You're welcome to join BAGH when Robert Reppert visits with us at the Farmer Restaurant in Pleasanton and signs copies of his books The Incredible World of Gold Rush Ghosts and Be a Ghost Buster.
Reppert is the founder and lead investigator of the paranormal investigation team, Gold Rush Ghosts Paranormal Investigations. He has been pursuing paranormal research since he was a teenager and is primarily driven to uncover the truth. His background is in psychology and he has studied architecture, electricity, photography, building materials, and anything else he���s felt the need to determine whether reported questionable activity is paranormal or has a mundane explanation. Those sound like excellent credentials for anyone calling him in on a case. He���s also married to co-author and Psychic Medium Nancy Bradley.
The following quotes the literature the manager, Melissa, sent me:
Originally built in 1864 by John Kottinger as a ���house of entertainment,��� The Farmers Hotel included a general store. As it does today, it sat alongside the Arroyo del Valle at the North end of Main Street and was the first hotel in Pleasanton. After burning down in 1898, it was rebuilt by new owner Henry Reimers. It had 14 rooms, a dining room, bar & electricity! Renovated after a minor fire in 1915, It was renamed The Riverside Hotel and in 1934 it officially became The Pleasanton Hotel. In the 1960s, it stopped taking overnight guests & the upstairs rooms were converted to private offices. The FARMER RESTAURANT owes its name to the original Farmers Hotel & the current owner���s Elegant Farmer Restaurant in Jack London Square/Oakland during the 60s���80s.
Among some of the folklore at the Pleasanton Hotel was that a prostitute was murdered by her boyfriend and it is believed she haunts the place because her murderer was never brought to justice.
BAGH Assistant Organizers Anthony & Lydia were privileged to investigate the Pleasanton Hotel with their team, Ghost Explorers, last summer while it was being remodeled and closed for business. They caught an usually high amount of EVPs, including hearing doors open where no one was present, clearly audible sighs, and answers to their questions. Go to http://www.ghostexplorers.org/cases.html for Lydia���s detailed report.
Robert Reppert promises to bring many copies of both his titles to sell and some of his equipment for demonstration. Who knows? Since we���ll be meeting up at a very haunted building, it may not be just a demonstration.
Members of East Bay Area Paranormal Group are invited to help us welcome our special guest when we return to the Farmer Restaurant on June 26, but will have to join BAGH to rsvp. Lunch is Dutch treat. For those who want to make a night of it, Downtown Pleasanton is a very charming area. The Rose Hotel, which is right next door (on the other side of the river), claims to be haunted as well.
To rsvp, go to: