Beyond Ghosts Para-History Festival at Old Fort Niagra April 15th 2014

1st Annual Beyond Ghosts Para-History Festival  at Old Fort Niagaral

       http://www.parahistoryfest.com/
               APRIL 5th, 2014
  The 1st Annual Beyond Ghosts Para-History Festival to benefit Old Fort Niagaral! We have an exciting day lined up with guest speakers, vendors, Civil War and Revolutionary War Re…-enactors, historical tours of Old Fort Niagara, living history demonstrations, and more! Check back here often for all the latest information on scheduled events, vendors, personalities, lecturers, etc. This is going to be a blast!!! Come meet the great list of people such a myself Marty Myers of Lost and Found Ohio and , Eric Glosser Retired Police Officer and currenlty the Director/Founder of the United Paranormal Project in Ohio and Movie Producer/Director for PARAEGLO Paranormal Documentary Films.

 guests, investigators and para-celebs attending include

KRIS WILLIAMS –
Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International! Kris Williams was raised in southern New Hampshire where she studied art, film, radio, history and genealogy. She grew up in a house that was very open-minded about the paranormal.

ADAM BERRY –
Ghost Hunters! Adam grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and moved to Boston Massachusetts to attend college at the Boston Conservatory where he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. In 2006 Adam’s interest in the Paranormal piqued when he experienced some super natural activity in Gettysburg Pennsylvania.

BRIAN CANO –
Brian is the Tech Specialist, responsible for the implementation and use of all the gadgets and gear. Best known for mixing old and new techniques of investigating, he often finds himself doing the physical tasks, such as crawling under houses and up into attics. He also serves as second in command of the team and helps manage the deployment of the crew itself.

DANIEL HOOVEN –
Daniel’s paranormal reality started in 2010 with the digital series Resident Undead and continued across the country with the most recent stop being his role as lead investigator for the Biography Channel original series Haunted Encounters: Face to Face. Daniel has been featured on the season finale of SyFy’s hit reality series “School Spirits” and was the series premiere winner of the Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Challenge”.

REBECCA KIRSCHBAUM –
One of Cleveland’s up and coming independent film writers, Rebecca holds her MFA from Cleveland State University and her playwright “Plumbing” and produced by AttaGirl Productions/Gemini Ink recently opened to rave reviews in the San Antonio, Texas play circuit.

BERT RICHARDS –
Bert is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, and is employed with the Canadian government. He has investigated a variety of sites from Lake Superior to Virginia, but has an affinity for War of 1812 locations and Civil War battlefields, especially Gettysburg and Antietam.

JOHN KOERNER –
John Koerner, co-founder Paranormal Walks, LLC
Author, Teacher, American History, Niagara County Community College, Erie Community College

MIKE BASTINE –
Michael Bastine is an Algonquin healer, elder, and former student of famous Tuscarora medicine man Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson and Tuscarora healer Ted Williams, and an Author.

ROSALYN BOWN –
Rosalyn Bown is a former cast member of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Academy. She has also appeared in paranormal programs for Comcast Cable, the National Geographic Channel, and the UK’s Living Channel.

REV. TIM SHAW –
Tim Shaw is a Psychic Medium, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritualist Healer, Ordained Minister, Urban Shaman, Backwoods Primitive Trekker, Flintknapper, Urban Explorer, Traditional Leatherworker, Historical Re-Enactor, Radio Show Host, Author, and Speaker.

JOHN CROCITTO & RYAN WILLARD –
John and Ryan are co-founders of the Paranormal Event Company, Beyond Ghosts, LLC. They are self titled Para-Historians, and use the Paranormal to entertain and educate about historical landmarks and history.

GLENN WHITE –
Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator Glenn White developed his gift from studying under some of the best teachers in the field. Glenn has spent time honing his skills at the world famous Lily Dale Assembly in New York.

ERIC TUBERDYKE –
Clairvoyant Psychic-Medium and humorist, host of ‘The Haunted Buffalo’ paranormal radio show, para-investigator and internationally renowned Singer/songwriter, with his own brand of acoustic horror/campfire tunes.

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Bryn Du Mansion Public Ghost Hunt 11/11/11

 

  Lots of exciting news about the paranormal dates and events available at the Bryn Du Mansion so check it out.

 

The Bryn Du Mansion’s calender of open dates is up for the seasons investigations at http://www.twincityoperahouse.com/bryn-du-mansion.php 

dont miss out on a great haunted location for your group to investigate.

