Day two of MIParaCon started at 9am. Danielle and I showed up yawning and toting Mountain Dew and Mello Yello. But we were excited for it. Especially since the last guest of the day was Josh Gates and we were fans of him. Not to mention Ernie Hudson was doing a Q&A after one guest had to drop out (I think it was Ryder. It looked like she had a scheduling conflict and had another con at the same time. Since she was here last year, she must had decided to go to the other. It was okay, though, there was a little surprise with Josh Gates.)
Anyways, on to the pictures.
Kirsty Robinett attended last year and did a reading of one of her books. This year, she had a reading as well, but was also had a lecture on premonitions, visions, dreams, and spiritual visits. The fascinating thing was during the Q&A there were a few weird incidents. One was a woman asking about her deceased father, I think, and how she always noticed the time 9:42. The time she asked her question: 9:42. Not kidding. The other was a woman had the PA system buzz and snap when asking about signs from her late mother.
Wondering who the bald guy I'm posing with? This was a photo I couldn't pass up. Jeff Mudgett is the great, great, great grandson of the infamous HH Holmes, one of American's first serial killers. How's that for a revelation when researching your family tree?! Jeff had a fascinating lecture on his theory that Holmes is Jack the Ripper. He presented evidence and then had us vote. I wasn't convinced, but I've read up on both killers and it's a good chance I knew more then the average person in the audience. But even dismissing what I did know, there were a few things he presented that I didn't think were compelling enough.
If anything, he provided interesting evidence that for some reason Holmes wrote the Dear Boss letter. (There's still a debate if ANY of the Ripper letters are real.)
Day two's non-paranormal talk was on the Bermuda Triangle by a researcher who has a laboratory in the area. That night, he had plans to do an experiment to see if he could draw a UFO to the casino with the WOW! signal. I went back to the casino because everyone was invited to attend, but couldn't find anyone. =(
I missed the moment when Dustin Pari walked on stage with his face painted like a band member from Kiss, but he and John Tenney had everyone in stitches. They were talking being happy when immersing yourself in death and ghost hunting. I stopped by Dustin's table and bought his book on day one. Day two I stopped by to ask him if he was king of his own little world and if they liked him there. At one point, Nick Groff came out and asked what was wrong with wearing all black after they had teased about having to wear only black on ghost hunts.
Like I said, Ernie wasn't going to do an Q&A, but stepped up when another guest had to drop out. I took a little video of him coming on stage. I didn't get a picture with him because I was out of cash, but passing by, I did thank him for coming to the con. Out of the four ghostbusters, his scenes are the ones I remember the most, including one from the second movie that scared the heck out of me as a child.