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*Due to the rise in Covid cases and for the safety of everyone
we have decided to cancel the expo. We hope to see everyone next year. *

10th Year Anniversary
October 30th & 31st, 2021

The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is proud to have Heather Ann Amaro as our host for the 10th year!

Heather Burton Amaro

Ken Gerhard

Crytozoologist, Researcher, Author

Presentations: Bigfoot vs Nessie

Saturday & Sunday

Ken Gerhard NessieKen GerhardKen Gerhard Nessie

Ken Gerhard is a widely-recognized cryptozoologist, author and lecturer who frequently appears on television. Ken has traveled the world searching for evidence of mysterious creatures including Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, Mothman and The Beast of Gevaudan. In addition, he's written six books on the subject of unknown animals. His research has been featured on numerous TV shows including - Missing in Alaska, Monster Quest, Ancient Aliens, America Unearthed, The UnXplained and Legend Hunters.  Ken has appeared on major networks including History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, Syfy and National Geographic.

Keith Age

Founder & President of Louisville Ghost Hunters Society &
Mid-South Paranormal Convention
"The Legendary Rock-n-Roll Ghost Hunter"
Producer, Musician,

Presentation: Saturday

Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Scariest Places on Earth

Presentation: Sunday

How to Start Your Own Paranormal Group

Keith Age

Keith Age
has been called "The Legendary Rock-n-Roll Ghost Hunter," mostly because he has over 30 years of experience in paranormal  research and because he has been a professional musician even longer. He is also the Founder and President of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, which was formed in 1996 and has over 4,000 members worldwide.

Beyond hearing Keith Age on hundreds of radio stations internationally, he  can also be seen on SyFy Channel.  He is the host and Associate Producer of the Booth Brothers, Spooked TV, highly acclaimed documentary Spooked series which includes Spooked: Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Children of the Grave, The Possessed, The Haunted Boy, The Secret Dairy of the Exorcist Case and Soul Catcher, Trail of Fears. 

He can be found at numerous speaking engagements nationally that include but not limited to the American Ghost Society's Conference, UNIV-CON, Haunted Hickory, and his own annual Mid-South Paranormal Convention.

His approach to investigating the paranormal in a non-metaphysical manner has Keith Age known world-wide.  His experience not only investigating the paranormal but playing bass guitar have earned him the title,"The Rock-n-Roll Ghost Hunter."

Debbie Ziegelmeyer

MUFON: Business Board of Directors, Director of Underwater Research and Recovery, Missouri State Director, Star Team Investigator, Benefactor, Inner Circle Member, Author

Presentation: "Visitors or Colonist in our Waterways"

Saturday Only

Debbie ZiegelmeyerMUFON

Debbie Ziegelmeyer
has been an amateur astronomer since childhood and has a 10" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope housed in an astronomical dome in her back yard.  Her other interests have been as a volunteer archaeologist on two of NBC's projects, "Roswell Crash Starling New Evidence", who published her personal "Dig Dairies" experiences in a book entitled "Roswell Dig Diaries", and on the episode of UFO Hunters entitled "Roswell Revisited".  She has been an independent Investigator form over 25 years, spent over 18 years partnered with her brother Chuck Zukowski reinvestigating the Roswell New Mexico incident of 1947, worked with Ted Phillip's CSI group for 2 years investigating and researching Marley woods, and has been a MUFON Field Investigator for 20 years investigating over 1000 UFO sighting reports.  Debbie has made several personal appearances over the past 15 years as a public speaker on the UFO topic.  She was MUFON Symposium speaker in 2013 and 2017, is a yearly guest speaker at the Roswell, NM July Festival and was a guest speaker at the Devils Tower UFO Rendezvous 2017.  Most recently, Debbie was a guest speaker at the "Alien Cosmic Expo" in Toronto, Canada.

In 2017 she was awarded the "Roswell Incident Excellence Award" by the Roswell Daily Record and was given MUFON's "2017 Field Investigator of the Year" award. Currently Debbie is featured in Ben Mezrich's best-selling book, "The 37th Parallel" which outlines the "UFO Highway" across the United States and her brother Chuck Zukowski's Investigations.

