Halifax Paranormal Symposium 2023
The Halifax Paranormal Symposium has had to delay planning due to Covid-19. The symposium will be held at a date and location yet to be determined in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In the meantime, we are still collecting submissions for papers and presentations. Submissions received after September 30, 2023 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Papers and presentations of accepted submissions will be published and included in the booklet, provided that they are received before the deadline.
All submissions to the Halifax Paranormal Symposium must be submitted electronically (as a .doc or .ppt file, if possible). They should be e-mailed as attachments to the chair of the Halifax Paranormal Symposium at [email protected] If a paper has multiple authors, please advise which author will be presenting. Please include what audio/visual aids and equipment you will require for your presentation.
There is no length limitation for submitted papers or presentations, however, each presenter will be expected to be able to present for one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. You will be expected to submit a full paper or presentation to the conference committee since you will be required to present in a symposium style lecture.
Anyone may submit a paper or presentation for consideration to the Halifax Paranormal Symposium committee. The paper or presentation can be on any aspect of the paranormal, including but not limited to; (Parapsychology, Mind-Matter Interaction, Survival of Consciousness after Death, Hauntings, Ghosts, Poltergeists, Unidentified Flying Objects, Cryptozoology, Folklore, Mythology, Occult, Religious Topics such as Demonology and Exorcisms and Field Investigation Case Studies).
Note that if you are approved to present at the Halifax Paranormal Symposium, your paper and presentation will be published in the symposium booklet and on the PPRI and Ghost Project Canada websites. In recognition of the length of time from the final date of submission until the date of the symposium, the papers and presentations can be updated or expanded from the original.Location: TBD
Director Van Dusen has been asked to speak at the 2022 online Parawise Event. He will be presenting on law enforcement and the paranormal. Stay tuned for additional details.Location: Online event
November 2, 2021
10:30 pm (AST)
Warped Reality Podcast
Director Van Dusen will be discussing the paranormal with Ghost Joe at Warped Reality Podcast.Location: https://www.warpedrealitypodcast.com/
October 16, 2021
07:00 pm (AST)
An Evening with Canada's Ghost Hunters
Ever meet a real life "ghost hunter" before? Wonder if supernatural events really exist? Have you seen a real cursed or haunted object before? Look and wonder no more!
Darryll Walsh has been studying, investigating, and analyzing various subjects in parapsychology for the past 46 years. He is currently the President of Ghost Project Canada. Walsh has authored three books of folklore: Ghosts of Nova Scotia, Ghost Waters: Canada's Haunted Sea and Shores, and Legends and Monsters of Atlantic Canada. Darryll also taught parapsychology at the Nova Scotia Community College from 1996-2017. As a result of his teaching and studies he published a short book on near-death experiences entitled That Which Survives: The Case of the Near-Death Experience. He was the host of Shadow Hunter, a 13 episode series exploring the experiences and effects of the paranormal on experiences. Most recently he had a recurring role in Sight Seers, an investigative documentary series that follows the work and travels of a pair of clairvoyants with a unique way of seeing the world.
Elliott Van Dusen has been obsessed with the paranormal since childhood. He is currently the Director of Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating and researching the supernatural in Atlantic Canada. After serving 15 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 8 of those years spent investigating violent crimes, Van Dusen left to focus his full efforts on investigating paranormal mysteries. He has authored two books: Evil in Exeter based on a true story and field investigation involving the terrifying haunting of a Rhode Island family; and Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement.
Your evening will begin at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel located in beautful downtown Halifax on Hollis Street. There, you will be served a three-course dinner. Tables will be provided with a limited amount of complimentry wine, and there will be a cash bar available.
Following dinner, Darryll and Elliott will captivate you with "Hauntings: Exploring Appritions, Poltergeists and Demons". A question and answer opportunity will be provided to guests after the presentation.
To close the evening, there will be real cursed and haunted items from Darryll and Elliott's collection on display.
Guests may also view and operate real equipment utilized during haunting investigations such as the electromagnetic field radiation detector (EMF reader), thermal imaging camera, and spirit box (instrumental trans-communication/ITC device).
