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2005 News:
Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation and the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada Present the 2006 Canadian Paranormal Conference
December 7, 2005
Ghost Conference

ABC Television and Wife Swap are Seeking Families Involved in the Paranormal World
November 29, 2005

The Nightmare Encyclopedia Offers Insight into Our Darkest Dreams
November 17, 2005

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts October 29th
October 17, 2005

TLC presents Dead Tenants Premiering Thursday, October 13th at 10:00PM ET
October 10, 2005

California Author Launches Paranormal Animal Research Group
October 7, 2005

World's Leading Ghost Hunters Unite to Produce Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World
September 29, 2005

Parapsychologist and Director of East Coast Hauntings Organization (ECHO) Has Opened a Business Office in Historic Downtown Washington
September 19, 2005

Paranormal Community Comes Together to Offer Relief to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
September 12, 2005

Author Seeks True Stories for Book on Animal Ghosts
September 9, 2005

The W Network In Canada Seeks High-Spirited Homeowners With a Haunting
August 31, 2005

HAUNT X, 2006 L.A. eXtreme Halloween eXpo - February 16th-20th, 2006
August 29, 2005
Ghost Conference

Ghosts In Reno? You Bet!
August 24, 2005

Haunted Hamilton Presents the Second Annual Paranormal Summit on October 1, 2005
August 23, 2005
Ghost Conference

2005 Mid-South Paranormal Convention to Be Held September 24th and 25th at Waverly Hills
August 17, 2005
Ghost Conference

1st Annual Paranormal Ghost Hunting Conference to Be Held in Cedar Key, Florida, August 20th and 21st
August 15, 2005
Ghost Conference

San Diego Pagan Pride Day 2005 to Be Held September 17th
August 12, 2005

Philip Gardiner's Forbidden Knowledge Conference to be Held July 1, 2006
July 25, 2005
Ghost Conference

The Learning Channel Seeks People With Haunted Possessions
July 19, 2005

Ghosts of Griffin Gate: Dinner, Ghost Hunting Workshop and Investigation
June 24, 2005

Biography Channel Launches Supernatural Series: Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters
June 17, 2005

Southern Ghosts Offers A Weekend in Haunted Savannah August 26-28, 2005
June 15, 2005
Ghost Conference

The 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest of the Writers Room of Bucks County
June 8, 2005

Las Vegas Paranormal Conference Beckons Ghost Investigators October 2-4, 2005
May 27, 2005
Ghost Conference

Communicating with the Dead... Truth or Hoax?
May 9, 2005

"Ghost Hunt Nevada" - an Exciting New Class at WNCC
May 4, 2005

"CONTACT" The Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar Coming to North Adams, Massachusetts, July 15-17, 2005
May 2, 2005
Ghost Conference

Ghost Convention International: Convening Global Ghost Hunters and Researchers at the Haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, Sept. 9 11, 2005
April 27, 2005
Ghost Conference

Smoking Gun Research Agency to Host ParaCon '05 in Stratford, Connecticut
April 13, 2005
Ghost Conference

Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2005
April 1, 2005
Ghost Conference

A Weekend in St. Augustine
March 28, 2005
Ghost Conference

New Jersey Ghost Conference 2005
February 11, 2005
Ghost Conference

Haunted Virginia Paranormal Conference
February 9, 2005
Ghost Conference

2004 Archive
An Evening of Supernatural Legends at America's Stonehenge with Jeff Belanger
September 23, 2004

New Page Books and Announce The World's Most Haunted Places
August 24, 2004

The Science of the Unexplained Summer Forum To Feature Key Speakers From Connecticut And Surrounding Area
July 13, 2004
Ghost Conference

TV Show Looking to Assemble a Paranormal Investigative Team
June 21, 2004

The ARC 2004 ~ Alternate Realities Conference
February 18, 2004
Ghost Conference

$50,000 for PROOF of Paranormal in Canada
January 16, 2004

2003 Archive Celebrates Four Years of Ghost Research, Evidence, and Discussion
October 20, 2003

April 13, 2005


Nonprofit Paranormal Investigation Firm to Host Connecticut's Largest Event Dedicated to Unexplained, Paranormal, and Fringe Topics

WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT, USA -- The Smoking Gun Research Agency (SGRA), a Westport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the scientific research and exploration of paranormal, unexplained, and fringe topics, will present its Seventh-Annual Paranormal Conference (ParaCon) on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, in Stratford. 

This years ParaCon will consists of three days of events, starting on Friday the 17th with a Paranormal Book Sale, continuing on Saturday the 18th with Connecticuts largest conference, and ending on Sunday the 19th with an online Webcast through the SGRA website. 

This will be the seventh year for the ParaCon, and new features are expected to draw record crowds to this years event. Friday, there will be a Paranormal Book Sale taking place at the Stratford Library from 11:00am 5:00pm. This will include both new and used books, and will feature authors (many from the local area). Friday evening, starting at 6:00pm there will be a ParaDinner at Outriggers Restaurant (also in Stratford) featuring the guests who will be speaking at the next days conference. Tickets are required for the event, and can be ordered through the SGRA website.

On Saturday, the main conference will be held at the Stratford Ramada Inn from 10am 7pm. This will feature guest speakers, a raffle, a silent auction, and other events. The conference is free and open to the public. After the conference there will be a special event at the Reality Caf in downtown Stratford where individuals will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the conference speakers. This is a ticketed event covering food and drink, and tickets can be ordered through the website. 

Finally, on Sunday evening, there will be a special Webcast through the SGRA website featuring all the speakers who will be attending the conference. This Webcast will allow those who could not attend to ask questions and get answers from one, or all, of our special guests. 

There are a number of package available through the website, as well as single tickets for each of the ticketed events. Members of the media are encouraged to contact Jon Nowinski, SGRA Director, at or (203) 247-0310 to receive a media information packet including biographies and additional information. Members of the media are also invited to attend all or any of the events at a discounted price. 

This years guests include:

John Zaffis Stratford resident and 30+ year veteran of paranormal investigations

Stacey Jones Founder of CNY Ghost Hunters and former police officer

Jim Hickman Director of Skywatch International and former Air Force member. 

Jeff Belanger Founder of and author

Nicholas Roesler SGRA Wisconsin Branch Manager & AIC of UFO Investigations 

Susan Bove Founder SJPR and EVP expert

Stephen Wagner About.Coms paranormal editor 

Diane Bajorinas SGRA Assistant Director & AIC of Ghost Investigations

Jon Nowinski SGRA Director & AIC of Government Investigations 

Rod C. Davis CT native, author and paranormal experiencer 

For complete details including a full agenda, biographies of guests, and other information, please contact:

Jon Nowinski, Director
(203) 247-0310

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014