Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s third Annual Benefit Paranormal Conference.
Castle Spirits is a paranormal investigation team that has served as the Preston Castle's overnight paranormal docents for the past six years.
All proceeds from this event will go towards the preservation and rehabilitation of the Preston Castle.
Below is 2016 ParaCon info. 2017 details are being worked out - check back in February.
Three packages are available:
Visitation: $75; ParaCon all day Saturday, Sept. 17, with numerous guest speakers and workshops. Gate opens at 9:30 am and Paracon will run from 10 am to approximately 6 pm.
Apparition: $100; ParaCon all day Saturday, Sept. 17, and a 2 hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.
Full Possession: $125; includes a Meet and Greet from 6 pm to 8 pm Friday evening, Sept. 16, in the Preston Castle Courtyard, Paracon at the Castle all day Saturday, Sept. 17, and a 2 hour investigation of the Castle on Saturday night.
We will have 3 different investigation times Sat. night, with a maximum of 30 people per time. Buy your tickets according to which time you want for your investigation.
If you have questions please contact the ParaCon coordinator, Sally,
For ticket holders who want to stay nearby, Sally has arranged for discounts at a couple of hotels.
No Refunds! Guest Speakers subject to change.
Harvey Althaus: Harvey has been chasing the paranormal for most of his life, or rather, it has been chasing him! At a very young age, maybe 3, he was aware of things no one else in his family could understand and most of the time they gave him the "LOOK" and was told to, "Knock it off" Well you can probably guess that didn't help. So here he is today!
Brandon Alves: President/Founder A.P.R.A. Brandon has built a highly respected team that uses a scientific approach to paranormal investigations. His determination to find "cold hard facts, to prove or disprove" makes A.P.R.A. what it is today.
David Deerfeeder: Rev. Fr. David Deerfeeder is an ordained Old Catholic priest, pastor, multi-sensate medium, paranormal investigator, story-teller, author, and award-winning singer-songwriter, among other things. He employs a number of modalities including psychometry, and believes both the living and the dead should always be treated with compassion and respect.He is a speaker and investigation leader who is always willing to share his methodology and encourage others to develop their own deep-sensory gifts.
Scott Gruenwald: (Cancelled)
Jeadene Solberg: Founder & Leader of Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters. Jeadene, Momma J, founded her group in 2005 and has successfully maintained one of the longest and largest running groups in the Northern NV area. She believes in preserving history one spirit at a time.
Dr. Harry Kloor: Phd, A.P.R.A. Dr. Kloor is a writer, scientist, educator, researcher, inventor, story editor and producer, National Technology Policy Advisor, and a Chief Technology Officer with over 25 years experience in science & technology consulting, and commercial and military product development.
Ellen MacFarlane: Ellen grew up in Napa and knew by the age of 11 she wanted to work with ghosts. She has worked in the paranormal field for 20 years, and recently worked on the show Monsters, Mysteries and Legends for the Destination America Channel. She is also the co-creator of the Napa City Ghost & Legends Walking Tour and the leader of local paranormal team, North Bay R.I.P. She also works in the field with law enforcement on cold cases, missing persons, and murder mysteries as a medium.
Devin Sisk: Devin is a Paranormal Investigator and co-creator of the Napa City Ghosts & Legends Walking Tour. He has been in the paranormal field for 11+ years, and has logged over 650 cases. He has been seen on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Eye on the Bay and more.
Ellen & Devin recently appeared on the Travel Channel's #1 show "Ghost Adventures" in the episode "Chinese Town of Locke."
EXCITING NEWS!: Bill Hartley, Paranormal Tech Expert, has been added to the already impressive list of Guest Speakers. After witnessing unusual activity at historic locations, Hartley was inspired to pursue paranormal investigation. In 2006, he founded the Greater Maryland Paranormal Society and dedicated himself to helping others living in fear of the mysterious unknown. Hartley believes it is important to have a balanced point of view when it comes to the paranormal investigations. While he does believe locations can be haunted, he remains a skeptic at the same time. He has most recently been seen on Destination Americas Ghost of Shepherdstown.