Monthly Lectures

Monthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM.
Click here for a campus map.

PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.

The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Investigating Mysteries: Out-of-the-Box Thinking that Solved Strange Cases

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Kenny Biddle

This presentation will cover some of the methods Kenny Biddle has used to solve mysteries. Using investigations from his personal case files, Kenny will demonstrate how these techniques provided clues to unravelling mysteries from screaming ghosts wandering hotels to Elvis Presley appearing in the holiday classic 'Home Alone'.
Kenny Biddle is a science enthusiast who investigates claims of paranormal experiences, photos, videos, and gadgetry. He promotes science, critical thinking, and skepticism through his YouTube video blog, "I Am Kenny Biddle." He has been a photography consultant for Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for almost a decade. He often hosts workshops and lectures on alleged paranormal photography, providing a better understanding of how anomalies have natural explanations. Kenny is a columnist for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, with his work appearing in publications around the world. Kenny is open to the idea of paranormal claims and works to test them for validity. He currently offers an Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) Challenge at the White Hill Mansion that comes with a cash prize should anyone pass the challenge.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Hike to Indian Rock @ Tyler Arboretum

Time: 10 am
Location: Tyler Arboretum Details
Speaker: Don Nigroni
At Tyler Arboretum in Delaware County by the picturesque Rocky Run sits a peculiar artifact known, at least since 1907, as Indian Rock. Our guide, Don Nigroni, will relate the theories as to what Indian Rock might really be and we will discuss the local history of the Lenape and a strange document, the Walum Olum, ascribed to them. Robb Kerr will be providing botanical information about this scenic Piedmont site and Kim Sheridan will be photo-documenting the day's activities.
We will meet at the Visitor Center by the parking lot at 10:00 AM, then we will hike from the Visitor Center along the Blue Trail for one mile each way to inspect this mysterious stone. Although we may not figure out what Indian Rock really is, we will learn about the history and natural history of this Piedmont site.
Bring insect repellent, sturdy shoes, water, lunch, and a camera.
For directions to Tyler Arboretum at 515 Painter Road,Media, PA 19063, see
Admission fees will be paid by PhACT

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - picnic and book swap

Time: 11am to 3 PM
Location: Details
Our annual picnic and book swap will be at Ft Washington park this summer, new location, near the Ft Washington exit of PATP.
PhACT will supply hot dogs, rolls, condiments, paper products and soda. You supply anything else you wish to eat. Watch this space (and Meet Up) for more information.

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