Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ghost Hunting Boot camp

NOTICE: This is not a GHOULA event. This is just a local ghost-themed event that we feel our members should know about.

Ghost Hunting Boot Camp

Slated June 15 at Pioneer Cemetery, Sylmar

A unique fundraising event called “VIP Ghost Hunting Boot Camp” will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar, 14451 Bledsoe St. at Foothill.

Expert ghost hunters from Valley Investigators of the Paranormal (VIP) will discuss their first-hand experiences in ghost hunting, explain what type of equipment is used to sense ghost activity, demonstrate the techniques they use while on investigations, and provide pointers on how to conduct independent investigations.

Special guest Erik Vanlier of VIP will also discuss the activity he witnessed at Pioneer Cemetery during filming of the pilot for Ghost Girls, an upcoming reality television show. Based on that documented activity, Pioneer Cemetery was featured in A&E/Biography Channel’s popular cable television show “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera, #49” which aired last November to an audience of 5 million worldwide.

After Erik’s presentation, the gathering will be separated into smaller more personalized groups to tour the graveyard with a VIP guide. These small groups will conduct actual investigations throughout the old cemetery’s 3.8 acres. The six-hour event will include an intermission for conversation and complimentary refreshments.

Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1874, is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley and is operated by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Proceeds from the ghost hunting fundraiser will be used for cemetery projects and restoration.

Admission to the fundraiser is $50 for adults (over 21) and $25 for sub-adults (13-20). Please note that children under age 13 will not be admitted to this event. Tickets are available online through www.showclix.com (search ghosthunting) and www.sfvhs.com, or may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 818-970-1286.

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