We’d like to wish all of our friends and fans a very Happy Thanksgiving! And while it’s usually pretty tough to connect Thanksgiving with anything paranormal, the folks over at South Park managed to do just that this year, with their hilarious send-up of Ancient Aliens on the History Channel in the episode “A History Channel Thanksgiving.” Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!
Yes, it’s shameless self-promotion time again, but this time, I’m taking a few friends along with me. With September almost halfway over, those of us with paranormal leanings are finding our attention becoming more and more focused on the Halloween season. And Halloween season means lots of ghost tours of haunted locations and other fun activities. So today I’m going to outline a few of the events that my group, the New York Paranormal Society will be a part of, along with our friends at SCARED! and the Staten Island Paranormal Society. All of these events take place at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, NY. Last month, TAPS was at Snug Harbor to film an upcoming episode of Ghost Hunters, which will be airing on October 26th on the SyFy Channel. These events are great opportunities to get into an awesome haunted location before the secret is out!
- Paranormal Meet & Greet - September 16th: In preparation for the Haunted Historical Tours beginning on October 28th, the three-in house teams at Sailor’s Snug Harbor on Staten Island, NY will be holding a Meet & Greet. We will be discussing the history of Snug Harbor, sharing some of our ghostly stories and strange experiences at Snug Harbor, discussing other paranormal investigations we have done, and wrap up by answering questions from the audience. As an added bonus, participants can buy tickets that let them accompany us on an investigation after the Q&A session. Tickets are $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door, and only an addition $2 for the investigation portion.
- Premiere of Haunted Snug Harbor - October 21st: Join the SCARED! Crew as they present their latest film, Haunted Snug Harbor, which not only details the history of Snug harbor, but also the reports of hauntings in many of its buildings, including the Governor’s House, the Matron’s House (or Matron’s Cottage, as it’s sometimes called), the Music Hall, Cottage B, C Hall, and more. As SIPS and NYPS were both graciously asked to be a part of the documentary, both groups will be represented at the premiere as well. A lot of work went into this documentary, a lot of which I witnessed first hand. Don’t miss this.
- Historical Hauntings Tours – October 28th: The granddaddy of them all! October 28th begins two full weekends of tours of the Snug Harbor grounds, taking visitors into the most haunted buildings at Snug Harbor: the Governor’s House, the Matron’s Cottage, C Hall, the Music Hall, and Cottage B. representatives from each of our three teams will be at each building to tell the haunted history and maybe even do a bit of investigating, Last year’s event was a huge success, and many of the participants on the tours had personal experiences. This year looks to be even more fun, but book your tickets now, as they will go fast once the Ghost Hunters episode airs. (NOTE: Other paranormal groups and paranormally-themed vendors can also rent tables at the fair that will be happening every night while the tours are conducted. Interested parties should contact Kim Pinto, Education Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 718-425-3556.)
Time for a little shameless promotion for some of our friends in the paranormal community. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center here on Staten Island has been running a myriad of paranormal events in the past few months, starting with the Haunted Historical tours this past October and November. last month, The Staten Island Paranormal Society held their first Paranormal Roundtable, and despite horrible weather here in New York City, was a great success. So here’s a brief rundown of some more things happening at Snug Harbor in the coming months. If you have any interest in the paranormal and want to meet some of the great groups in the community, be sure to come check them out (or donate, where appropriate).
- Paranormal Roundtable II, February 19, 7:00pm: The Staten Island Paranormal Society hosts the second in a series of discussion groups, where anyone with an interest in the paranormal can come to discuss their idea with like-minded people. Share your ghost stories, ask questions of real paranormal investigators, and discuss local haunted locations. Members of SCARED! and The New York Paranormal Society will also be attending.
- SCARED! Psychics & Scientists, March 5, 7:00pm: Join the SCARED! crew as they present both views on investigating the paranormal. Team Psychic, Lisa Ann will be doing a gallery reading as well as individual readings. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore both aspects of the paranormal and come away with a greater understanding of the way we work.
- SCARED! at Snug Harbor: Having gone all over the country to investigate claims of the paranormal, the SCARED! Crew returns to their home of Staten Island to look into and make a documentary about the haunted history of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. This is not an event that is open to the public, but SCARED! is looking to raise money to help with the filming of this documentary. They’ve already raised $2,000 but every little bit helps. The Staten Island Paranormal Society, as well us us here at The New York Paranormal Society, will be a part of this documentary, so please donate if you can!
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. You can follow upcoming events via any of the pages below: