Happy Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day! (We are 1/2 way to Hallowe'en!)
In honor of May's graduates, here is a bit on an alleged haunting on campus. This house belonged to St. Petersburg founder, John Williams, and is said to be haunted even today:
May 22: Brandy Stark was a guest on XForce radio. Hear the podcast here! Dia de los Muertos Opening Reception (details here): The show at Florida Craftart is up until the end of May. Come and check it out!
Patty and Friends is closed for renovations. When the store re-opens it will have a new name: The Market at Left Bank! Management reports that the ghosts are pretty laid back about all of the new changes.
Upcoming: Brandy Stark will be on an episode (Season 10, episode 13) of "Dead Files" found on the Travel Channel. She will be on as a local historian. The episode should air later this year.
ALSO: SPIRITS Rock theme: May flowers and Memorial Day. Find a rock, then please post it, keep it or rehide it but please post a picture (via hashtag if desired) to our FB page! Our book, Shadows in the Sunshine, is available now! It combines the booklets from Patty and Friends (with new research, history, and ghostly happenings), the Suntan Art Center (ditto), and adds in one more haunted site. This little gem is up on Kindle, for sale through Amazon, and available in person for the Oct. 21 and Oct. 25 tours. I'll also have my copies at Necronomicon 2017. Check out Shadows in the Sunshine book and ebook editions!
Upcoming: September 28, 2018: International Day of Ghost Hunting. We are signed up to participate as the event is designed to benefit historic preservation. We are hopeful to raise money and awareness for Preserve the Burg but are currently looking for a place to investigate. The Sept. 28th event will be a ticket-purchase fundraiser with all money going to historic preservation. Ghost investigation is 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. More as we get this organized and scheduled!
Valentwe'en 2019: This will be held on Feb. 19, 2019, and co-insides with the full moon. Recap of Valentwe'en 2018!