When: April 7th and April 21st at 8 pm to 10:30 pm. One tour per night
Where: Silver City Ghost Town 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd. Bodfish, CA 93205
Cost: $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds go to museum operations.
Payment methods: Cash or night of event or advance by credit card.
Questions or purchase advance tickets contact: 760-379-5146
Upcoming lantern events: May 19thJune 2nd 16th & 30th
Official website for these events: facebook.com/silvercityghosttown
Official website for overview: silvercityghosttown.org
Other days/hours: Open daily 10am to 4pm (5 pm Saturdays).
General (self-guided tour) day admission: 13 & up $5.50, ages 6 to 12 $4.50, FREE for kids 5 & under.
These acclaimed History/Mystery Lantern Light Tours & Live Paranormal Investigations all feature MC & guide J Paul Corlew as seen on Bio HD's paranormal series "My Ghost Story" and online show "Haunted Discoveries”. You can watch these and many other videos on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/silvercityghosttown Corlew is also founder of GRIT Paranormal. These events are both lantern tours & interactive paranormal investigations with advice, tips & demonstrations from Corlew and guest investigators to be announced.
Izzy theghosttowncat will be there too!" said Corlew who added "Izzy has appeared (or has been featured) on Bio HD, Bakersfield Fox News, NBClosangeles.com, the cover of the Kern River Courier Newspaper and more. www.facebook.com/izzytheghossttowncat
GRIT team members will be at every event. GRIT is an acronym for Ghost Research/Rescue Investigation/Intervention Team. According to their Facebook page the group was founded "To promote Paranormal RESEARCH and education, to RESCUE trapped families and spirits, and to conduct ethical and scientific INVESTIGATIONS and INTERVENTIONS where warranted". Check them out and "Like" on Facebook www.facebook.com/GritParanormal
During previous investigations at Silver City (GRIT members have investigated many times) they have captured startling paranormal evidence. Watch an amazing video of them in action at a local cabin on Vimeo with this link: w.w.w://vimeo.com/81070754 During and after Corlew’s History/Mystery Lantern Tour GRIT members will show evidence, demonstrate techniques and teach members of the public basic ethical paranormal investigative protocol. The group will be conducting a live interactive paranormal investigation & demonstrate tips & techniques. Guests will get hands on experience in a real live paranormal investigation. The GRIT team will show how to use digital recorders to capture EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), EMF meters (they can register electronic spikes), IR (infrared) and full spectrum video and still cameras as well as working with the iOvilus and other investigative gear.
Over the last 40 plus years the Ghost Town has been the location of dozens of alleged sightings of ghostly apparitions & other paranormal activity by visitors & staff alike. It is ranked the 6th most haunted site in America by PBS' perennial series "This Old House" online.
Silver City has also been investigated by dozens of paranormal groups. Many reportedly captured evidence of poltergeists; Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP's), paranormal photographs & some groups have had physical encounters & captured anomalous videos. During the lantern tours Corlew (who has lived on site for 30 years) will recount the eerie legends of the valley & focus on the numerous controversial paranormal events & sightings which have reportedly occurred at Silver City.
If you have ever wanted to be part of a paranormal investigation or simply want to learn the fascinating history of the Kern River Valley you will love these unique events. Attendees are welcome to bring cameras & their own ghost hunting gear & join in or they can just observe & enjoy the unique presentation & live investigation. What historic figure had his grave dug up after his passing & why? What event, witnessed by dozens of individuals during a night tour caused Silver City to be listed as one of the top 15 most haunted sites in the U.S.A.? What is a little girl’s apparition doing in the jail? These & many other questions will be addressed during the LIVE investigation & guided tour.
Advance tickets for the lantern tours are available by credit card purchase by telephone (760-379-5146) prior to event. They will also be on sale at 8:00 pm the night of each event at the gate. NOW Pay by cash OR credit card at the gate. The tour will be from 8:30 to 10:30 pm with time after for individual exploration of the site & face time with the experts. The cost is only $15.00 per person (all ages). All proceeds from admissions & these special events are utilized (as they have for 28 years) for continuing operations costs on site. No public funds or tax dollars are utilized to operate Silver City. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paid adult. All updates announced on Facebook hit "LIKE" to get the news feed. "Don’t miss these events!” said Corlew.