The day we launched the first issue of The Magical Buffet, Jim and I packed up our bags and headed up north for a fundraising event for the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society. (You can read about our adventures here.)
What I didn’t convey in that original article was how scared I was. I had just launched a website. Would people like it? Would people like me? Would they think I was crazy, amateurish, a jerk? Would I find friends? With all of that on my mind, I headed up north to present myself as a writer and a voice of a new online community. No pressure.
After an evening and a day with the NNYPRS, I was energized. NNYPRS President, Merrill McKee has an enthusiasm for the paranormal that is infectious. His team, friendly and supportive of a new girl on the internet block. At the end of the visit I was hugging each of them as I left. I had found friends and supporters. People that thought that I had something to offer with The Magical Buffet. I’ve always been a friend and supporter of the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society, but I’ve never really given them the real credit that they’re due. Merrill and his group made me believe I could do this. Who knows how the future of this website would have unfolded if I had not met the NNYPRS then, when I needed them the most.
That was my first October with the NNYPRS. Last year I went out to do my very first paranormal investigation with them. (You can read about that here.) However this year, I’m particularly excited about my October with the NNYPRS.
The Northern New York Paranormal Research Society and the City of Plattsburgh Recreational Department present, the First Annual Northern New York Paranormal Expo!
Join me on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Old Air Force Base Gym in Plattsburgh, NY (yes, the place we investigated last year) for a day of paranormal fun! I will be there all day checking out the vendors and attending the lectures that will be going on from 10 AM to 6 PM that night. This looks like it’s going to be a great event, if you’re in the area, you should definitely come on out for it! If you can’t make it, I will be doing a write up about the event, hopefully full of entertaining stories and photos of people other than me!
For the full details, including vendor and speaker lists, directions, and more, visit their website.