Hill-Con Sept. 23, 2017

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September 23, 2017
Hill View Manor’s Paranormal Convention

Hill View Manor, 2801 Ellwood Rd., New Castle PA  16101
724-657-6934 Event Manager: Rachelle Rozzo

11:00 am – 6:00 pm
$10 Admission at door (cash only)

Speakers and vendors from all paranormal realms will be coming together to make this an amazing event. Lectures, Entertainment, and access to the Vendors are all included in the admission price.  Speakers will be available to answer questions throughout the day. Tours, Escape Room, and the night Investigation are all a separate fee from the Admission price.

This event is family friendly, children of all ages are welcome. Ages 8 and under are free.

Sept. 23, 2017 The Night of Hill-Con
9:00 pm – 3:00 am
$50 per person
Online Reservations end on September 17.

This is separate from the daytime event.  This will not include a tour.  If you’d like to have a tour prior to the investigation we will have day tours during the event for $20 person.  If you book for the investigation online, bring your waiver and payment details and you will get the tour for $10.  
Click here for more info 

Pizza, snacks, pop, and water will be sold.

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 Short tours of the inside of building start at the following times and last about 45 min.  The cost is $20 per person. (cash only). Tours will be accompanied by investigators with equipment. 
You can sign up for a tour during the event inside the main entrance.

12:00 pm  –  1:00 pm  –  2:00 pm  –  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


You are stuck on a runaway New York City Subway car. To save yourself and the other passengers, you have 25 minutes to solve a series of puzzles to stop the car from crashing. Can you get off before it’s too late?

2 PM – 6 PM Time slots. –  $20 per person




Robin Swope
Demons, Spirits and Exorcism: reality versus fiction
11 am – 11:50 pm

Rev. Robin Swope is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ and Pastor of St. Paul’s UCC in Erie PA.  He has been a pastor for 25 years and has a B.A. in Biblical Literature from Nyack College and a Master of Divinity focusing on Counseling and Ancient Mystery Cults from Alliance Theological Seminary. He has served as a short term Missionary to West Africa and ministered in the 80s and 90s on the streets of NYC in Hell’s Kitchen and to the street gangs of Sunset Park Brooklyn. Rev. Swope has been involved with spiritual warfare for 33 years and has been Seminary trained in Christian Exorcism and has done consulting work on this for paranormal groups internationally.

A published author his works include the bestselling “An Exorcist’s Field Guide”, “Eerie Erie”, “True Tales of the Unexplained”, “Slenderman: From Fiction to Fact”  and a paranormal coloring book. He has also contributed to many volumes to the Brad Steiger “Real” paranormal series including “Real Vampires”, “Real Monsters”, “Real Aliens” and “Real Zombies”. Rev. Swope has done consultation for many television programs including the Discovery Network’s “Monsters and Mysteries in America” where he was a researcher and on air talent for many episodes. He also has a blog, “The Paranormal Pastor” that has a successful following and a Youtube page with over 15 million views.

Currently he is losing weight and getting fit to try out for a chaplaincy role in The Guardians of the Galaxy, but Marvel refuses to take his calls…

David Caltrider
Ghost Boxes and ITC
12 pm – 12:50 pm
Dave Caltrider is a Manchester, Maryland native. He has been interested in the Paranormal since his childhood when he had several experiences that brought it to his attention. Once in his teen years he started to read any and all books that he could find to try and find the answers to the many questions that he had from those experiences. He has been dedicated to searching for the answers ever since. He has pretty much dedicated his life to furthering his knowledge of the paranormal. Along the way he discovered the ITC FIELD about 7 or 8 years ago and has focused mainly on that since then. He has over 100 different spirit boxes, and almost every piece of paranormal equipment made in the past 10 years. He has recently started to build equipment to help aide those in the search for the paranormal. He attends many conferences on the east coast every year and is the technical director for the RIP FILES TV show. He is married and has two beautiful daughters, and his wife, Dawn, and his oldest daughter, Aly, are also in the paranormal group Manchester Paranormal Society with him.

Audrey Hamilton
UFO landing and creature sighting of Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA
1 pm – 1:50 pm

 Fortean Audrey Hamilton has been interested in the Paranormal since before she was a teenager and can recall having a few experiences happen by the time she was nine-years old that she doesn’t feel she can explain away. She dabbled with Ouija Boards, Automatic Writing, researching and discussing the Paranormal while still in Elementary School, and continued these hobbies through Middle and High School. Audrey joined her first Paranormal Investigation Team in 2008 after having left to serve in the U.S. Army in 2006. Audrey was in the service for five years, and was able to investigate and research the Paranormal with the team when she was able to make it back home on leave, until she moved away in the beginning of 2012.
Although Audrey started out only investigating and researching ghosts, she has always been interested in other aspects of the Paranormal, but didn’t really pursue those avenues until these last few years. From 2014 to 2017, Audrey was a member and Field Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and also serves as a point of contact in Northwestern PA with the Center for Cryptozoological Studies and the Center for Unexplained Events. Audrey has the honor of being the only guest to have ever been featured on the internet radio show, Paranormal News Insider, hosted by Dr. Brian D. Parsons! She also spends time planning, organizing and hosting events in her area such as the MUFON Conference, UFO Meetup groups, and most recently even a Krampusnacht Festival in December 2016.
While spending a great deal of time doing research on locations and events, she has become very passionate about finding out all she can on the UFO Incident that happened on July 31, 1966, at Beach 6 of Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA, and has even met and spoken with two of the witnesses whose car had become stuck in the sand that fateful night. Audrey feels so passionate about her research that she has literally become a walking billboard for all things Paranormal, sporting a menagerie of paranormal related tattoos that were created by artist “Eerie” Eric Fargirgio. Many of which were actually the focus of a Tweet in 2015 by Cryptozoologist and Curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum, Loren Coleman!
More information about Audrey can be found on Facebook at:
Radio Interviews –
The Transatlantic ParaRadio Show (Podcast Aired 4/27/2017) speaking about the Vampire Crypt at the Erie Cemetery in Erie, PA.
Paranormal News Insider, Episode 264 (Aired 5/10/2016) speaking about the Erie UFO Conference and 50 year anniversary of the UFO Incident on Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.

