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2nd Annual Women's Int'l Para-Retreat Weekend Packages
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Thank you for your interest in the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
in
Moundsville, West Virginia

 

The Para-Retreat will be held on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2020.  The conference will be held at the Sanford Center and will highlight and feature women in all areas of the paranormal field, not just ghost hunting.  If you are interested in being a vendor or speaker, please let us know.

 

During the course of the weekend, you will have the opportunity to investigate the Bellaire House and the Sanford Center itself.  You will also have the opportunity to take a daytime tour of the West Virginia State Penitentiary and investigate it as well.  We will also be visiting the Palace of Gold after the conference on both Saturday or Sunday evening, you can choose to go one day or both.

 

Below is a short history on the locations and below that are the packages we are offering.  We also recommend that you purchase event protection insurance in case there is an emergency and you cannot attend.

 

West Virginia State Penitentiary

The West Virginia State Penitentiary is not only a prison, but an architectural marvel in itself.  The architectural type is Gothic Revival and it is modeled after the state prison in Joliet, Illinois, but on a smaller scale.  The prison operated from 1876 until 1995.

As the years went by, the conditions of the prison worsened to the point that the US Department of Justice (US DOJ) would rank the prison in the Top Ten Most Violent Correctional Facilities in the country.  This wasn't just due to multiple events that happened, but some of the most violent, heinous crimes to occur inside or outside of prison walls, there were at least 36 know homicides during the time it was open.  The Sugar Shack is where most of the violence occurred, so much to the point that guards refused to go in there for fear of their safety.  The building was supposed to be a recreational room, but it was much, much darker than anyone could imagine--there was gambling, fighting, and rapes happened here.  At one point, a prisoner was beaten so badly he could barely move and either crawled out of The Sugar Shack or was thrown out, but no guard would help him due to retaliation and fear of for their safety--if you take the daytime tour, the guide will tell you about this.

The best known homicide to occur in the prison happened to R.D. Wall on October 8, 1929.  R.D. was on his way to his job in the boiler room when he was jumped by three fellow inmates with dull shivs for being a snitch.  His fingers were cut off and he was decapitated.  His spirit is said to be seen roaming the yard.

Overall, there were 94 men executed between 1899 and 1959.  Until 1949, there were 85 men hung and until June 19, 1931, the hangings were a public event.  What made this change from public to invitation only?  On this date, a man by the name of Frank Hyer was being executed for the murder of his wife.  When the trap door opened and his full weight settled into the noose, he was decapitated.  In 1951, Old Sparky became a fixture at the prison, this is the year that electrocution became the fate of those on death row.  Between 1951 and 1965, when the state prohibited capital punishment, nine men died were put to death in this manner.  The ironic part of this--Old Sparky was built by an inmate.

For more information, visit http://www.bsrparanormal.com/location-information.html

 

The Bellaire House

The Bellaire House is one of the most haunted locations in the world according to those who have visited here.  In 2017, Dana Matthews, who writes for Week in Weird, wrote

"For the last few years, there’s been quite a bit of paranormal hype surrounding a little house in Bellaire, Ohio. Rumors suggested that the innocent-looking house sat atop a cursed coal mine situated above a ley-line, and as if straight out of a horror film, was even in the vicinity of sacred Native American burial caves – a trifecta of supernatural forces. Thanks to tales of aggressive spirits and bad luck, some of the locals had even taken to calling the building the “most haunted house on the planet,” which is a pretty lofty claim in a world with Amityville, the LaLaurie House, or even the Rampart Street Murder House.  Still, countless people continue to have so many terrifying, violent experiences in the empty home that it seems only a matter of time before this Ohio haunt cracks the paranormal top ten. Step inside the haunted Bellaire House and decide for yourself.

The Bellaire House had already started to gain a mysterious reputation while sitting abandoned for years. Some neighbors claimed to see people milling around in the house or peeking out of windows, even though the building was locked up tight. Many blamed the sightings on mischievous kids, but when the current owner, Kristin Lee, moved in, it didn’t take long for the activity to manifest in more frightening ways.

