Witches and ghost hunters gather in Salem

April 19, 2009

From Salem News

You’ve heard of Christmas in July. This is Halloween in April.

Dozens of witches, psychics and ghost hunters are in town this weekend for two separate conventions at the Hawthorne Hotel, where such topics as “common sense approaches to paranormal investigations” and “pagans in global action” will be discussed.

GhoStock 7 — a four-day convention for paranormal investigators — kicked off Thursday with opening remarks from local witch Christian Day. Yesterday, Illinois-based Witch School International began hosting “three days of Wicca, Witchcraft and High Ritual.”

They’ve come from places like Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Louisville to be here.

In the basement of the Hawthorne Hotel yesterday, GhoStock 7 (billed as “four days of spooks, spectres and spirits”) was in full swing. The four-page itinerary included lectures on some of the South’s most haunted locations and an overview of ghost-hunting equipment, such as instrumental transcommunication.

“It’s a national event for sure,” said organizer Patrick Burns, the one-time host of TruTV’s “Haunting Evidence.”

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Witches and ghost hunters gather in Salem – SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

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