January 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15, 2017
ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekends at the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas have grown to become one of the largest ghost hunts in the United States – so popular it now includes two weekends to accommodate demand. Participants will be investigating two local, historic hotels in one weekend at ESP17!
Participants will be expertly guided for a behind-the-scenes quest for evidence in the famed 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, “America’s Most Haunted Hotel in America”, that sits on a mountaintop overlooking beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The quest, for those who opt for an additional night, will included the Crescent’s sister hotel, the majestic 1905 Basin Park, in downtown Eureka Springs and just steps from the famous Basin healing spring, the one that first put Eureka on the map back in the nineteenth century.
The spaces known to be the most active at the Crescent Hotel will be open for investigation from midnight to dawn. On Saturday nights, the Crescent Hotel ghost hunt will be orchestrated and led by our ever-popular resident investigator, author of seven books about the supernatural and founder of ARPAST, the awesome Larry Flaxman! Those who choose to stay an extra night will be able to explore the Basin Park Hotel, with Larry in the lead –when the entire building hotel will be closed and empty except for event participants.
A plethora of events have been planned for the weekend. They include receptions; midnight champagne toasts to the ghosts; fully-costumed experienced ghost tour guides always on hand to facilitate the event; all the amenities of the famous 1886 Crescent Hotel including breakfast in the Crystal Dining Room Restaurant and socializing in the newly-expanded SkyBar; the gallery of historic photographs on the fourth floor; the new Crescent College and Conservatory Museum; as well as the unique and picturesque Ozark Mountain village of Eureka Springs to explore – all this and T-shirts, too! (And perhaps a few surprises…)
(Please note: programs for each weekend are identical)
GUIDED INVESTIGATION OF THE MOST ACTIVES AREA OF THE CRESCENT HOTEL – rooms 419, 3500, 218, 101 (Governor’s Suite, new this year) and of course, Norman Baker’s MORGUE – led by our resident paranormal investigator, the renowned LARRY FLAXMAN, author of seven books and founder of ARPAST. Saturday nights.
GUIDED INVESTIGATION OF THE BASIN PARK HOTEL, which will be closed and completely empty for this event. Led by the great Larry. Sunday nights.
INDEPENDENT NOCTURNAL INVESTIGATIONS – free roam from midnight to dawn with participants conducting their own search for our “guests who checked out but never left!”
NIGHTLY GHOST TOURS at the 1886 Crescent and1905 Basin Park hotels, geared especially to ESP investigators. Learn the history of the hotels and the town, hear the stories behind the sightings and identify the most active areas of the buildings.
STORY CIRCLE Gives participants a chance to relate their experiences of the supernatural, here and elsewhere, and to hear the stories of other ESP participants – hosted by long-time favorite tour guide Aunt Reba.
A SÉANCE Under controlled circumstances and with the assistance of trained psychics, participants will attempt to communicate with some of the better known departed spirits of the Crescent Hotel such as Norman Baker; the “Girl in the Mist”; and of course, Michael, the mischievous stonemason!
TECHNOPHILIA, or “My gadget is more sensitive than your gadget!” Participants will contrast and compare ghost-hunting equipment with other paranormal investigators. This gives participants the opportunity to show off their favorite toys and to drool over the ones they don’t have… yet.
SONGS IN THE KEY OF THE DEAD: a performance in words and music by popular duo Victoria Ralph and Bobby Matthews who will ask the questions: “Why do people seek scary experiences?” and “What is it that scares us the most?”
IMMERSION – a theater experience with no “fourth wall.” Vince Johari will be the featured paranormal entertainer and guide into this realm of spirit communication.
ESP TESTING – Participants will investigate the phenomena known as telepathy, thought transference or remote viewing for personal evaluation. The tests will continue as they become more elaborate allowing participants to learn more about this fundamental mystery of human mental capacities as well as a chance to test their own PSI potential!
