The Princess awaits your arrival…
The grand Mount Washington Resort was a dream brought to life for self-made millionaire and New England native, Joseph Stickney. It took over two years, 250 Italian artisans, and $1.7 million dollars to build the hotel, which had its grand opening in 1902. Just one year after the hotel’s completion, Mr. Stickney died suddenly, leaving the hotel to his wife, Princess Carolyn, who continued to summer at the hotel every year until her own death, over a decade later.
Since then, many guests of the hotel have come to believe that Princess Carolyn never completely left. Her apparition has been reported throughout the hotel and there is even a place set for her in the hotel dining room every evening. Perhaps most famously, the TAPS team, featured on the SyFy network show, Ghost Hunters, recorded clear EVP’s of the Princess conversing with them. That ghostly conversation seemed to indicate that Carolyn is still very much present at the hotel, but either unsure or perhaps unaware of what time period she is in.
In addition to the ghost of the Princess, there have many reports of paranormal activity within the hotel including: children running the halls, a dark figure haunting the recently built spa wing, and the presence of a resident spirit belonging to an old employee who is rumored to have committed suicide in the staff quarters of one of the towers.
When you join Strange Escapes for this two-night event, you will not only be looking for ghosts in areas of the hotel that aren’t open to the public at any other time, you’ll be surrounded by stunning, mountainside scenery while staying in one of the most luxurious, historical properties in New England.
Attendance to this event will be limited, so register early, as it is sure to sell out.
Your weekend will include:
- A meet and greet and mixer with paranormal celebrities and fellow guests
- A Friday night masquerade ball featuring a performance by vintage dance company, The Tropigals, plus a cabaret show by Adam Berry.
- An up close and personal look at the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult
- Saturday and Sunday lectures by some of the most respected paranormal researchers in the field
- A UFO watch led by Andrea Perron, (Mount Washington is famous for its UFO sightings)
- Actual paranormal investigations of the famous Princess Room, Bretton Arms Inn, the old stables and an on site cemetery plot.
- A swag bag that includes a flashlight, laser grid and other goodies from our speakers and nearby businesses
VIP Passes include all of the above, PLUS:
- A private one hour investigation of the Princess Room with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
- A commemorative event t-shirt
- A private VIP lunch with event speakers
- Reserved front row seating for all lectures
- A dedicated line for the check in and meet and greet
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 16th
2:00 p.m. ~ Registration
Please arrive in the hotel lobby between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to collect your badges for the weekend.
4:00 p.m. ~ Autograph Session/Meet and Greet with Celebrity Guests and Speakers*
Join us for a welcome reception in the Ballroom. 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.
6:00 p.m. ~ Dinner Break, On Your Own
8:00 p.m. ~ First Ever Strange Escapes Haunted Masquerade Ball
Don your finest attire and enjoy an enchanted evening of dancing and live entertainment. Get your masquerade masks ready! (We will have extras on hand if you forget.) Entertainment provided by the Tropigals and Adam Berry. Cash bar available.
Saturday, November 17th,
(Exact Lecture Times will be provided upon check in)
*A Saturday group lunch and dinner with your speakers is available for an extra charge. Otherwise, there are plenty of dining options in and near the hotel*
“Planet Weird” ~ Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews
For the last two decades, Greg Newkirk and Dana Matthews have been criss-crossing the continent in search of monsters, mysteries and magick. In that time they’ve managed to get successfully abducted by aliens, track down and drink questionable liquids with real vampires, and even capture some of the most compelling evidence of Bigfoot to date. Now they’re ready to show you how to do the same.
“Documenting the Dead” ~ Dustin Pari
Join Dustin as he shares historical paranormal stories, evidence, and spirit communication. He also includes his very own firsthand paranormal experiences. He has traveled all over the world going to location after location as a paranormal researcher exploring the myths behind these ghostly tales and finding his own paranormal activity.
“Coffey Talk” ~ 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
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.
8:00 PM – Midnight
Paranormal investigation of the Mount Washington Hotel. Areas to be investigated include the Princess Room, the Stables, the cemetery and both hotel towers.
Sunday, November 18th
(Exact lecture times will be provided upon check in)
“House of Darkness, House of Light” with Andrea Perron
Andrea Perron’s family found themselves thrust into the spotlight as their family story was the basis for the well known film, “The Conjuring.” Let Andrea enlighten you on what actually happened all those years ago.
“Ghost Hunters and Kindred Spirits Panel” with Grant Wilson, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
This trifecta of paranormal personalities share a very common bond when it comes to investigating the paranormal: treating the dead with the same respect you do the living. Listen as they tell stories of their most fascinating cases, then ask them any questions you may have about the paranormal.
“Farewell and See You Next Time”
Join all of your speakers for one last photo opp and goodbye before you depart for the weekend. All Strange Escapes events will conclude by 2:00 PM on Sunday. Room check out is 11am, so if you’re not staying an additional night, bell services will be happy to stow your luggage. See you next time!