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Strange Escapes Presents, "Seaside Spirits aboard the RMS Queen Mary"

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The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway

Long Beach, CA 90802

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Strange Escapes Presents, “Seaside Spirits aboard the RMS Queen Mary" Long Beach, CA March 8-11th, 2019

Featuring:

Amy Bruni

Adam Berry

Grant Wilson

Chip Coffey

John Tenney

Greg and Dana Newkirk

Ben Hansen

Welcome aboard the historic, (and extremely haunted), Queen Mary. Residing in Long Beach Harbor, the RMS Queen Mary is a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. Commissioned in 1930, she made her maiden voyage in 1936. For three years she traveled back and forth across the Atlantic and carried the worlds rich and elite.

When World War II broke out in 1939, she quickly served a different purpose. She was put into service as a troopship and was known as “The Grey Ghost.” By the end of World War II she had carried more than 800,000 troops, been involved in a collision at sea and participated in the D-Day invasion.

At the close of the war, the ship was used to transfer war brides and their children to the United States and Canada. Following this service, she was refurbished and put back to luxury cruise service in 1947.

By the 1960’s transatlantic crossings were falling out of favor due to the new affordability and access to air travel. The Queen Mary voyaged to a few tropical locales, but having no central air or outdoor pools, she was not quite suited to that job.

In 1967 she was sold to Long Beach and permanently docked in the city to serve as a museum and luxury hotel.

With 49 documented deaths aboard the ship, ghost stories have long circulated around the majestic vessel. From spirits seen in the passenger quarters, to the well known stories of a little girl in the no longer used pool room, and the ghostly workers still seen manning their stations in the long defunct engine room. It’s a reputation the Queen Mary can’t and doesn’t ignore.

Strange Escapes welcomes you onboard as we embark on a long weekend of mixers, meals, lectures, entertainment and of course, ghosts.

Your weekend will include:

*A Friday night mixer in the historic Queens Salon with your fellow guests and celebrity hosts

*Friday night entertainment following meet and greet, (TBD)

*Daily lectures with paranormal experts

*A firsthand look at the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult

*TWO nights of investigating

*A paranormal investigation of the Queen Mary’s areas that are off limits to the general public, (the pool room, boiler room, cargo hold and more.) Please note, due to the historic nature of these areas, they are not accessible to those with mobility issues.

*A paranormal investigation and experiment conducted in the recently reopened room B340

VIP Ticket holders receive all of the above, plus:

*A private one hour investigation with Amy and Adam in room B340

*A private Sunday brunch with Amy and Adam, (the Sunday brunch at the Queen Mary is legendary.)

*Commemorative Event Tee & Paranormal Swag Bag

*Dedicated VIP line for the registration and meet and greet

*Reserved front row seating for all lectures and entertainment

Schedule of Events, (subject to change, final schedule provided upon check in)

Friday, March 8th

3:00 - 5:00 pm ~ Registration

Check in for event and pick up your badge for the weekend. Valid photo ID required to check in for event.

6:00 - 8:00 PM ~ Meet and Greet

Autograph Session/Meet and Greet with Celebrity Guests and Speakers*

Join us for a welcome reception. Meet your speakers and hosts for the weekend, snap pictures with them and ask as many questions as you’d like. *Light appetizers provided; cash bar available.

9:00 - 10:00 pm

Entertainment ~ TBD

Saturday, March 9th

10:00 am ~ “The Study of Haunted Objects” with Greg and Dana Newkirk

Greg and Dana have become famous for their Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and the Occult. Hear how they started, why they started and what they think makes an object haunted. They will have actual haunted artifacts on hand as well.

11:00 am ~ John Tenney, “Haunted Science, Old and New”

Known as the ‘creepiest guy in the paranormal’ (ok, we might’ve given him that title), John Tenney will illuminate you on science techniques that lend themselves to finding proof of the paranormal.

12:30 ~ Lunch Break, (On Your Own)

2:00 p.m. ~ “Coffey Talk” with Chip Coffey

World famous psychic, Chip Coffey, will discuss what life is really like as a psychic. Join him as he shares some of his favorite stories and gives you tips and ideas on how to hone in on your own psychic abilities.

3:00 p.m. ~ Gallery Reading with Chip*

Chip will do an open gallery reading where he randomly picks members of the audience for psychic readings. While not everyone will have a reading, most agree it is a very fulfilling and emotional experience to be in attendance. *There is an additional charge for those wanting to attend.

5:30 ~ Optional Add-On Group Dinner, (Additional Charge Required)

Featuring “The Queens Menu”, this is one meal you don’t want to miss. Dine with your speakers and fellow guests before we conduct our first investigation of the weekend.

