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 buffet wine dinner with your celebrity hosts
- A comedy show by paranormal comedian, Mike Brody
- 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.
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 buffet style 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 7th
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.
7:00-9:00 p.m. ~ Dinner and a Show.
Wine dinner and a paranormal themed comedy performance by stand up comedian, Mike Brody
Saturday, April 8th
10:00 a.m. ~ “Psychology of the Paranormal” by Forensic Psychologist and Psychic Medium, Sarah Soderlund
11:00 a.m. ~ Dana and Greg Newkirk “Bigfoot is a Ghost: Tracking Monsters as a Paranormal Investigator”
The correlations between paranormal investigating and monster hunting might astound you.
12:30 p.m. ~ Lunch Break, (On Your Own
2:00 p.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.
3:30 p.m. ~ Panel and Q and A with Amy Bruni and Adam Berry
Paranormal Investigators and stars of TLC’s ‘Kindred Spirits‘ have a no holds barred question and answer session. Ask them about anything.
5:00 p.m. ~ “The Humanity of Ghosts” With Grant Wilson
Grant references his years of experience and research to discuss the responsibilities of investigating the paranormal, and the respect and courtesy we must extend to the other side. The perfect pre-investigation lecture!
6:30 p.m. ~ Dinner Break, (On Your Own)
8:00 p.m. ~ Led by some of 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.