For more information, visit http://www.bsrparanormal.com/the-bellaire-house.html

 

The Sanford Center and Archives of the Afterlife Paranormal Museum

The Archives of the Afterlife Museum is world famous and located within the haunted, former Sanford School, the mysterious Archive collection awaits your visit. The museum itself is a portal into a realm where history unites with mystery. The relics help illuminate the correlation of paranormal reports with factual historical representation thru research. The collection showcases a vast array of haunted, historical and cursed items ranging from embalming tables, caskets, idols, an iron bed frame from the Eloise Psychiatric Hospital and even an Execution Cap from the Former West Virginia State Penitentiary which was worn by nine inmates who were subjected to capital punishment thru electrocution. You will also find our “World of Wars” military display housing WWII German Death Cards, War Ravaged German Helmets directly from European battlefields, a BDU top & boots reported to be from a fallen United States Marine during Desert Storm and even a war damaged canteen from the infamous battle of Stalingrad, one of WWII’s most bloodiest battles.

Steve Hummel, the museum founder, also states there are "shadow people, physical touch, disembodied voices, unexplained sounds (doors closing, footsteps,..), light anomalies" in the former school.  We look forward to see what kind of spiritual remnants are left in this location! 

 

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

The Palace writes,

"Overlooking the Appalachian hills and valleys, Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is reminiscent of an Indian kingdom.

Enjoy leisurely walks through our award winning gardens or sit by the lotus pond and enjoy a smoothie.

Inside, see sunlight colors through thirty-one stained glass windows reflected in crystal chandeliers and mirrored ceilings. Walk upon intricate marble floors and inlaid walls. Fifty-two varieties of marble and onyx imported from Europe, Asia and Africa.

In the Grand Hall hangs a giant French chandelier over 150 years old. Murals depicting ancient Indian classics are painted on the ceiling in the tradition of Renaissance masters. Walls and pillars are accented with semi-precious stones and pure gold. Under the thirty-ton main dome is a 4200 piece crystal ceiling.

Four royal peacock windows display more than 1,500 pieces of hand-crafted stained glass. Peacock and lotus motifs pervade the Palace, etched into numerous windows and carved into doors. Peacocks are traditionally associated with Royalty and Lord Krishna, who wears a peacock feather in His hair.

Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is worth the trip to WV...". 

 

Package 1--The Bellaire House & The Sanford Center Investigations ONLY

  • Free admission to the conference
  • Sunday night investigation of the Haunted Bellaire House
  • Sunday night investigation of The Sanford Center, including the Archivees of the Afterlife Paranormal Museum
  • Does not include accommodations
  • $166.00 per person if paid in full
    • $50.00 per person to start a payment plan

 

Package 2--West Virginia State Penitentiary Investigation & Daytime Tour ONLY

  • Free admission to the conference
  • Daytime tour of the WV State Penitentiary
  • Saturday night investigaiton of the WV State Penitentiary
  • Does not include accommodations
  • $234.00 per person if paid in full
    • $50.00 per person to start a payment plan

 

Package 3--All Investigations and Daytime Tour ONLY

  • Free admission to the conference
  • Daytime tour of the WV State Penitentiary
  • Saturday night investigation of the WV State Penitentiary
  • Sunday night investigation of the Haunted Bellaire House
  • Sunday night investigaiton of The Sanford Center, including the Archives of the Afterlife Paranormal Museum
  • Does not include accommodations
  • $303.00 per person if paid in full
    • $50.00 per person to start a payment plan

 

 

