Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THURSDAY: A celebration of Rick Hautala

Please join the crowd at Southern Maine Community College later this week, when the campus will host an evening Celebration of Rick Hautala, closely following the one-year anniversary of his death in 2013.

WHEN: March 27, 2014 starting @ 7:00pm
WHAT: Friends, fans, students, and faculty will get together at the campus community center to read and reminisce about Rick, and discuss the many contributions he made to the community and to the horror genre.
WHERE: Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) -- The Campus Center is located at 2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 04106, and the event is being held in the Learning Commons, which is on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center.

More information about Rick and the event can be found online here:

A PDF map of the SMCC campus is here:

Anyone who wishes to read the post I wrote on this blog following his death last March can do so here:

Rick at NECON 2006

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Maine Ghost Hunters brunch series!

Since we're looking at filling up your calendars with fun stuff until spring finally lets us all thaw out, here's another great little event to add to the calendar.

On selective Sunday mornings this spring, Maine Ghost Hunters is holding a casual brunch potluck get-together at Merkaba Sol in Augusta, Maine. The next one is on March 16th. Those who have attended these events before can tell you that it's a fun chance to catch up with the group, meet new folks with similar interests, and a great excuse to get out of the house!

For more information, and to complete the necessary minimal pre-registration, see their Meetup page here:

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014, from 10:00-11:00am
WHERE: Merkaba Sol, 153 Water Street, Augusta, Maine
COST: Pre-registration is an easy $2.00 per person

Maine Ghost Hunters is inviting you to join them every other Sunday at Merkaba Sol for a light potluck brunch and some paranormal chat. They'll be running these bi-weekly scheduled brunches through mid-April. Here are the details:

Who can attend: Maine Ghost Hunters meetup members, and friends if they're 18 years or older.

What to expect: It's a potluck breakfast event -- brunch time! All participants are requested to bring a non-beverage item to share with other members.

Why they're doing it: Because of popular request! And because it's a great opportunity for MGH to connect with members of the community. Let's get together and share ghost stories!

Fee Per Person: $2.00 if you RSVP on the meetup site (this site), or $5.00 per person at the door on the day of the event. (They'd really rather have everyone who's coming RSVP ahead of time so they can get an advance head count)

MGH will provide: Cups for cold and hot beverages, paper plates, plastic utensils, and napkins, as well as coffee, milk, and juice.

In the past, their coffee house meet ups have been popular and quite successful, so they're revisiting this oldie but goodie, but with a Merkaba twist. This helps avoid problems with having enough seating, and all the other complications that arise from using non-dedicated public cafe spaces as they have in the past. They'll have tables and chairs set up, and maybe even a TV from time to time, where everyone can review Maine Ghost Hunters footage, investigation evidence, and ZeroLux Paranormal episodes together. Who knows, maybe you'll even get the skinny on what happened "behind the scenes", "before this happened", or "after this happened"…. your questions, answered by investigators who were there when the footage was shot. Pretty cool stuff!

And, of course, they would love it if YOU brought in your paranormal pictures, videos, and audio evidence to share with the group. If you have something to share, or you want an opinion on something you've collected for evidence, bring it along! That's what the meet-ups are for - sharing experiences, talking about what brought everyone to the paranormal field, and all of those reasons everyone has for being a part of the Maine Ghost Hunters meetup.

Upcoming Ghost Hunts in Bath, Maine

Hi everyone! Well, if it hasn't already tied you up in knots, the cabin fever season is getting ready to shift to SPRING FEVER season! I know, it's still really cold out, but the birds are getting wound up every morning, and I saw a flock of robins the other day -- and I trust the birds to know what's going on with the weather.

If your mind has been turning from hibernation to re-emerging into the world as the sun stays out longer each day, sometimes it helps to have something to plan ahead and look forward to.

With that in mind, the folks at Mysterious Destinations have been cooking up a schedule for 2014, and instead of waiting for the warm weather, they're going to kick it off later this month -- because there's no time like the present!

From March through October, they will be hosting one Midnight Explore a month at the Winter Street Center in Bath. The sessions will also be a fundraiser for maintenance and improvements at the Winter Street Center, which is part of Sagadahoc Preservation.

More information can be found here: http://www.mysteriousdestinations.com

Exploration dates include:
March 22, April 25, May 17, June 6, July 12, August 9, September 27, October 24 and 31 (Halloween!)

Join the Mysterious Destinations team for a Midnight Explore at the haunted Winter Street Center in Bath. From 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight, two floors of documented paranormal activity will offer plenty of chances for new evidence to be found by YOU, after a brief training session about paranormal detection equipment, how to use it, and the history of the building.

MysteriousDestinations will provide a variety of equipment for guests, though participants are also encouraged to bring their own gear, with cameras and flashlights recommended. The price for the Midnight Explore is only $35 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Winter Street Center. Hot coffee, bottled water and light refreshments will be provided. For necessary pre-registration, please call (207)380-4677 or email mysteriousdestinations@gmail.com for information.