“A Renaissance man whose eclecticism and open-mindedness have gained him a broad degree of recognition and respect”
- Real Detroit Weekly
John has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic/conspiratorial/occult research for well-over two decades. It is estimated that, over the past 25 years, more than 60,000 people have attended one of John’s signature “Weird Lectures.” John E.L. Tenney’s columns and articles have been printed in magazines and newspapers world-wide, and he has lectured to numerous public and private schools, universities, organizations and clubs. The author of over a dozen books, Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television worldwide. In 2011 Mr. Tenney created a bi-weekly podcast “Realm of the Weird” which Real Detroit Weekly awarded “Detroit’s Best Podcast” Aside from his lectures and due to his extended time involved in anomalistic research he has acted as a consult for numerous companies including, but not limited to, NBC, A&E, Fox, SyFy, The Detroit Free Press and Huffinton Post, Men’s Health and The New York Times. He is currently the co-host of the TV show Ghost Stalkers which airs on Destination America
“It is the healthy skepticism, kindly disposition and boundless knowledge which he has that this world of strangeness needs most”
- John Keel, Researcher
Aside from his time investigating unusual phenomena John is also an accomplished painter, musician and humorist. As a musician John has performed with musical acts such as Social Distortion, Agent Orange and Kid Rock. His paintings can be found on display throughout the country and have been featured at numerous art openings across America. In 2008 Tenney started his first comedy podcast The Oddist, which won Best Podcast in Detroit in 2010, and since that time has created and appeared on a number of other comedic podcasts. He routinely performs stand-up comedy in and around Detroit.
Everyone is encouraged to schedule,host or attend one of these fascinating lectures. One of the goals of these lecture/discussion groups is to provide insight to those people who have an interest in these fields so that we might create a more well informed community of the generally interested. The sharing/construction of knowledge is a prime goal held by Mr. Tenney.
Lectures can include, (if requested) a slide show and/or an audio portion and giveaways, these options create a fun and startling lecture for all! For more information on booking a lecture or scheduling an appearance for you event please visit our Contact & Booking page