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Type of Events we Offer

Paranormal Lecture Series

We offer a 1 to 1.25 hour program on various topics related to the paranormal. So far we have presented over 50 programs to dozens of public libraries, museums, park districts, and historical societies. Scroll down to see the complete list of locations we have presented at. 


The programs available are:

  • Paranormal 101 - An Introduction to the Paranormal
  • Paranormal 102 - A Deeper Dive into the Paranormal
  • Paranormal 103 - Basics of Paranormal Investigating 
  • Paranormal 104 - Investigator for a Day
  • Paranormal 105 - Legend Tripping in Illinois
  • Paranormal 201 - Use of Response Techniques -- Provoking versus Use of Trigger Objects


The primary goal of these programs is to educate the public on the paranormal and what the paranormal is not. These programs are provided free of charge, but we will accept donations if offered. In 2014, we will be conducting these programs on Thursday and Friday nights at 7PM or Saturday afternoons at 1PM. Please note the October dates will fill up first and fast.


Paranormal Investigation 101 and 102

We offer two courses on Paranormal Investigations that go over how to conduct a paranormal investigation from start to finish.  Each course is 4 weeks in length and ends with an actual investigation of a location.  This is a fee based program.


Investigate with TnT Paranormal

We offer an "Investigate with TnT Paranormal" event where we partner with a location to allow the public to investigate the location with a paranormal team. Pricing varies based on the location and what services are desired.


NOTE: This is not a client based investigation; go to the Contact Us page to make that type of request.


Clean-up Programs

We offer assistance to historic locations to help them with clean-up efforts. There is no fee associated with this effort.


Meet and Greets

We have worked several Meet and Greets to educate the public about the paranormal and our team. There is no fee associated with this effort. All we ask is to be able to advertise and promote our team at the event.


Presentations and/or Lectures for a Conference or Other Event

We offer a 45 minute to 1 hour long program on various topics related to the paranormal. The fee for these presentations will vary based on the event, topic, location of the conference/event, travel requirements, other requirements, etc.


Other

To you have an event in mind and it's not listed here...no worries. We are willing to discuss it with you.


Request an Event

If you wish to schedule an event with us go to the Event Request Form.  

Paranormal Lecture Series

NOTE: We will be accepting food donations that will go to support food pantries in DuPage and Will Counties. Donations appreciated!

 

2014 Paranormal Lecture Series

The 2014 Paranormal Lecture Series schedule: (FREE events held at Public Libraries and Park Districts)


Paranormal 101


 
Paranormal 102

Paranormal 103

Paranormal 104

Paranormal 105

 

 

2015 Paranormal Lecture Series

The 2015 Paranormal Lecture Series schedule: (FREE events held at Public Libraries and Park Districts)

 
Paranormal 103

 

 

Investigate with TnT Paranormal at Arlington Heights Historical Museum

Hosted by:  Arlington Heights Historical Museum and TnT Paranormal

 

Click here to learn more.  To register for one of these events click here.

 

3rd Annual Illinois Paranormal Conference

When: Saturday October 4, 2014; 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N Main St., Rockford, IL

What:  Join Tinker Swiss Cottage and Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events at Memorial Hall for the 2014 Illinois Paranormal Conference. This year will be the third year and the event is growing in popularity each year. The featured speaker this year will be Rosemary Ellen Guiley, leading expert on the Paranormal. Other speakers include Filmmaker John Borowski; Melissa Tanner, founder and lead investigator for TnT Paranormal Investigations; and Rockford’s own Chad Clovier and Travis Dahlhauser of Greater Rockford Apparitions & Ghost Group, (G.R.A.G.G). And we are very pleased to announce that Spiritual Medium Cassidy Rae, who was very popular at last year’s Conference, will be returning this year.

For more information, click here to visit the 2014 Conference Page at HauntedRockford.com.

 

Fundraiser

Heartland Animal Shelter

2975 Milwaukee Avenue in Northbrook

Saturday October 11th at 6:00pm

$25.00 Donation

Paranormal 101 Agenda

Paranormal 101 - An Introduction to the Paranormal

Join us as we discuss methods used to find answers and investigate alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. The discussion will include methods for gathering data during an investigation, how the data is reviewed to determine if any paranormal data was captured, or if these experiences are natural/environmental, man-made, or indeed paranormal.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • What we do
  • Types of Hauntings
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Orbs, Light Anomalies, Matrixing, and Shadow People
  • EVP and Disembodied Voices
  • EMF and Temperature Fluctuations
  • Ghost Photography
  • Tell us about your Paranormal Experiences
  • Question and Answer

Paranormal 102 Agenda

Paranormal 102 - A Deeper Dive into the Paranormal

Join us as we discuss methods to finds answer and investigate cases of paranormal or unexplainable activity. The discussion will include methods for gathering data during an investigation, how the data is reviewed to determine if any paranormal data was captured, or if these experiences are natural, environmental, man-made, or indeed paranormal.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • What we do
  • What is an EMF?
  • Why is Temperature important?
  • Why do we use the equipment we use?
  • Why Audio Frequencies?
  • Discussion of Natural Elements that can cause Paranormal feelings
  • What if my house is haunted?
  • Are there dangers with ghost hunting?
  • Tell us about your paranormal experiences
  • Question and Answers

