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News, News, and More News

WTVOI’m featured in a couple of new newspaper articles this month, and will also appear on Rockford’s WTVO Channel 17 (digital channel 16) tonight at 10pm central time. Click the links below to read the newspaper articles, or simply go to the “press” tab to read those and past articles. Hopefully a video clip of the Channel 17 piece will be available on their website soon.

Charleston is Haunted
Neil Schneider
Daily Eastern News
October 30, 2009

…As the legend goes, two men passing by the bridge in the morning noticed what they thought was the body of a nude woman about 50 feet from the bridge. As the men approached they realized that the woman had had her head, hands and feet severed from her body.

The men quickly called the local sheriff’s office and from there the investigation began.

Michael Kleen, an Illinois paranormal researcher and author, said that the case is shrouded in mystery.

Read the entire article…

The Science of Spirit-Sleuthing Part III: Local Lore
Stuart R. Wahlin
Rock River Times
October 28-Nov. 3, 2009

Twin Sisters Park is a popular wintertime destination on Rockford’s southeast side. Boasting sizeable twin hills, there’s little question where the park got its name. It is rumored, however, the park is not only popular with those who sled, but with those who are dead.

“Some people claim that this park has attracted more sinister guests,” local writer and historian Michael Kleen said of the legend during a recent talk at the Rockford Public Library. “The woods have been the scene of several murders, hangings and even a drowning. People say that they experience feelings of dread. They see things moving in the shadows. They feel like they’re being followed in the woods.”

Read the entire article…

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Streets of Fear – “Bloods Point Road” – now up on FEARnet

When FEARnet contacted me about doing an episode of Streets of Fear on Blood’s Point Road, I was looking forward to working with them, but the schedule was very tight. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find anyone else to be in the video on such short notice, but luckily Kathi Kresol and Forest City Paranormal were more than happy to help out. Nothing usually comes together so harmoniously, but we made it happen and I think the episode really reflects that. You can watch the video below, or click here to go to the FEARnet website.

The Rockford Register Star also ran an article about FEARnet’s visit: “Bloods Point residents mystified by myths

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On Location with FEARnet’s “Streets of Fear”

Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by two aspiring young filmmakers from Chicago for an upcoming webisode of FEARnet’s “Streets of Fear” series. The new episodes of “Streets of Fear” will be featured on FEARnet’s website throughout October. This particular webisode will be about Boone County’s Blood’s Point Road. I met Josh and his assistant at the bridge overlooking the railroad tracks where legend has it several people were hanged, committed suicide, or have died in tragic accidents.

The cameraman, Josh Tallo, and I
The cameraman, Josh Tallo, and I
We were plagued by mosquitoes for the entire interview
We were plagued by mosquitoes for the entire interview
Kathi Kresol of the Haunted Rockford tour was interviewed at Blood's Point Cemetery
Kathi Kresol of the Haunted Rockford tour was interviewed at Blood's Point Cemetery
Paranormal enthusiasts from Rockford College watch the filming.
Paranormal enthusiasts from Rockford College watch the filming.

I think the interview turned out great and I am looking forward to seeing the final results. In the meantime, here is a link to a webisode from last year’s series: Streets of Fear: Shades of Death Road