Midwest Conference on the Unknown: Strange Tales 2022

Midwest Conference on the Unknown: Strange Tales 2022

August 5-7, 2022

Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center
3351 Percy Dr • Cape Girardeau, MO

The Midwest Conference on the Unknown featured three days of speakers, panel discussions, presentations, films, storytellers, and vendor booths concerning the paranormal and the unexplained.

Guests

Hanks
Headliner

Micah Hanks

Micah is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests include history, science, current events, cultural studies, technology, business, philosphy, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades.

Sprague
Headliner

Ryan Sprague

Known for his work on shows like Mysteries Decoded on CW and Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, Ryan is the author of Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to the UFO Phenomenon and is also the creator and host of the Somewhere in the Skies podcast.

Courtney Block

Courtney Block

A member of the Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience. Throughout her various roles in libraries, has helped many people locate and research information about the paranormal.

Dr. Joel Rhodes

Dr. Joel Rhodes

A history professor at Southeast Missouri State University. He authored "Haunted Cape Girardeau: Where the River Turns a Thousand Chilling Tales" and co-hosted KRCU's award-winning "Ghosts of the Mississippi" and "Ghosts of Cape Girardeau."

Joshua Cutchin

Joshua Cutchin

His press releases have been referenced by media outlets such as the Associated Press & NPR. He has appeared on such programs as Mysterious Universe, Binnall of America, Expanded Perspectives, Radio Misterioso, and the Gralien Report.

Ken Gerhard

Ken Gerhard

Ken is a widely recognized cryptozoologist and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to the Loch Ness Monster & Other Aquatic Cryptids. He has appeared frequently on television shows such as The Proof is Out There on the History Channel.

Margie Kay

Margie Kay

A veteran paranormal investigator, writer, and remote viewer. She is the author of 14 books and is the owner of the Un-X Media Publishing Company. Nationally acclaimed remote viewer and has helped to solve over 60 missing people, theft, and homicide cases worldwide.

Michael Huntington

Michael Huntington

Michael has traveled to hundred of places in the US with his family, documenting strange locations and lost lore. He has been a guest on radio and TV programs discussing UFOs, and was interviewed for several documentaries, including, "MoMo: The Missouri Monster."

Steven Ward

Steven Ward

Steve brings years of research and a wealth of knowledge from his experiences with the mothman of Point Pleasant, WV and around the globe. In his book, Weird Winged Wonders, he tells his fascinating tales of strange cryptids.

Zach Bales

Zach Bales

Featured on a number of nationally syndicated radio programs and featured in short films covering a number of paranormal topics. He's a contributor to Cryptid Culture Magazine & co-founded the International Paranormal Museum.

Schedule

Friday

  • Registration & Vendor Room Opens 12pm
  • Greeting Remarks 1:45pm
  • Margie Kay 2:00-3:45pm
  • Zach Bales 4:00-5:30pm
  • Ryan Sprague 7:00-8:30pm
  • Vendor Room Closes 9:00pm
  • Event Reception 8:30-11:00pm

Saturday

  • Registration & Vendor Room Opens 10am
  • Ken Gerhard 10:00-11:45pm
  • "At the Door" A Radio Play 1:00-2:15pm
  • American Ghost Project 2:30-3:45pm
  • Joshua Cutchin 4:00-5:30pm
  • Micah Hanks 7:00-8:30pm
  • Vendor Room Closes 8:30pm
  • After Event Activities 9:00pm

Sunday

  • Registration & Vendor Room Opens 10am
  • Courtney Block 10:00-11:30pm
  • Michael Huntington 1:00-2:15pm
  • Panel Discussion 2:30-4:00pm
  • Closing Remarks 4:00-4:15pm
  • Vendor Room Closes 4:30pm

Vendors

Vendor space is sold out! See you soon!

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