GRANBURY – The Sixth Annual Granbury Paranormal Expo will kick off the Halloween season on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Oct. 1 - 5 p.m. with a street festival in the middle of Granbury’s historic downtown square. This festival is free to the public and will feature ghost hunters, psychics, horror, sci-fi, cosplay, fantasy and much more. 

“Last year was our first time to hold it in the middle of the Granbury square,” said Brandy Herr, co-founder of the Granbury Paranormal Expo. “We had so much fun, we can’t wait to make it even bigger and better this year!”        

This year’s special celebrity guest will be Charlaine Harris, author of the novels that inspired HBO’s True Blood and the new hit NBC series, Midnight, Texas. Joining Charlaine Harris as guest speakers will be renowned cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, Research and Investigation of the Paranormal founder Greg Stephens, and Boni Furusho, a mentor to those who have experienced paranormal phenomena. Hallie of Hallie’s Heroes will also be a special guest, swabbing visitors and adding them to the National Bone Marrow Registry to help save the lives of those who need bone marrow transplants.

Cosplay, or dressing in costumes, will also be a much bigger feature this year. Visitors will meet many costumed characters and even take pictures with several movie replica vehicles. A children’s cosplay contest for ages infant to 12 will take place on Oct. 1, sponsored by Heroic Inner Kids and hosted by Unwrap the Magic Parties and Events.