It’s the perfect spooky setting for the first-ever Spirits of Victor Paranormal Convention, which will bring together experts on UFOs, Bigfoot and, of course, ghosts, for talks, ghost-hunting tours, and even a witching-hour seance during which guests might encounter Eddie, the spirit said to haunt the Victor Hotel’s elevator, which crushed him. A series of workshops and tours will last into the night, and you just might come away with some ghost stories of your own. “I just thought it would be a really great way for people to network and meet other people who are equally as weird as we are,” says founder Stephanie Waters, a longtime ghost aficionado and author of Haunted Manitou Springs and Ghosts of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.
The convention begins at 9 a.m. at the Victor Community Center, 201 Second Street. Admission is $5 to attend, with an additional $5 for each class or workshop. For a full schedule and to register (which is required), call 719-291-2409 or visit www.coloradoghosttours.net.
Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m., 2012