Next Meetup

1961 School Bus Crash Site Investigation
Join Kindred Spirits Society and psychic medium Dori Spence as we investigate the site of a horrific school bus crash that claimed the lives of 20 children in December, 1961. This investigation will be held on Saturday, November 17th. We will meet up at the Armadillo Restaurant in LaSalle, Colorado at 1:00 PM. We will then carpool over to the crash site (as there is limited parking available) and begin our investigation. This will be a psychic investigation but you are welcome to bring your cameras and other equipment. Dowsing rods will be available for use, or you can purchase dowsing rods at the investigation. We do ask that you investigate this sacred site with the upmost respect for the children who lost their lives so tragically that day. After we visit the crash site we will meet up again at the Armadillo Restaurant in LaSalle at about 4 PM to discuss our findings. This Armadillo restaurant is the original and oldest in Colorado and has a rich haunted history itself. Employees have reported to have seen an elderly gentleman wandering the restaurant after closing time, glasses and silverware moving on their own, being touched and whispered to, and many other stories. Also, the building next door is reported to have been a brothel. This is a very special investigation and attendance will be limited. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY NOVEMBER 14, 2018. Responding as “going” on Meetup does not secure your reservation. Cost to attend is $20 per person ($10 if you are a Kindred Spirits Society member). To purchase your tickets please visit their website at www.KindredSpiritSociety.org or call Audrey Torres at (970)[masked]. A reprint of the bus crash story in 1961 is below: The bus accident detailed below is among the deadliest traffic accidents in Colorado history. As a result of this accident, federal legislation was passed by Congress requiring the drivers of certain commercial vehicles, including school buses, to stop, look, and listen for a train at all railroad tracks prior to crossing the tracks. 20 Children Killed as Passenger Train Hits School Bus East of Evans 16 Others injured as City of Denver Plows Into Greeley School District Bus (Reprinted courtesy of the Greeley Tribune, Dec. 14, 1961) “This is information from the front page of the Dec. 14, 1961, Greeley Tribune after a tragic bus accident killed 20 children and injured 16. The tragedy immediately plunged the Greeley farming community into shock. The driver of the bus, 23-year-old Duane Harms, was arrested of involuntary manslaughter and was forced to endure threats and crank calls and letters. Harms was found not guilty and immediately left Greeley with his wife and baby. Friends say he moved to California. His ties to Greeley were severed forever.” Twenty school children were killed Thursday morning in a tragic school bus-train collision two miles east and a mile south of Evans. The accident involving a Greeley School District (No. 6) bus, was the worst in the Greeley area’s history. Bodies of the victims were taken to the old Armory on 8th Ave. Last time the Armory was used as a morgue was when the plane bombed by John Gilbert Graham crashed in southwest Weld County. Sixteen youngsters were rushed to Weld County General Hospital by ambulance and private automobiles. Seventeen doctors were called into action to handle the emergencies at the hospital. The bus carried 38 and the driver. Law enforcement officers barred admittance to the hastily prepared morgue, where white sheets covered the 20 victims. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. at an open, but diagonal crossing. The school bus, driven by Duane Harms, rolled onto the track first, and the westbound Union Pacific streamliner, City of Denver, No. 111, smashed into it at the rear. The impact carried the huge 60-passeger bus down the tracks more than 60 yards. The hood, engine, wheels and parts of the passenger section were ripped to shreds."

Armadillo Restaurant

111 South 1st Street · La Salle, co

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Interested in ghost hunting or the paranormal? Now is your chance to hook up with other ghost hunters all throughout our great state of Colorado and beyond!

We have teamed up with professional paranormal investigation teams, tour companies, and event hosts from all over United States to offer you many opportunities to broaden your knowledge and gain hands-on experience in the fascinating field of the paranormal. The majority of our investigations are held right here in Colorado, although we do occasionally advertise much larger venues that are out of state.

Members of our group range from complete amateurs who have never been on an investigation to members of professional paranormal teams -- and even ghost hunting TV celebrities! This extremely diverse group works together in a mindset that the field of paranormal study is not a proven science, therefore everyone is entitled to their fair share of belief or skepticism. We are not judgmental of others and are not out to "debunk", but rather to foster an attitude of learning and fun.

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