Ticket includes dinner, lectures, and hours of ghost investigating inside the mill, museum, and Brown house.
About the Haunt:
The creepy giggling of a little girl. The horrible shouts of a young boy in pain. Shadowy figures seen roaming about the grounds.
All in a day’s work at Slater Mill.
For more than 200 years, Slater Mill has sat on the banks of the Blackstone River. It was built in 1793 by Samuel Slater and was the first successful water-powered, cotton-spinning mill in North America. It is considered by many to be the birthplace of American industry.
It’s also one of its most tragic haunts.
Because of the intricate nature of the work done in the mill and the machinery needed to do it, young children were utilized at Slater Mill and the accompanying Wilkinson Mill. Scores of those children were maimed by the machinery, and some were even killed in industrial accidents that were never recorded.
Now a museum and historical landmark, the buildings of Slater Mill create the perfect storm for paranormal activity. With the ever-churning Blackstone River charging the ions in the air and the stone walls of the mills full of the quartz known to trap energy, the factors are there for a haunt. The mill’s tragic history provides the final ingredient.
Attendees to the Graveyard Shift event will visit the bell tower, where screams are heard when there’s no one else around. You’ll visit the wheel pit, where a 10-ton wheel moves 2,000 gallons of water per minute, and where people report an uneasy feeling and have even been scratched by unseen entities.
You will also have the chance to investigate the machine shop, where visitors report the immense pressure of someone pushing on their chest and machinery fires off on its own; the Wilkinson Mill (1810), where people hear their names called out and report shadow people stalking around. You may even catch a glimpse of the apparition of a former factory worker seen in the windows of the building when they are supposedly empty.
There will also be the chance to investigate the Sylvanus Brown House (1758), which was moved to the Slater Mill property as part of the historic park. The spirit of a little girl has been reported there, giggling and playing tricks on visitors.
Slater Mill has been featured on the Sy Fy Channel’s Ghost Hunters, the Travel Channel’s Most Terrifying Places in America and has been written about in books such as Andrew Lake’s Ghosthunting Southern New England.
Your $99 admission includes:
Presentations by: Carl and Keith Johnson; and Jeff Belanger and Tim Weisberg.
Question and answer sessions with the speakers.
Hours of ghost hunting in multiple buildings!
Plenty of free parking.
Tickets are $99 each and limited to 80 people
Brown House by Frank Grace
Terms and Conditions:
– Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
– No one under the age of 13 admitted. Ages 13-18 only with parent or legal guardian.
– No alcohol will be served or permitted during the event.
– This event is for entertainment purposes only. We can’t guarantee you will have a paranormal experience.
– The ticket price does not include your travel, rental car, lodging (unless you purchase a room package), or other travel expenses.
– You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.
Slater Mill by Frank Grace
Carl L. Johnson has been investigating reports of strange phenomena for the past 30 years, beginning with his association with noted ghost-hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren. As members of a team based at Rhode island College called Parapsychology Investigating and Research Organization, Carl and his identical twin brother Keith were called in to investigate the Perron family’s case in Harrisville, Rhode Island, during August and September of 1973. Forty years later, this was the subject of a motion picture titled The Conjuring. Both Carl and Keith were featured in the first and second seasons of the SyFy Channel series Ghost Hunters, leaving the show to better pursue their own interests. Carl’s other television credits include five investigations/interventions documented for The Haunted seen on Animal Planet Channel, Finding Bigfoot also on Animal Planet, a special production of Most Terrifying Places in America for The Travel Channel, and Paranormal State: The New Class on A&E Network. Specializing as a demonologist, Carl continues his exploration of the unknown as a field investigator for Beyond The Veil Paranormal Research. He writes and lectures on related topics, and is versed in New England arcane lore. Currently, Carl is employed by the renowned haunt Old Slater Mill Association as Interpreter staff and Programs Development.
Keith E. Johnson has well over 30 years of experience as a paranormal investigator. He’s had an interest in the paranormal since he was a teenager when he had phenomena occur in his own home. In the seventies, he was a member of the paranormal research group Parapsychology Investigation & Research Organization, out of RI College. Keith has been featured on the SyFy Channel hit Ghost Hunters and was a member of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Keith has been featured as a demonology consultant in two first season episodes of the A&E series Paranormal State as well as assisting with documentaries dealing with the paranormal including New Gravity Media’s 14 Degrees. Keith and his wife Sandra are co-founders of New England Anomalies Research and host a local TV talk show dealing with paranormal topics called Ghosts R N.E.A.R. which airs locally in Rhode Island and can also be seen online. He is also the author of the Paranormal Realities series of books.
Jeff Belanger is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including the best sellers: The World’s Most Haunted Places, Weird Massachusetts, and Who’s Haunting the White House? (for children). He’s the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS, the writer and researcher for the Ghost Adventures series on the Travel Channel, 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 given talks at colleges and universities, corporations, conferences, and libraries around the world. He’s given a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City, and he spoke at MENSA’s national conference in 2014.
Belanger is also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes, which is available in over 3 million homes in the United States. He’s written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today. He’s been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, NECN, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM.
Tim Weisberg 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, he’s the writer and researcher for the Ghost Stalkers series on the Destination America channel, and he’s 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 The Standard-Times.
Andrew Lake is a New England native who has been fascinated with ghosts ever since his first encounter with one at the age of eleven. Since then, Andrew has traveled around southern New England investigating haunted locations and interviewing folks who have had their own experiences with visitors from the other side of the veil. He is the founder of Greenville Paranormal Research and the author of Ghosthunting Southern New England (Clerisy Press). Along with being a regular on the web-cast television show 30 Odd Minutes, he can be seen in the documentaries The Bridgewater Triangle and The Legends of Dolly Cole. He also appeared on the television series Monsters and Mysteries in America and has contributed to Spooky Southcoast radio.
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.”