What is Jefferson’s History, Haunts and Legends?
History, Haunts, and Legends (HHL) is a one-day paranormal conference held in Jefferson, Texas twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Jodi Breckenridge, who leads the Jefferson Ghost Walk, created this event in 2006, and it has steadily gained momentum ever since!
Historic Cemetery Symbols Talk
I’m so excited to be giving my Historic Cemetery Symbols presentation at History, Haunts, and Legends on November 7, 2015. I absolutely love the town of Jefferson and have been dying to attend HHL, but it’s just never worked out for me in the past. For once, I’m not out of town or booked elsewhere, so I can finally attend!
HHL Daytime Events
History, Haunts, and Legends offers Daytime Events and Nighttime Events. Daytime events include a full roster of speakers, numerous vendors, and a psychic gallery. HHL’s Daytime Events are hosted at the Jefferson Visitors Center (305 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657.)
Speakers and Vendor schedule: The doors open on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. This gives attendees time to drink coffee and don name tags. Guest speakers start presenting at 9:15 and will run all day. (Read on for a full list of speakers and more info about the vendors.)
Psychic Gallery with Dakota Lawrence: At 4:00 p.m., medium, Dakota Lawrence, offers a psychic gallery. Tickets for this event are an additional $35. Seating is limited, but there are still a few seats available as of this writing.
Dinner Break: Around 5:30 or 6, there’s time for a dinner break. People can relax, grab a bite to eat, and get prepared for some ghost hunting, if so inclined!
HHL Nighttime Events
Evening Paranormal Investigations: For its Nighttime Events, History, Haunts, and Legends offers paranormal investigations at 6 haunted hot spots in historic Jefferson, Texas. These spots were all chosen because they are haunted hot spots.
A different paranormal investigation team will be set up at each haunted location. This way, conference attendees can see how different groups conduct their investigations, while also experiencing different haunted locations. To keep these locations from being overly crowded, HHL’s Nighttime Events attendees will be divided into 6 groups.
Each group will spend 45 minutes at each location. It’s like a bar hop, except instead of boozing it up, you are moving from one haunted hot spot to another throughout the evening!
HHL: Paranormal Investigations
Here’s the list of Haunted Locations in Jefferson, Texas that History, Haunts and Legends attendees with tickets to HHL’s Nighttime Events will be investigating:
HHL: Who is speaking?
The History, Haunts and Legends paranormal conference is going to be jam-packed with interesting speakers, including my talented friend and TGWW Radio co-host, Teal Gray, who will be giving a presentation on Interspecies Communication.
As I mentioned earlier, I’m also giving my Historic Cemetery Symbols talk at HHL in Jefferson, Texas this weekend. (Jefferson has some gorgeous historic cemeteries, too, so I plan on doing some research while I am there!)
Other History, Haunts and Legends paranormal conference speakers include:
Larry Flaxman – Author
Brad Klinge – Paranormal Investigator, Producer
Chris Melancon – Paranormal Society of New Orleans
Jeromy Jones – Paranologies (ghost hunting equipment)
Cathy Nance – Photographer, Woodlands Paranormal
Maria Santos – Psychic Medium
Dr. Rita Louise – Author, Medical Intuitive
Mitchel Whitington – Author
Terri Jones – Author
Martha Decker – Author
Dakota Lawrence – Please note: Dakota is not a speaker, per se. He will, however, be giving a Psychic Gallery at 4:00 p.m. for an additional $35.
HHL: Who are the vendors?
Jodi Breckenridge has rounded up a wide variety of vendors, for History, Haunts, and Legends. I am really looking forward to seeing what these folks have to offer!
Here’s just a partial list of vendors who will be attending the History, Haunts and Legends paranormal conference in Jefferson:
Tickets, Admission, More Information:
$35 Daytime Events Ticket: This tickets lets you enjoy all the speakers and vendors during the day.
$50 Nighttime Event Ticket: This ticket pays for your paranormal investigations at 6 different haunted locations in Jefferson, Texas.
$75 VIP Ticket: This ticket covers both the Daytime *and* the Nighttime events, and is a fabulous deal!. (Plus, if you attend the Jefferson Ghost Walk, this dual ticket is a mere $65.)
$35 Psychic Gallery Ticket: This ticket is exclusively for Dakota Lawrence’s psychic gallery.
Jefferson Ghost Walk: Speaking of the ghost walk, visit the Jefferson Ghost Walk website for more information on how to attend. (I highly recommend this tour! Even my skeptical, science teacher husband enjoyed Jodi Breckenridge’s tour. You learn a lot about the town of Jefferson’s history in a very entertaining manner!)
For History, Haunts and Legends Tickets and more information call:
903-601-3375 or 903-665-6289
Read more about Jefferson, Texas
Jefferson, Texas is a picturesque town chock full of fascinating history and haunted lore. To read more about fun things to see and do in Jefferson, check out these articles from around the web:
Here’s a photo essay I wrote called: Jefferson, Texas: Simple Pleasures, Ghosts, & Bigfoot in the Little Easy.
The river plays such a big part in Jefferson’s history, that it’s well worth taking a ride on the Turning Basin Riverboat Tour.
Great article about Jefferson, Texas by Chet Garner, aka “The Daytripper”: Haunting Hospitality in Jefferson.
Find out why the Houston Chronicle calls Jefferson: The Most Haunted Town in Texas
A blogger named Pat Austin shares her tips for: Taking a Fun Trip to Jefferson
Want to read more like this?
To read about more weird, offbeat, and overlooked places, check out my best-selling travel guide:
UNEXPECTED TEXAS: Your Guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun Things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth.
For ghost hunting hot spots, check out my best-selling travel guide to haunted places:
PARANORMAL TEXAS: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth.
For a strange-but-true tale of Texas history, check out this bizarre piece of West Texas history:
The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber
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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.