Upcoming virtual events

Just a few events that I have found that might spark your interest. I will update these as more and more events come out!

Virtual Lectures: HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil– Oct 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm (AKST)

HH Holmes has become known as one of America’s great supervillains – the man who built a “murder castle” to prey on visitors who came to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Fair. But how much of the story is true? What do we know for sure? Adam Selzer is the author of HH Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Simon and Schuster 2017) is a recognized authority on Holmes whose research has been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and more. He has spoken about Holmes on numerous TV and radio shows, including half the episodes of American Ripper.


Here, Adam will present an illustrated talk on Holmes’ career – and sorting out fact from fiction – in a live stream event featuring live narration over videos (including the basement of the Englewood post office), rare photos, ephemera from the legal archives, and more. It’s free to tune in, with suggested donations (or join the new Patreon for access to lots of rare Holmes stuff from Adam’s archive!)


And it’s free to watch, with donations suggested via Eventbrite, Venmo (adamchicago), PayPal (adam@mysteriosuchicag.com), or join- patreon.com/adamchicago for more cool stuff, including Holmes files from Adam’s extensive archive.

HOW TO WATCH – it’s easy! – The event will be broadcast live via Facebook Live on the Mysterious Chicago Facebook page. ( http://www.facebook.com/mysteriouschicago ). You can also tune in on http://www.youtube.com/adamselzer and http://twitch.tv/adamchicago



Virtual Tour: Mystery in Transylvania– Oct 27, 2021 at 1 p.m. AKST

Ready to discover the dark side of Medieval Transylvania?


By the end of the day almost 1,200 people were dead. This Join Georgiana, our storyteller and tour guide as she takes you on another exciting murder mystery traveling tour.

This time you will be part of a filming crew that comes to Romania to film a documentary, “Haunted Castles and Tormented Souls”, about the many castles and fortresses and the ghost stories that surround them. They are on the hunt for anything supernatural: vampires, witches, strigoi, local superstitions and questionable rituals…Unfortunately, their excitement turns to fear when one of them is killed and their travel trip turns to a bewildering game that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.

This virtual tour will take you around some of the best medieval landmarks in Romania: – Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle – Corvin’s Castle, which is considered one of the most haunted castles in Romania – Hoia Baciu, a forest known for its alien apparitions – Poenari Fortress, or the real lair of Vlad the Impaler – Cluj-Napoca and Banffy Castle, a ruin of a former noble family shrouded in ghost stories.… and many more!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YNtj4b-eQrqFqNlVQlHS7A?fbclid=IwAR2B3Cr2pw-_azSbdkIpJtspX0u-c1_i6Mk9De56i7lB6ZtfvuebgMp18EQ

Ghost Roads of Illinois– Oct 28, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. (AKST)

Throughout Illinois, legends abound of haunted happenings and eerie occurrences along the thoroughfares of the state. In this program, award-winning author and historian Dave Clark will take us on a virtual tour through the forgotten and haunted roads of Illinois.

HOW TO WATCH – it’s easy! – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__F819BGtR4SYYU1_ulYt_g?fbclid=IwAR1C2bNoDCuMt8yYlwWXLXfrqfwmPZl84sZuvKA0Q8F40Akxt3S0Dk9ytlY




Virtual Lecture: BEGONE SATAN! A History of the English Exorcism- Oct 28, 2021 at 3:50 AM (AKST)

The rite of exorcism, a formal casting out of Satan and his demons, was once part of everyday life in the English parish – not only in the liturgy of baptism, but also in formulas used for the exorcism of pests from crops, and even as a cure for toothache.

More dramatic exorcisms sometimes took place at shrines of medieval saints with a reputation for casting out the devil from the bodies of the possessed. Exorcism was a contested issue in the English Reformation and was eventually outlawed (in practice) in 1604. However, exorcism made a surprising comeback in the modern Church of England and deliverance ministry remains a key component of the Church’s ministry to this day.

This talk outlines the history of exorcism in England and seeks to explain why exorcism still remains part of what the Church does to this day.

This lecture is given by Dr Francis Young who returns to give a second lecture following the popularity of his talk on Macabre Church Lore in October. Dr Young is a historian and folklorist, the author of 14 books, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Facebook live event with The Churches of Conservation Trust: https://www.facebook.com/events/295600182333006/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22discovery_top_tab%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D


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