1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA
Once again it's hard to believe that another year has passed, giving BAGH one last meet & greet to hold. This year we'll be celebrating the holiday season up the Peninsula at the Hyatt Regency SFO.
An airport hotel seems an unlikely place to think of as haunted, but ghosts can be found anywhere. When I attended Con-Volution in 2012, it was convenient for me to stay there for a couple of nights. Epinions was still an active website at the time, so I had planned on reviewing the Hyatt for its travel category. I took photos of the room for future reference and was taken back to find an orb in one. It wasn't much, but orbs are not something that gratuitously appear in photos that I take, so this warranted some followup. Later, as a friend and I had dinner downstairs, I asked if the place had any ghost stories. The server said, "You mean that man people see in the atrium?"
The orb I found in room 3025
Life events since that discovery put it out of mind until BAGH recently made an appearance at Con-Volution 2016. As I wrote up the description for our meetup last September, it brought back the memory. During breakfast Saturday morning, a friend and I had a server who had been working there for ten years. When asked about the ghosts at the Hyatt, she had heard all sorts of stories. It wasn't just a man, but people had also seen women and children too, but all the activity was on the atrium. Since the building had been recently remodeled, there haven't been as many reports. The restaurants have been moved into the open space, so it's likely paranormal activity has been harder to spot.
On the other hand, as Stacy and I talked ghosts during our programming item, we moved out to the atrium. I pulled out my pendulum and asked a couple of questions; its swinging became more and more energetic. Someone was excited to have a line of communication. Stacy and I immediately agreed this was a place BAGH had to revisit.
In looking for a place for BAGH's holiday meetup, this one seemed to fit the bill. As gifts are usually a part of celebrating the holidays, we have some more door prizes to raffle off. All members will receive a free ticket; additional and non-member tickets will be $1 each.
Since Loyd Auerbach was unable to join us for our 10th anniversary meetup, he said he'd be more than happy to join us for holiday celebration. He'll be there to break bread with us and answer any questions people have about paranormal research and local ghost folklore.
Lunch will be Dutch treat. The Hyatt has plenty of parking, but unfortunately there's a fee. For those using it, please ensure your ticket is validated for the lowest rate.
I look forward to seeing everyone there!