Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

ESP Weekend 2015

Eureka Springs  Paranormal Weekend invites your to join us in another 3 Day Paranormal chGhostBldg_circa1890Event January 9, 10, 11 2015.  The ESP event will again feature an expertly guided behind the scenes quest for evidence in the famed Crescent Hotel but will also include a one-of-a-kind investigation of its sister hotel, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, which will be fully closed off and dark exclusively for event participants.

This three-day, hands on investigation puts tools of the paranormal investigator in your hands as well as an introduction to ghost hunting , tour of the property on the ghost tour and unheard of 24 hour access to “active space” including rooms 218, 419, 3500, 502 and THE MORGUE at America’s Most Haunted Hotel.

Lodging Packages:

Friday & Saturday 2 Night Packages ($395.00)

Package is good for two people
Includes :
Upgraded room accommodations for two nights
Welcome reception
Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
“Active Space” pass
$30 per day Food Credit
ESP Weekend t-shirts
Team review of evidence gathered.
2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)
$395 plus tax. Valid 1/9-1/11. Check Availability.

1 Night Saturday Only Package ($239.00)

Package is good for two people

Includes:
Premium Guest Room
Ghost Tour
“Active Space” pass
ESP Weekend t-shirts
Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
Team review of evidence gathered.
2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)
$239 plux tax. Valid 1/10.  Check Availability.

 

Stayover Sunday for just $89  at the Crescent Hotel for the private investigation at the Basin Park Hotel.    The Basin Park Hotel will be fully closed off and dark exclusively for event participants only.  Call 877-342-9766 to Stayover Sunday at the Crescent.

Ghost Hunters Gather in Eureka Springs

AMATEUR GHOST HUNTERS GATHER IN EUREKA SPRINGS

At last count, there are currently 49 regularly scheduled television shows being broadcast each week across the country that deal with ghosts and/or the paranor1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_nmal.  As good as these shows may be, to the ghost devotee sitting at home and watching, this is passive, second-hand paranormal investigation at best.  However, the weekend of January 3-5, 2014, ghost hunting becomes active, first-hand and personal here at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa during the annual ESP Weekend.

ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekend returns to the Crescent for the third consecutive year allowing those “everyday citizens” who have hunted or would love to hunt for ghosts and pursue those entities in a place they have seen often on television.  This year, the ESP event will again feature an expertly-guided, behind-the-scenes quest for evidence in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” but will also include a one-of-a-kind investigation of its sister hotel, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, a very “active” location with unique stories of its own.ch & bph

“With the inclusion of the Basin Park Hotel into our investigation, it will make ESP Weekend one of the largest ghost hunts in the country,” said Keith Scales, director of Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours.  “This huge, history-making, three-day, hands-on investigation puts the tools of a paranormal investigator into the hands of our participants but is only part of this much anticipated weekend.

“We are also including an introduction to ghost hunting and training at nearbyIntrigue Theater, an up-close look at the Crescent Hotel during a special ghost tour, and unprecedented 970377_644400075594942_660437743_n24-hour access to known highly-active spaces such as rooms 218, 419, 3500 and ‘the morgue’.”

One of the most popular aspects of the past two ESP weekends was the expert assistance and advice from renowned professional paranormal investigator Larry Flaxman.  This year Flaxman will be leading the ghost hunt in both the Crescent on Saturday night and the add-on Basin Park investigation on Sunday night.

“The Basin Park Hotel hunt should prove to be the most hair-raising ghost hunt Larry (Flaxman) has ever led,” added Scales.  “Hotel management is not allowing any overnight guests at the Basin Park on that Sunday night.  There will no guests, no staff, and no electricity.  The hotel will be closed, vacant and dark to generate the best possible setting for close encounters of the ghostly kind.”

The full ESP Weekend Experience includes a welcome reception, an Intrigue Theater production plus ghost hunter training, a ghost tour, a Crescent ghost hunt led by Flaxman, an “all access pass” for 24-hour unfettered access of the entire hotel, room accommodations for two nights, in-house food credits, gifts and more, plus the opportunity to add on the Stay-over Sunday which features the history-making “closed, vacant and dark” Sunday night exclusive ghost hunt and investigation of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel also led by Larry Flaxman.

