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Speakers / Appearances

Speakers / Appearances

Eric Altman is a Cryptozoologist, specializing in Bigfoot/Sasquatch with a combined 38 years of study and research of the phenomenon.  He is a well respected field researcher, Director of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society, and host and producer of the alternative talk show podcast,Beyond The Edge Radio.  Eric’s considers himself a paranormal enthusiast whose interest in all things paranormal.

Eric has been actively investigating cases and sighting claims dating back to 1997 and or assisted in over 250 cases of Bigfoot sightings, encounters and claims in Pennsylvania.  Eric was an organizer of the East Coast Bigfoot Conference from 2000 to 2011, and beginning in 2016 he organized and hosted the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure, a charity fund raising event. Eric is a much sought after public speaker and has lectured all over the country dating back to 2000.

Eric has been featured in multiple documentaries, television programs, and films on Bigfoot.  He has also contributed to, been interviewed and appeared on various radio interviews and print media.

To learn more about Eric, visit his website or find him on Facebook at


Cat Young and Tess Hughes are mother and daughter, they are The Mountain Gypsies. They are multi-faceted gifted intuitive/seer healers, from the Appalachian Mountains. Their lineage is that of Scottish Travellers, Cherokee and Melungeon.

The sight, the healing, the magic… All passed down through bloodlines from all sides. Their knowledge of mountain herbs and stones on how to break bondage and set people free is not of this earth, but from a heavenly realm. They follow a higher power and know all things good come through The God of their forefathers, the God they worship. They have no agenda to preach their beliefs, but to heal those who God puts in their path, the rest is up to that person to follow their journey. They will walk through your pain with wisdom, knowledge and understanding given to them to help heal you.

They will tell you Love and Laughter is the number one healer and their heart is to fill you with as much as you will allow! Some will understand the ways of the old they follow, some will not… But all are called to come for healing!

If you are lucky enough for them to bring along the youngest Mountain Gypsy, the one they call Lil Mamie, then you are in for a real treat as the healing of old flows through her, it will astound even the hardest of hearts.

They are called all over the United States to do healings, exorcisms, clearings, lectures and more. They host classes to teach, for knowledge and wisdom is what will help set the world free. Check them out on and or

Cat Young and Tess Hughes

Award winning actress, Model, CosPlayer, and Horror Scream Queen Jessica Felice will be here at Pennhurst for her first ParaCon.

Jessica is best known for her award winning role as Katie in the feature film “SoulMate” and her leading roles in “The American Werewolf Project, Vampires, The Price, Blood Loss, Tales of Horror and her upcoming releases, “Just South of Hell, The Haunted, and The Possessed”.  Along with her film career Jessica has also been seen on such television shows, as “I was Possessed, Southern Fried Homicide, and Copycat Killers”.

Jessica will be available for photo-ops and will have plenty of merch to sign at her booth. For more information on this very talented actress, visit

Jessica Felice

John Zaffis has over forty three years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John’s involvement with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

John has been featured in the SyFy television series Haunted Collector., Discovery Channel’s documentaries A Haunting in Connecticut and Little Lost Souls. John has also appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Piers Morgan, and many other print and news media events. John also appears in Graveyards and In A Dark Place, both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren. John’s first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September, 2004. John has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. John is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.

Visit John’s Website here

John Zaffis

Bio coming soon!

Scott Gruenwald

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