5pm-9pm: Expo Open
5pm-9pm: Lecture Room "A" Open for Lectures
9pm-11pm: VIP Party & VIP Private Expo!
11:15pm - 2am: Investigation of Hemmingway Ballroom with Chip Coffey (1am)
9:45am -8pm Expo Open
10am-7pm Lecture Room "A" Open For Lectures
10am-7pm Lecture Room "B" Open For Lectures
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*Due to the arrival times or personal schedules of our featured guests, no all may be in attendance*
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List of Current Lectures & Featured Guests of the July 24th / 25th Expo & Lecture Series.
Featured Guests & Speakers
|Chip Coffey||Rob Szarek||Dustin Pari -Sat||Alexandra Holzer||John Tenney|
|Tim Shaw||Niki ParaNormal||Jason McLeod||Karyn Reece||Brett McGinnis|
|Wes Forsythe||Lisa Terio||Mike Stevenson||Eric Altman||Robin Swope|
|Jen Anderson||Clay Smith||Joy Andreasen||Eric Charles||David Lawson|
|James McCann||Wanda Kay||Kristina Rake||Don Traynor||Peg Knickerbocker|
|Lori Coffey||Ron Coffey||Tri C Ghost Hunters||Dawn Marie Marano||EVPS|
Special Guests, Speakers, & Vendors
|Cat Young||Tess Hughes||Haunted Housewives||Melinda Carver||Lea Ann Driscoll|
|Ray Goosby||Heidi Ladow||Pat Kibby||Glenn White|
|S&M Paranormal||Nora Custer Design||Anna Dean Farm||Night Myst|
|Ghosts N' AT||Village Haunts|
*Some featured speakers may only appear on friday or saturday
* The LiveParanormal team: Rob Szarek, Wes Forsythe (Paranormal Filler) , Jen Anderson (everything VERY Paranormal), Pat Kibby (Famously Haunted), & Niki ParaUnnormal (My Paranormal Experience) - LiveParanormal.com
*The Haunted Buffalo - Eric Charles - Para X
*Super Natural Realm - Timothy Roxbury - Z Talk Radio
5:30pm Kick off Panel
6:15pm Mountain Gypsies
7:00 pm Demonology
7:45 pm Ghost Hunting Team Panel
8:30 pm Ghost Hunting Equipment Panel
10:00 am James McCann & Peg Knickerbocker
11:00 pm Ghost Hunting Panel
12:00 pm John Tenney
1:00 pm Tim Shaw & Eric Charles
2:00 pm Alexandra Holzer
3:00 pm Brett Mcginnis
4:00 pm Dustin Pari
5:00 pm Clay Smith
6:00pm Chip Coffey Q&A
7:00 pm Chip Coffey Gallery Reading *Tix Required*
10:00 am Kristina Rake
11:00 am Eric Altman
12:00pm UFO Theories
1:00 pm Wanda Kay
2:00pm Psychic Abilities
3:00 pm Jason McLeod
5:00 pm Ghost Hunting Panel
7:00pm Lisa Terio
*Tentative schedule. Times & Speakers may change
The history of Waterford begins with the Indian settlements. Many Indian tribes were in the area. The French, who were friendly with the Indians, built the first Fort LeBoeuf in 1753. The French were Catholic and had a Catholic priest stationed there, a chapel called St. Peters and they had a Catholic cemetery. In December of 1753, a young George Washington was sent to deliver a letter to the commander asking them to remove themselves from the area because the British were claiming this as their land. They said they were not leaving and sent George Washington back to Virginia. This visit by George Washington is what sparked the French and Indian War. The French, with their Indian allies, went to war with the British.
After the fall of Fort Niagara, the French at Fort LeBoeuf retreated. When they left, they set fire to the fort and burned it to the ground. The British then arrived in 1760 and built a fort there and kept the name Fort LeBoeuf. During Pontiacs Rebellion in 1763, the Indians came and burnt that fort to the ground.
In 1794 the Americans came and built a new Fort LeBoeuf with blockhouses and stockades. The town of Waterford was laid out in 1795 over the ruins of these forts and Indian settlements. One of the first settlers of the area, Judge John Vincent is quoted as saying "fragments of human remains pervade the soil".
The Eagle Hotel, Judson House, Fort LeBoeuf Museum and George Washington Statue sit on the very spots of these forts.
Direct from Heidi LaDow The Recording Secretary at Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society
One bizarre story I heard about was the story of the 2 cemeteries. There is an old one and a new one built in 1840. The old cemetery was falling to ruin so the people of Waterford decided to try to move what they could to the newer cemetery. They moved the headstones and placed them in the corner of the new cemetery along with what remains they could find. Then the story goes that they used the dirt and whatever was left over to fill in the pot holes in the streets. Back then most of the roads were dirt roads. The story also goes that people would find human bone fragments and pieces of broken jewelry in the dirt in the streets. The only evidence I have found about this story is in a newspaper clipping dated 1883. There is a plaque in the new cemetery with the old headstones dated 1920 as the year they moved them. One of the homes down the street from the old cemetery has an old headstone as part of the basement floor.
I have talked to a lot of the people of Waterford. Most of them claim that they have strange things happening in their Waterford homes and businesses. The workers at the Eagle Hotel have claimed that they have heard their names called out when no one was there, the feeling of eyes upon them and one of the cleaning ladies saw a man standing in the kitchen watching her clean when she was the only person in the building. The people that live in Waterford really love the town and are finally speaking up about the activity there. I'm not sure why they never talked about it before. Maybe they felt like they wanted to protect the reputation of the town and not be considered a freak show. Whatever the reason was, they seem to be opening now.