American Hauntings End of Summer Festival of Haunts!
Join us for our Third Annual Festival for cold chills under the Summer Sun!

Held at the James Eldred House, outside of Eldred, Illinois (South of Jacksonville & Winchester, Illinois)

Daytime Event: Noon to 6:00 p.m.

See Special After Hours Events Below!
American Hauntings' Annual Festival of Haunts
August 30, 2014 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
General Admission: FREE!
Hosted by Loren Hamilton


Join American Hauntings and host Loren Hamilton for our Third Annual Festival of Haunts -- our End of Summer event to benefit the historic and haunted James Eldred House! The FREE daytime event features chilling presentations ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, true-life encounters and unsolved mysteries!  Meet authors and speakers and, network with ghost enthusiasts from all over the region and later, join us for a special ghost hunt or haunted campout that will make this a haunted weekend that you won't soon forget!

Make Eldred, Illinois THE place to be on Saturday, August 30 for the Biggest and Best Summer Festival yet!
The annual end of the summer event will be held at the notoriously haunted James Eldred House, which is located south of Jacksonville and Winchester, Illinois. The afternoon event has a FREE admission and guests are invited to join us for a line-up of great speakers and musical entertainment and then join us when the daytime events are over to take part in the evening's After Hours activities, which include two different options -- a ghost hunt at the Eldred House (hosted by Loren Hamilton and Kelly Davis) or a haunted campout at the nearby site of the former Great River Road Opry (hosted by Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton). It's going to be a great, spooky day and night in Haunted Illinois and you don't want to miss it!
WANT TO BE A VENDOR FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL? We are offering vendor's tables for the event for just $25 each, with proceeds going to benefit the restoration of the Eldred House. If you'd like to have a vendor's table, CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US!
The author and American Hauntings owner will be returning to the summer festival to present Murdered in Their Beds, a chilling look at a string of Midwestern ax murders that occurred in the early 1900s and claimed victims in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and Iowa, including the famous murders in Villiisca, which left a haunting in its wake.

The Illinois author will be appearing at the summer festival with the traveling display from the haunted Pollak Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois, which was part of the Peoria Insane Asylum, and she'll also be speaking about her books, Fractured Spirits, about the history and hauntings of the asylum and her own personal experiences with the resident ghosts.

Kelly Davis, a driving force behind the restoration of the Eldred House and a long-time part of American Hauntings, will be speaking about Historic Preservation and the ways to save of our beloved haunted locations. She'll explain how, even as paranormal investigators, we can do a service to the community by taking something we love as a hobby and using it as way to preserve something that future generations can visit.

As a practitioner of Native American traditions and an ordained minister, Overly has more than 14 years of experience with herbal usage and energy healing. She works with a variety of different health topics and in a variety of fields to help heal the mind, body, and soul. At this year's festival, she'll be presenting on "House Cleansings," which is always of interest to paranormal investigators and will be doing Energy Readings at her booth.

The Festival of Haunts will be hosted by American Hauntings' own, LOREN HAMILTON.

* Speakers on Ghosts & the Supernatural
* Vendors and Sale Tables
* Whitechapel Press & American Hauntings Booths
* Food Concessions
* Psychic & Tarot Readings
* Live Entertainment
* Raffle Drawings
* Tours of the Eldred House
* And More!

The house is located outside of Eldred, Illinois, which is south of Jacksonville and Winchester, Illinois.

1. Because of the isolated location, we suggest using a GPS unit or online mapping service. There is no street address, so enter the zip code for Eldred -- 62027.

2. If coming from the west, you will be traveling on Highway 108 from Carrolton. After passing under a canopy of trees, you will come to the bottom of a hill and come to the Eldred-Hillview Blacktop.

4. There will be a small bar / tavern on your left. Make a right turn onto to the Eldred-Hillview Road. Go down the road to 1300N (watch for the green street signs) and make the right.

5.  The house is the first house on the left and just drive up into the yard through the rock fence opening.

Eldred House Ghost Hunt
August 30 - After Hours Event
Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Join Loren Hamilton for a ghost hunt at the famously haunted house in the evening after the daytime events!
$40 Per Person

Great River Opry Campout
August 30 - After Hours Event
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Join Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton for a campout at the site of the former Great River Opry, located north of the Eldred House. Take part in ghost stories around the campfire,  have an old-fashioned wiener roast, visit the haunted old settler's graveyard on the bluff, a ghost hunt at the site of the old opry house and an optional campsite where you can put up a tent and stay all night!
$25 Per Person | Add a tent site for an additional $10 (flat fee)