PSYCHOMANTEUM – Opens up the conduit to one’s own mind – or is it simply “the Other Side”? In ancient Greece, trained priests attempted to contact the spirits of the dead in a specially constructed, completely silent, subterranean temple called a psychomanteum. Reached through a complicated underground series of tunnels, the inner sanctum contained a still pool of water and single candle. In the process known as scrying, the initiate would gaze into the pool until visions appeared. A modern version of this sensory deprivation chamber was created by Dr. Raymond Moody, employing a soundproofed, mirrored room. Past participants have reported startling results.
Those who participate will experience the psychomanteum at the highest point in the Ozark hills. Whether one believes that the images come from “in there”, “out there”, or can find no distinction, the psychomanteum provides a rare and unique experience for the adventurous.
Psychics Lisa Dawn (Shustah cards); Michelle Rasmussen Foster (Intuitive Angel Readings); and Margo “the Charmreader” will be available throughout both ESP17 weekends to give readings and to enable future appointments to be made.
NOT REALLY A DOOR, a one-hour, two-actress, keep-‘em-guessing, supernatural, comedy-murder-mystery-thriller, created especially for our guests at “America’s Most Haunted. It has the distinction of being the second longest running-play in Eureka Springs history! (Note: there will be no prizes for those who identify the longest, just the accolades of fellow participants.)
FLICKERING TALES – genuine Ozark stories of witches, monsters and ghosts, delivered by trained storytellers.
Awaiting participants will be receptions; midnight champagne toasts to the ghosts; fully-costumed experienced ghost tour guides always on hand to facilitate the event; the amenities of the famous 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa including breakfast in the Crystal Dining Room restaurant, socializing in the expanded SkyBar, the historic photograph gallery on the fourth floor; the Crescent College and Conservatory Museum; as well as the unique and picturesque Ozark Mountain village of Eureka Springs to explore. All this and T-shirts! (And maybe even a few surprises…)
>Snacks and beverages available in the “small hours” at both hotels.
>Shuttles available between hotels during certain hours
>Discounted rate for extended stays by ESP17 participants Monday-Thursday, Jan 9-12, at both hotels
This Event Sells Out so please Reserve Your Spot by booking online for a 2 night or 1 night ESP Pkg:
2 Night (Fri/Sat) ESP Package-BOOK NOW
1 Night (Fri) ESP Package-BOOK NOW
We took the ghost tour Thursday evening, which was very interesting! We also believe we were visited by Breckie. Ever the skeptic, my husband was awakened by someone pulling on the bed sheets. He awoke from a sound sleep from the tugging and because of the chill that he felt run up his spine. This was around 1:00 or 1:30 a.m. After we had settled down and fallen back asleep, I felt the tugging of the bed sheet at the end of the bed. The first time it occurred, I thought it was my imagination because my husband had mentioned it. The second time I thought, ‘now that’s not my imagination’. The third time, I drew my legs up and drew the covers closer to me and it stopped. Just as I was falling back asleep, something began pulling on the end of my long hair. I also then experienced a odd chill up my spine. It occurred two more times, until I wrapped my hair into a twist and placed it under my neck. Then it, too, stopped. An experience we will never forget!
With much thanks and warm regards,
Michelle & Tom Montgomery
Only during the month of October can you stay at 2 Haunted Hotels…
Paranormal Pair Package for a Limited Time!
1 Night Stay at the Crescent and 2 tickets to the Ghost Tour
1 Night Stay at the Basin Park Hotel and 2 tickets to the Spirits of the Basin Tour
$259 plus tax. Valid Sunday-Friday. (No Saturday)
Call To Book: 877-342-9766
Due to the inexhaustible demand for ghost tours in October, Crescent Hotel management is suspending late night theatre performances for the month, and replacing them with special, slightly abbreviated Late, Late ghost tours: “all the stories, none of the stairs.”
The tours will begin in the 4th floor Faculty Lounge, where audiences will hear the classic stories handed down over generations at the “most haunted hotel in America.” The tour will then proceed to locations where the storytelling will not interrupt guests who are trying to sleep, including the lobby, the outdoor firepit and of course, the Morgue.
