Saturday, July 14, 2012
“Ghost Con” comes to Marshall
What’s a Ghost Con? It’s a conference for paranormal professionals, would-be investigators of paranormal activity, and people who just want to know more...
MARSHALL Bring up the subject of ghosts and ghostly presences in Marshall and there’s no lack of people who will admit, if only in the strictest of confidence, that they’ve seen, felt or heard something that can’t be explained – a woman’s face in the window of the historic courthouse late at night, an empty rocking chair rocking back and forth, a house where the lights go on and off at random, and no electrician can figure out why.
Marshall’s wealth of paranormal phenomena was uncovered last October during a paranormal investigation of Marshall’s old City Hall by Unknown Paranormal of Longview. Recognizing the city as an untapped source of things that go bump in the night, the group decided that Marshall would be the perfect site for East Texas’ first Ghost Con, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Marshall Visual Arts Center.
What’s a Ghost Con? It’s a conference for paranormal professionals, would-be investigators of paranormal activity, and people who just want to know more about the supernatural, the unexplained and how to go about investigating it.
Guest speakers include Everyday Paranormal founders Brad and Barry Klinge of San Antonio, from the Discovery Channel series Ghost Lab and the new Internet series, The Dead Truth.
Clairvoyant medium and psychic paranormal investigator Dakota Lawrence, of Shreveport La. who has appeared on Children of the Grave II on SyFy/Spooked TV, will host a special gallery reading.
Other speakers include Larry Flaxman, best-selling author of several books on paranormal subjects; Mitchel Whitington of Jefferson, author and lecturer on the paranormal; and paranormal investigators and founders of paranormal organizations in Louisiana and Texas.
Other events include an Historic/Ghost Walk of downtown Marshall and a nighttime cemetery tour.