“A Renaissance man whose eclecticism and open-mindedness have gained him a broad degree of recognition and respect”

– Real Detroit Weekly

I never get tired of hearing what’s going on in that mad mind of yours

Amy Bruni, Kindred Spirits

John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized and highly sought-after investigators of UFO, Paranormal and Occult phenomena in the world. Mr. Tenney has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic, conspiratorial, occult, UFOlogical, and paranormal research for well over three decades. It is estimated that, throughout the past 30 years, more than 150,000 people have specifically 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. Due to his extended time involved in paranormal research he has acted as a consult for numerous companies including, but not limited to: NBC, ABC, A&E, Fox, SyFy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal. He has worked on numerous television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Very Scary Stories, Paranormal State: The New Class, Ghost Stalkers and Paranormal Lockdown, Hellier and Kindred Spirits.

Considered by many to be an invaluable resource for information about anything and everything weird John has been utilized by countless other researchers, scholars, authors and media companies in creating a wider, weirder and more well-informed world.

The author of over a dozen books, Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television worldwide. Mr. Tenney has created and hosted the podcasts “Reel Lost” and “Realm of the Weird” which Real Detroit Weekly awarded, across multiple years, “Detroit’s Best Podcast”. More recently he co-hosts the fan favorite podcast “What’s Up Weirdo?”

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. Since that time he has created and appeared on a number of other comedic podcasts including The Big Ones, Webcrawlers and Last Podcast on the Left. He still, indiscriminately, 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 lectures is to provide insight so that we might create a more well informed community of the generally interested. The sharing and 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 in attendance!

The fee for lectures is based upon travel time/expenses and materials.

For more information email: booking@weirdlectures.com

Elementary/Middle/High Schools/Public Libraries
If you are a teacher at a elementary/middle or high school or a local librarian you can request a lecture at NO CHARGE! A brief worksheet can be given out before the lecture and collected at the end. Lectures can be crafted to be suitable for all ages.

* Lectures can include an audio/visual presentation as well as the lecture.