Amy Bue
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization
2 pm – 2:50 pm

 Amy will be speaking about her experiences as a BFRO Investigator in Northeast Ohio. Most of her witness reports come from Columbiana, Portage, and Mahoning County, which was the setting of her own sighting in 2012. That experience set her on a path that proved to be life changing. Now, besides her involvement with the BFRO, Amy also helps with the Ohio Bigfoot Conference and Bigfoot Night Hikes at Salt Fork State Park, has written articles for The Bigfoot Times, and has been interviewed in The Crypto Blast and on Monster X Radio.

Fred Saluga & Brian Seech

Legends in Pennsylvania and West Virginia 
3 pm – 3:50 pm

 Brian Seech is the founder of Center for Cryptozoological Studies (2012) and Center for Unexplained Events (1986). Brian and his wife Terrie have been investigating all unknown phenomena since 1986. Brian has appeared on several episodes of Monsters and Mysteries in America. He was also featured in the independent film “Mountain Devil The Search for Frank Peterson”, and has appeared on various internet radio shows over the years. Brian co-wrote articles for the Creature Chronicles column in the Hancock County Courier in WV (2013). Brian was also a co-instructor for the first-ever crypotozoology class at Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville OH. Brian has also given numerous presentations at various libraries in the tri-state area. (OH-PA-WV)

Fred Saluga has been involved with UFO’s and mysterious creatures since the 1970’s. He has investigated hundreds of UFO cases in Florida, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is presently the State Director of MUFON in West Virginia and the State of Pennsylvania. He has developed and taught UFO, cryptozoology and conspiracy classes at the Eastern Gateway Community College and other colleges in the area. He has also given presentations on the above subjects at numerous libraries in the tristate area.

TJ Porfeli
Artifacts of the Obscure
4 pm – 4:50 pm

TJ Porfeli will be speaking on his collection of haunted, cursed, and macabre items called Artifacts of the Obscure. He has been a paranormal investigator for 10 years and is
co-owner of Ghosts N’at Paranormal Adventures.
His collection will be located in the Atrium.


Brett McGinnis
Reality Paranormal TV and Paranormal Filmmaking
5 pm – 5:50 pm

Brett McGinnis is a native of Boyers, PA. He has been interested in the strange and unusual since he was a child. In 2010 Brett co-starred on the hit SyFy Channel TV series “Ghost Hunters Academy” where he investigated some of America’s most haunted locations with Steve & Tango of TAPS. After filming concluded for “Ghost Hunters Academy”, Brett finished his film degree and has gone on to direct videos and television commercials for some of the largest companies in the world. In early 2015 Brett released his first full length paranormal documentary “The Staring Man”. “The Staring Man” documents the first paranormal encounter had by Bruce Tango of “Ghost Hunters”. Also in 2015, Brett co-founded “Ghosts N’at Paranormal Adventures” with TJ Porfeli. Ghosts N’at is quickly becoming one of the largest paranormal event companies in the world. Currently Brett is involved in many film, TV, and live event endeavors!



Paranormal Crossroads Live

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PCL will be doing a live video feed of the event.  Come join the fun and get on camera!  

Artifacts of the Obscure
Located in the Atrium

Living Dead Museum
Promoting their Living Dead Weekend and Museum with their Zombie Carnival 

Some of the games that will be there.
Games are 50 cents. Prizes will be awarded to winners.



Kids “Ghost” Hunt
2:00 pm
For ages 1 – 12
Think of it like an Easter egg hunt. You must have a wristband on to participate. Kids 8 and under get free entry (a wristband) into the event with a paying guest.  We will be hiding small laminated ghosts around the 1st floor of the building. Younger children may have help from adults, but please do not cheat.  Small prizes will be given, for the kids that find a ghost. Be sure to check the vendors rooms and speakers rooms.
Rules will be posted at the event and are subject to change. 


 John Edwards 
* Santina
* Deborah Ann – Mystical Psychic Fair – Visit Link
 * Paul Meidinger – Psychic Medium
 * Alma Phillips


* Ginger Mysteries – Visit Link
*  Crue of Darkness Paranoral – Visit Link
* The Vegan Goddess – Visit Link
* Black Cats and Company – Visit Link
* Midway Metaphysical and More – Visit Link
 * Charmed Crystals and Herbs by Nora Custer – Visit Link
*  Ed Kelemen – Visit Link 
* Shadow Studio – Visit Link
 * W. D. Studios 
* Phantom Hounds Paranormal – Visit Link
* The Sassy Sea Witch Boutique – Visit Link
* Mel’s Dream Catchers & Unique Designs by Laura
Researchers Investigating the Paranormal 
* Little Black Cat Resin
 Paranormal Research Organization of Freedom – Visit Link
* Eerie Ohio – Visit Link 
* Omega FX – Visit Link 
* Mountain State Paranormal Team 
 * Dark Alley BOOtique – Visit Link
* Flamma Mysteries – Visit Link
* Gone Haunting – Visit Link 
– Divine Paranormal – Visit Link