National Ghost Hunting Weekend

September 28th & 29th

“On one night the world will unite as one, to tell its historic story through the haunted."

Held on the last Saturday of each September, it serves to enthusiastically commence the start of each new Halloween season. Its noble intention is to globally observe the most haunted properties in the world while recognizing the novice, curious, experts and professionals that investigate paranormal activity in these iconic locations!

The main format of celebrating National Ghost Hunting Day is their annual World's Largest Ghost Hunt event, which serves as the engine to encourage Historic Preservation, Paranormal Unity, Paranormal Research and Public Education about these Historic Sites and the skills and techniques used in Paranormal Investigation. (

Friday, September 28th
Ghostbusters Movie Showing at Theatre Atchison, 401 Santa Fe St.
Tickets available at the door

Time: Doors Open at 5pm, Show starts at 7:30 
Cost: Adults - $4
Children 4 to 10 - $2
4 and under - FREE

Come in your best Ghostbusters costume for your chance to win a prize! 

Meet the Midland Empire Ghostbusters and see their Ecto! Join us early for games and activities! 

Friday, September 28th
Meet & Greet with Josh Heard – Author, filmmaker & paranormal investigator 
5 pm - 7pm, Josh will be speaking at 6:15 pm
Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. 10th St. 
Free to the Public - Copies of Josh's book, “When Ghost Hunting Goes Wrong: A Brush with Evil”, will be available for purchase.
*Cash Bar available. More info here.

Saturday, September 29th
Paranormal Investigation at the McInteer Villa, 1301 Kansas Ave.
Earthbound Voices Paranormal
9pm – 11pm; guests should arrive an hour early
Earthbound Voices is a paranormal team based in the Kansas city area that started in 2015. Their goal is to focus on what is causing the phenomena. They like to debunk as much as they can during and after any investigation to see if there are any natural occurrences that could seem paranormal. They like to use all aspects of their knowledge before claiming anything paranormal. There are times they collaborate with other groups that have more knowledge in certain areas. Jim and Tami both have had experiences growing up. Jim had activity in his family’s home. They heard voices, thumps, people were pushed, it all depended on how many people where in the house. Tami saw what some call the "hat man" from the age of 5 to the age of 12. Both Tami and Jim have a passion to discover the unknown along with the history of the places they investigate. History is such an important part of our lives. Their team is here to offer free service to anyone who feels that they have paranormal activity in their business or home.
Tickets: $65 per person 

Saturday, September 29th 
Paranormal Investigation at the Sallie House, 508 N. 2nd
The Seven Directions Paranormal Investigations and Solutions (7DPIS)
9pm – 11pm; guests should arrive an hour early
The 7DPIS is composed of researchers at various stages in their academic careers from PhDs to undergraduate students who are involved in diverse academic disciplines such as anthropology, earth sciences, ethnic studies, history, medicine, public health, and religious studies.
Tickets: $65 per person 

*The ghost hunting/paranormal investigation events will be broadcasted live. By purchasing a ticket, you give consent that you’re comfortable being on camera. Please no explicit clothing.

Don’t miss a breakfast buffet at one the Food Network’s top 10 most Haunted Restaurants in America!
Paolucci Lounge Restaurant, 115 S 3rd St. Atchison, Kansas
Saturday, September 29th
8am-noon starting at $7.99
Sunday, September 30th
9am-1pm starting at $9.99 

*By purchasing this ticket you accept all liability and hold harmless the City of Atchison, the Atchison Chamber of Commerce, the McInteer Villa and the Sallie House.

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