For more information and reservations for the 2014 Eureka Springs’ Paranormal (ESP) Weekend, one may go to americasmosthauntedhotel.com or check availability on packages here:

2 Night ESP Weekend Package, click here.

1 Night ESP Weekend Package, click here.

 

Eureka Springs Paranoraml Weekend

 

New and expanded

ESP WEEKEND!

January 3, 4, 5, 2014

in Eureka Springs, AR.

A 48-hour ghost hunt in not One but

TWO of the most haunted buildings in the country:

 The 1886 Crescent Hotel

and

the eight-story Basin Park Hotel!

                        Paranormal investigators are encouraged to bring all their equipment and be prepared to stay up at night investigating the most active areas of the hotels – 24/7!1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_n

All levels of experience welcome – come and learn from the pros, mingle, make connections, share your stories and experiences beyond the veil with other explorers of the supernatural and unexplained!   

As usual, packages will include premium rooms, great food, entertainment, informational presentations by guest speakers and opportunities to meet ghost hunters from around the country.  Ghost hunts will be led by renowned paranormal investigator Larry Flaxman, plus plenty of time will be allowed for free roaming!

What better place and time to explore the supernatural then the famous mountaintop gothic chateau in the Ozarks, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – in the dead of winter…  Morgue_Baker'sAutopsyTable_1886CrescentHotel&Spa_10x7

NEWSFLASH:  We have restored the notorious Morgue to its original square footage!  See the Morgue “reborn” with another original room, displays and a mini-theatre.

 

NEW TO 2014 – STAYOVER SUNDAY NIGHT for just $89 at the Basin Park hotel

Exclusive to ESP Participants!

  INVESTIGATE THE BASIN PARK HOTEL as it will be closed and dark to GHOST HUNTERS ONLY!

 Note: Package prices and details are subject to change.  Check back to book online.

Friday & Saturday 2 Night Packages ($419.00) Include :ch & bph

  • Upgraded room accommodations for two nights
  • Welcome reception
  • Friday Evening Intrigue Theater show and ghost hunt training / orientation
  • Saturday Night Ghost Tour
  • Ghost Hunt with “renowned professional paranormal investigator” Larry Flaxman
  • “Active Space” pass
  • $30 per day Food Credit
  • ESP Weekend t-shirts
  • Team review of evidence gathered.
  • 2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)

Plan a Stayover Sunday for just $89 and be a part of the first annual Basin Park Ghost Hunt (Hotel will be closed, vacated and dark — EXCLUSIVELY for ESP participants)

Saturday 1 Night Package ($219.00) Include:

  • Premium Guest Room
  • Ghost Tour
  • “Active Space” pass
  • ESP Weekend t-shirts
  • Saturday Night Ghost Tour
  • Ghost Hunt with “renowned professional paranormal investigator” Larry Flaxman
  • Team review of evidence gathered.
  • 2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)

      Plan a Stayover Sunday for just $89 and be a part of the first annual Basin Park Ghost Hunt (Hotel will be closed, vacated and dark — EXCLUSIVELY for ESP participants)

Expected Three Day Schedule:

Friday Night Arrival:

6:30      Reception

7:30      Intrigue Theater and Orientation

10:30    Ghost Tour

11:00    Ghost Tour

24 hour active spaces pass

 

Saturday

TBD     “Larry Flaxman on Paranormal Investigation”

Guided Ghost Hunt of the Crescent Hotel

 

Sunday

10AM   Evidence Review

TBD     Larry Flaxman

Guided Ghost Hunt of the Basin Park Hotel

It’s not too soon to start making plans for the biggest ghost hunt in the country!

Information:

479-253-9766

CrescentHotelGhostTours@gmail.com

 

Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_nEureka Springs Paranormal Weekend (ESP)

January 3, 4, 5, 2014
A 48-hour ghost hunt in
one of the most haunted buildings in the country:
The 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR.

Paranormal investigators are encouraged to bring all their equipment and be prepared to stay up at night investigating the most active areas of the hotel – 24/7!

All levels of experience welcome – come and learn from the pros, mingle, make connections, share your stories and experiences beyond the veil with other explorers of the supernatural and unexplained!

