It seems like I wait all year long for October and it still manages to sneak up on me. October is my favorite month because of the weather which is usually warm enough that you can be outside and enjoy it, but cool enough that you can be outside and enjoy it. My favorite holiday is in October as well, and all the spooky fun of Halloween just makes me happy. October is the month when everyone enjoys a good ghost story on a crisp fall night around a campfire.
October is the busiest month at Cambre. We hosted our first wedding of the month last weekend. The next two weekends will be our public ghost tours. We have a movie premier October 16th, and an Escape Room event October 28th. There is a lot going on and I hope that you are able to add it in to your October activities.
Our annual ghost tours are a favorite for guests as well as all of us at the farm. These two hour tours are designed for people who have always wanted to do a paranormal investigation but didn’t know how to get started. Or people who just want to experience a ghost hunt. We start in the barn where I tell you the history of the farm. The spooky history with the paranormal experiences that we have experienced. There are new stories every day sometimes and I enjoy being able to share them. We go over how to look for ghosts and the type of equipment the paranormal team has with them. You are encouraged to bring along any equipment that you have, but it’s fun to try out new equipment. Personally, I enjoy seeing how the equipment works to see what I like before I buy it. After we finish in the barn, you go inside the house where experienced paranormal investigators are there to let you use their equipment and help you look for activity. I always have different groups helping, so you never know who you might see, but they have all investigated multiple locations and bring a wealth of experience to the investigation. We do not guarantee that you will have an experience, but typically we do have activity on every investigation. We try to make this a fun experience for everyone, so tours are limited to ten per group. We prefer people be over 16 years of age on the tour because we are looking for real ghosts, not fake ones that jump out at you. That said, we do encourage any age to investigate, but please check in advance before bringing anyone under 16. Must be booked in advance. Call or text 309-221-9803 to book.
World renowned psychic medium, Cheryl Ann Elliot-Fletcher’s movie 1 in 6 Million will have it’s Nauvoo premiere on October 16th at 7pm at the Inn at Old Nauvoo. This rated R independent film explores Cheryl’s life and will make you see the world in a different way. Mind blowing plot with mafia, drug trafficking, and sex trafficking, all with a paranormal twist. Meet and greet with photos and a Q&A session will follow the movie. Donations accepted for Cheryl’s travel expenses.
New this year! Hosted by Jadi Zioui, this escape room experience will be based on the little girl who haunts Cambre. Help her find her way. October 28th starting at 7pm. There will be two rooms per hour with a maximum of ten per room. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call or text. 319-371-1982 to purchase.
Our Ghost Crawl weekends start in November. The ghost crawls take four Nauvoo businesses and we explore them after hours to look for paranormal activity. We start Friday night with a crawl through three downtown businesses, and then continue Saturday at a local hotel. The first weekend in November will be The Red Front, Allyn House, Tomb of Joseph, and The Nauvoo Grand. The first weekend in December will be Nauvoo Marketplace, Quarry House Gallery, Tomb of Joseph, and The Inn at Old Nauvoo. $30 per evening, or $50 for both nights. Call or text 309-221-9803 to book.
I think that’s everything! If you see me out and about and I look a little frazzled it’s because I am running in circles, but even though it’s a busy time I love it. I love being able to share my passion for the paranormal with everyone during this spooky season and sharing a little bit about the history of Cambre and Nauvoo with everyone.
See you soon!!!!