 Bryn Du Mansion
 537 Jones Road
 Granville Ohio 43023

 
NEXT PUBLIC GHOST HUNT
11/11/11
Come join us at the Bryn Du Mansion for the 3rd ever public ghost hunt. At 7:00PM you will be some of the first to watch the newly released DVD, The Hauntings at the Bryn Du Mansion.
Following the movie you will ghost hunt the haunted Bryn Du Mansion with the United Paranormal Project until 3:00AM.
 
Cost is $30.00 online or $40.00 at the door. 

 

Twin City Opera House Halloween Ghost Hunt Oct 29th 2011

 

 

 

 

Twin City Opera House Halloween Ghost Hunt Oct 29th 2011

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September 29 2011 by Marty

 

 

 

Halloween Public Hunt at the Twin City Opera House

www.twincityoperahouse.com 

 We will be returning to my favorite haunted location just in time for halloween this year! and we are opening the investigation up to the public : ) I cant wait to get back down to the opera house during my favorite season. Last years halloween ghost hunt was awesome! we had alot of activity and energy filling the opera house and many of the people who came out had some really great experiences. I am definitely looking forward to getting back up in the catwalk and seeing how Red Wine Robert is doing and Elizabeth. And going back down into the basement to see if i can spot the back mass or catch any growling from the corners. Come on out and see for yourself

$30.00 for Public Ghost Hunt at the Twin City Opera House
 on Saturday October 29th, 2011. 9:30PM to 3:00AM…
 Price is $40.00 per person at the door.

   The opera house will be showing a halloween horror movie previous to the doors opening for the ghost hunt so check showtimes and come on down early to watch a scarey movie in the haunted opera house before wandering around in the dark all night !   www.operahouseinc.com   or phone at 740-962-3030

 

http://www.twincityoperahouse.com/public-ghost-hunts.php

Twin City Opera House
15 W. Main St.                     
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756

 

Bryn Du mansion Public Ghost Hunt Friday April 29th 2011

Bryn Du mansion Public Ghost Hunt Friday April 29th 2011.

 Bryn Du Mansion Public Ghost Hunt
          April 29th 2011
          at 8pm to 3am
 
 

  Dont miss out, recent activity at the mansion has been really something with shadow people sightings, disembodied voices, a coat wrack shoved up against the dining room wall and an aparition caught with a camcorder still image in the third floor trunk room.

 
 
This historic haunted mansion has only been open for a limited few private investigations for a few months each year for the past two years and will once again be closed after this date to furth investigations untill November. You can have the oportunity to search thru the place yourself for one night only as the Bryn Du Mansion opens its doors for all those who wish to discover its paranormal occupants!  Will you encounter the shadow people in the second floor halls? Will the irate spirit of Sally Jones stalk you thru the third floor to the steam trunk room? Will you dare to enter the labrinthine 14 room basement and search out Old Man Joneses treasure?

   You will only need a small flashlight to navigate around in the dark. Ghost Hunting Equipment will be provided by UPP, the United Paranormal Project. You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you wish including cameras and audio recorders. Get your tickets now. All the history and much of the paranormal evidence collected so far of the Bryn Du Mansion can be found at

http://www.twincityoperahouse.com/bryn-du-mansion.php

              PUBLIC GHOST HUNT

FRIDAY APRIL 29th, 2011
8:00PM to 3:00AM
Purchase Tickets Online and $ave
$30.00 Online / $40.00 at the door

                                               Registration Starts at 7:30PM

                               Bryn Du Mansion

                              537 Jones Road

                          Granville, Ohio 43023

Speakers for 2011 Great Appalachian Spook Show

Speakers for 2011 Great Appalachian Spook Show.

Great Appalachian Spook Show Guest Speakers

                      for 2011  May 6th & 7th

 For the first ever Great Appalachian Spook Show we have endevoured to gather some of the most interesting speakers/ presenters to deliver the Best paranormal event possible and I think we have succeeded! check out our line up of people on the cuting edge of this growing field. We have Paranormal Investigations beneath the Seas with Lee Ehrlich, Len Adams the VP of the American Ghost Society to offer his years of experience in the field with Troy Tailor, we have Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc horror author and psychic empath and the Ghost Writers Pat and Stephanie Bussard, We have Rick Cassidy an experienced Demonologist and paranormal investigator of many years and the Awakening Psychics as well as our own Brendan Shay tech manager and evp specialist of the United Paranormal Project. Hosting/MCing the show is Eric Glosser the Director of the UPP. 

