• Meet & Greet with Members of the Other Side (Ghosts) in Cupertino--CHECK CLOCKS!

    SET YOUR CLOCK FORWARD AN HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY! (Thank you Adrienne!) Bay Area Ghost Hunters (BAGH) is one of the largest paranormal meetup groups IN THE WORLD. We are centered in the San Francisco Bay Area. For this meetup, BAGH member Madeleine Harmath of Saving Grace Healing Services will open her class to BAGH members. Learn how to create a protected space and cross ghosts over—if they need help. 18+ only. No minors please. __________________________________________________ Bring an open mind, and an open heart. Feel their touch, and find your compassion. Fear dissolves away in the presence of understanding and safe encounters. You can be a part of this unique experience. In an open venue of safe space, we’ll bring them in so you can get to know them. You will be taught how to not only honor these amazing individuals, but also how to help them move on. Agenda: (Prior to everyone's arrival I will create a safe space to hold this event) 1) I always begin with a short meditation to release all the stress of the day and to help everyone tune into their surroundings. 2) Short discussion on Ghosts plus Q&A 2) Invite all of the Ghosts who wish to interact with us. I will invite in 1 Ghost for each person. 3) "Intuitively" communicate with the Ghosts and share feedback with the group. 4) I will teach you a process that you can use to help Ghosts cross over to the light. 5) Final Q&A Restrictions: 18+ only. No minors please. You are not allowed to coerce, direct, or manipulate our “ghuests”. And we will ensure they don’t go home with you.

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  • 2018 Holiday Meet & Greet at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose

    Dolce Hayes Mansion

    $30.00

    The Hayes Mansion has been working well for us the past couple of years for our holiday meetup, so why not go back again? It's a fine venue for BAGH and what a great place to celebrate when it's all dressed up for the holidays. Lunch includes an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet with non-alcoholic beverages. For those who RSVP in advance, their cost is $30.00. If anyone prefers to pay cash, it will be $35.00 at the door. Each BAGH member, which means joining the Meetup.com group, will receive a ticket for our door prize raffle. We'll be showcasing some of the prizes on the BAGH Facebook page, including a ghostie baking set valued at $72. Additional or raffle tickets to non-members will be $1 each. SOME HISTORY & PARANORMAL BACKGROUND OF HAYES MANSION For those unfamiliar with this historic complex, it starts with Mary Folsom Hayes Chenowyth. She was working as a schoolteacher when she felt the call to spiritual insight and work as a faith healer. Afterward, a man had been deeply cut by a saw and after she passed her hands over him, he quickly healed. Her first husband, Anson Hayes, was a widower, a cousin of President Rutherford B. Hayes and an affluent farmer. Mary and Anson had three sons, Everis Anson, Jay Orley and Charles Carroll. The youngest died as a toddler. The elder sons built their fortune in the iron mines of Wisconsin, after their mother used her intuition to help them find the rich veins of ore. The Hayes family emigrated to San Jose from Wisconsin after the death of Mary's husband. Life for the Hayes family had its mixed blessings. They established a successful farming business, which is still operating today as Sunsweet. Her sons purchased two of the local newspapers, the San Jose Herald in 1900 and San Jose Mercury in 1901. The papers were then combined into the Mercury Herald. Everis went into politics and served seven terms in Congress. Mary married Thomas Chenowyth, a lawyer, sixteen years after the death of her first husband. Despite being 21 years older than him, he died first a couple of years later. The original Queen Anne mansion the Hayeses lived in burned down in 1899. When they rebuilt their home, it was designed as sort of a triplex. One "unit" for Mary and the two for each her sons and their growing families. Unfortunately, Mary died in 1905 shortly before the house was completed. The first time BAGH visited the Hayes Mansion in March 2016 with a special guest, Ron Bartholow, who resided there during his youth back in the late 1970s. Late on a hot afternoon, he and another resident were preparing for an evening out with the TV on while Arsenio Hall was interviewing Sylvia Browne. All of the doors and windows were open for ventilation. Then Browne said something that triggered the door to slam shut on its own. Ron insisted there were no drafts at the time. When he tried to duplicate the vigor of the noise, he found the door very heavy and hard to slam. When he later met Browne, she said she believed two spirits reside on the premises, including Mary Chenowyth. This was later confirmed when Psychic Medium Mariah did a gallery reading for our 2016 holiday meetup. A couple of odd things also happened as Ron gave us a tour of the house. As our group was following Ron up the stairs to the second story, those who were on the stairs noticed the lights lit on their own when he started talking and immediately turned off when he stopped. After he showed us the restored vault door he once found buried on the grounds, he turned to close it after the last person left, only to find it shutting on its own. I hope everyone can make it for our holiday celebration! —Adrienne

