I have been hard at work in the background creating an amazing Halloween event. Did you know that this year Halloween falls on a Saturday? AND a full moon? AND time change so that there is an extra hour?? This is the superbowl of Halloweens people!! And so why not make a SUPER event to go along with the Halloween superbowl? (I am just a little bit excited about this if you can’t tell!) I was able to work with the Kingsley Inn in Fort Madison Iowa to bring you a Halloween experience. The Kingsley is a great brick building at 707 Avenue H was built in the 1860’s. It has had many lives before becoming a hotel. From it’s beginnings as the Windmayer Whiskey & Vinegar Distillery from 1861 to 1895, to a restaurant, a book & wallpaper store to a barber shop in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. But in 1910, Troy Laundry moved from 905 Avenue G (current day Pilot Grove Savings Bank) to the present day Kingsley Inn. The business thrived for many years until 1981. 71 one years in one location is quite a run! Then the building became home to Shilling Electrical Supply for a few years until sitting vacant and becoming the beautiful, historic and elegant Kingsley Inn, in 1990.
First we will start with a meet and greet Friday evening at the lobby of the Kinglsey. This will be a chance to meet and mingle with the Southern Gypsies and Karen Rontowski and all the guests for the weekend. Then we move on to an incredible fall themed dinner by River Rocks in the Kingsley’s dining room. This will be followed by stand up comedienne Karen Rontowski. Karen Rontowski’s fast-paced, quirky and charmingly optimistic comedy has been featured in clubs, TV, radio, and at corporate events all around the world. Her stand-up showcases endearing, self-effacing and intelligent characters that catch you by surprise every time. Karen uniquely blends comedy with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, Tarot and reiki master. Karen has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained. You can see her new special called “Ridiculous Me” on VidAngel.com.
Afterwards we will be investigating the Kingsley Inn with Karen AND the Southern Gypsies.The Southern Gypsies are an eclectic troop of talented psychic mediums and healers. These women all come from long lineages of magical ancestry dating back to the Celts, Shamans of Native Americans, etc.The Southern Gypsies have an array of mystical talents including the ability to foresee the future through divination of Psychic Mediumship, Tarot Cards, Tasseography, Psychometry, etc. They are gifted intuitive healers who offer spiritual, emotional and physical healing. These psychically and magically talented women have many years of experience. The entire building will be open for investigation followed by a wrap up party in the guest house at midnight.
Saturday morning starting at eleven Karen and the Gypsies will be doing readings. Guys, you do not want to miss out on this part! Like everything else Karen does, her tarot readings are entertaining, accessible, compassionate, and very insightful. Karen has been studying tarot for over 20 years, and she considers herself a student for life. The Gypsies are truely gifted intuitive healers who have an array of mystical talents including the ability to foresee the future through divination of Psychic Mediumship, Tarot Cards, Tasseography, Psychometry, etc. They are gifted intuitive healers who offer spiritual, emotional and physical healing. These psychically and magically talented women have many years of experience and offer magical workshops and séances, as well as healing sessions and psychic readings (one on one and Gallery Readings). These are walk in appointments so be sure to get there early. Readings will end at 3pm.
Finally we will be investigating the Cambre House outside of Nauvoo Illinois. Yes, Karen and the Gypsies along with Augusta Paranormal will be along for the investigation. We will break up into groups to investigate outside, the barn, and the house. The Cambre House was built in 1867 and has a ton of incredible history and paranormal activity. Situated ontop of a limestone bluff, above the Mississippi River, with a mineral spring on the property it has a trifecta of energy. This will be more of a loose investigation than our guided tours so you will be able to wander and investigate.
Rooms are available at the Kingsley Inn for the weekend at a special rate so that you can be in the center of all the activities. Call the Kingsley 319-372-2144 to book. The events can be booked seperately or together so you can pick and choose what interests you, or enjoy the entire experience! Seriously, I cannot wait for this! As always with 2020 there could be changes due to all the chaos going on. Watch the event on Facebook for updates. And if you are unwell, stay home!