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Paranormal Convention at Fort William Henry in April

February 27th, 2013 by James Hood

FWH Rev 2-11-13 smallOn Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th, 2013, Upstate NY paranormal groups Glory Haunt Hounds and Beyond Ghosts will be hosting a celebrity filled weekend for Paranormal and Historical enthusiast alike. “Preserving the Haunt” Para-History Con will be held at Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center.

Celebrities who will be attending are John Zaffis and Brian Cano from SyFy’s Haunted Collector, Joe Chin from Ghost Hunters International, Adam Berry from Ghost Hunters, Aaron Sagers from Paranormal Paparazzi & Paranormal Pop Culture, John Tenney from A&E and Teenage Psychic Cassidy Rae. Other local celebrities such as Rev. Tim Shaw of Para-X’s The Black Cat Lounge, Chris Di Cesare of SyFy’s School Spirits and C2D1 Hauntings and John Tobin of Para-X’s “Keeping the Spirits Alive!”…and several others!

The weekend begins with a Celebrity Hosted VIP party on Friday night beginning at 7pm. The night also includes a DJ, Cash Bar and Ghost Walks of the Fort. Tickets are limited, advance purchase requested. Tickets for this event are $40pp.

The “Preserving the Haunt” Para-History Con will be held Saturday, April 27th 10am – 6pm and will feature many vendors, lectures by celebrity guests, movie screenings of “Please, talk with me”; a true account of the C2D1 hauntings that took place at SUNY GENESEO in the 1980’s and “Shattered Hopes” the true story of the Amityville murders. Tickets are $40pp.

Join the celebrities again on Saturday night at 8pm until Midnight for a Ghost Investigation of Fort William Henry! Tickets are limited, advance purchase requested. Tickets for this event are $50pp.

We are also offering ‘all inclusive’ packages which include 2 nights’ luxury accommodations at Fort William Henry and tickets to all of the weekend’s events! $300 pp + taxes. Vendor spots are also still available.
For more information and purchase tickets please to go www.gloryhaunthounds.com or www.beyondghosts.com .

The lectures will be based around great historic locations that each speaker has experienced, and a focus on how the paranormal community can help in preserving these great locations, each will be interactive and include a Q&A session for the fans.

We have vendors ranging from Paranormal Teams from all across the country, to Jewelry sellers, Psychic mediums, Wood Carvers and many many more.

What is Para-History?

Para-History is a term used to describe historic locations with a Paranormal history. What we hope to accomplish is leverage our paranormal research in hopes of raising awareness to great historical locations buy taking the popularity of the Paranormal and reminding people how important it is to preserve and remember these great locations, and and our slogan is “Keeping the Spirits Alive” with a goal to keep the spirit of these great places in the forefront of the mind of lovers of the Paranormal

It is important to “Preserve the Haunt” because if we in the Paranormal community can give back and help the great historic locations that have helped us to conduct our research, the great heritage and history of the locations will be passed on for many more generations to come and hopefully not neglected or forgotten about.

Improvements to Fort William Henry Museum in the works

February 19th, 2013 by James Hood

Aerial View of Fort William HenryJust to the east of the Fort William Henry Hotel‘s Premium Wing is the Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration. This popular attraction has entertained and educated several thousand tourists and locals since the 1950s.

The restored fort is located on the site of the original fort which played a major role in the French and Indian War in the mid-1750s. Its log construction is painstakingly maintained on a yearly basis and archaeological work continues to unearth buttons and bullets from the fort’s time as well as tools from earlier Native American settlements at the site.

The upcoming 2013 Season

The fort has always featured guides dressed in period uniforms. However, the upcoming 2013 season will feature an effort to create more of a living history experience, in a similar vein as Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon.

soldiers-firing-musketsAs part of that effort, there will be two encampments featuring re-enactors from all over the Northeast region. The first will be in mid-August with a smaller one in mid-September.

Other scheduled improvements include updates to many of the displays, including the Underwater Archaeology on Lake George exhibit which opened last year with the help of Joe Zarzynski and John Farrell from Bateaux Below.

The popular Ghost Tour will also be improved and expanded. This family-friendly tour by candlelight takes place evenings during the summer. The fort and surrounding grounds are popular with paranormal enthusiasts and it was featured in an episode of Ghost Hunters on the SyFy Channel.

Put the Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration on your list of Things to Do in Lake George.

Where’s the Love this Valentine’s Day?!

February 5th, 2013 by James Hood

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A quick review of the Wikipedia entry about Valentine’s Day provides a daunting view for the holiday’s future. Oh, there will always be a Valentine’s Day, but where’s the love?!

Valentine’s Day has been associated with romance and lovers since the Middle Ages. By the 15th century, it was common practice to send flowers, candy and hand-written notes or cards with heartfelt expressions of love.

According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, an estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent online in 2010. We can only hope that most of those were sent by grandparents to their grandkids or friend to friend… co-worker to co-worker.

Where’s the love in “Have a Smurfy Valentine’s Day”?

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Here is the Fort William Henry Hotel’s “Recipe for Romance”

– Place 2 hearts in a beautiful setting

– Add a gourmet meal

– Toss in some wine

– Let simmer until hot

– Serve by candlelight

Executive Chef Anthony Teta has put together a spectacular menu for this Valentine’s Day, and we’re making it available on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th as well. Entrees include Sauteed Duck Breast, Filet Mignon, Tandoori Tuna, Broiled Twin Lobster Tails, and Braised Veal Osso Buco.

Dinner reservations can be made by calling 964-6614.

But why stop there? Show your sweetheart just how in love you are by going “all in” this Valentine’s Day.

Book one of our Lakeview Rooms to complete this special evening. We have a limited number of Jacuzzi Suites and Fireplace Suites available for the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Celebration. Room reservations can be made by calling 518-668-3081 or by booking online.