4 HAUNTING REASONS TO BE PART OF ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) WEEKEND 2019

4 HAUNTING REASONS TO BE PART OF ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) WEEKEND 2019

(pictured is Larry Flaxman)

  • Investigate -in depth- “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, from midnight to dawn… from “Dr.” Baker’s morgue (with its autopsy table & walk-in cadaver ice box), to 218 (Michael’s room), 419 (Theodora’s room), etc., etc.
  • Ghost Hunt side-by-side with seasoned paranormal investigators Larry Flaxman, Dave Harkins and Bud Steed (representing more than 100 years of combined ghost hunting skills)
  • Communicate with the dead made possible in the rare and powerful psychomanteum via the “scrying chamber”.
  • Learn techniques of hypnosis -an aid in past-life regression- with Certified Hypnotherapist Melanie Bell.

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The preeminent paranormal gathering in the Midwest returns to “Americas Most Haunted Hotel” in January 2019 for not one but two full weekends.  The Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend, a.k.a. ESP Weekend, is scheduled here at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa for January 4-6 and January 11-13.

Special guests featured this year will be noted paranormal investigators Larry Flaxman, Dave Harkins, and Bud Steed; Melanie Bell, Certified Hypnotist; and John Healea, live-wire host of the nationally syndicated Hotrod Paranormal Radio program.  Overseeing and coordinating both weekend events will be Keith Scales, author, playwright, tour manager for both the Crescent Hotel and its downtown sister property, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  Scales also serves as the creative director for ESP Weekends.

Friday night events include a welcome reception, a demonstration of “Past-Life Regression”, the presentation of “Not Really A Door” ghostly play, Psychomanteum (scrying chamber), Crescent Hotel ghost tour, a workshop in Self-Hypnosis, and a midnight “Toast to the Ghosts”.

Saturday begins at 12:30 midnight with nocturnal investigations of known active areas in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel led by Flaxman, Harkins, and Steed.  An investigation of the Basin Park Hotel follows.  A “Small Hours Snack Party” begins at 3:00 a.m. followed by the presentation of “A Flickering Tale”, a spooky story delivered by one of the famous Crescent Theatre storytellers.

Later Saturday morning, following a short respite for sleep, breakfast will be available in the Crystal Dining Room Restaurant of the Crescent Hotel.  “Interactive Explorations” will take place at 10:00 a.m. and will feature Telepathy Testing, Remote Viewing Experiments, Psychomanteum, Psychic Salon, and a chance for private sessions with hypnotist Bell.

At 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, a repeat of the 10 o’clock morning sessions will take place, as well as readings and book-signings by Flaxman, Steed and Scales.  That evening at 6 o’clock will be a session entitled “The Pursuit of Apparitions” featuring those intrepid researchers of supernatural mysteries, Harkins and Steed.  A dinner break will follow.

At 9 o’clock Saturday will be “Larry Flaxman Presents…”, featuring the headliner of ESP Weekends since 2013.  His multimedia presentations and live commentary will once again challenge and inspire.  A chance to mingle with fellow investigators will take place at 10:30 p.m. as a precursor to the late-night adventures that begin at midnight.

Just past the stroke of twelve in the dead of night, the Nocturnal Investigations of both hotels begin.  This allows participants the same access of both properties that famous television paranormal investigators had during the taping of their specific program.  (Note: to date the hotels have been featured in sixteen nationally televised program episodes!)  A 3:00 a.m. “Small Hours Snack Party” will be offered followed by another iteration of “A Flickering Tale”.  At 6:00 a.m. as the sun rises, participants can settle down for another short nap.

For those wanting a Sunday morning repast, the Crescent’s “Breakfast Feast” will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  And probably the most popular event of the weekend begins at 10 o’clock that morning when participants get to swap weekend experiences and paranormal images captured on their digital devices with each other.

Scales concluded, “With as much paranormal notoriety as the Crescent and Basin Park hotels have garnered over the years, it is only right and salutary for us to allow non-professional ghost enthusiasts to be immersed in these two properties.   ESP Weekend participants are provided a chance to get up close and personal with some of the ghosts that have gained notoriety while perhaps discovering a few new spirit stars.”

Complete details on the two ESP Weekends for 2019 may be found at AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com.


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Submitted by: Bill Ott / billott.eurekasprings@gmail.com  / 479-981-9313