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Paranormal Expo: Hill House Manor in Gainesville, Texas

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Unique Paranormal Event in Gainesville, Texas

I’m honored and excited to be giving a talk on Historic Cemetery Symbols during a unique paracon at the end of this month. Simply called “Hill House Manor,” this event combines the fun of a paranormal expo with the thrill of ghost hunting at historic haunted sites.

Fun Filled Weekend

If you’ve ever been to a paranormal expo before, you know the drill. You spend the day listening to fascinating speakers share paranormal expertise. You cruise through vendor booths, mixing and mingling with like-minded souls, while loading up on interesting books, crystals, jewelry, and ghost hunting equipment. You might even get a psychic reading while you’re there, too.

But then night comes, and after hearing about paranormal activity all day long, you’re absolutely dying to take part in a real life ghost hunt of your own. But where to go? What to do?

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Paracon Fun with Ghost Hunting Thrills

But what if someone hosted a paranormal open house where the fun didn’t end at 5pm? What if you could attend a paracon in an actual haunted location? A paranormal weekend that included investigations each night?

Well, folks, that’s exactly what you get this August 28th and 29th over in Gainesville, Texas! The vendors and speakers will be set up in the historic (and haunted!) Santa Fe Depot (605 E California St, Gainesville, TX 76240) from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on both Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th, 2015.

Read on for more details!

Date, times, price, location, yada, yada…

Price: $60 COVERS EVERYTHING! You get to hear the speakers, see the vendors, and attend paranormal investigations on both nights.
How to  buy  tickets: For tickets and more information, visit: ASAP Entertainment LLC’s website 
Where: Santa Fe Depot, 605 E California St, Gainesville, TX 76240
When:
Speakers & Vendors at the Santa Fe Depot: August 28 & 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. each day.
Nightly paranormal investigations: General admission includes paranormal investigations of haunted locations, including the Hill House Manor and the Gainesville’s Hanging Tree, from 8:00 p.m. – midnight each evening.

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Who is speaking at Hill House Manor’s Paranormal Weekend?

Jereme Leonard – Cajun demonologist

Jereme Leonard has been in the paranormal field since 2008. He was part of a regional TV show that investigated landmark structures in Louisiana Mississippi. In, 2009 Jereme was part of a high-profile demonic possession case, which changed his course from paranormal investigator to demonologist. Jereme Leonard has appeared in books and TV shows such as “Out of the darkness” by Joy Stinson, “When ghost attacks” -Destination America, “Swamp Monsters” -Destination America and “American supernatural: The Curse of Julia brown” on The Weather Channel.

Scott Gruenwald – Paranormal Investigator

Scott is a self-described “Para Whore” who you may recognize from such TV shows as “Paranormal Paparazzi” and “Ghost Adventures.” Here’s how he describes himself: “Comic books, tree forts, video games, hide and seek, action figures … catching frogs? These may be things you would use to describe the average fifth grader, or myself. You see, I’m a player. Hold on a minute. When I say player, I mean I live to play – from the moment my Batman alarm clock wakes me up to when I rest my head at night in a fort made of couch cushions. I love life and playing keeps me young.”

Dash Beardsley – Haunted Tour Guide

Dash Beardsley, Galveston’s premier paranormal expert, also known as “The Ghostman of Galveston” is the creator of The Ghost Tours of Galveston, which began in 1998 and has been rated the #1 Ghost Tour in America. Last year, he started an exciting annual event in Galveston, Texas called “Dash Beardsley’s Wake the Dead Horrorcon.”

Selena Roane – Empath & Radio Host

Selena Roane is the founder of FEAR Paranormal Society, a paranormal investigation team. She is also the host of Close to Death, an internet show about virtually anything paranormal. Selena is an empath and is currently working on developing and enhancing that ability. Selena attends and speaks at various conferences and has led numerous investigations. She was included as an investigator on the “Shadows of 66” documentary with Chip Coffey, Brad and Barry Klinge in 2013. The paranormal is Selena’s passion. She is continuously researching and learning in an effort to deepen her knowledge and enthusiasm for the field.

Tui Snider – Bestselling Author, Photographer, Radio Host

Tui Snider is a globetrotting author, photographer, public speaker, radio host, musician, and travel blogger. She loves exploring mysterious places, strange-but-true history, cemetery symbolism, and haunted lore. So far, Tui has published 3 bestselling books inspired by the quirky and mysterious state of Texas. Meanwhile, Tui’s photos of offbeat and overlooked places have appeared in FOX Travel News, Coast to Coast AM, easyJet, and other publications. Tui Snider’s presentation for the Haunted Hill Manor event is a photo-laden exploration of Historic Cemetery Symbols.

Mark Elliot Fults – Trance Medium, Artist, Author

A native of Chattanooga, Mark E. Fults is a locally known self-taught psychic, artist, trance medium, songwriter and now storyteller. In his book, Chattanooga Chills, Fults shares a lifelong collection of well-known and obscure ghost stories set in the rich historical landscape of Chattanooga, Tennessee. From Native American burial grounds to the Civil War battlefields, from elegant hotels like the Read House to a lynching on the Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga has ghosts, some of whom Fults has met personally.

Teal Gray – Psychic Medium, Radio Host, Author

Teal Gray is an intuitive, empath, tea-leaf, coffee ground, and tarot reader with over 25 years of experience. As a writer, sacred and haunted site traveler, radio host and founder of Teal Gray Worldwide, Teal has amassed many paranormal and unexplained experiences gaining a greater understanding of the unknown. Sharing that knowledge with is her passion. Teal Gray will be offering a *FREE* Psychic Gallery at the Hill House Manor event. Do not miss it!

Hill House Manor: Event Schedule

FRIDAY – August 28, 2015
Registration starts at: 1p.m.
1:30 TO 2:15 – Selena Roane
2:30 to 3:15 – Scott Gruenwald
3:30 to 4:15 – Dash Beardsley
4:30 to 5:15 – Tui Snider
5:30 to 6:30 open Panel Discussions
7:00 Conference ends for the day
Dinner break
8:00 Meet at Hill House to begin investigations of the Hill House Manor and the site of the Great Hangings of 1862.*
VIP lock in: Midnight until sunrise.

SATURDAY – August 29, 2015
Registration starts at 1p.m.
1:30 to 2:15 – Jereme Leonard
2:30 to 3:15 – Mark Fults
3:30 to 4:15 – Scott Gruenwald
4:30 to 5:15 – Dash Beardsley
5:30 to 6:30 – Teal Gray Gallery Reading
7:00 Conference ends for the day
Dinner break
8:00 Meet at Hill House to begin investigations of the Hill House Manor and the site of the Great Hangings of 1862.*
VIP lock in: Midnight until sunrise.

*During the Investigations one group will be Investigating the Hill House Manor and the other group Investigating the of the Great Hangings of 1862.

Want to read more?

To read about more weird, offbeat, and overlooked places, check out my best selling travel guide: Unexpected Texas.
For ghost hunting hot spots, check out my best selling travel guide to haunted places: Paranormal Texas.
For a strange-but-true tale of Texas history, check out: The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber. Happy travels!

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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