From the Cursed Angel of Council Bluffs to the Hanging Ghost of Davenport, there is no region of Iowa without its own unexplained mystery. Join us at the South Side Library to learn about the state’s most haunted locations! Paranormal investigator Chad Lewis has traveled across the world to seek out the paranormal, including extensively in the Midwest. His unique presentation includes photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and even directions to the locations so you can check them out yourself!
It stood about eight feet tall. It had bat-like wings. A bright light beamed from its forehead through the air, and it was seemingly impervious to bullets. They called it the Van Meter Visitor. For five days, it terrorized the town of Van Meter – and was never seen again.
More than 200,000 people died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of World War II. These cities have been rebuilt, but the impact is not forgotten. Pa Vang Goldbeck will share her experience of a recent visit to Hiroshima during this program at the North Side Library. Goldbeck’s two-week visit came as part the Mayors for Peace organization. Des Moines mayor Frank Cownie is the lead U.S. mayor for Mayors for Peace, which dedicates itself to world peace and a nuclear-free world.