For nearly three decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's World's Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master's Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 25 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there!
**Virtual Openings for Fall & Winter**
"Due to the rise in Delta and winter driving conditions, many libraries have been asking for virtual options for their Fall & Winter programming.
With this, in addition to my in-person programs I have converted all my presentations to include a virtual option through Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, Blue Jeans, etc...... or even a pre-recorded version as well.
Many libraries are even taping the live video to make it accessible through their websites for those who couldn't attend the live broadcast and a pre-recorded option is available as well.
I have included all the info for you below---just let me know what you pick.
It is great to know that even in these strange times people still crave storytelling.
Keep an eye out,
Legends and Folklore of Winter
Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of superstitions to cause a school snow day, winter spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Claus, stories of little people, the twelve days of Christmas, werewolves, witches, people being buried alive, and numerous other Holiday traditions for the darkest days of the year!
Wisconsin Lumberjack Legends and Lore
From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with all of the Lumberjack traditions. superstitions, and legends. Filled with tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatural feats, and every yarn told in-between, this program celebrates our lumberjack history.
Wisconsin's Gangster Past- Turning the Badger State into the Crime State
Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn WI into their personal crime vacation land. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die.
Paranormal Wisconsin- Tales of Ghosts, UFOs, and Mysterious Creatures
This presentation is an eerie combination of the most bizarre paranormal topics. I have combined my strangest cases of alien abductions, haunted places, mysterious creatures, crop circles, and everything else weird and unusual. This program covers the entire spectrum of WI's supernatural activity.
Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations - The Scariest Places in WI
This presentation takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. It covers the entire state, from wandering ghosts in the North Woods, to a haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in WI is without its own hauntings.
Mysterious Creatures of Wisconsin - From Bigfoot to Vampires
I showcase my on-site investigations of the Bigfoot of the north woods and the lake monster of Lake Pepin to phantom chickens and Hellhounds roaming rural WI. Filled with witness drawings, eye-witness testimony, weird photos, and bizarre sound clips, this presentation brings the investigation right to the audience.
Bizarre History of Wisconsin- Strange Stories From Our Past
This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of WI.
Open Dates-If you go to my website www.chadlewisresearch.com and look under EVENTS you will see all of my booked dates. Any date not listed there is still open for you! Or you can piggyback with another booked date, if you would like it for the same date at a different time.
Length-The visual presentation runs approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Time is also left for audience questions, comments, and personal stories.
Audience- Presentations are geared for the general public. The audience is usually made of a cross section of ages from the very young---to the young at heart. The presentation also be specifically adapted to suit any age group.
Cost-My normal speaking fee is $350 (which includes all travels lodging etc..). However, due to my programs being virtual I have cut my fee to $200. Since I work with many different groups with varying budgets, I realize that for some this is a drop in the bucket, while for others it is way out of their reach, which is why I always try to work something out with each group.
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