Saturday, May 21, 2016
5 Pine Street
Carver, Massachusetts 02330
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6:30 PM to 1:00 AM
This is only the second time Edaville has ever been investigated! (We were the first back in 2014!) Join us under the light of a full moon!
In the deepest, darkest woods of Carver, Massachusetts, lies a park unlike any other–known for daytime fun and nighttime fright.
Ellis D. Atwood laid the groundwork for Edaville Railroad back in 1946, when he began purchasing two-foot gauge rails that were being unused in Maine and shipping them to his 1800-acre cranberry plantation in Carver. He used them to run a 5 1/2 mile track around his bogs, initially to transport cranberries but he soon began moving people around with them as well…and within a few years, the Edaville (named after his initials, E.D.A.) Railroad family fun park was born.
But long before Atwood began plucking cranberries from the grounds, the Native Americans knew there was a strange power over this land. Many of their spirits still roam the Edaville bogs and swamplands, and their spectral fires are often reported from those riding the Edaville train.
Not everyone who rode those rails returned safely…some trains wrecked and burned, taking their crew along with them. There is also the house that sits on the property, long rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a former resident who committed suicide in the home. And many of the midway rides at Edaville have been relocated from other closed amusement parks, bringing with them their own attached spirits and stories.
Then there is the ghost that roams the museum building, the former offices of the Ellis D. Atwood Cranberry Company. It was in this building where Atwood, working alone one chilly evening, went to the basement to get the furnace started and perished when it exploded. His widow Elthea has also been seen roaming the grounds in her wedding dress, pining for her lost husband.
Many park employees refuse to be alone in the buildings or out in the bogs at night, and with good reason. Come join us as we Legend Trip one of New England’s most unique locations, only the SECOND TIME any such event has ever been allowed at Edaville Railroad.
6:30 PM – Arrive/Meet and Greet
7:00 PM – Dinner
7:45 PM – Historical overview of the site
8:30 PM to 1:00 AM – Investigations
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.”