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  • Book signing with Tobin Gilman at Katie Bloom's in Campbell

    Please join Bay Area Ghost Hunters when our special guest, Author Tobin Gilman, comes to recount the most gruesome murder case in the history of the South Bay Area and sign copies of his book, The McGlincy Killings of Campbell, California. While I was growing up, my late father had a small business on Westchester Drive in Campbell. Those days when he took me to work with him, we would drive down McGlincy Lane to reach that building next to the Winchester Drive-In Movie Theater. The spooky vibe would hit my solar plexus as we passed the recycle center, but I had no reason to hold on to it. Decades later, I learned we were passing the site where McGlincy family was slain. Recently, I was delighted to run across a copy of Tobin's book as I browsed what was available at Costco. Considering how many books I purchase, this was one of the few I read as soon as I bought it. I rarely do that. They usually end up in a to-be-read pile. How is it this case has been forgotten by this locale? Six people were brutally slaughtered that May evening in 1894. With a witness who survived this mass slaying, there was no doubt the perpetrator was James Dunham, the lady of the house's son-in-law, but he fled scene before he could attack the second ranch hand and was never seen again in the Bay Area. The townfolk of Campbell never saw justice for what happened to one of their highly regarded families. Although the barn was used as a recycling center back in the 70s, the house was torn down in 1955 because it was allegedly haunted. I don't doubt that; with that kind of stigma it had strong reason to be. But where did the ghosts go? Now the barn is gone too. For those who are interested, we'll caravan to the murder site afterward. If any of the sensitives in our group join us, we would love to hear their impressions. We'll meet at Katie Bloom's for a Dutch treat lunch and Tobin will talk a bit about the McGlincy murders. He will also sign any books members bring and have some to sell ($20.00). Our rough schedule for the afternoon is: 1:00 p.m. Dutch treat lunch 2:00 p.m. Tobin will talk about a bit about the case and sign copies of his book 3:00 p.m. those interested will caravan to the murder site Please be advised this schedule is subject to change. Katie Bloom's is an Irish pub located in Downtown Campbell. There is lots of free parking available on the streets and with the parking garage on North Second Street behind Aqui's. BAGH hosts will be wearing their flashing ghost necklaces. BAGH is thrilled to have Tobin Gilman as our special guest and look forward to seeing members there. Adrienne

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  • Ghosts & History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    $15.00

    Back by popular demand. There was so much interest generated in this tour at Worldcon 76, we decided to do a couple more for Halloween. We also understand that there are a lot of party plans for this evening, so this tour is taking place earlier so members can do both. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose exciting and hope BAGH members who missed it last August can join us as a seasonal celebration. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M., OCTOBER 26. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. Adrienne

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  • Ghosts & History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    $15.00

    Back by popular demand. There was so much interest generated in this tour at Worldcon 76, we decided to do it again for Halloween. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose exciting and hope BAGH members who missed it last August can join us as a seasonal celebration. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M., OCTOBER 19. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. Adrienne

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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 4

