Dance Macabre: A Paranormal Prom and Ghost Hunting Weekend at the OddFellows Asylum and Belvoir Winery – Liberty, MO
April, 12th – 14th, 2019
Kicking it off with our first ever “Pick Your Decade” themed paranormal prom, this Escape is an entire weekend of parties, workshops, hands on learning and actual paranormal investigations. You will ghost hunt in an orphanage, nursing home, cemetery, bunker and morgue – all in one sprawling complex of aging buildings!
The historical Odd Fellows Home District in Liberty, MO is home to a 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 and Inn, 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. Space is VERY limited.
Your weekend will include:
- A mixer and meet and greet with your celebrity speakers and guests
- A “Pick Your Decade” themed Paranormal Prom
- An up close look at the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult
- Two days 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 paranormal welcome bag in a cotton Strange Escapes tote
- Reserved VIP check in line
- Reserved seating in first two rows of all lectures
- Saturday night dinner on site
- Private wine tasting with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
- Private one hour investigation of the nursing home and morgue with Amy and Adam
Friday night will be our first ever Paranormal Prom. It’s a “Pick Your Decade” theme, so get as creative as you want! Cash bar will be provided and appetizers will be served.
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 12th
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Arrival, cocktail hour and registration. Downstairs lobby and bar of winery.
8:00-11:00 p.m. – Dance Macabre: A Paranormal “Pick Your Decade” Prom will commence upstairs. Cash bar available, appetizers served.
Saturday, April 13th
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 Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango
Ghost Hunters’ favorite comedic duo will be on hand for their first Strange Escape ever. Ask them anything and everything – because despite the antics they’re known for – these two have a very astute handle on the paranormal.
3:30 P.M. ~ “Coffey Talk” with Chip Coffey
Psychic Medium, Chip Coffey, fills you in on how he found his calling, his most interesting cases and how YOU can hone in on your own psychic abilities.
4:30 P.M. ~ “Gallery Reading” with Chip Coffey *ADDITIONAL CHARGE REQUIRED
Chip will randomly select guests in the audience for readings. While a reading isn’t guaranteed for everyone in attendance, prepare for an emotional and moving journey.
5:00 p.m. ~ Dinner Break, (On your own, or on site dinner tickets available for additional charge)
8:00 p.m. ~ “Paranormal Investigation” with Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Adam Berry, Greg and Dana Newkirk, John Tenney and the local TAPS affiliate team. You will rotate in groups throughout the complex and investigate all of the hot spots (or should we say cold spots?!) including: the morgue, the old folks home, the nursing home, the hospital and the cemetery, (weather permitting.)
*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 14th
11:00 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.
12:00 P.M. ~ “Investigating with Respect & Integrity” with Amy Bruni & Adam Berry
Amy and Adam have made it their life work to treat the dead with the same respect we give the living and it has garnered them unparalleled results. Learn their methodology, their research concepts and the basics of the technology they use while investigating.
1:00 p.m. ~ “Weekend Wrap Up” with some of the Strange Escapes crew. Say farewell to your speakers, grab any last minute photos or bottles of wine and compare evidence with your fellow guests.