Debbie is releasing her new book this fall, The Alien Colonization of Earths Waterways; A Reference Guide to UFO/USO Water Related Activity.



Carol Pate


Presentation: My life as a Psychic & Open Gallery Discussion

Saturday Only

Carol Pate  

Carol Pate was born with psychic abilities. By the age of 12, she was working with law enforcement agencies in helping them solve cases of embezzlement, homicide and missing persons. She is now a licensed minister, a teacher and a practicing psychic counselor. Ms. Pate was chosen in 1991 as the top female psychic in the U.S. by Unicorn World Coordination and Tokyo Broadcast System in Japan. She has been featured in three international television documentaries and has worked with all facets of the media at local, state and national levels, as well as internationally. She has appeared as a guest expert on "The Geraldo Rivera Show" and has also appeared on "The Other Side", "Sightings", "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Beyond Chance". Most recent on MSNBC Abrahams Report", "Psychic Detectives" and "Larry King Live."  Through the University of Arkansas continuing education program, Ms. Pate taught her "ESP and the Paranormal" course for 5 years.  She continues to conduct private workshops and seminars on a regularly scheduled basis.  As time permits, she is available for speaking engagements at schools, colleges, churches and civic organizations.  Her private practice includes working with the public on multiple levels.  She has given thousands of personal readings utilizing her psychometric talent and other psychic abilities to offer counsel and advice in all areas of personal concern.  She has also worked with thousands of missing persons and murder cases with great success.

Carol Pate Psychic Center



Robert Swain

Bigfoot Field Researcher

Co-Founder of Arkansas Primates Evidence Society and Laughsquatch Cartoons

Director of Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers

Presentation: Saturday Only

Bigfoot In Arkansas & Open Gallery Discussion


Robert Swain has had a life -long interest in the Sasquatch mystery.  He has been a field researcher since 2006, looking for Bigfoot primarily in the hills of Arkansas.  Robert is the artist of the Laughsquatch cartoons and is the author of, "Laughsquatch: Is In The Bag!" He is a regular speaker at Bigfoot conferences across the country and serves on the board of AIBR - Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers and is co-founder of APES - Arkansas Primate Evidence Society. 

Robert Swain

Adrian & Tina Scalf

Founders of River Valley Paranormal Research & Investigations (RVPRI)

Presentation - Hidden - Dangers of Paranormal Investigating From A Personal Perspective

Saturday  &  Sunday

Adrian Scalf  Adrian and Tina Scalf

Adrian Scalf, along with his wife, Tina, in 2006 formed River Valley Paranormal Research & Investigations (RVPRI) in Ft. Smith, Arkansas after experiencing paranormal activity in two of their homes.  As a lifelong non-believer in anything described as "paranormal', Adrian was convinced that he was wrong when he experienced an undeniable paranormal encounter in 1999.  With a firm Biblical perspective on the world, and a foundation rooted in common sense, Adrian has made it his mission to help those who have no one else to turn to.  As someone who did not receive any support from his own church when he was in crisis, he knows the importance of offering a spiritual perspective on paranormal experiences for those who place their faith in God.  Adrian and Tina specialize in home investigations, and since they've started done over 200 investigations in which they have helped over 100 families through dark times, even when faced with personal risk.  They and their RVPRI team have been featured on Ghost Adventures when the show investigated Fort Chaffee Arkansas.  Adrian and Tina were also seen in the movies Soul Catcher and The Unseen, produced and directed for SyFy by the Booth Brothers.