 Here is the line up of the wonderfull guest speakers for this years Great Appalachian Spook Show and audio of each of them talking about the paranormal  their bio’s and more info on the even can be found at www.greatappalachainspookshow.com 

 the venue  for this event is the Haunted Twin City Opera house at www.twincityoperahouse.com 

 follow the above link for the audio files

The Great Appalachian Spook Show info

The Great Appalachian Spook Show info.

2 nights of ghost hunts and 2 days of paranormal speakers

The Great Appalachian Spook Show May 6th & 7th

The Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio, along with the United Paranormal Project, is hosting a one-of-a-kind Paranormal Conference May 6th and 7th on all things paranormal at the historic, and haunted, Twin City Opera House.
  The event will feature recognized experts covering a wide variety of paranormal topics along with workshops, ghost walks, and ghost hunts both nights! Speakers and presenters at the show will include; Len Adams of the American Ghost Society, Lee Ehrlich of the Paranormal Divers, Demonologist Rick Cassidy, Psychic Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Sensitive Stephanie Bussard, Writer/Researcher Pat Bussard, The Awakening Psychics: Dr. & Rev. James Collins, Dr. & Rev. Kelly Collins, and Psychic Serena Gordon, and United Paranormal Projects’ Tech Manager Brendan Shay and Director Eric Glosser.
 
  This is your opportunity to learn techniques and hear perspectives on the paranormal from experienced professionals! The Great Appalachian Spook Show will be a relaxed and exciting event that will help maintain one of Appalachian Ohio’s historic landmarks.
Twin City Opera House is located at 15 W. Main Street, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756.
  
    Tickets for the show can be purchased online at http://www.greatappalachianspookshow.com or at the door. Be sure to take advantage of the online ticket discount!

 

 History and Hauntings at the TWIN CITY OPERA HOUSE   www.twincityoperahouse.com 
 
The Twin City Opera House was built amid controversy between the republican and democrats of its day. Back in 1889  McConnelsville was bustling with twice the population and many times the industry it has today with rail lines and riverboat traffic swelling commerce in the area and the Viillage Council was split on the issue of building a new Town Hall and  an Opera House to house the village government. A court had to uphold the legality of the narrow vote required to aprove building the opera house while the mayor was out of town. Even the site of the opera house was in contention amongst the politicians. It was finally settled upon to be built on the square in a section called the burn district, what stood there previous to the opera house is very much a mystery even today although a Brewster Hotel  or a hotel owned by the Brewster’s has been rumored to have stood in the same location and been a stop on the underground railroad and remnants of this are said to be in the old tunnel system and basement of the opera house. During the early years of the opera house the tunnels were used by preformers to cross to and from the opera house and the Kennebeck hotel  without being exposed to their public admireers.  The tunnels were open and in use up until the 1930’s when fear that heavier traffic on the streets might cause a collapse spurred the city to fill in the tunnels and block them closed.
In October of 1889 the first shovel full of dirt on the site of the opera house began a two and a half year building project that ended with the opera houses opening in 1892. Grand plans for a full stage, large opera pit, and impressive second floor balcony, along with second floor city office space and a full third floor ballroom and 108 foot high clock tower were all realised except, as a spitefull manuver the republicans sent a fast rider to Columbus to complain of wasted funding and got the project shorted the finances necesary to afford the actual clock works for the opera house. However the building was the first in the area to feature electrical lighting and was advertised in its grand opening as the light of the day.
The Grand Opening was a galla event with people traveling by rail and riverboat to see the Arion Opera company perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s the Mikado performed by over a houndred actors, performers, and musicians. The opera house was often host to many prestigious celebrities and performers as they toured up and down country by train and river boat. MacDonald Birch the Great Magician preformed here many times as McConnelsville was his hometown. Fire and brimstone evangelist Reverend Billy Sunday and Senator Albert Beveridge as well as the Statler Brothers have all took the stage at the Twin City Opera House.
  In 1913 the opera house was outfitted with a projection booth and screen and began showing silent films, the first sound pictures came in the 1930’s and in 1936 true ” Talkies arrived as a sound projection system and other renovations were made to the auditorium. For a time the stage was closed off and movies were primarily the focus of the opera house however by the late 60’s renovations and restoration work was completed restoring the stage and catwalk/hemp gallery areas of the opera house. The Ballroom continued to hold dances and host events up into the 1960s Today every month sees both movies and actual live opera performances upon the historic opera house’s stage as greatfull and entertained audiences share the building with its resident ghosts.
 
