• 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

    Katie Blooms

    369 E Campbell Ave · Campbell, CA

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  • Ghosts & History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    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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    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
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  • Ghosts & History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    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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    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 4
    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

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

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

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    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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    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 2
    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

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    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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    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 1
    Many are aware that there are big overlapping interests between paranormal buffs and science fiction fans. Worldcon 76 is coming to town and BAGH will be there to share the love. BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around noon until about 4:00 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. 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 panels. 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 other delightful items that have been donated. In addition to all of that, our first Ghosts & History Walk of Downtown San Jose starts at 6 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/253834736/ 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 $50.00 for Thursday 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. Adrienne

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghost Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose TEST DRIVE
    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 tour operator to conduct a ghost walk 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, C-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent from Yerba Buena 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 and the Hart Lynching. Deb and I have plotted our route and are currently researching and writing our script, but we would appreciate some help in developing the tour. Although we have always pursued history and ghost stories, neither of us claim to be all-encompassing experts. We want to test drive the tour and are looking for feedback and help filling in stories before leading Worldcon 76 members through town. Any questions arising from the stories would help us too, so we'll be making notes of them. The tour covers about 1.5 miles and we also need to determine how accessible it is. We start at Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at a pub, so we can socialize afterward. We also need to time it, but we're aiming for 90–120 minutes. Since we expect this tour to need polishing, we will be doing it at a reduced rate as a fundraiser for BAGH. Psychic Medium Irma Slage will also be joining us to give us her impressions of our points of interest. We are looking for people who will provide feedback, particularly for those who have either a strong background in local history or paranormal experiences/stories. Accessibility issues are also an issue we need to consider, so seeing how it works for people with mobility challenges would be helpful too. This tour is for BAGH members only; no guests. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Adrienne

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $10.00
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