Paranormal 103 Agenda

Paranormal 103 - Basics of Paranormal Investigating

Join us as we discuss the basics of paranormal investigating and some of the things that a person needs to know if they wish to become a paranormal investigator. The discussion will include terminologies, methods for gathering data during an investigation, how to debunk claims, using trigger objects, and documenting baseline readings.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • Basics of Investigating
  • Use of Flashlights
  • Audio Gathering and Conducting an EVP Session
  • Documenting Baseline Readings
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Debunking Tips
  • Trigger Objects
  • Other Noteworthy Information
  • Tell us about your paranormal experiences
  • Question and Answers

Paranormal 104 Agenda

Paranormal 104 - Investigator for a Day

Join us as we take you through a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations in America, some of the local haunted gems we have in our area, and other locations we have investigated. As we take the virtual tour we will discuss some of the claims and stories for the location, as well as review some of the data collected at the location.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • Virtual Tour of Some of America's Most Famous Haunted Locations
  • Virtual Tour of Some of our Client Cases
  • Look at Data Collected at these Locations- Tell us about your paranormal experiences
  • Question and Answers

Paranormal 105 Agenda

Paranormal 105 - Legend Tripping in Illinois

Join us as we take you through a virtual tour of some of the most haunted locations in Illinois, local haunted gems we have in our area, and other local locations we have investigated. As we take the virtual tour we will discuss some of the claims and stories for the location, as well as review some of the data collected at the location.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • What is Legend Tripping?
  • Types of Haunts
  • What is a Ghost?
  • What is an Orb?
  • What is a Light Anomaly?
  • What is Matrixing?
  • What is an EVP?
  • What is a Disembodied Voice?
  • Data from Various Locations
  • Tell us about your paranormal experiences
  • Question and Answers

Paranormal 201 Agenda

Paranormal 201 - Use of Response Techniques -- Provoking versus Use of Trigger Objects

Join us as we discuss the difference between provoking and use of trigger objects during a paranormal investigation. The discussion will include methods we use to try and trigger paranormal activity during an investigation, such as use of trigger objects, role playing, use of signs, and bringing "gifts". We will also discuss the pros and cons of provoking and why we feel it is not a good practice to use.


Topics include:

  • Who is TnT Paranormal?
  • Definition of Provoking
  • What are Trigger Objects?
  • What is Role Playing?
  • Technique used could result in outcomes
  • Should the location warrant which technique used?
  • Respect the Dead
  • Tell us about your paranormal experiences
  • Question and Answers

Paranormal Investigation 101 and 102 Agendas

Paranormal Investigation 101 Agenda

Description: Have you ever wondered if there is life after death? Do you watch the paranormal shows on TV? Have you ever wondered if what you see on the shows really happens? Then join Melissa Tanner, and other members of TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC, to find out the answers to these questions and many more. In this course we will cover various paranormal related topics such as: the history of the paranormal field, the types of paranormal, the types of hauntings, investigation basics, debunking tips, the different equipment that is used for an investigation, and some of the common issues found with the equipment. There will also be a hands-on workshop with some of the equipment used by TnT Paranormal during their investigations. So if you want to learn more about the paranormal and/or the approach and technology behind a paranormal investigation then this is the class for you!

Cost:  There will be a fee associated with this course.  Details to follow.

Time: 1 and 1/2  hours 


Paranormal Investigation 102  Agenda

Description: Do you want to learn more about the field of paranormal investigation? Would you like to learn about some of the theories, tools, and techniques behind a paranormal investigation? Would you like to go on a paranormal investigation? Then join Melissa Tanner, and other members of TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC, to find out the answers to these questions and many more. This class is a follow-up of the Paranormal Investigation 101. Paranormal Investigation 102 will take a closer look at the field of paranormal investigation including: conducting research, photography dos and don’ts, how to conduct a client investigation, how to approach data review, and tips for forming your own team. In the class we will discuss how to approach a paranormal investigation from start to finish. At the end of the class we will conduct an actual paranormal investigation! So if you want to learn more about the paranormal and/or the approach and technology behind a paranormal investigation then this is the class for you!

Pre-requisite: Paranormal Investigation 101

Cost:  There will be a fee associated with this course.  Details to follow.