   There is no place quite like the Twin City Opera House in my opinion, I certainly haven’t been anywhere else with as much variety of paranormal activity or anywhere I enjoyed investigating more. I have investigated the opera house over a dozen times now and you know what, I cant wait to go there again and try setting the cameras differently and changing up where the audio digitals are going based on what I have learned there from previous investigations or trying out new theories or techniques. I also cant wait to try talking to and communicating with the spirits that are there. We have identified two distinct spirits that are very active up in the catwalk area above the stage, Elizabeth and ten year old girl who has given us her name and age thru evps and disembodied voices, whispering her age into a couple investigators ears and often heard giggling up in the catwalk, she even ocasionally has been sighted peaking over the rail looking down on the stage and has left her name as a evp in anser to a question. Then there is Robert whos first evp to us said “I’ve got red wine” and who may have been a stage hand or actor at the Twin City Opera House, he is particularly mischievious and often interacts with pretty woman guests and investigators thru emf and evp sessions and has even touched a few of them when encouraged. Footsteps and odd cold spells are other phenomina that often occur in the catwalk and many times you can actually ask the spirits to cool the catwalk area down and watch your thermometer drop as you encourage them. Then there is a white lady who has been seen by many different people walking across the stage and up the catwalk stairs. Numerous times cameras and equipment has been moved , shut off or otherwise manipulated to thwart investigators catching evidence of her passage. Recently multible sightings of an aparition darting up the left hand stairs to the stage and around the corner near the top of the basement steps have also been reported and the shadow activity in the basement has to be seen to be believed at times. A black mass has been photographed and caught simultaneously on two IR cameras down in the deepest part of the basement near the old closed off tunnel system that used to link the opera house basement to multible locations about town. Loud growling is also been heard and at least two sightings of shadow men have happened to our own investigators while the lights were on and setting up and tearing down cameras was in progress. EVP sessions with long question and anser sessions and evps later backing up yes and no questions have been a staple in the basement at times in our earliest investigations. almost all areas of the opera house have yeilded EVPs including the basement, catwalk, auditorium, concession stand ,projection booth and ballroom. Loud running footsteps have repeatedly been heard coming down from the balcony as well as walking across other sections of the second floor. Music, singing, piano notes and other old time jingles have been heard in the opera house by many different people coming from no where including the current Theatre Manager. The upper two floors of the opera house have been unavailable for investigation up until recently but even there the ballroom and clock tower have produced EVPs and moving cold spots as well as strange noises coming from no aparent source in the ballrooms corners. Recently the coatroom has seen activity increase as well.
Ghost sightings and paranormal activity at the opera house has been reported as far back as the 60’s when the ghost of Everette Miller an Usher there for 30 years was seen by 18 youths in the auditorium. Custodians and other employees have sometimes quit over personal experiences in the opera house and even today many of them are reluctant to go into certain areas of the opera house by themselves. the stage curtains were once very active opening and  closing by themselves before the current electric motor and pulley system was put in place and one particularly odd phenominom was the flushing of the womans restroom at all hours of the day and night.  One previous owner of the opera house, who lived there for a couple years  on the stage actually ran out of the building after his encounter with the Lady in White on the stage, leaving the doors wide open to the night. The concession stand area has yeilded many evps including one of the clearest and loudest evps I have heard, the projection booth has supplied an evp and a phantom man has been seen near the glass window looking down into the auditorium. In fact there are so many spots where paranormal activity has been experienced  by people and sometimes caught on audio and video equiptment that there really isnt anyplace in the opera house I can say would be a bad place to investigate.  Their is quite a combination of residual and intelligent hauntings at the Twin City Opera House with question and anser sessions being held in the catwalk and basement areas with ansers being recorded by audio digitals and enf fields and fluctuations aparently responding to investigators as well as disembodied words and cries ocasionally ansering.  While on the stage and upon various staires footsteps and whole aparitions seem to mindlessly repeat themselves without the slightest suggestion of inteligence. I literaly never know what I might experience at the opera house but I am always fairly sure to see or hear something each time I go, which in my experience as an investigator is truely amazing in and of itself.

Paranormal Investigator Makes News with live sex demonstration of Fucksaw at Northwestern University

Paranormal Investigator Makes News with live sex demonstration of Fucksaw at Northwestern University.

Good Morning everyone and TGIF, today I have a story that to me is stranger than fiction in alot of ways. My first blog article when I switched the blog over to my own website had a man caught on camera naked in a cemetery claiming to be hunting for ghosts and that his bare skin was the best canvas on which to catch said spirits. At that time I said that their are just some things you need to avoid doing when you are trying to be reputable in this field and to avoid bringing bad press onto yourself and the paranormal community. This news story today also falls into that catagory in my mind. What do you think?

