6:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Your $99 ticket includes dinner, lectures, and hours of ghost investigating in this historic mansion. Tickets are limited! SOLD OUT!
“Then away out in the woods I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes when it wants to tell about something that’s on its mind and can’t make itself understood, and so can’t rest easy in its grave, and has to go about that way every night grieving.” –Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn knew about ghosts, and his creator, American literary treasure, Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, loved to tell a good ghost story.
Between 1874 and 1891, Mark Twain lived in this stately Hartford home with his wife and three daughters. During his stay in Hartford, Twain penned some of his greatest works including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Mark Twain called his years in this home the happiest and most productive years of his life.
By 1891, financial problems forced Twain to move to Europe so he could earn money on a speaking tour. While overseas, tragedy struck the family. In 1896, Twain’s beloved daughter Susy died from meningitis. The family thought it would be too difficult to live in their Hartford home again without Susy, so the mansion was sold in 1903. The building later served as a boarding school, library, and then a museum dedicated to Mark Twain.
The most prominent ghostly figure in the home today is that of a young woman in a long white dress who has been seen gliding along the hallways, stairways, and hovering in Susy’s former bedroom. We can only speculate that this is the spirit of Mark Twain’s daughter returning to the place she was happiest. In addition, several guests, staff, and investigators believe that George Griffin, the family's butler, still makes his appointed rounds in the house. Several employees of the museum acknowledge that there’s a spirit to the building, and they often feel like they’re not alone inside.
You’ve seen this place on Ghost Hunters now investigate for yourself! Legend Trips is the first group to be allowed inside to hold an event like this. Don’t miss it!
6:30 PM - Arrive/Meet and Greet
7:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Historical overview of the site
8:30 PM to 1:30 AM - Investigations
Belanger: is the author of a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including the best sellers:
The World's Most Haunted Places, Our Haunted Lives, and
Who's Haunting the White House (for children). He's the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web's most popular paranormal destination according to Google.com, and a noted speaker and media personality. He's also the host of the cable/Web talk show,
30 Odd Minutes which is available in over 3 million homes in the United States. Belanger has written for newspapers like The
Boston Globe and is the series writer and researcher for
Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. He's been a guest on more than 200 radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.
Tim Weisberg: Tim created the Spooky
Southcoast Radio Show along with Matt Costa in late 2005, seeking to combine an entertaining and interactive talk show format with the world of the paranormal. Tim is also the author of
Ghosts of the SouthCoast, and has been featured on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel and LIVING TV. A sports writer by trade, Tim also covers the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots for
Andrew Lake: is a Rhode Island native who lived in a haunted house for five years, cementing his fascination with ghosts and their antics. Andrew formed Greenville Paranormal Research in 2006 and has worked with some of the best ghost hunters the Northeast has to offer. He is currently producing, writing, and directing documentaries about haunted locations around New England and he’s part of the 30 Odd Minutes cast and crew. His first book, Ghosthunting Southern New England, was just published.
Matt Moniz: The man simply known as "Moniz" began investigating the paranormal more than 25 years ago, and brings that experience to "Spooky Southcoast" every week. Matt is a research chemist who isn't afraid to bring the paranormal into his lab and apply the scientific method to his investigations. He's been published in books such as "Left at East Gate" by Peter Robbins and Larry Warren, "Witness" by Budd Hopkins and "Glipses of Other Realities" by Linda Moulton Howe. Specializing in UFO investigations and abductee cases, Moniz is also the UFO editor for FATE Magazine and has been featured on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel and LIVING TV. Matt is also one of the Oddballs featured each week on the paranormal television program "30 Odd Minutes."