New Year New Fear


Five full days of investigating phenomena that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

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SCHEDULE 2019     all times are EST

Tuesday, Jan 22

Table Turning: Moving Objects with Spirit
Tuesday, Jan 22 3:30-5pm
Table-tipping is a type of physical mediumship that can be practiced by anyone. Witness evidence of Spirit first-hand with the movement of the tables. They might glide across the room, spin, or tip over as spiritual energy is channeled through your fingertips. It’s possible that the table will behave with some intelligence. After all, it is being guided by a person in spirit! Once the group has begun to experience strange effects, it may be possible to ask questions and receive tilts, knocks, or sensations in reply. This is a weird and wonderful pastime that everyone should try at least once. The results might shock you! With AnneMarie Touchette.

From Ideomotor to Impingement
Can Ghosts Really Speak To Us?
Tuesday, Jan 22 5-6pm
Can ghosts really speak to us? We have all seen Ouija boards in scary movies, but what really happens when you use a Ouija board? In this enlightening class, you will discover the misconceptions and myths surrounding spirit boards and talking boards, and learn the proper technique for using a spirit board for spirit communication. Medium Victoria Ackerman will give you the inside knowledge on how to make this method of communication safe and effective. This course will give you practical tools you can use to make spirit communication an intriguing group activity, no experience required.

Transfiguration Séance
Tuesday, Jan 22 7-9pm
A rare opportunity! If you have doubts, skepticism or phobia of darkened rooms this event is not for you. Due to the nature of this event, the environmental conditions must be of the highest vibrations. This event fills up quickly and it is important to register early. Have you ever wanted to experience a séance for yourself? This is your chance! Renowned physical medium Victoria Ackerman will conduct a séance and transfiguration demonstration where you may experience an array of paranormal phenomena. An expert in spirit communication, Victoria will be sharing the safe, proper way to conduct a séance, so no harm can come to those present for this fascinating demonstration.
You may actually see the ectoplasm superimposed around the face taking on different characteristics. Ectoplasm is a light cob webbing substance that forms around the body, and is then physically manipulated by Spirit. The transfiguration may appear to be almost translucent, as the medium’s face will disappear, replaced by the features of Spirit. Many have recognized the faces as deceased loved ones along with spirits of women and men in different shape and sizes. In past séances, we have captured hundreds of orbs that people were able to see in real time, and that were confirmed as we captured them on video. With Victoria Ackerman.

Wednesday, Jan 23

The L Word: Dowsing Workshop
Wednesday, Jan 23 2-3:30pm
Dowsing is the use of a tool that allows us to gather information not directly available to our conscious mind. Dowsers utilize all sorts of tools, including dowsing rods, which help them to channel the energy and communicate with Spirit! Dowsing is an intuitive art that can be used to connect with Spirit Guides, identify areas of concern in energy healing, locate lost objects and bodies of water, and communicate with Spirits residing in specific locations. Receive instruction in one of the oldest forms of divination in the world in this comprehensive workshop!

Connecting in Haunted Places
Wednesday, Jan 23 3:30-5pm
Everyone is born with the ability to use their intuition, but few have the tools to learn how to hone it. In this enlightening class, you will learn the different ways in which it is possible to connect with Spirit in places where their energy may be attached. You do not necessarily have to be a medium to connect; what is important is to have an open mind and trust in your own intuition. You will also learn how to keep yourself safe when encountering Spirit. If you have any interest in the paranormal, this class is a necessity to learn how to begin making a connection with the other side! With Victoria Ackerman.

Bridging the Gap with ESP
Wednesday, Jan 23 7-8:30pm
ESP (Explorers of Spirit Phenomenon) will be sharing their expertise as paranormal investigators. The group was established in 2009 by Dr. John Head and Terri Rohde, and in 2015 they became a member of the True Ghost Stories TV Series, Team Florida. They strive to bridge the gap between the world of the living and the world of Spirit, and they want to share how they do that! Explore spirit communication through the ages, haunted locations, and ghostly encounters with these experienced investigators. With Terri Rhode.

Thursday, Jan 24

How to Be a Paranormal Investigator
Thursday, Jan 24 3-5pm
Sarasota’s Paranormal Investigative Science (S.P.I.S.) will be giving a how-to guide on conducting your own paranormal investigation! You will learn what a paranormal entity is, how to locate one, and what paranormal investigating and parapsychology are all about. Learn the steps on how to conduct an investigation from start to finish. Learn how to use tools for investigating, how to go over evidence you find, and how to protect and cleanse yourself when the investigation is complete. With Brittany Ann Feegs.

Late-Night Paranormal Investigation
Thursday, Jan 24 7:30pm-12am
Join Sarasota’s Paranormal Investigative Science on a real Paranormal Investigation through one of Florida’s haunted locations! Get first-hand experience conducting an investigation with professional investigators, and discover what it truly means to encounter evidence of the paranormal. You might catch the voices of Spirit on tape, photograph apparitions, or experience physical phenomena! You can never know what to expect on a Paranormal Investigation. Grab a camera, pull out your flashlight, and see what Spirit has in store. Learning the ropes in the SPIS Lecture before attending this investigation is highly recommended, but not required. Location TBA.

Friday, Jan 25

Exploring Spirit with DarkStar Paranormal
Friday, Jan 25 3-4pm
With years of experience, DarkStar Paranormal research group will shed light on the experiences with the paranormal that many are too afraid to explore. Using both scientific and spiritual methods in their investigations, they do their best to find answers to the inexplicable brushes people have with the paranormal. They help those who feel they have nowhere else to turn to regain normalcy in their lives by searching for causes and teaching safe practices when interacting with energies and entities that many find difficult to explain. Learn about spirit investigation with this amazing group.

Poltergeists And Other Knocks In The Night
Friday, Jan 25 4-5pm
Have you ever heard footsteps walking around the house when you were the only one there, or a knock on the wall at the mention of a friend or family member in Spirit? If you have, then you have experienced physical Spirit phenomena! Physical mediumship is a specific type of mediumship wherein the medium uses their body to help Spirit to manifest or manipulate the physical world. Unlike other types of mediumship, physical mediumship involves observable phenomena, which makes it one of the most complex and difficult types of Spirit communication. One can never predict if or how Spirit will choose to manifest – but when they do, it is always an incredible experience! Learn about this fascinating subset of mediumship from a skilled physical medium. You may even have the opportunity to Spirit at work for yourself! With Victoria Ackerman.

Bunker Hill Vineyard Ghost & Spirit Orb Walkabout
Friday, Jan 25 8:30-10pm
Bunker Hill Vineyard is a beautiful, lush winery and wildlife habitat in Parrish, Florida… and it is said to be host to an array of ghosts! Orbs, mist, and apparitions have been spotted by visitors, as well as captured on camera along their wooded pathway. Spirit voices have also been heard, and visitors of the vineyard have reported feeling touched by invisible hands. The tombstones of family pets have been known to mysteriously move around, only to be obscured by a “washed out white” in attempts to capture the movement on camera, and doors mysteriously open and lock with no earthly explanation. Don’t miss this ethereal exploration! Close-toed, comfortable shoes and long pants are required, as you will be walking through uneven terrain. EVP Recorders, EMF Recorders, Digital Temperature Recorders, Thermal Cameras & Night Vision Cameras are encouraged – you might be shocked by what you find! Read about some of inexplicable events experienced at Bunker Hill under the “Our Ghost Story” tab on www.BunkerHillVineyard.com, and then get ready to experience the ghost story for yourself!

Saturday, Jan 26

Lucid Dreaming and Astral Travel
With John White
Saturday, Jan 26 1-3pm
A lucid dream is a dream during which one is aware that they are dreaming. During a lucid dream, one may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment. Astral Travel (or astral projection) is a willful out-of-body experience (OBE) of a soul or consciousness called an “astral body” that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it throughout the universe. These abilities are known and used by the Dali Lama. Join John on an amazing journey of discovery! $20 in advance, $25 at the door.Mystics use these disciplines to:

• Soul travel and know future events
• Mediumship through lucid dreaming
• Using your dreams for problem solving

Haunted Object Roadshow
Saturday, Jan 26 3:00-5pm
Do you get the chills whenever you look at that doll your great aunt left you? Maybe you have a figurine that always seems to face a different direction, no matter how many times you fix it. Or perhaps strange things have been happening around the house ever since you bought that old clock at the antique store. Take your haunted objects on the road and bring them over to The Spirit University’s Haunted Object Roadshow! A skilled psychic medium will connect with the energy within your item to find out what is hiding in there. Your aunt might just be checking in to make sure you are taking good care of that doll! Whoever the Spirit, we are in the spirit of helping you find out what message they have for you. And if you are a little freaked out by your haunting hitchhiker, we will go over methods of cleansing energetic attachments. No Spirits? No problem! This will be fun and enlightening for anyone interested in how Spirits communicate with us from the other side. With Victoria Ackerman and Barbara Harrison.

Psychometry – The Psychic Touch
with John White
Saturday, Jan 26 3:00-5pm
Psychometry, or Psychometrics, is the ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them. Everything we touch leaves our imprints on the sands of time. Learn how to develop your psychic ability by intuitively reading objects. Bring your crystals and gemstone and learn to communicate with them. Learn how to read sacred objects. Billet Readings: discover how to give a reading on a person just by holding a piece of paper with their name on it. This event will be held in conjunction with the Haunted Object Roadshow.

Haunted Eye-Ball
Saturday, Jan 26 7-9pm
Who among us, living or dead, can resist the mystery and allure of a gothic masquerade ball? Get gussied up and ghoulish in your most haunting formal-wear for this enchanting event, featuring live music, food, and a group séance! Mingle with mediums who will be bringing messages from Spirit throughout the evening, and tango with tarot-readers as they offer guidance through the cards. This unforgettable night will be filled with frights, fun, and a few surprises!

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