As usual, packages will include premium rooms, great food, entertainment, informational presentations by guest speakers and opportunities to meet ghost hunters from around the country. What better place and time to explore the supernatural then the famous mountaintop gothic chateau in the Ozarks, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – in the dead of winter!

NEWSFLASH: We have restored the notorious Morgue to its original square footage! See the Morgue “reborn” with another original room, displays and a mini-theatre.

BONUS:NEW TO 2014 STAYOVER SUNDAY NIGHT for just $89 at the Basin Park Hotel on 1/5/14.  Exclusive to ESP Participants ONLY! The Basin Park Hotel will be shut down, dark, and only open to the Ghost Hunters to Investigate! To book your stay on Sunday at this special rate, please call the Basin Park Hotel at 877-643-4972 and give them your confirmation number for either ESP Weekend Packages below.

2 Night ESP Package, click here.

1 Night ESP Package, click here.

View Full Event Weekend Schedule here.

It’s not too soon to start making plans for the biggest ghost hunt in the country!

Information:
479-253-9766
CrescentHotelGhostTours@gmail.com

ESP Weekend 2013 Schedule

Eureka Springs Paranormal Conference

1886 Crescent Hotel-“America’s Most Haunted Hotel”

January 4-6, 2013

PRINCIPAL PRESENTERS

JULIANA FAY and her partner Sean-Paul, both longtime students of intuitive thought, mathematics, and memory, currently produce and star in Intrigue Theater in Eureka Springs

Psychics LISA DAWN, SHAKEENA KEDEM, and MARGO ELLIOTT all live and practice in Eureka Springs.

Keynote: LARRY FLAXMAN

Renowned psychic investigator and physicist, author of several books and founder of ARPAST, Larry resides in Little Rock. His birthday is Sun Jan 6th.

Closing thoughts: MAHA VAJRA, teacher, author, composer and founder of the Quantum Buddhist Association, comes to us from Toronto.

Special presentation: SHIVAGAM will be sharing some extraordinary EVP!

Conference coordinator KEITH SCALES, actor, director and writer, manages the ghost tours at the Crescent hotel.

FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013

TIME LOCATION ACTIVITY

12.00 –

Lobby Registration

On-going

Lobby

Bakers Lounge

PSYCHIC READERS

Silent film era GHOST MOVIES

5.00 pm – 6. 30 Conservatory WELCOME RECEPTION

Meet staff and other participants. .

7.00, 7.30

(to 9.00)

Meets Faculty Lounge on 4th Floor, ends in Morgue *GHOST TOURS: Introduction to Eureka Springs, the Crescent Hotel and our ghosts.
6.30-7.00 Conservatory JULIANE FAY: Remote Viewing: experiments in telepathy conducted by the US military
7.15- 8.00 Conservatory Psychics LISA DAWN, SHAKEENAH KEDEM and MARGO ELLIOTT: Experience
8.00-8.30 Conservatory SHIVAGAM: The Psychology of the ghost.
8.45-10.00 Conservatory LARRY FLAXMAN
BREAK

Midnight Baker Lounge TOAST THE GHOSTS!
12.30 – 3.00 am Hallways, active rooms 502, 419, 3500, 218; and Baker’s Morgue. Search for ghostly activity, led by LARRY FLAXMAN,
3.00 am Lobby REFRESHMENTS: Chocolate and cookies. REPORT on findings
3.00-7.00 Morgue PYSCHOMANTUEM – sign up early! 20 min sessions
3.00 – 7.00 Hallways and active rooms FREE ROAM – consideration of sleeping guests appreciated.

Events marked with * are not included in one-day packages

Events marked with ** are free to the public

SATURDAY January 5

8.00-9.30 Crystal Dining Room Breakfast, announcements
10 am –11.am Conservatory TECHNOPHILIA: reccos, demos and caveats Compare your latest P.I. gear!
11.00 – to 4.00 Off site *NARRATED VAN TOURS of historic Eureka Springs.  Sign up in the lobby.
Sat pm Casual dining in Bakers Lounge 4th flr LUNCH ON OWN
1.00  –