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to meet Halifax based parapsychologists Darryll Walsh and Elliott Van Dusen and hear their true stories of the supernatural.
Tickets for this unique event are $125 each and will be limited to the first 40 purchasers. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!Location: 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 16, 2021
08:00 pm (AST)
Miami Ghost Chronicles
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be joining Miami Ghost Chronicles host Marlene Pardo on her podcast called Stories of the Supernatural.Location: https://www.storiesofthesupernatural.info
Paranormal Weekend 2021
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be joining Haunts from the Cape co-founders Jason Murphy and Doug Mombourquette for a weekend of public paranormal investigations at the Fortress of Louisbourg. This is much more than a “Ghost Tour/Walk”! You’ll have the opportunity to speak to real parapsychological investigators, learn investigative techniques and try equipment used during haunting investigations!Location: Fortress of Louisbourg
September 3, 2021
03:00 pm (AST)
Director Van Dusen spoke with Deadly Departed host Jock Brocas about law enforcement and the paranormal.Location:
August 27, 2021
07:00 pm (AST)
2 Girls and a Camp Fire
Director Van Dusen will join hosts Allison and Sarah of 2 girls and a camp fire podcast to discuss the supernatural.Location: https://player.fm/series/2940593
August 17, 2021
05:00 pm (AST)
True Hauntings & Scary Stories
Director Elliott Van Dusen will appear on True Hauntings & Scary Stories podcast to discuss some of the parapsychological investigations he has conducted.Location:
August 12, 2021
10:00 pm (AST)
What in the ?
Director Elliott Van Dusen joins host Kent Whittington on his podcast "What In The ?" to discuss the paranormal.Location: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-in-the-podcast/id1517461630
August 1, 2021
02:00 pm (Atlantic)
Tales from the Creeped
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be joining host Liz Blundell to discuss the paranormal.Location: https://open.spotify.com/show/5s5HLoBfg8FHVoz7AFoTNF
July 19, 2021
11:00 pm (Atlantic)
The Midnight Society with Tim Weisberg
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be appearing on The Midnight Society with Tim Weisberg to discuss the paranormal.Location: https://midnight.fm/
July 8, 2021
09:00 pm (EST)
The Outer Real with Michelle Desrochers and Amelia Pisano
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be appearing on The Outer Realm with Michelle Desrochers and Amelia Pisano to discuss the paranormal.Location: https://michelledesrochers.com
May 19, 2021
11:15 pm (Atlantic)
Phantom Faction Podcast
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be joining the Phantom Faction podcast along with Tina Hardt, Tony Harris Mandy Metzger, Jason McGray, Robyn Moonshadow, and Lynda Quirino to discuss the paranormal.Location: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/phantom-faction-podcast-paranormal/id1400044129
May 16, 2021
08:30 pm (Atlantic)
Hollyweird Paranormal Podcast
Director Van Dusen will be appearing on Hollyweird Paranormal Podcast with hosts Tammie Merheb-Chavez and Brice Mitchell Williams.Location: https://hollyweirdparanormal.blubrry.net
April 5, 2021
07:45 pm (Atlantic)
The Phantom Faction Podcast
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be joining the Phantom Faction podcast to discuss his paranormal experiences and stories.Location: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/phantom-faction-podcast-paranormal/id1400044129
March 21, 2021
03:00 pm (Atlantic)
Director Elliott Van Dusen appears on the Paranormal Yakker to discuss Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement with host Stan Mallow.Location: http://www.paranormalyakker.com/guest.html
March 18, 2021
08:00 pm (Atlantic)
Haunts from the Cape
Director Elliott Van Dusen joins Haunts from the Cape co-founders Jason Murphy and Doug Mombourquette to discuss demons, haunted objects and so much more.Location: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgroBGNM3E29hDZA7zwJwdg
January 28, 2021
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Eastern)
The Outer Realm with Michelle Desrochers and Amelia Pisano
Director Elliott Van Dusen will be appearing on The Outer Realm with Michelle Desrochers and Amelia Pisano to discuss Supernatural Encounters: True Paranormal Accounts from Law Enforcement and other topics in parapsychology.Location: http://www.TheOuterRealmRadio.com