The October Special Late, Late Ghost Tours will be offered at 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, starting September 30th. The one-hour, two actress supernatural comedy-murder-mystery-thriller, Not Really a Door and Flickering Tales, the program of authentic Ozark tales told around the outdoor fireplace, will be resumed in November. Flickering Tales will also be offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during October.
Spring Break Ghost Hunting at America’s Most Haunted Hotel–
Bring your family and stay at the Crescent Hotel during Spring Break for a fun ghost hunting experience. Many families enjoy staying at the hotel and like knowing their kids are in a safe environment where they can roam the hallways looking for orbs to capture on their phones. You will be amazed how many show up! The Crescent Hotel not only has nightly ghost tours that end in “the morgue”but the hotel also offers Ozark ghost stories told around a campfire with NEW times (Flickering Tales: Tues – Sun.) If you are looking for a little more of a lighthearted take on ghosts, check out the super natural comedy thriller-“Not Really A Door,” offered (Thurs – Sun.)
*Please purchase your tickets in advance as tours do sell out.
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SOLD OUT-Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekends
January 8th-10th & 15th-17th.
We apologize but due to popular demand this event is now Sold Out. Crescent ghost tours for the general public will still be open during these weekends.
ESP weekend at the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has grown to become one of the largest ghost hunts in the United States – so popular that we have added a second weekend to accommodate demand while offering our loyal friends and newcomers a choice of dates for their hands-on, independent, nocturnal investigations.
ESP Weekends feature an expertly guided behind the scenes quest for evidence in the famed Crescent Hotel, and also an investigation our of sister hotel, the 1905 Basin Park -which will be fully closed off and empty but for event participants.
This is a weekend of serious investigation of “the most haunted hotel in America” on a hilltop overlooking beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the majestic Basin park Hotel, “the people’s Hotel” just steps from the famous healing spring. The spaces known to be the most active at the Crescent Hotel will be open for investigation from midnight to dawn. On Saturday nights, the ghost hunts will be orchestrated and led by Crescent hotel resident investigator, best selling author of seven books about the supernatural and founder of ARPAST, the awesome Larry Flaxman!
- Crescent Ghost tours – highly recommended before conducting your own investigation – hear the stories of recurrent sightings, identify active locations, learn the fascinating history of the 1886 Crescent Hotel.
- Spirits of the Basin Tour – hear about the spirited people who made Eureka Springs what it is today, the spirits that are said to linger in the halls and ballrooms, and the sample the contraband that was available during the “Chicago years”, when the Basin Park Hotel was a notorious – and very popular – speakeasy!
- ESP testing – expanded in 2016 to include more and longer tests, more hours. Come check out your own psi potential!
- The Psychomanteum – an ancient Greek form of deprivation chamber, where the spirits of the dead were contacted.
- Not Really a Door – a one-hour, two-actress, supernatural-comedy-murder-mystery-thriller, commissioned by the Crescent Hotel for our guests.
- Flickering Tales – a collection of authentic Ozark stories of witches, monsters and of course ghosts, told by our trained team of storytellers in the shadowy barefoot ballroom at the Basin Park Hotel.
- Psychics Salon – our resident mediums will be on hand throughout the events, to divine your future through a variety of means!
Snacks and beverages available in the small hours at both hotels.
Shuttles available certain hours
Discounted rate for ESP participants Mon-Thur Jan 11-14 at both hotels
2016 ESP Packages–Sold Out
Friday & Saturday 2 Night Packages ($439.00) Include :
- 2 Night Stay on the BEST Available Room (based on availability)
- Nightly Reception
- Spirits of the Basin Tour (offered F, Sat, & Sun)
- Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
- “Active Space” pass to Rooms 218, 419, 3500 and THE MORGUE. (NOTE 101?)
- $30 per day Food Credit
- ESP Weekend t-shirts (2)
- Team review of evidence gathered.
- 2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door, Flickering Tales)
Saturday 1 Night Package (1/9 or 1/16) $269.00 Include:
- Premium Guest Room
- Ghost Tour
- “Active Space” pass
- ESP Weekend t-shirts
- Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
- Team review of evidence gathered.
- 2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a Door, Flickering Tales)