Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast (Ep05): 2018 Butler Paranormal Conference

11th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference



On episode 5 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, we talk with authors, researchers, filmmakers, retailers, healers, podcasters, and other participants at the 11th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference held in Lyndora, Pennsylvania on April 28, 2018.

On this episode in order of appearance:

Brian & Terrie Seech: Center for Unexplained Events

We research and investigate everything under the unexplained umbrella, from UFO’s & aliens, ghosts & cryptids to all strange phenomena.



Center for Cryptozoological Studies

We are an investigative, research and archival group that focuses on the study of cryptozoology – the study of unknown or hidden animals.




Rod Fee & Annette Bove-Holmes: Titusville/Oil City Paranormal Society (T.O.P.S.)

Investigating the paranormal unknown. Team of experienced professionals that approach each investigation from a scientific and intuitive perspective.


Phone: 814-516-2015

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Chris Attis: Cybele’s (Pagan supplies)


Phone: 724-699-3044



Joshua Maley & Jess Paul: Grimm Sleeper Productions

Grimm Sleeper Productions was founded with the simple goal of telling compelling, character-driven stories in the horror genre.


Phone: 412-330-1180

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Jason Proakis & Jeff Young: Western Pennsylvania Paranormal Investigation Team (W.P.P.I.T.)

We are a group of friends who all have the same interest. To try to find the answers to the paranormal. We do not charge for doing an investigation. If your house might be haunted or work or any place and would like us to come and investigate, just let us know.



Dan Hageman: The Butler Organization For Research Of The Unexplained (B.O.R.U.)

The basic mission of BORU is dedicated to investigating and researching UFO activity and other unusual paranormal sightings in the Butler County and the Western Pennsylvania area.


Phone: 724-282-1710

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Bryan Hogue: Chiller Night Theater

Chiller Night Theater is a hosted horror show which features horror & science fiction movies from the golden age of horror and schlock films.  Chiller Night RADIO is our Vodcast program that will soon be available on Apple Podcasts. We discuss topics such as paranormal investigations, unsolved mysteries and unexplained activities.  We also talk about horror and science fiction movies, as well as comics!


Phone: 412-440-8237

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Fred Saluga & Greg Kotyuha: Fayette County Pennsylvania Bigfoot Research Project

Local Bigfoot research project studies legendary creature. Strange sounds, unfamiliar tracks and sometimes the sighting of a mysterious creature all fuel the legend of Bigfoot in this area.


Phone: 304-723-8212



Ed Kelemen, author

Ed Kelemen is a writer, columnist, and playwright who lives in a small West Central Pennsylvania Town with two of his five sons, a humongous dog, a clutch of attitude-ridden cats, a large turtle, a rabbit, and whatever other rodents decide to brave the winter inside. They all share an ancient house with a trio of haunts who are more entertaining than anything else. Ed’s articles and short stories have appeared in numerous local, regional, and national publications.


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Joe Shortridge: 222 Paranormal Podcast

222 Paranormal Podcast is a weekly show that explores all things paranormal. Brother and sister duo Joe and Jen Shortridge have been interested in all things paranormal since their childhood. The siblings launched 222 Paranormal Podcast in June 2016, where they discuss personal experiences, news from the paranormal world and interview special guests including psychics, mediums, ghost hunters, and every day people with true supernatural stories.  In addition to their in demand podcast (now listened to by thousands of people all over the world) the pair lead ghost hunts and appear as speakers and vendors at conventions throughout the U.S.


Phone: 740-720-0225

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Ernest Solar, author

Ernest Solar has been a writer, storyteller, and explorer of some kind for his entire life. He grew up devouring comic books, novels, and any other type of book, along with movies, which allowed him to explore a multitude of universes packed with mystery and adventure. A professor at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, he lives with his wife and family in Lovettsville, Virginia.

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Christine Soltis, author

Author, actress and scientist Christine M. Soltis was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her deepest passion is in fiction writing and has been for the past 13 years. She has written 21 books, including several non-fiction international co-creations. Many of her novels can be accessed via In addition, she is co-writer on various film scripts and creates her own book cover photos and promotional videos.

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Rick Comperatore: Cempie’s Corner

This is a Place of safety and strength for those souls on the journey as they seek support, guidance, growth, and healing.


Phone: 814-381-3200



This episode was recorded April 28, 2018 in Lyndora, Pennsylvania.  Host: Tony Lavorgne.  Guests: Brian & Terrie Seech, Rod Fee & Annette Bove-Holmes, Chris Attis, Joshua Maley & Jess Paul, Jason Proakis & Jeff Young, Dan Hageman, Bryan Hogue, Fred Saluga & Greg Kotyuha, Ed Kelemen, Joe Shortridge, Earnest Solar, Christine Soltis, and Rick Comperatore.  Podcast Producer: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas, Dave Holoweiko.  Music (available on Dreamy-002 (“Faded”), D’lyxius (“Seven Level Atmosphere’), Naughty Step (“Malhamdale”), Alfred Farrugia (“Weep”).  Additional sound (available on Youtube):  Justin Silverman (“This Concludes Our Broadcast, 2008 — Humanity’s last moments caught on tape.”)   ©Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved.



Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast explores the history and tales of ghost stories, mysterious crimes & murders, UFOs, witchcraft, and other occult happenings still thriving in the Greater Ohio Valley region of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio . . . and beyond.  Specializing in obscure paranormal and anthropological topics, host Tony Lavorgne is an accomplished researcher, author, and public speaker on the subject of local legends and lore throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.  He is a contributing writer to Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles and co-author of Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania.








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