PLANS for a UFO and paranormal conference are underway.

This exciting event has a huge array of guest speakers, stalls, readings, demonstrations and activities lined up for the big day, which is from 9am on Sunday, June 9.

The conference will be at Lysaght Institute, in Newport, a historic building dating back to 1928, which Linc-Cymru invested £3 million into transforming, making it suitable for the 21st century.

This exciting event, organised by Danielle Sheahan, will allow people enthusiastic about the weird and wacky world of the paranormal to learn more and meet like-minded people.

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Dr Chris French, who is head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk at the event. He focuses on the psychology behind paranormal beliefs, with an appropriate amount of scepticism.

Also speaking will be Steve Parsons, who is an author, plus investigator and researcher of ghosts and the paranormal. Popular work by him includes Ghostology, The Art of the Ghost Hunter (2016) and Paracoustics, Sound and the Paranormal (2015) which he co-authored with Dr Callum Cooper.

Cryptozoologist, Richard Freeman, will also attend, discussing the search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster.

Other speakers include: UFO researcher and physical medium, John Blackburn, along with mediums Sian Friend and Bill Nicholson.

More announcements are expected closer to the time, but tickets are already available for this unique insight into the unexpected and unknown.

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There is free parking at the site, plus a nearby car park, with refreshments on sale throughout the event.

Tickets are £30 and can be ordered by phoning Danielle Sheahan on 01633 810126 or emailing

If you’re interested in hosting a stall or running an event at the UFO and Paranormal conference, get in touch with organisers using the above details.