4.30

Room 419

EXPERIMENTS IN TELEPATHY

Sign up in lobby

4.00-6.00

FREE TIME

For napping or exploring Eureka Springs!
6.00,6.30, 7.00, 8.30 *GHOST TOURS

Reserve at Front Desk

Crystal Dining Room,

Bakers Lounge, local restaurants

DINNER ON OWN
6.00 –

7.30

Conservatory ALL ABOUT GHOSTS: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION/Q and A with MAHA VAJRA, LARRY FLAXMAN; SHIVAGAM; KEITH SCALES; and guests
8.00 – 10.00 Gavioli Hall

80 Mountain St on Historic Loop (¾ mile)

*Excursion to INTRIGUE THEATRE for an evening of magic and mystery with illusionist Sean-Paul and medium Juliane Fay.
All Sat night Ghost rooms and hallways; morgue till 3.00 am FREE ROAM
3.00am -7.00 Morgue PYSCHOMANTUEM – sign up early! 20 min sessions

SUNDAY JANUARY 6

8.00 – 9.30 am Dining Room BREAKFAST ON OWN – great brunch in the Crystal Dining Room!
9.30-10.15 Faculty lounge FLASHDRIVE FRENZY: reports on findings
10.30 –11.30

Conservatory

MAHA VAJRA**
12.00 Check out

Afternoon

Off site – separate admission. Please sign up in the lobby. *NARRATED VAN TOURS of historic Eureka Springs.

**Free to the public

BUY Seminar  Passes HERE.

UP-COMING EVENTS AT THE 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!

January 25-27, 2013

OTHERWORLDS:

A three-day conference/retreat for readers and writers of fantasy and horror.

(In collaboration with the Eureka Springs Writers Colony)

August 23-25, 2013

PARALLEL UNIVERSES:

where science meets the supernatural

A three-day gathering of experts in the fields of psychic phenomena and the hard sciences, in search of reliable evidence!

ESP Weekend

He has a kind nature and authoritative tone. He speaks with skepticism and a hint of an English accent. His name is Keith Scales and he may be the last person you would expect to find directing ghost tours at the famous Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs.

The Crescent Hotel was built in 1886 and sits overlooking the Victorian village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Widely acclaimed to be “America’s Most Haunted Hotel,” the Crescent has a rich, recorded history.  You can call it a mecca for ghost hunters and serious paranormal investigators.

Much of the hotel’s haunted history stems from a period in the 1930’s when a man named Norman Baker acquired the Crescent Hotel and opened a hospital. He promised society a non-surgical cure for cancer. Unfortunately, the Baker cure would not save the lives of many of his patients. Stemming from years of fights with the American Medical Association and numerous other issues, Baker would be judged a charlatan and end up in jail.

Keith Scales is the director of the wildly popular Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours. In fact Keith is the key to the Crescent Hotel’s ESP Weekend. “I love history and Shakespeare,” he confessed. A writer, actor and director, Keith moved from London to America when he was 26 years old. Passionate about Greek dramas and theater he found a home in the artistic town of Eureka Springs. His love of history makes him a valuable asset to the Crescent Hotel. Relentless research of one of the Crescent Hotel’s famous owners Dr. Norman Baker led Keith to eventually write and act in the hotel’s newest attraction, Midnight Theater. Keith’s endlessly inquisitive (and skeptical) nature has landed him coordinating ESP Weekend for 2012. “Just because we can’t explain or understand something does not mean that it does not exist,” he answered when asked if he was a believer in ghosts. It is one of the most interesting preoccupations in human history…to explain the unexplained.

America’s Most Haunted Hotel hosts ESP Weekend every January. It is an opportunity for those who believe in paranormal activity to gain full and exclusive access to the most famous sites within the hotel. For those who have a curiosity, it is a chance to explore one of the country’s most intriguing historic structures and learn about current trends in parapsychological investigation. Whether ESP Weekend attendees come armed with a camera, video recorder, or more sophisticated scientific equipment, they all discover a thrilling and entertaining weekend.

