With the burning interest in paranormal activity being fueled by such television shows as the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and the Biography Channel’s “My Ghost Story” not many ghost devotees get the opportunity to investigate just like those professionals on television do. But now they can during the weekend of January 4-6, 2013, here in what many say is “America’s most haunted hotel”.
ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekend will once again be held in the famous -and some would say infamous- 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. This mountaintop spa resort is one of the most popular spots in Mid-America for weddings, romantic getaways and family vacations. However this five-story, limestone property has become the talk of the paranormal world ever since TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) caught on video, using a thermal imaging camera, a full-bodied apparition in the “morgue” of the hotel.
“It was wonderful that such evidence could be gathered by such a credible source as TAPS,” said hotel marketing director Bill Ott. “The TAPS investigators referred to this startling evidence as ‘the holy grail of ghost hunting’. But the evidence uncovered by our amateur ghost hunters during ESP Weekend is just as believably unbelievable.”
This year, in addition to ESP Weekend patrons having full access to the Crescent for their investigations, a full slate of other paranormal related activities have been planned including presentations by Larry Flaxman, renowned paranormal investigator and founder of ARPAST (Arkansas Paranormal & Anomalous Studies Team). Other guest speakers and presenters include medium Juliane Fay, psychic Lisa Dawn, plus a special appearance by Maha Vajra, Founder of the Quantum Buddhist Association.
“Larry (Flaxman) will be leading systematic search for ghostly activity, explained Keith Scales, director of ghost tours at the Crescent, “while Maja (Vajra) will be explaining communication in the paranormal world and exorcism. And these two events are just the tip of the ESP Weekend iceberg.”
Other planned discussion topics and events during the three day weekend include remote viewing where one performs the act of perceiving a person, object or event that is located distantly in time and space; technophilia where participants will discuss, demonstrate and compare the latest paranormal investigation gear; experiments in telepathy; a Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour; a special theatrical presentation of “Not Really A Door: Back From The Dead With Baggage”; an excursion to the Intrigue Theater for an evening of magic and illusion; and of course the “free roam” where amateur ghost hunters are allowed to investigate -on their own- “America’s most haunted hotel” including reveal sessions.
“Each year our ESP Weekend grows both in number of attendees and scheduled events,” added Scales, “and this year’s weekend keeps that tradition well. With the quality of paranormal professionals and scheduled topics, our 2013 ESP Weekend will truly be our best yet.”
For more information regarding the Eureka Springs’ ESP Weekend, special overnight packages, and registration information, one may go to <americasmosthauntedhotel.com> or call 800-342-9766.