Time: 1 and 1/4 hour for weekly lecture and a 5 hour investigation

Previously Hosted Paranormal Lectures and Courses

Paranormal Lectures:
  • Antioch Public Library, Antioch, IL / 06-29-2013
  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum, Arlington Heights, IL / 09-12-2013
  • Aurora Public Library, Aurora IL 60505 /  08-28-2014
  • Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, IL / 09-26-2013
  • Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL / 10-16-2012 and 10-4-2011
  • Cary Area Public Library, Cary, IL / 9-20-2012
  • Cicero Public Library, Cicero, IL / 07-13-2013
  • Chicago Public Library - McKinley Park Branch, Chicago, IL / 11-3-2012
  • Chicago Public Library - Gage Park Branch, Chicago, IL / 11-9-2013
  • Crete Park District, Crete, IL / 03-28-2014
  • Downers Grove Park District - Lincoln Center, Downers Grove, IL / 10-5-2013
  • Downers Grove Public Library, Downers Grove, IL / 10-18-2011
  • Flossmoor Public Library, Flossmoor, IL / 3-31-2011
  • Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL / 9-8-2011
  • Frankfort Park District, Frankfort, IL / 02-28-2014 and 10-11-2013
  • Franklin Park Public Library, Franklin Park, IL / 10-3-2013, 10-11-12, and 11-11-10
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glen Ellyn, IL / 11-7-2013
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, Lynwood, IL / 9-22-2011
  • Glenside Public Library, 25 E. Fullerton Ave, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 / 8-21-2014
  • Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL / 9-15-2011
  • Lemont Public Library, Lemont, IL / 10-17-2013, 4-5-2012 and 9-29-2011
  • Lisle Public Library, Lisle, IL / 10-6-2011
  • Mt Prospect Public Library, Mt. Prospect, IL / 10-25-2011 and 10-26-2010
  • Naperville Nichols Public Library, Naperville, IL / 3-10-2011
  • New Lenox Public Library, New Lenox, IL / 10-12-2013, 10-30-2012, 10-27-2011, and 10-14-2010
  • Oak Brook Public Library, Oak Brook, IL / 09-19-2013, 10-4-2012 and 3-8-2012
  • Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, IL / 9-5-2012
  • Poplar Creek Public Library, Streamwood, IL / 4-18-2013
  • Prairie Trails Public Library, Burbank, IL / 11-8-2011
  • Prospect Heights Public Library, Prospect Heights, IL / 10-29-2013
  • Roselle Public Library, Roselle, IL / 9-27-2012
  • Shorewood-Troy Public Library, Shorewood, IL / 10-28-2010
  • Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, Steger, IL / 10-18-2012, 11-15-2011, and 7-14-2011
  • Three Rivers Public Library, Minooka, IL / 10-2-2012 and 10-13-2011
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, Rockford, IL / 11-01-2013, 03-30-2012 and 10-14-2011 (with Ghost Tour)
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs, IL / 11-14-2013
  • Westmont Public Library, Westmont, IL / 10-20-2011 and 11-4-2010
  • White Oak Public Library, Lockport, IL / 10-25-2012
  • White Oak Public Library, Romeoville, IL / 10-24-2013, 3-21-2013, 4-19-2012 and 2-19-2011
  • Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL / 10-11-2011

Paranormal Investigation 101 and 102 Courses:
  • Frankfort Park District / June - August 2014

Paranormal Seminar with WCP

On Jan. 18th 2011, Windy City Paranormal (WCP) and TnT Paranormal conducted a paranormal seminar at the Streamwood Public Library. This seminar covered equipment and techniques are used during an investigation. The topics included:

  • DVR / Camera Setup - An area was setup to simulate what the DVR system and IR cameras looking like during an investigation.
  • Digital Equipment - An area was setup to conduct mock EVP sessions.
  • EMF Detectors - An area was setup to show how to perform an EMF sweep of a location.


The event was hosted by WCP.

Investigate with TnT Paranormal Events

Location / Date:

  1. Private Location, Joliet, IL / Sept. 10, 2010
  2. Countryside Place, Manteno, IL / Oct. 8, 2010
  3. Countryside Place, Manteno, IL / Nov. 5, 2010
  4. Milton School, Alton, IL / Oct. 15, 2011
  5. Milton School, Alton, IL / Oct. 20, 2012
  6. Tinker Swiss Cottage, Rockford, IL / Nov. 17, 2012
  7. Tinker Swiss Cottage, Rockford, IL / Dec. 1, 2012
  8. Coronado Theatre, Rockford, IL / Feb. 23, 2013  and March 15, 2014 (with Haunted Rockford)
  9. Tinker Swiss Cottage, Rockford, IL / Apr. 13, 2013 (with Haunted Rockford)
  10.  Midway Village, Rockford, IL / May 10, 2014 (with Haunted Rockford, Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee, and Ghost Research Society).


Agenda:

  • Introduction to the Paranormal and Ghost Hunting
  • Investigation with TnT Paranormal
  • Training on EVPs and EMFs
  • Training on Ghost Photography

Chicago Ghost Conference III

We hosted a booth at the Chicago Ghost Conference III (2011) at the Portage Theater in Chicago. This event was hosted by Ursula Bielski and Chicago Hauntings. Featured speakers included: Jeff Belanger, Chris Fleming, Dave Schrader, and Michael Kleen.

IL Paranormal Conference

On September 28, 2013, our founder, Melissa Tanner, sat on a paranormal panel with others that included: Mark Schwabe from GHS, Dale Kaczmarek from GRS, Author Michael Kleen, Noah Leigh from PIM, and Psychic Paul Smith.

On September 22, 2012, our founder, Melissa Tanner, presented at the IL Paranormal Conference on the topic of Provoking vs Trigger Objects. Other featured speakers include: Ghost Head Soap, Dale Kaczmarek, and Ghost Gadget Guy.

Haunted Attraction - Meet and Greets

Locations previously visited: