May the spirits of Shreveport move you at Paranormal Fest 2013

Shreveport Downtown Development Authority
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:51am

June 20-23, 2013, Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, will be thoroughly otherworldly. Louisiana’s Weirder Side: Downtown Shreveport Paranormal Festival will run Thursday through Sunday with a long list of spooky happenings. Ghost Hunters have been investigating downtown and report that our historic walls talk, and they have some interesting stories to tell!

Visitors can purchase VIP passes that allow for a full weekend of paranormal fun and include all manner of haunted tours- from Cemetery Creeps and Haunted River Rides to Haunted Mansion Tours and explorations of Yellow Fever & Red River disasters. In addition, you’ll be able to learn the basics of Ghost Hunting and the tools of the trade, find out why America (and the rest of the world) is obsessed with the Paranormal, participate in a Ghost Story-Telling Competition, hear how other cultures interact with the spirit world, go on a Ghost Hunt with author/investigator Deonna Kelli Sayed** and members of Louisiana Spirits. Your paranormal-packed weekend will also include art shows, book signings, a ‘Spirited’ Pub Crawl, tarot card readings, movie screenings, and Witching Hours at downtown hotspots.

The VIP Pass is $175 and includes seven workshops and talks, the Cemetery Creep, the Ghost Story Telling Competition, Lunch on Saturday and the choice of the Haunted River Cruise, Logan Mansion Tour or Cruise on the Wreck of the Kentucky as well as the Thursday night tour and talk, the Opening Reception with Donna Kelli Sayed and Medium Dakota Lawrence, Pub Crawl Discounts, an actual GHOST HUNT in one of downtown’s historic buildings which has been pre-screened for spirit activity, and more!

A small number of tickets are available for individual events including- Friday and Saturday screenings of the Steven Spielberg movie “Poltergeist” at Robinson Film Center ($10), the Thursday night Paranormal Trolley Tour & Talk ($5), the Haunted Logan Mansion Sunday Tour & Jazz Brunch ($35), the Ghost Story Telling Competition ($10) and several free events including a child-friendly haunted tour of the historic Shreve Memorial Library downtown.

Tickets are available now at www.downtownshreveport.com. Only a limited number of VIP Passes will be sold so that every ticket holder will be able to get ‘up close and personal’ with the spirits.

A number of downtown hotels are running special rates in conjunction with the event, and more fun is coming as we add even more supernatural events and ticketing options to the weekend line-up!

“Downtown Shreveport is filled with history,” says Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Liz Swaine. “And this is a fun, entertaining and educational way to focus on that history and on our inventory of incredible historic buildings. The buildings tell a story…and so do the ‘spirits’ still residing within them. It will be a truly fascinating weekend in June when all these beautiful structures tell their tales.”

For more about the event, the schedule and the line-up of confirmed experts, go to: www.downtownshreveport.com

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