Spirits and Specters – A Haunted Weekend at the OddFellows Asylum and Belvoir Winery – Liberty, MO
April, 13th – 15th, 2018
Investigate an old orphanage, hospital, nursing home, retirement home and cemetery – all in one place!
The historical Odd Fellows Home District in Liberty, MO is home to a sprawling set of buildings that once served and housed the orphaned, indigent, and elderly. While the former orphanage has been transformed into what is now the Belvoir Winery, the remaining buildings still await their fates. The passage of time has taken its toll on these old haunted halls, all of which you will have the rare privilege to roam when you join us for this two day event.
Belvoir’s haunted reputation was cemented by a visit from the TAPS team on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in February of 2013. Members of TAPS have been back to visit the winery on numerous occasions since, and most recently, even the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures team filmed an episode on site.
Join us as we assemble paranormal researchers and members of some of the most popular paranormal shows on television for a two day special event this April. Taste local wines, enjoy a wine dinner, listen to panels and lectures, then actually investigate the Belvoir Winery and surrounding buildings yourself.
Your weekend will include:
- A mixer and meet and greet with your celebrity speakers and guests
- A murder mystery wine dinner with your celebrity hosts
- An up close look at the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult
- A full day of lectures and panels
- Paranormal Investigations of areas of the property not open to the public, including an onsite cemetery, orphanage, the hospital, the retirement home and bunkers.
- A special edition ‘Strange Escapes’ labeled bottle of Belvoir’s Lucky Pierre blend wine
VIP Passes Include all of the Above, PLUS:
- A commemorative event t-shirt
- Reserved VIP check in line
- Reserved VIP line for meet and greet
- Reserved seating in first two rows of all lectures
- Reserved dinner seating where you are seated with celebrity speakers.
- Private wine tasting with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
- Private one hour investigation of the nursing home and morgue
Friday night will be a murder mystery wine dinner. Cash bar will be provided, with samples of wine poured through out your meal.
For the investigation portion of the weekend, we encourage comfortable footwear and appropriate dress for the weather, as we will be outside for a portion of the investigation.
There is a good amount of walking involved during the investigation through these historic building. Participants must be in reasonably good health and able to climb stairs and walk long distances over uneven terrain. These are historic buildings that have remained untouched for a number of years. We will have breathing masks on hand for anyone who has issues with dust.
Please see our FAQ section of the web site with any further questions.
Schedule of Events
*Speakers and Schedule subject to change. Upon checking into event, you will be given final schedule for the weekend.
Friday, April 13th
2:00-4:00 p.m. ~ Registration and Check In.
Collect your badges for the weekend in the lobby of the winery.
4:30-6:30 p.m. ~ Meet and Greet.
Meet your celebrity speakers and fellow guests.
7:00-10:00 p.m. ~ Murder Mystery Wine Dinner and Benefit Auction for Puerto Rico Relief.
A very interactive murder mystery dinner, featuring your celebrity guests! Audience participation encouraged!
Plus, a charity auction hosted by Danielle Colby from American Pickers – all to benefit Puerto Rico relief! (See a news story about what Danielle and her boyfriend Jeremy have been doing, here)
Saturday, April 14th
10:00 a.m. ~“Bigfoot is a Ghost: Tracking Monsters as a Paranormal Investigator” Dana and Greg Newkirk
The correlations between paranormal investigating and monster hunting might astound you.
11:00 a.m. ~ “Haunted Science, Old and New” with John Tenney
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 p.m. ~ Lunch Break, (On Your Own)
2:00 p.m. ~ “Panel and Q and A” with Juwan Mass, Dalen Spratt and Marcus Harvey
Ask them anything, The Ghost Brothers will be on hand to share their favorite stories of the paranormal and let us know what’s next for them!
3:30 p.m. ~ “Investigating with Respect and Integrity” with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
Paranormal Investigators and stars of TLC’s ‘Kindred Spirits‘ and SyFy’s Ghost Hunters have a no holds barred question and answer session. Plus, learn important investigation tips from them before you get to investigate yourself.
5:00 p.m. ~ Dinner Break, (On Your Own)
8:00 p.m. ~ “Paranormal Investigation” Led by our celebrity investigators, you will rotate in groups throughout the winery and investigate all of the hot spots (or should we say cold spots?!) including: the morgue, the bunkers, the cemetery and the hospital.*
*There WILL be wine available at this event. We trust everyone to drink responsibly and know your limits. If, for any reason, we suspect you are intoxicated before or during the investigation – you will NOT be permitted to investigate. There are NO exceptions.
Sunday, April 15th
10:00 a.m. ~ “Weekend Wrap Up” with the Strange Escapes crew.
Before you head out of town, feel free to pop by the winery to say farewell to your speakers, grab any last minute bottles of wine and compare evidence with your fellow guests.
11:00 a.m. ~ **OPTIONAL ADD ON WORKSHOP**
“Researching Haunted Properties” with Amy Bruni
Ready to take your investigations to the next level? Join Amy for this 90 minute workshop on how to investigate your clients homes to the fullest extent. Learn the most common roadblocks, how to use the internet to your advantage, and how to walk into a deeds office, courthouse or historical society and find the information you’re looking for. **ADDITIONAL CHARGE** **OPEN ONLY TO STRANGE ESCAPES EVENT ATTENDEES**