American Hauntings' Annual
Fall Festival to Kick off the Halloween Season!
Join us for our 14th Annual FREE event to celebrate ghosts,
hauntings & the supernatural!
the Beardstown Opera House
123 State Street in Beardstown, Illinois
Event: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Fall Festival Open House
October 3, 2015
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
General Admission: FREE!
Hosted by Troy Taylor
15TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL HAUNTS THE BEARDSTOWN
OPERA HOUSE -- OUR FIRST FESTIVAL IN BEARDSTOWN!
American Hauntings for a special weekend event to
kick off the Halloween season! Celebrate the start
of autumn in Beardstown, Illinois -- at the very
haunted Beardstown Opera House -- and be chilled by
presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirit
locations, true-life encounters, macabre history and
hauntings in America! Meet authors, speakers and guides
to the strange and unknown, network with ghost
enthusiasts from all over the region and later, join
us for a special haunted tour or ghost hunt to make
this a haunted weekend that you won't soon forget!
The annual kick-off to Halloween will
be held in Beardstown, Illinois at the historic Beardstown
Opera House. The afternoon event has a free admission and
guests are invited to join us for a line-up of great
speakers and then join us later when the daytime events are
over to take part in the evening's After Hours activities,
which includes a ghost hunt at the Opera House, or a Haunted
Tour in nearby Jacksonville, Illinois, hosted by Troy Taylor
and Lisa Taylor Horton. It's going to be a great, spooky day
and night in Haunted Central Illinois and you don't want to miss it!
host for the event will also be offering a presentation
about this recent book, ONE AUGUST DAY: THE TRUE
STORY OF LIZZIE BORDEN, a chilling look at the
truth and legends behind one of America's most famous
unsolved murders! "Lizzie Borden took and ax..." the story
goes, but did she really? You'll find out and will not be
surprised to find that the Borden murder site is one of the
most haunted houses in America!
American Hauntings' own John
Winterbauer presents a look at one of the most controversial
and haunted figures in American history -- MARY TODD
LINCOLN. Was she truly insane, or was this bereaved
woman simply misunderstood? What weird tales and legends are
still lingering about the Lincoln family and will the
strange tales continue to haunt Central Illinois?
Author and tour guide Kathi Kresol visits the Fall Festival
for the first time, presenting HAUNTED ROCKFORD,
the strange tales, weird crimes and hidden haunted history
of the Illinois city. From haunted houses to eerie
cemeteries, spirited libraries, lost spirits, dark crimes
and more, Kathi has spent more than a decade collecting the
spooky tales of the region!
American Hauntings' own Adam White has
been passionate about ghosts and the hauntings of Decatur,
Illinois for most of his life, but perhaps his greatest love
is the historic -- and very haunted -- LINCOLN
THEATER. At the festival, he'll be presenting not
only the little-known history of the aging theater, but his
first-hand encounters with the resident ghosts!