Returning for his third year we present Bill Tabone, the founder of the Australian Paranormal Society along with his wife Amanda will be hosting the “Worlds Beyond Speakers Forum” at this year’s festival. Speakers from across Australia and the world will be gathering to present a wide variety of topics ranging from Cryptozoology, Ufology, the Occult, Paranormal, the Horror writing scene and much more. Don’t miss this spectacular event and meet some of the most brilliant people on these unusual topics early evening Friday and Saturday. For more info re the APS check out their page.
This year the World’s Beyond speakers forum will be held in Gypsy Village Moon House Tent, the same space as Muffplex Cinema.
international headline speakers
topic: Fact and Fallacy: Being a Paranormal Investigator.
Bill has a great passion for the paranormal and has been in the field of paranormal investigation for over 31 years. He has seen many things in this time that have formed the basis of his belief system in the field.
Bill along with his wife, Amanda are the founders and director’s of the Australian Paranormal Society based in Melbourne, Victoria.
The society conduct research and investigations in to all things considered paranormal and also set up events of a paranormal basis, such as “The Worlds Beyond Forum” at Earthcore.
topic: UFO Now
Brad Morris, UFO researcher/witness and experiencer. Actively pursuing the "phenomena" through field observations, and social media forums since 2012.
topic: Close Encounters of the 5th Kind - Sacred Psychadelic teacher plants and the inevitible ET, UFO “first contact” global moment.
Eugene is a successful independent artist who has been working for over 25 years in a wide variety of creative mediums, and now is primarily focused on film-making. He is a seminal figure in the psychedelic trance dance festival community in Australia and has worked under the moniker of Space Between the Gaps for over 20 years.
Eugene’s interest in ET’s, UFO’s developed following a direct experience and a series of synchronicities, which lead to his inquiry into the field of Remote Viewing, CSETI (Centre for the Study of Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) and human initiated contact. He started to give lectures at festivals specifically focused on the entheogens and ET shared paradigms.
topic: Discussion on the “paranormal”. 38 years as an investigator, experiences and what it means to be a Paranormal investigator.
As Investigation team leader for the Cult T.V show “Haunted Australia” (aired on Foxtel and C31).
Gary is a valued, walking knowledge bank of the Paranormal, with a long standing, professional presence in the field that spans over 35 years, and Hundreds of investigations at some of Australia's most haunted locations.
His wealth of experience, and reputation amongst his peers and fellow team members on screen as well as off makes him the perfect candidate to provide direction and support.
Although Gary follows Paranormal events in search of truth, he is an avid Skeptic who thoroughly analyses all submitted data for rational explanations.
topic: Black Rock House Ghost Stories
Glenn will present a short documentary he has made surrounding Black Rock House based in Melbourne Australia. This film will chronicle various paranormal personal experiences encountered by guests and investigators at Black Rock House.
Glenn is a paranormal researcher based in Melbourne Australia. He investigates and helps run tours from Paranormal X Files and Black Rock House Paranormal Tours. He is also the owner and creator of Haunted Informer a popular paranormal news site. He is a visual creator investing his time into producing short documentaries focused around the paranormal.
topic: Thinking outside the box
My Name is Martin Simpson, Co-Founder of Paranormal Xfiles and Black Rock House Paranormal Tours I have been a Paranormal Investigator for several years now, after several accounts of having paranormal activity when I was a young child. While there are several approaches you can use to obtain scientific evidence of life after death, My passion is finding new ways to help communicate with spirits. When it comes to paranormal investigating there is no set way. As an investigator it’s important to “Thinking outside the box” trying new ideas is important, I enjoy building my own experimental equipment for the team to use and test on investigations. I decided to create a facebook group called Paranormal Experiments to bring paranormal investigators together and discuss experimental idea’s.
topic: Ghosts in the Asylum
Historian, Tour Guide and Paranormal Investigator, Nathaniel Buchanan is the owner of Aradale Ghost Tours, one of the most popular ghost tours in Australia, located in Aradale Lunatic Asylum, Ararat.
A veteran tour guide of some of the most haunted locations in Australia and Europe, including several concentration camps, underground crypts in Rome and Paris, and Australia's own Port Arthur, Nathaniel's appearance at Earthcore presents an opportunity for some hair raising history and, of course, lots of ghost stories.
topic: Hollywood VS The Paranormal: The real cases behind the movies
Hi I’m Sarah. I created a blog called Living Life In Full Spectrum in June 2014 to chronicle my journey as a paranormal investigator. During my paranormal career if you want to call it that, I have successfully gone from being a paying customer on public investigations to Co Founding Paranormal X Files, Co Founding Black Rock House Paranormal tours and opening up new locations for the community to enjoy via a partnership with the National Trust of Victoria. The blog talks about all of the things I have encountered along the way. I have learnt a lot of things along the way that I like to share with other enthusiasts like myself wanting to do more within the paranormal community. What started as a blog to chronicle my paranormal journey has now also evolved into an informative commentary of the paranormal community as well as exploring different paranormal experiments and theories, researching famous paranormal cases and as well as offering advice, inspiration and information to those wanting to join me in the crazy world of the paranormal.
topic: Paranormal Television and Film Creation.
Stelios is a filmmaker who is interested in exploring subcultures with a fascination in narrative storytelling, especially in the supernatural horror genre. In 2007 he co-produced Haunted Australia with Ron Dorre, and is presently working on a Haunted Australia reboot as well as developing other projects.