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Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon

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Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon

October 5, 2024

9 a.m. - 7 pm

VIP Investigation with Get Haunted:   8 p.m. - Midnight


Kick off Spooky Season 2024 by attending The 2nd Annual Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon!!! The unparalleled paracon by the community for the community.


Mark your callendars and plan on attending The Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon on Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse (Formerly known as the Haunted Y.M.C.A. Rock Island) aka Dan Vinar Furniture, 500 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois.  Tickets available on Xtreme Ticketing or at the door.


The Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse is located in the heart of Historic Rock Island, Illinois, on the mighty Mississippi River and is the perfect location for both new and experienced investigators as it has a very mischievous past: not only has it served as a YMCA (1913-1977), but as a brothel run by the infamous Helen Van Dale, a speakeasy, has ties to the mob (John Looney and Al Capone), housed a murderer, had multiple deaths, and so much more. There has even been spirits of American soldiers present, as they would stay at the YMCA free of charge if they showed up in uniform. Many who visit or investigate this extremelt active location walke away with personal, spine-tingling experiences.


With over 120 vendors joining us from coast to coast, this event will be a gateway to exploring the unknown. There will without a doubt be something for everyone. Whether your into the paranormal, big foot, cryptids, extraterrestrials, metaphysical, crystals, herbalism, astrology, mysticism, spiritualism, alternative healing practices, readings and so much more every fan of the esoteric will want to be a part of the extraordinary conference.


There will be a VIP Investigation led by the extremely talented Rob Stachowicz, Sara Villani and Dani Marie of Get Haunted/Paranormally Blonde from 8 p.m. - Midnight. Not only will you get a sample of their Making Sense of Your Senses Program, but a full on Paranormal Investigation with some of the best in the business. This is your chance to work with the the Get Haunted Crew and investigate the unknown on the other side of the veil.


This is a family-friendly convention that will also have activities and opportunities for children compliments of energetic Eternal Paranormal Team!


We will have 3 presentation rooms with several exclusive presentations and collaborations including: The Matchup: Spirit vs Angel with Sarah Lemos-Aune and Jodi Dehn, Josh Purvis, CL Thomas, Betsy Kowalski, Michelle LeBaron, and an exceptional presentation by Shadow Hunters Paranormal Investigations and Events about a haunted amusement park we all know and love, and join the Packs of Packman Paranormal for their presentstion on Bigfoot, just to name a few.


There will also be interactive workshops, including building a rempod with Lauren Haunts and Scrying Classes with the lovely Kat Armstrong of Paranormal Exposures!!!!


Haunted Happy Hour, Inc., the official beverage of the Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse will be serving an assortment of their delicious coffee including the exclusive Helen's Black Forest Blend, a special custom blend coffee made just for this event!!!


Hap’s Backyard BBQ, Streets Of Italy, and Justin's Tacos will be serving up delicious, mouthwatering dishes. Grindhead Specialty Coffee will be serving up their refreshing Bill’s “World Famous”Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Smartfruit Smoothies & Refreshers, Monster Energizers And CheesKake Ko Cheesecake.....a coffee ship on wheels.


The incredible two time Psychic Medium of the Year Rick Hayes will be one of our Headliners giving his presentation: Being Psychic Medium, followed by a 2 hour gallery reading (tickets required for Gallery reading). You definitely don't want to miss it!!!!


In addition to Rick Hayes also Headlining will be Josh Purvis of the Searchers, Michelle Lebaron, CL Thomas, Hometown Heros Aaron G.Thompson and Nick Simons of Netflix 28 Days Haunted, Sarah Lemos-Aune, Jodi Dehn and the dynamic duo of Eric Vanderlaan and Mike Delcoro of War Party Paranormal and Paraflixx hit show The Haunted Files.


Interested in psychic readings? This is definitely an opportunity to get one from some of the best psychics in the field.There will be over 20 psychics and healers offering a kaleidoscope of readings and healings including:

• Mediumship Readings
• Tea Leaf Readings
• Dream Interpretation
• Bone Throwing
• Aura Readings
• Reiki
• Sound Healings
• Tarot Readings
• Oracle Readings
• Astrology
• Various healings
• Much, much, more.....