7:30 pm ~ Investigation of the Queen Mary, Group 1

First half of participants will be led on a three hour investigation of the Queen Mary. Groups will depart every 15 minutes. Your investigation departure time will be given upon check in.

7:30 pm ~ Paranormal Investigation and Historic Research Experiment in Room B340* - Group 2

John Tenney, Greg Newkirk and Dana Newkirk will lead groups through a series of one hour investigations of this recently reopened room on the ship.

Stateroom B340 has a large volume of recorded paranormal activity with many stories of haunted encounters noted in the ship’s logs. Reports date back to the final ocean voyage in 1967 and include complaints from guests staying in B340 claiming that someone was knocking on the door in the middle of the night. Other complaints include bathroom lights turning on by themselves, the sink faucet turning on and off on its own, and unexplained bathroom doors shutting. Some guests have reported the covers of their bed being pulled off while asleep and waking to see a dark figure standing at the foot of the bed.

*Investigations will be staggered and assigned as you check in for the event.

Sunday, March 10th

9:30 am ~ VIP Brunch with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, (For VIP Passholders Only)

11:15 am ~ Ben Hansen “Paranormal Science”

A former criminal investigator for the FBI, Ben Hansen has now turned his attention to the paranormal. Inspired by the X-Files, Ben is determined that the truth is out there.

12:30 - 2:00 ~ Lunch Break, On Your Own

2:00 ~ Grant Wilson “Q and A”

One of the stars of Ghost Hunters, Grant rocked the world when he stepped away from the show in 2012. But since then, he’s started a successful gaming company, pursued his art and started a recent paranormal youtube channel that’s making waves in the field. Spend an hour picking his brain and learning from his almost 30 years as a paranormal researcher.

3:30 ~ Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, Investigating with Respect and Integrity

Paranormal’s A-Team will share stories and answer questions from their years of experiences being Paranormal Investigators and discuss what life is like since being core cast members of Ghost Hunters. Plus, they’ll offer tips and advice on how to investigate with compassion and integrity.

5:00 - 7:30 ~ Dinner Break, On Your Own

7:30 pm ~ Investigation of the Queen Mary, Group 2

Second half of participants will be led on a three hour investigation of the Queen Mary. Groups will depart every 15 minutes. Your investigation departure time will be given upon check in.

7:30 pm ~ Paranormal Investigation and Historic Research Experiment in Room B340* - Group 1

John Tenney, Greg Newkirk and Dana Newkirk will lead groups through a series of one hour investigations of this recently reopened room on the ship.

Stateroom B340 has a large volume of recorded paranormal activity with many stories of haunted encounters noted in the ship’s logs. Reports date back to the final ocean voyage in 1967 and include complaints from guests staying in B340 claiming that someone was knocking on the door in the middle of the night. Other complaints include bathroom lights turning on by themselves, the sink faucet turning on and off on its own, and unexplained bathroom doors shutting. Some guests have reported the covers of their bed being pulled off while asleep and waking to see a dark figure standing at the foot of the bed.

*Investigations will be staggered and assigned as you check in for the event.

Monday, March 11th

9:00 am ~ Weekend Wrap Up

Grab a cup of coffee and have one last visit with your fellow attendees and speakers. Talk about your experiences from the weekend and share evidence collected during the investigations.

Travel Information*

Hotel:

We have negotiated a discount group rate for the weekend of $149 per night for single or double rooms, (if there are more than two guests in a room, the hotel may charge an additional per person fee.)

This rate does not include tax or the $6.95 daily facility fee, (covers wifi use, fitness center, audio tour, etc)

To book your room, please call the hotel at 877-342-0742. You must state you are calling for the Strange Escapes Group Rate to receive our special rate.

Please note, if you are driving a vehicle, the hotel has provided us with a discounted parking rate of $18 per night.

Nearby Airports:

Long Beach Airport ~ 11 Miles

Los Angeles Airport ~ 22 Miles

John Wayne/Orange County Airport ~ 39 Miles

For information on transportation to and from the airport, (including directions), see the Queen Mary web site: http://queenmary.com/directions/

*All hotel and travel arrangements and expenses are your responsibility and not covered in ticket price.

Additional Queen Mary attractions:

*Daily history tours

*A number of dining options, including casual and fine dining

*The famous Observatory and Art Deco Lounge

*A wine tasting room provided by Malibu Wines

*Scorpion Submarine at the Queen Mary

*Diana: The Legacy of a Princess Collection

Please visit www.queenmary.com for ship layout, dining options and even more entertainment onboard and nearby.

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