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Welcome to August.  It's hot.  It's humid.  It's Mercury Retograde until the 19th.  And the end of June gave us a European blood moon right at the, bearing this in mind, this month's feature is a bit more spiritualist in nature:  

​New news:

September 29, 2018, 9 PM to Midnight: International Day of Ghost Hunting/World's Greatest Ghost HuntIt is HAPPENING, people, this is HAPPENING! Space will be limited to 15 people and tickets are $20. The event will include a ghost hunting 101, space to do research, investigate, and review data. The location: Art Lofts in downtown St. Petersburg (10 5th Street North, off of Central Ave and 5th Street and above Florida Craftart). Housed in the Rutledge Department Store building built in 1916, funds raised from the event will go to the building preservation fund. Want to know more?  Here's our event and ticket purchase page!

AND IT IS FINALLY TIME! Dead Files airing 8/10 at 10!
Brandy Stark will be on an episode (Season 10, episode 13) of "Dead Files" found on the Travel Channel. It is AIRING THIS FRIDAY AT 10 PM. From the production team: Hope everything is going well! I just wanted to let you know the episode of “The Dead Files” we filmed with you will be airing on Friday at 10:00pm EST on the Travel Channel. Please let me know if you have any questions.

My Little Library of Supernatural Stuff:
The SPIRITS of St. Petersburg is also pleased to announce the creation of a Little Library of Supernatural Stuff!  (This is the result of the GISH challenge that took place July 28 - August 4).   
The library is in Brandy Stark's art studio, Studio 
202 in Art Lofts!  The SPIRITS of St. Petersburg 
has an office there, which you are invited to visit 
on the Second Saturday Art Walks each month 
(next one:  August 11). 

The Little Library includes the first volume of this
series:  If you want a little bit of fun summer 
reading, check out our newest book review on the
Jackaby series here!  This four book collection features multiple paranormal plots that weave into a near world-ending collision.  Wonderful series and highly HIGHLY recommended!  

7/31:  Just when you didn't think politics could get any stranger, there's an accusation of Bigfoot Erotica in Virginia

7/31:  Selling land to build houses in Tampa -- in a cemetery?

​7/13/18: I-4 named worst interstate in the United States. It's haunted, too!: Haunted I-4

7/24/18:  Call for information on the Virgin Mary of Clearwater. Page started.

Valentwe'en 2019: This will be held on Feb. 19, 2019, and co-insides with the full moon. Recap of Valentwe'en 2018!
 Valentwe'en Facebook page:
Valentween website:

​Recommended upcoming events: These are a few events around town that meet with spooky approval.  

September 21: Capital Theater in Clearwater is playing Here Come the Mummies. It's a rock band that I've not heard of, but who can't love that name? PH: 727-791-7400

October 29: Buffyfest: The Florida Bjorkestra is back. Actor Nicholas Brenon ("Xander") will be in attendance at the Palladium Theater, St. Pete. PH: 727-822-3590

November 25: The Grammy Award rock band, Ghost, will be play8ijg at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. PH: 727-823-7529

On-going updates: 

SPIRITS Rock theme:  "Let your spirit sparkle!" Find a rock, then please post it, keep it or rehide it but please post a picture (via hashtag if desired) to our SPIRITS ROCK FB page!

Moon and astronomy:  August has a watery compatriot with the Full Sturgeon moon on August 26.  Don't forget Mercury Retrograde through August 19!  

Paranormal Pets at   Keeping with the summer theme of Haunted Italy (especially Rome), this podcast is about Pets and Saints!

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!