    San Jose Convention Center

    BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76 and the fourth is its biggest. At 5 p.m., Be sure to catch us at our panel, "Bay Area Ghost Hunters: Have a Little Paranormal with Your Social Life." We'll be talking about things we have done and what we'll be planning in the future. We can also be found in the fan table area starting around 10 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one BAGH's organizers is appearing. This is also D-day for the Hugo finalists. After BAGH closes shop for the day, the Hugo Ceremony starts at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Sunday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing meeting any familiar or new faces. Adrienne

  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 3

    San Jose Convention Center

    Worldcon 76 is far from over on Saturday. As a matter of fact, it will be one of the busiest. BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around 10 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. As promised, some paranormal topics have been inserted into the program. At 6 p.m. in room 210E, be sure to catch "The Nature of Psi in Science vs. Science Fiction, Is Parapsychology Science or Speculative Fiction?" Are psychic abilities real at all or are they just fantasy and science fiction? Did the U.S. Government actually get value from its Remote Viewing Program? Is there really any science behind studying the paranormal? Where's the evidence? Has any science fiction gotten it right? Panelists include Ed May (Program Director[masked], U.S. Star Gate Program), Pamela Heath (parapsychologist and PK researcher), and Loyd Auerbach (parapsychologist, author, mentalist, and paranormal investigator). Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one described above. One of Worldcon's biggest traditional events, the masquerade, happens at 8:00 p.m. in the grand ballroom. This is where some of the best costumers in the community and their creations are featured. BAGH has also donated a lot of nine ghost-related items to Worldcon 76 charity auction (some of which are pictured above), which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. These will be on display and available for bidding until it wraps with the voice auction at noon on Saturday. In addition to BAGH's lot, please come and see all of the other delightful items that have been donated. Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Saturday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing meeting any familiar or new faces. Adrienne

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    $15.00

    Several BAGH members are aware that I am a regular attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of the host city for the convenience of its members. Worldcon is a convention that travels around the world and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us on these off-site excursions for the Worldcon membership. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA and home of its most famous haunted house—does not have a professional operator to conduct a ghost tour for paranormal buffs. Well, BAGH is based in San Jose. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, Co-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Please be advised that even though it can be quite warm during the day in San Jose, the temperature significant drops after dusk. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M., AUGUST 16. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. While this is being arranged for the convenience of those attending Worldcon 76, it is open to all BAGH members. There is no requirement to join Worldcon 76 as well. Adrienne

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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 2

    San Jose Convention Center

    BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around 10 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. As promised, some paranormal topics have been inserted into the program. At 1 p.m. in room 211D, be sure to catch "Growing Up Psychic: True Tales about Talking to the Dead." So many people wish they could talk to dead or predict the future, but is it really the gift they believe it to be? Real life mediums talk about how they learned they were psychic, the different ways they receive their information and other people's responses to their abilities. Pyschic Mediums Shawna Ristic, Irma Slage and Mariah will be talking about their experiences. Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one BAGH's organizers is appearing. BAGH has also donated a lot of nine ghost-related items to Worldcon 76 charity auction, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. These will be on display and available for bidding until the voice auction at noon on Saturday. Please come and see all of the delightful items that have been donated. In addition to all of that, our Ghosts & History Walk of Downtown San Jose starts at 7 p.m. at 4th & Carlos. For more details on that, please go to its own meet-up post. https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Ghost-Hunters/events/253280673/ Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Friday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing any familiar or new faces there. Adrienne

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    $15.00

    JUST ADDED A SECOND TOUR!!! Those who already scheduled on Friday, August 17, may transfer to Thursday if they prefer. Several BAGH members are aware that I am a regular attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of the host city for the convenience of its members. Worldcon is a convention that travels around the world and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us on these off-site excursions for the Worldcon membership. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA and home of its most famous haunted house—does not have a professional operator to conduct a ghost tour for paranormal buffs. Well, BAGH is based in San Jose. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, Co-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Please be advised that even though it can be quite warm during the day in San Jose, the temperature significant drops after dusk. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 A.M., AUGUST 16. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. While this is being arranged for the convenience of those attending Worldcon 76, it is open to all BAGH members. There is no requirement to join Worldcon 76 as well. Adrienne

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