Our diverse line up of professional vendors will give you the opportunities to not only visit with some of the best in the field, but make new friends and connections with members of this wonderful community. Vendors will include:

• Paranormal Teams/Researchers
• Big Foot Teams/Reaserchers
• Television Personalities
• Paranormal Celebrities
• Haunted Locations
• Equipment Designers
• Cryptid Researchers
• Crystals/Gems
• Acclaimed Authors
• Metaphysical Vendors
• Candles and wax melts
• Bath Bombs
• Jewelery
• Coffee
• Oddities
• Much, much more


General Admission is $5
Children 10 and under free.
General admission includes access to all vendors, celebrities and teams joining us, along with access to all presentations and non ticketed add ons.



We have several add on options that can be purchased in addition to your General Admission.


VIP Investigation:
The VIP Investigation will be led by the extremely talented Rob Stachowicz, Sara Villani and Dani Marie of Get Haunted/Paranormally Blonde and will go from 8 p.m. - Midnight. Not only will you get a sample of their Making Sense of Your Senses Program, but a full on Paranormal Investigation with some of the best in the business. $40


Rock Island Roadhouse Tours:
Guided tours of this extremely haunted building will be led by Linduh Roelens of Paragem. Tours will last approximately 1 ½ Hours and cover all floors of the building, including the basement. $20


Gallery Reading:

Psychic Medium of the year Rick Hayes will be doing a gallery reading. Here's your chance to get a message from a loved one...tickets will go on sale June 4th.


Build A Rempod Workshop:

The beautiful Lauren Hellekson of Lauren Haunts will be hosting a workshop where you can build your own rempod and then investigate with it. $60


Deaf Paranormal Investigator Experience: 

Josey Roberts of Silent Explorers will return with this incredible investigation where you wear ear plugs and experience an investigation in Joseys shoes.


PROTECTED AND CONNECTED Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon Bracelet by Moxie Mallas.

"When investigating the paranormal it's so important to stay grounded, connected, and protected. May you feel tapped into your intuition and protected from any negativity as you explore the unknown."

Stones and Crystals in this beautiful bracelet:  

  ●  Smokey Quartz

  ●  Obsidian

  ●  Snowflake Obsidian

  ●  Larvikite

  ●  Sodalite

  ●  Dumortierite

  ●  Labradorite 


SIZES: 7 inch or 8 Inch..please note size when checking out.  $40

This bracelet is stretch elastic and hand made with love and intention in Minnesota with genuine stones and crystals and infused with Reiki energy.

Bracelets will be at paracon for you to pick up upon arrival. 

  Paracon T-Shirt

The official Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse Paracon T-Shirt,  specially designed by Paranormally Blonde/Get Haunted.  Pre-order - August 31st for $20.  September 1st the price will change to $25.


We will also have a raffle with a plethora of incredible items such as a pair of Delco Goggles!


Hotel Accommodations
For those looking for a hotel the Holiday Inn Rock Island, which is less than 5 minutes from the location has a block of rooms for this extravaganza. To book your room call
309-794-1212 and let them know you are with the Rock Island Paracon.


We Are Paranormal

Ali K Productions

Shadow Hunters Paranormal Investigations and Events
Shadow Seekers Paranormal
Haunted Happy Hour Inc
Unturned Pages
Enchanted Awakenings
Mysterious Adventures Tours


Note: General Admission does not include tours, workshops or gallery reading. A limited number of spaces for the add-ons are available so be sure to arrive early and reserve your spot.


All vendors set their own prices for their services and merchandise. The Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse has no control over vendor pricing.


All monies taken in for ticket sales and raffle tickets goes directly to the historic landmark, the Haunted Rock Island Roadhouse for the preservation, maintenance and upkeep of the building, Also known as Dan Vinar Furniture, 500 20th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201



Returns Policy:

All sales are final (No returns)

Exchange / Upgrade Policy:

Exchange / upgrade accepted within the same event (no money back) Click here to go to the event

Exchange / upgrade accepted up to 2 hours before the event.

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