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Finding Minnesota’s scary and bizarre

Libraries welcome paranormal researcher Chad Lewis during ECRL Reads

Hear about over 100 bizarre and “hidden” newspaper stories from Minnesota in a presentation by paranormal researcher, author and lecturer Chad Lewis at the library during the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads.

Lewis will provide 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. It even might change the way you view the good ol’ days of Minnesota.

From hunting vampires in Transylvania to chasing ghosts in Ireland castles, Lewis brings 18 years of paranormal experience to his presentations. This free presentation will be held at the following East Central Regional Library locations:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, Pine City Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 8, Cambridge Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Mora Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

In a separate presentation, Lewis will take audiences on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in the state. Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations—The Scariest Places in Minnesota will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Chisago Lakes Area Library; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, McGregor Public Library; and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Princeton Area Library.

Everyone in the counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine are encouraged to read this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, a spine-tingling, modern-day haunted house story set on Lake Superior by award-winning Minnesota novelist Wendy Webb. Watch for a variety of related events along with author visits and book discussions at East Central Regional Library locations throughout October and November.

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ECRL Reads is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.