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Announcements and Updates:  

Full moon: Learn about this month's Sturgeon Moon  on August 7.

Vinoy update:  SPPI went back to the Vinoy for a spa day August 3.  Was activity captured?  Check out the new information here!

Paranormal Pugs Page update:  I found an old video from 2010 talking about dogs and the supernatural.  I've added it to the page.  Feel free to check it out here!

Podcasts:  Paranormal Pets at  Check out our archives with over 80 prior episodes available and free to listen to. May the 4th be with you! And, just in case it IS -- here's the latest Paranormal Pets podcast for August -- Kitsune! How perfect is this for the upcoming summer months?

SPIRITS Rock:  The rock craze has taken hold.  Keep an eye out -- SPIRITS Rock rocks are out and about.  If you find one, please post to any of the SPIRITS FB pages (we do have a SPIRITS Rock page here) or email an image of it to us.  We'll enter you into a drawing for a free book (or other prize). We sent out our first prize August 1st to Timothy R. who posted and re-hid the rock he  found.  Rock on!

Books:  Check out our Paranormal Book Reviews here!  Also, We are pleased to present two books written by founder Brandy Stark of SPPI/SPIRITS of St. Petersburg.  These feature long term investigations in two historic and haunted locations. Click on the books below for information and ordering: 

Can't get enough of the supernatural?  Check out these pages from St. Petersburg Paranormal Investigation: 
​Upcoming events:
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017:  Ghost tour, Patty and Friends Antique Village(1241 9th St. N, St. Petersburg).  Doors open at 6 and close at 9.  Half hour tours are at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30.  Come and explore in between tours and see what you can find, ghostly or otherwise!

Saturday, October 21, 2017:  Ghost tour, Suntan Art Center,  3300 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706.  See the site of "Spectral Musings" fame.  Doors open at 6:30, first tour at 7, second at 8.  Event is over by 9.  Come and  explore a historic center, buy some art (support the artists while they are alive, please!) and see if any of the center's ghosts interact with you! 

October 25:  Announcement coming soon!

Tuesday, Feb. 13:  Valentwe'en 2018.  Stay tuned, or follow along at the Valentwe'en Facebook page! 

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Patty and Friends:  July 2017 Recheck
Temperature drops, EVPs, and Paranormal Pugs all abound in this pre-check for the October 2017 ghost season!  For those interested in the tour, here it is:  

When: Oct. 13, 2017, doors open at 6, close at 9. Haunted Tours, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 PM
Where: Patty and Friends, 1241 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. St North. St. Petersburg.

Come show us your spirit –and we’ll show you ours! This year is spectacular for spooks – October hosts a Friday the 13th two weeks before Halloween.  What better place to celebrate the ghostly than at Patty and Friends, Florida’s oldest antiques mall, which is housed in a 100-year-old building. The spectral residents love the place and make themselves known. Reported phenomena from employees started when items were mysteriously moved at night, though the building was locked. Others heard the sounds of footsteps, rustlings, muffled conversations, and a few felt temperature shifts. Aromas of perfumes, flowers, and cigar smoke move through the area. The SPIRITS have identified three predominant personalities who linger on the property:

The Tinkerer is an older man who manifests through temperature shifts. He is sensed as an older gentleman in coveralls working, or tinkering, with electronics in one part of the store.  The Seamstress is a woman from the early half of the 20th century. She is soft spoken and sometimes complains of pain in her hands derived from hours of working. She is a weaker entity, but during the 2017 recheck she did produce two soft electronic voice recordings.  The Protector is an older gentleman sometimes seen near the stairwell. A couple of eye witness reports see him wearing a seersucker suit and a straw hat. He sometimes moves items, and his love of smoking cigars leaves a smoky smell when he’s around.

The event is free and open to the public. In order to keep the tours manageable, please contact Shari at Patty and Friends to sign up for a tour at 6:30, 7:30 or 8:30. Tours are approximately 30 minutes; they are fully inside the building. Patrons are encouraged to come 30 minutes before the scheduled tour to explore the area, shop for antiques, and ask questions to SPIRITS members who are present. Doors open at 6 PM. Patty and Friends is hosting a free door prize for those who attend; winners will be contacted after the event.  

Also new this month is a book review of Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger.  8/5/17:  Also added, a blog review of A Ghost Story (film)

Brandy Stark has been nominated for Best of the Bay:  Best Artist Not Regularly Covered by Creative Loafing.  If you wish to vote, please go here.  The cagegory is the 10th from the top on the right hand side.