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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

INFO's FortScape 2006 Aug 18-20 in Fredericksburg, VA!

Here is the official program for the upcoming FortScape conference to be held in ghost-laden Fredericksburg, Virginia on August 18 through 20, with the program itself starting on the 19th. I think we have a good lineup and it will be big fun for sure to see old friends and make new ones!

I do hope to meet some of you there... that'd be very cool.

A Weekend of Anomalous Phenomena!



THE INTERNATIONAL FORTEAN ORGANIZATION (INFO)

presents an unbelievable hiatus of fun and mischief in
haunted Fredericksburg, VA!

FortScape 2006!

Hilton Garden Inn, Fredericksburg, VA

August 19th & 20th, 2006

! FRIDAY, PRE-CONFERENCE:

Join us for a Social with music after dinner-on-your-own in the hotel or a nearby haunted restaurant. We will also have a Tarot card reader on hand for the adventurous. Bring your strangest story or published clip to share.

! SATURDAY, 10:00 A.M.-6 P.M.:
LECTURE PROGRAM and BOOK SALE, Plus CANDLELIT PHANTOMS OF FREDERICKSBURG GHOST WALK WITH A COSTUMED 19th-CENTURY GHOST. And Later, TALL TALES & FORTEAN STORIES in a haunted pub.


Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Ph.D., Vampires Among Us: True and Shocking Stories. Historical facts and bizarre cases collected from decades of field reseach. Find out the real facts behind the vampires of Highgate Cemetary in London and more! Rosemary Ellen Guiley is author of more than 30 books on the paranormal and related topics, including the bestselling Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits and the Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters. She is a dedicated field researcher who participates in numerous paranormal investigations. She is a life member of The International Fortean Organization, a member of the American Ghost Society and Ghost Club of London, and serves as an advisor to the board of the Baltimore Society for Paranormal Research.

Cheryl Costa, a charismatic, ordained Tibetan tradition Buddhist yogi and director of a remote-viewing consultancy, will present “Rebirth and Reincarnation.”

William Fellows, Ph.D., will speak on “The Occult and the Hidden Story of the Rosicrucians.” A student and seeker of the mystical arts and sciences, Will has written articles and given many lectures on Astrology, Hand Analysis, Hermetic Sciences, Tarot, and Freemasonry. He is a Physicist, Professional Engineer, and Inventor,with professional degrees in Engineering, Physics, and Management. Additionally, he is a Freemason and a Rosicrucian who applies these teachings to his studies of the metaphysical.

Sue Swiatek, is a government contractor and is a long-time member and activist/lecturer for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). She will present “A Stange Miix: Falls and Weird Things from the Sky along with new News from the Cryptozoo.”

Phyllis Benjamin, journalist/artist/poet, President of the International Fortean Organization (INFO) and Chair of over twenty years of FortFest and FortNite Conferences on “Phantom Cats,” a short discussion of a recent peculiar, mystery cat case that has baffled
both researchers and the authorities.

Larry Arnold, the world’s leading authority on SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion), acclaimed author of Ablaze, Director of ParaScience International will amaze you with “SHC, Lies and Videotape 2.0."

Adam Fausey
, fortean researcher, will knock your socks off with “Amazing Anomalous Archaeology," strange artifacts from a fortean with an extensive background in anthropology!

Plus:
***Phenomenal-I-Would-Almost-Sell-My-Mother-To-Pay-For-Books Sale of Books, Tapes and Periodicals!

! SUNDAY:

Go ghost hunting and visit a winery for a 9-wine tasting with hosts Al and Phyllis; Morning free: explore beautiful, historic Fredericksburg. Gather at NOON and tour a huge haunted mansion and grounds with their calendrical gardens dedicated to Pan and then on to HARTWOOD WINERY FOR A COOL GROTTO TOUR (bring a picnic lunch if you like).

*Reservations a must for all events!


Celebrating Charles Hoy Fort, Early 20th Century Chronicler of Strange Events



The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a non-profit, educational corporation, a 501.c.3, donations are tax-deductible!

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