Friday, April 17, 2009
GhoStock 7, a paranormal enthusiasts' convention, kicked off in Salem yesterday. In addition to hearing lectures by everyone from our own local witch Christian Day to Chris Fleming from the Biography Channel's "Dead Famous," visitors will be poking around the Witch City to see what they can sense all weekend long.
Hosted by Patrick Burns of Tru TV and Court TVs investigative series "Haunting Evidence", GhoStock is taking place in Salem, Massachusetts, for the first time this year. The first six GhoStock conventions have taken place in Savannah, Georgia. This move creates a new adventure for fans of GhoStock and other people with an interest in the paranormal. As always, the event will be hosted by Patrick Burns, who is the founder and director of the Ghost Hounds Paranormal Network and was recently featured on TruTV's Haunting Evidence. Guests include such notables in the paranormal field as Dave Schrader from Darkness at the Edge of Town radio, Keith Age from Spooked! TV, and Fiona Broome, author and psychic medium. The keynote speaker will be John Zaffis, a noted authority on demonic and malevolent hauntings.
The highlight of GhoStock, though, is the opportunity to participate in an actual paranormal investigation. Guests are divided into small teams and will conduct private investigations throughout Salem. They will then review their evidence and present their findings during the conference. And..... the Amelia Payson House has two guests that will not miss a moment of the hunt. Then sleeping, of course, with one eye open!