The Mount Desert Island Historical Society and the Seal Cove Auto Museum are hosting a Haunted Houses edition of their History Happy Hour series at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, on Wednesday, October 4, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mulled wine, beer, and light snacks will be served. The event is free of charge.
Two “ghost hunters” will speak on how they got started in this pursuit, and will share anecdotes about some of the hunts they have done. Stories of hauntings and the events that trigger them are rooted in the history of a place, keeping us tied to local history through legend, stories, and historical research. Dustin Marcia, of Central Maine Ghost Hunters, had several experiences as a child which led him to believe in the Paranormal. After hearing the stories of others and having more experiences of his own Dustin then created Central Maine Ghost Hunters in 2012. Originally just two members, the group of now seven investigate the paranormal in and around Central Maine.
Travis Hartford, of G.R.I.M. (Ghost Research and Investigations of Maine) Paranormal, has also had experiences with the paranormal since childhood, and seeks to find answers to questions about such experiences with his wife Danielle. With tech specialists, investigators, a historian, and a clairvoyant, they formed G.R.I.M. Paranormal in 2014 to find a healthy balance between scientific skepticism and open minded exploration of the unknown.
The evening is part of a “History Happy Hour” series geared towards members of the two history organizations. Patrons of the Jesup Memorial Library are also invited to attend this special Haunted Houses edition of History Happy Hour. These events provide an opportunity for members to mingle with friends, neighbors, and fellow history buffs, imbibe local spirits, and learn a little something new. Nonmembers have the opportunity to join both the Seal Cove Auto Museum and MDISH at a special dual membership rate of $50.
For more information, contact Erin Early Ward at the Mount Desert Island Historical Society at 207-276- 9323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.