You only have to turn on the TV to realize pop culture’s fascination with the paranormal. From SyFy to Biography to the Travel Channel, each network has its own version of ghost hunters and psychics investigating legends and unexplained occurrences in front of the camera. This is more than just a passing fad. Investigations into the paranormal began as early as 1886 and have consistently had a firm basis in science. Although a worldwide interest, prestigious American universities likeStanford and Duke began critical studies of ESP and psychokinesis in the laboratory using experiments to collect quantitative data usingstatisticalapproaches in their studies. In the 1960’s the established Parapsychological Association took a large step in advancing the field of parapsychology when it became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world. Today, the University of Virginia’s Department of Psychiatric Medicine and the University of Arizona’s Vertias Laboratory as well as the Institute of Noetic Sciences are scientific leaders in the field of parapsychology which include studies in a number paranormal phenomenon, including but not limited to:

  • Telepathy: Transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses.
  • Precognition: Perception of information about future places or events before they occur.
  • Clairvoyance: Obtaining information about places or events at remote locations, by means unknown to current science.
  • Psychokinesis: The ability of the mind to influence matter, time, space, or energy by means unknown to current science.
  • Near-death experiences: An experience reported by a person who nearly died, or who experienced clinical death and then revived.
  • Reincarnation: The rebirth of a soul or other non-physical aspect of human consciousness in a new physical body after death.
  • Apparitional experiences: Phenomena often attributed to ghosts and encountered in places a deceased individual is thought to have frequented, or in association with the person’s former belongings.

The Crescent Hotel owes its reputation at least in part to the televised investigations and aired stories on popular shows like TAPS and Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. The hotel also keeps a database of photos submitted by the guests who stay at the Crescent Hotel. See the photos guests have submitted by visiting America’s Most Haunted Hotel.

On a ghost tour, Keith takes people to the basement of the hotel and leads them back to the morgue, (built in the 1930’s and still intact). The history learned on the tour will make you wonder whether the medical methods used here were introduced before their time and based on unlocking the power of the human brain to heal or just nonsense? It is an area of investigation to this day. Keith extends an invitation, “come and spend a weekend at the Crescent.  Discover credible and rational explanations to the unexplained if you can.”

If you are intrigued by parapsychology and want to investigate one of America’s most reportedly active historic properties then consider attending ESP Weekend.Details here.

ESP Weekend (Eureka Springs Paranormal)

ESP Weekend 2012 Sets Full Agenda

(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) — The upcoming ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekend 2012, scheduled for January 6-8 in the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, has released its three-day agenda.  The agenda includes not only the very popular complete hotel access for attendees to ghost hunt on their own but this year attendees will also be able to attend numerous seminars, speakers, cinematic presentations, and a live theatrical presentation.  The hotel, rated as America’s most haunted by Trip Advisor and Yahoo.com, is located here atop Crescent Mountain on the historic loop at 75 Prospect Avenue.

“What we are trying to do is build upon the success of past ESP Weekends and give attendees a full paranormal experience from start to finish,” said Keith Scales, the hotels ghost tour director.  “This year we think we have added the ‘wow factor’ with musical presentations by ‘Still On The Hill’, a well known duo who plays exotic instruments creating a kaleidoscope of musical color and texture.”

Weekend activities also include ghost sweeps, several paranormal-based documentaries, technophilia seminar, off-site investigations, themed movies and experiments in telepathy.  “However, there will be plenty of time for attendees to tour this haunted mountaintop spa resort, even the morgue, just like TAPS from ‘Ghost Hunters’ did several years ago and then a chance to compare their findings with fellow paranormal enthusiasts,” added Scales.

The weekend starts during Friday check-in when attendees will receive their “paranormal packet”.  Following an opening reception; attendees will take the very popular hotel ghost tour; see a film; browse a book fair; and then be part of the exclusive audience for the hotel’s new Midnight Theatre production of “In The Morgue of The Mastermind:  Norman Baker Speaks”, an intimate look into the psyche of the charlatan that operated the Crescent Hotel in the late 1930s as a cancer curing hospital.

Saturday has attendees taking an active part in technophilia and telepathy seminars, more ghost hunting in some of the hotel’s most active rooms, another documentary, a movie, plus a séance.

“Perhaps the most popular event each year during this weekend is when attendees -armed with flash drives- compare their findings to the findings of others.  They then share those images and EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) by swapping flash drives and then downloading each other’s evidence,” Scales explained.

The ESP Weekend is an overnight package.  Full details can be found on the Crescent Hotel’s paranormal website, americasmosthauntedhotel.com .