The Ghosts of the Black Hawk War
Title: The Ghosts of the Black Hawk War
In an attempt to qualify locations for the likelihood of an existing haunting, many in the paranormal community look to a sordid history prevalent in murder, suicide, and intense negative emotions. For those in Northern Illinois, the small towns of Stillman Valley and unincorporated Kent are perfect examples of history creating a perfect paranormal environment. These environments, backed by captured evidence, will show to be haunted by intelligent spirits who seek recognition after 186 years of silence.
Highlighted throughout the presentation will be evidence captured at the Stillman's Run battle site, the Kellogg's Grove battle site, and the Black Hawk Gathering Area just south of Rockford, Illinois. These battle sites, and others, will be featured in our upcoming book, "Ghosts of the Black Hawk War," which features all of the Illinois event locations. The sequel to that book will focus on the Wisconsin events as they occurred after June 24th, 1832.
The presentation will identify some of the challenges encountered when the United States began expanding westward through occupied hostile lands. Specific to the discussion will be issues that directly led to the Black Hawk War such as, the actions of Major Stillman's drunken militia; Black Hawk's use of psychological warfare; the appointment of Felix St. Vrain as Sauk Indian Agent; and how the United States government created the precursor to the war in 1804.
Importantly, the presentation will offer those with a limited understanding of the Black Hawk War the chance to listen to a short historical excerpt that features paranormal evidence in an attempt to establish the battle sites as historically haunted. Such captured evidence will include ultraviolet (UV) photography, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Spirit Box recordings, and more.
Finally, the presentation will establish that after 186 years of silence the ghosts of the Black Hawk War still have much to say. What is to be said, and to whom, is still up for debate; however, in an attempt to bring peace to the militia and Sauk warriors who lost their lives, the paranormal community must be willing to listen.
In the summer of 2019, Dan Norvell and Larry Eissler will be publishing their new book, "The Ghosts of the Black Hawk War," which will feature much of the research conducted for this presentation.