The Ottumwa Courier

January 18, 2013

Ghost Hunter Weekend Retreat set for Feb. 9-10


Ottumwa Courier

BETONSPORT — The Mason House Inn in Bentonsport will be hosting a couple of fun ways to beat the winter blues ... or maybe boos.

Christopher Moon will be conducting a Ghost Hunter Weekend Retreat at the Mason House Inn Bed and Breakfast Feb. 9-10.

It is a two-part event that begins on Saturday afternoon, with Moon’s popular “Ghost Hunting 101” seminar. This three-hour seminar covers the basics of ghost hunting, from ghost hunting protocol to equipment used in the field to definitions and examples of positive and false-positive evidence. Following this seminar, a buffet dinner is served to attendees and includes a haunted history lesson of the Mason House Inn by the owners, Chuck and Joy Hanson.

The highlight of the evening is the interactive “Telephone to the Dead” session which follows, and the night is completed with an evidence sharing and wrap-up session. The following Sunday afternoon, Moon will have a new class called “Haunted Adventures in the Gypsy Van.” He will talk about some of the more haunted and scary places he has visited while crossing America in his Gypsy van. 

As with the Ghost Hunting 101 class, a dinner follows the seminar. Following dinner, guests will be treated to a second night of learning, as Chuck and Joy share physical evidence of the hauntings by previous guests. And, of course, we’ll have another session with the “Telephone to the Dead.” Evidence sharing and a wrap-up session conclude the event.

Each class is $75 per person. Reservations are required. For information and to sign up, call Joy at 319-592-3133.