Midwest Conference of the Unknown to be held in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Three days of discussions about the paranormal and the unexplained is coming to Cape Girardeau.

The Midwest Conference on the Unknown will be held at the Drury Plaza Conference Center on Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7.

The event will feature speakers, presentations, films, storytellers and panel discussions.

“Something that people will be intrigued by,” said presenter and Southeast Missouri State University professor Dr. Joel Rhodes. “We’ve got a pretty powerful lineup of people who have appeared on television nationally, not just local folks, but people who have a pretty well established reputation.”

There will be speakers on ghosts, cryptids, aliens and things.

Paranormal travel writer Michael Huntington, a panelist at the event, explains how he got involved in researching the unexplained.

“I always wanted to visit like haunted places or UFO landing spots or you know, where someone saw Bigfoot when I was a kid and as I got older and had a family, I eventually started to travel and do just that and to document where I go and write about them that I share on blogs online,” said Huntington.

Vendor booths will also be available.

This is the first time for the event.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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Marsha Heller

Marsha Heller

Marsha joined the KFVS-12 News Team in August 1999.