In mid-September I wrote about the then upcoming Northern New York Paranormal Expo. Well, this past Saturday Jim and I hauled it up north to Plattsburgh, NY to see how the first ever paranormal expo presented by the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society and the City of Plattsburgh was going to go down.
There were nearly 30 vendors ranging from psychics, to food, to jewelry, and more! There was a haunted house being run and the screams would echo throughout the gym. They also had speakers giving presentations in two different rooms throughout the day. I attended the welcome given by Merrill McKee, the President of the Northern New York Paranormal Research Society and one of the primary forces behind the expo. He talked about putting together the expo, thanked all the people that helped make the event possible (including an unexpected shout out to yours truly), and took some questions from the audience about the paranormal.
Also, I had the good fortune to hear Gordie Little speak. From what I had been told, he’s a bit of legend in northern New York as a media personality, collecting and sharing ghost lore at sold out ghost tours and writing columns for the Plattsburgh Press Republican newspaper. His first book of collected ghost stories, “Ghosts of Clinton County”, had just released so he spoke at first about how the book came about and then shared all kinds of fun, scary, and sentimental tales of the supernatural with us. He is a charming speaker and his time at the microphone was definitely the best part of the day for me.
I feel it is safe to call the event a success. There was an estimated 900 people who attended the expo. The vendor’s booths always had people crowded around and everyone I spoke to was having a wonderful time, as did I. I’m very proud of my friends at the Northern New York Paranormal Society for their first, of hopefully many, successful events.