Martha Hazzard Decker

East Texas Paranormal, Author, Retired Police Detective &
Assistant Chief of Police

Presentation:  Saturday

Haunted Hill House, Where Spirits Speak

Presentation:  Sunday

 How To Interview Like A Detective, Taking the Forensic Interview Into The Paranormal

Paranormal Profiling Martha Decker Haunted Hill House

Martha Hazzard Decker spent most of her adult life exploring a variety of locations, including historical locations.  A couple favorites are Ft. Sumter, N.C. and Myrtles Plantation in LA.  Decker tends to look at locations with a different eye that than most because of her photography, law enforcement and journalist background. She lectures around the country, has been on numerous radio shows, is a published author and received a first place award from Associated Press in specialty reporting for an investigative article while working at the Cedar Creek Pilot. She has written two books, Paranormal Profiling and Healing Waters, Brothels and Murders - The History and Legends of Haunted Hill House which will be released in 2020. Decker has been involved in investigating the paranormal since 1999 and founded East Texas Paranormal in 2007. She was  with the law enforcement in Texas for over 20 years as detective, negotiator, instructor and assistant chief of police when she retired.

Pat Fitzhugh

 Author, Researcher & Paranormal Adventurer

Presentations:  The Bell Witch

Saturday  &  Sunday

Author of, "The Bell Witch Haunting" the most terrifying legend in American history that happened 200 years ago.

  Bell Witch  Pat Fitzhugh  Bell Witch Full Account

Pat Fitzhugh became interested in the paranormal as a child.  He was seriously researching the paranormal by the age of 13, and went on his first ghost hunt 2 years later.  Along the way, he developed a keen interest in Tennessee's local legends, including the Bell Witch. As an adult, he has investigated some of America's most haunted locations.  A self-described "skeptical believer," Fitzhugh bases his investigations on scientific methods and harsh scrutiny of evidence.  In addition to conducting more than thirty investigations each year, he writes books, lectures at paranormal events and occasionally appears on paranormal-themed TV shows.

 Orville & Cheryl Murphy

Owner of Board Camp Crystal Mine
Mena, Arkansas

Presentation:  The Continued Strange Experiences at Board Camp Crystal Mine and their story featured on Josh Gates, "Expedition Unknown," along with MUFON. 

 Sunday Only

Orville and Cheryl Murphy

Board Camp Crystal Mine

Orville & Cheryl Murphy opened Board Camp Crystal Mine in 2012 after discovering quartz crystals on their property. The mine is located 10 miles east of Mena, Arkansas and is open to the public for old fashioned rock-hounding.  The night of February 18th of 2017, the Murphy's witnessed a mystifying light event in the mine that changed their lives forever. They began to see other phenomena, both celestial and terrestrial, including orbs and rock levitation caught on game cameras! This news attracted the attention of a MUFON investigation and Josh Gates' Exhibition Unknown" to film at the mine.  Gates caught an actual UFO on camera during filming which viewers see in the show! To this day, the phenomena continues!  What is the cause? Crystal energy? Fringe science? Spirits? Aliens? And recently, there is physical evidence of Sasquatch!  The Murphy's went public with their story, hoping to find answers for themselves, as well as for others. In addition to crystal digging, the Murphy's host the "UnXplained Tours" for the public to have an opportunity to experience some of the phenomena for themselves. For more information, visit their website at link below.


Erik Rintamaki

Founder of Yooperlites, Michigan

Presentations: Discovering Yooperlites & 2019 UFO Experience

Saturday & Sunday - MacArthur Tower Theater


Erik Rintamaki
is a life long rock hound from Brimley, Michigan. In 2017 he was picking the shores of Lake Superior at night using longwave UV Lights and made the discovery of a lifetime. Every rock pickers dream is to find something new and Erik did just that.  What Erik found was later tested and verified to be Syenites rich in flourescent Sodalite, which he branded
Yooperlites.  Testing was the first verified occurence of flourescent Sodalite in Michigan.  In May of 2018 Erik was credited with the discovery in The Mineral News.

Yooperlites have now become a worldwide phenomena with thousands of articles and news stories written about them.  In 2018 Yooperlites were features in articles by CBS, NBC, ABC, Forbes Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.  In 2019 Erik and Yooperlites were featured in both the April and May issues of Rock & Gem magazine, and PBS did a documentary as well.

While doing a tour one night on Lake Superior, he had his UFO experience that  changed his life and beliefs.

In 2020 Erik was featured on Travel Channels, Paranormal Caught on Camera. His UFO video was #16 of the top 100 and made it to the shows finale.

In 2021 Erik will be featured on History Channels, The Proof Is Out There.

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