysteries”, “Haunt ME” and “High Strangeness”. But since purchasing the home, Cory, Jen and Kyler have made more appearances together. They have been seen on Ghost Adventures and Kindred Spirits.
Erik Knapp is a 20+ year Paranormal investigator from NH. After a life changing paranormal experience Erik founded NH Project Paranormal in 2002 which he still runs to this day. In 2016, Erik decided to take his fans with him on his paranormal journey and created the hit series "Hunting The Haunted" which has been featured on several different networks. Erik has been involved with hundreds of high profile cases and is very active in the event and convention scene. Erik is also now living in and researching the paranormal in historic Savannah Georgia.
Fred Richards, also known as UFO Fred is the state Director of Maine MUFON. Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is a US-based organization who study reported UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind, claiming more than 4,000 members worldwide with chapters and representatives in more than 43 countries and all 50 states. Fred was raised in Upstate New York along the Canadian border. He was unaware of the paranormal until his first UFO sighting at a young age and has also experienced paranormal phenomena in his home while growing up. His interest was solidified with his face-to face encounter with Bigfoot in the Adirondack Forest during his teen years. Fred will discuss the possible theories of the connection between the paranormal and UFOs. He’ll share some of his most interesting cases he's worked on along with his own experiences and welcomes audience participation. Fred is also working on some projects for TV. Fred is a member of the MUFON Experience Research Team, the MUFON STAR Team and continues to study the paranormal as the MUFON state director for the State of Maine. Fred is one of the hosts of the radio program The Haunted Chronicles and is a frequent guest on the Paradigm Matrix.
James Annitto is a Deacon and a Demonologist who has worked alongside many other specialists in this field. James is a paranormal investigator/researcher and member of Sanctuary Paranormal and the former founder/owner of The Dominion Ministry. He has been in the paranormal field since the age of 15, investigating graveyards and legendary locations in the New England area such as Mercy Brown, Ladd School, USS Salem, and Slater Mill. His knowledge of the paranormal came from years of research which increased his interest of the paranormal. His first ever experience came when his aunt showed him a ghostly figure peeking out of a window during one of their vacations. With this experience James came to love the paranormal and knew that he wanted to be a part of this field. As a teenager he found it difficult to join research teams so he travelled to graveyards alone with his camera and a flashlight until he formed his own group years later called Ghost Hunters of Supernatural Truth (GHOST). James gained much experience with GHOST by assisting families, their homes and other haunted locations. Over the last 15 years James has gained a great deal of experience from working with many well respected members of the paranormal field. He has appeared on many radio and television shows. James has given scores of lectures at libraries and expos. James began a new chapter of his paranormal life when he began his studies in demonology and the ministry. Dedicating himself to helping others in the field and those who are in need of a cleansing or blessing, he travels anywhere he is needed at his own expense. Although he has over 400 investigations under his belt, he prides himself as being equal to his peers and always makes himself available to those who require his assistance. If he is unable help James will direct them to someone with the proper abilities to get the job done. In 2015 James created The Dominion Ministry to change the landscape of spiritual warfare by bringing spiritual warriors together. In early 2017, James stepped down from The Dominion Ministry to make time for his family and continue his studies in the paranormal as well as becoming a seminarian and eventually an ordained Deacon. Currently, James works alongside Carl Johnson in the research/lecture group “Duo Daaemonologie.”
Aleksandar Petakov was born in 1993 during the last year of Apartheid in South Africa to parents that fled civil war in the former Yugoslavia. He grew up in the United States & has always been interested in global events, history, the outdoors and adventuring. Aleksandar is a 2015 Quinnipiac University graduate with a BA in Communications with minors in History & Political Science. He currently resides in New England. Traveling across the United States and the world, Aleksandar has looked into various Cryptozoological creatures such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the Lake Champlain monster, Mystery big cats as well as other Fortean phenomenon such as UFO's and mysterious places ranging from the paranormal Bridgewater Triangle of Massachusetts to the hermit kingdom of North Korea. He has created short documentary films and series on these subjects, among others. Aleksandar is a representative of the International Cryptozoology Museum as well as a researcher with the Lake Champlain Zoological Inquiry. Aleksandar has been a guest on various radio programs & podcasts, as well as spoken at various paranormal/cryptozoological events, public libraries & other venues in New England and across the United States.
Keith and Sandra Johnson are regularly called upon to assist individuals in dealing with alleged malevolent paranormal phenomena or potential inhuman infestation in their homes and together have 50 years of experience as paranormal investigators. Keith has had an interest in the paranormal since he was a teenager when he had phenomena occur in his own home. In the seventies, he was a member of the paranormal research group Parapsychology Investigation & Research Organization, out of RI College. Keith has been featured on the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters, as a consulting demonologist, and both he and Sandra are former core members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). They have been featured as demonology consultants in two first season episodes of the A&E series Paranormal State as well as assisting with documentaries dealing with the paranormal including New Gravity Media's '14 Degrees'. The pair are co-founders of New England Anomalies Research and host a local TV talk show dealing with paranormal topics called Ghosts R N.E.A.R. which airs locally in Rhode Island and can also be seen online. Keith is the author of the 'Paranormal Realities' book series that chronicle his experiences as a paranormal investigator. Books I, II & III have been published and subsequent books are in the works and due for future release.
Carl L. Johnson has been investigating reports of strange phenomena for the past 47 years, beginning with his association with noted ghost-hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. As members of a team based at Rhode Island College, Carl and his identical twin brother Keith were called in to investigate the Perron family's situation in Harrisville, Rhode Island during August and September of 1973 and they alerted the Warrens to the Perrons' situation. Forty years later, this inspired a motion picture titled, The Conjuring. Both Carl and Keith were featured in the first and second seasons of the SyFy Channel series, Ghost Hunters, leaving the show to better pursue their own endeavors. Carl has numerous other television credits including the shows Paranormal State on A&E Network, The Haunted on Animal Planet, Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, Most Terrifying Places in America on Travel Channel, A Haunting on The Learning Channel, Destination America Television and Travel Channel, Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel, Mysteries: Decoded on Travel Channel, and Fright Club on Travel Channel. Specializing as a demonologist, Carl continues his exploration of the preternatural through the research units, Duo Daemonologie cofounded with Deacon James Annitto, and Panorama Paranormal cofounded with Elise Giammarco Carlson, plus his web site, Demonology, Incorporated. He writes and lectures on related topics, and is well-versed in arcane New England lore. Carl was employed by Old Slater Mill Association for 14 years as Interpreter staff and Programs Development, for 14 years until operations there ceased and the campus closed. Slater Mill, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, built in 1793, is regarded as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. The site is rich with history and, it is said, haunting, as unexplained happenings often were noted within all three historic buildings on the grounds. Carl is co-author, along with accredited Theologian Lana Jan Brock, of "Shadow Realms Demonology Handbook"
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