 
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-03/the-story-behind-northwestern-universitys-live-sex-class/
 

Northwestern University’s Live Sex Class, Demonstration by Ken Melvoin-Berg, psychic detective and paranormal investigator  and co-owner of the Wierd Chicago tour company

 the daily beast
 
A psychology professor did what?! The story behind the Illinois university’s strange sex demonstration.
  
It was bizarre, say students—even for a professor who gets off (excuse the pun) on controversy. On Feb. 21, after a lecture on sexual arousal, students in Northwestern University psychology Professor J. Michael Bailey’s human-sexuality course were given the option to stay for a guest presentation. Most were used to these sessions: With topics like “The Gay Guys Panel” (gay men talking about their sex lives) and Q&A sessions with transgender performers, the optional add-ons were part of what made Bailey’s class one of the most popular on campus.
 
But this particular lecture was, shall we say, different. Led by Ken Melvoin-Berg whose website describes him as a “psychic detective and ghost hunter,” it was called “Networking for Kinky People,” and began with a towel placed neatly on the auditorium stage. Next, a woman took her clothes off, and—with an audience of around 100—lay down on her back, legs spread. As students moved forward from the theater’s back seats, for a closer view, “The girl grabbed the mic,” says Sean Lavery, a Northwestern freshman. “She explained that she had a fetish for being watched by large crowds while having an orgasm.”
No, the girl involved was not a student. Yes, she was over 21, we’re told—and the guy stimulating her was introduced as her boyfriend. “It was a committed couple who did the demonstration, and it happened at the end of the class,” says Ken Melvoin-Berg, the guest speaker, who helps operate a tour company called Weird Chicago that offers sex tours.
We’ll spare you the gory details—but let’s just say they involved the woman’s boyfriend bringing her to climax on stage, using a contraption called a “fucksaw,” and plenty of gasps, not just from flabbergasted students. “I was gauging everyone’s reaction,” says Lavery, who’s been in Bailey’s class since January. “I think everyone was just like, ‘Is she really doing this right now?’”
 
The demonstration, as you can imagine, has become the talk of campus—a story that will undoubtedly become fable for subsequent classes of incoming freshman. It will also certainly become a rallying cry for sex-education critics, and parents of fresh-faced 18 year olds for whom Northwestern is suddenly at the top of their college wish lists. With the story first reported in Northwestern’s campus paper, The Daily, on Tuesday, it’s safe to say that the influx of criticism has only just begun.
But Bailey, for his part, has never shied away from controversy. His 2003 book, The Man Who Would Be Queen, ruffled feathers with its argument that some transgender men who wish to become women are driven by erotic fascination rather than biological desire; Bailey has said himself that he enjoys turning intellectual taboo on its head. But he resigned from his post as the chairman of Northwestern’s psychology department in 2004, shortly after allegations that he had unethically published confidential information about many of his subjects. (The claims were never substantiated, and Bailey has vehemently denied them.) Now a professor of clinical and personality psychology, Bailey is not licensed as a clinical psychologist in Illinois, nor has he been, according to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Back on campus, Northwestern is still defending its longtime prof, despite Bailey’s comments in another class, quoted in the student newspaper this week, that “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but watching naked people on stage doing pleasurable things will never hurt you.” “Northwestern University faculty members engage in teaching and research on a wide variety of topics, some of them controversial and at the leading edge of their respective disciplines,” the university’s vice president for university relations, Alan Cubbage, told The Daily Beast in a statement. “The university supports the efforts of its faculty to further the advancement of knowledge.”
Bailey declined to be interviewed for this article, but seems to have gained at least a bit of perspective since his earlier remarks. Late Wednesday, he posted a lengthy explanation of his behavior to the Northwestern faculty site, in which he acknowledges he had “some apprehension” about the display—though more for the personal repercussions than any lack of educational value. “Do I have any regrets? It’s mostly too early to say,” he writes. “I certainly have no regrets concerning Northwestern students, who have demonstrated that they are open-minded grownups rather than fragile children.” Grownups, yes; but also open-minded enough to assess the display for themselves. “I was like, ‘OK, she orgasmed on stage,'” says Lavery, the freshman, who is 18. “What’re we supposed to take away from that?”
Jessica Bennett is a Newsweek senior writer covering society, youth culture and gender. Her special reports, multimedia packages and original Web video have been honored by the New York Press Club, the Newswomen’s Club of New York and GLAAD, among other organizations. Follow her on Twitter.
 
 more details and info can be found by following the link above back to the article…….