LEGAL INFORMATION, CANCELLATION POLICIES, AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

  • The 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend investigations are for 18 years of age or older
    • You must present an ID at each investigation
  • Deposits on payment plans are non-refundable
  • Dates are subject to change
    • If the event date changes due to BSR Paranormal, you can either transfer your package to the new date or get a full refund
  • If the location closes
    • You can either get a full refund or you can transfer your package to the new location
  • If there is a non-investigator(s) staying in your hotel room, the non-investigator(s) will need to pay a percentage of the hotel room rental rate
    • This does not include those under 18 years of age
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the event(s)
  • Souvenirs, gas, meals, snacks, drinks, etc are not included in your package unless specified
  • You will not be allowed to bring weapons on the investigation
  • You will have the option to order a Women's Para-Retreat Weekend t-shirt once your package is purchased or deposit placed.  The link to purchase the package will be sent in the e-mail with your paperwork
  • If you purchase a package and decide to
    • Not attend the events, you will not receive a refund on the events you did not attend
    • Not stay at the hotel included in the package, you will not receive a refund
  • If you bring a pet or service dog to the event, you will responsible for the pet deposit, daily pet fee if applicable, and any damage that may occur
  • If your service dog or pet must be under control at all times
    • If your service dog or pet becomes agressive, it will be removed or disrupts the event
  • You can contact BSR Paranormal three ways
    • E-mail  bsrparanormal@gmail.com
    • Facebook messenger 
      • 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
      • BSR Paranormal
    • By phone at 574-318-7900

 

REFUND POLICY


Refund Policy

  • No Event Protection Insurance or if the Event Protection Insurance will not Reimburse You
    • Deposits are non-refundable
    • If you cannot attend and have to cancel your package, you will not receive a refund on any investigations, tours, or souvenirs
      • If you cancel on or before 05.07.2020, you will receive a 75% refund for your hotel accommodations
      • If you cancel between 05.08.2020 and 05.13.2020, you will receive a 50% refund for your hotel accommodations
      • If you cancel on or after 05.14.2020, you will not receive a refund
    • If you are asked to leave a location or event, you will not receive a refund
    • If you are asked to not attend an event, you will not receive a refund
    • If you do qualify for a refund, it will be mailed within 30 business days of the cancellation


Event Protection Insurance

  • If you have purchased event protection insurance, it only applies to what you have purchased on Thriller Events
  • If you have made a deposit for a payment plan, the insurance only applies to the deposit and other terms apply for the payment plan that you will receive from BSR Paranormal
  • If you purchased event protection insurance, there are certain terms and conditions that apply to get a refund from the insurance company
  • If you do not receive a refund from the insurance company, no one associated with this event is liable for a refund
  • The event protection insurance is non-refundable

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Room Information

  • If you sign-up for 1 person in a room and someone decides to join you and share a room
    • You will receive a refund or credit for the difference
    • If the person decides not to come after being given the credit or refund, you will be required to pay the difference
  • If you sign-up for 2 or more people per room and the other party(s) cancel
    • You will be required to pay the difference or part of the difference if there are other roommates
  • If you sign-up for 2-4 investigators per room and there is no one else staying with you
    • You will need to pay the difference
    • Or sign-up for 1 person per room

 

Conflict of Interest, Professionalism, Ethics, and Event Integrity

  • If you have been banned...removed from an event hosted by...or membership revoked by any team attending as a Team Lead, you will not be permitted to attend the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
  • If you have slandered...mocked...berated...tried to intimidate...called any member, guest, investigator, or representative of any team attending as a Team Lead, any derogatory names, you will not be allowed to attend the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
  • If you owe any team attending money, you will not be allowed to attend the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
  • If you have treated any employees of a hotel, tour sight, restaurant, or investigation location unprofessionally you will not be allowed to attend the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend
  • If you have been asked to leave a location or an event, you will not receive a refund
  • During the time of the 2nd Annual Women's Para-Retreat Weekend if you
    • Mock, berated, try to intimidate, embarrass, etc. another guest, you will be removed from the event without a refund and banned from any future events hosted by BSR Paranormal
    • If you do not follow a Team Lead's instructions for safety, you will be removed from the event without a refund and banned from any future events hosted by BSR Paranormal


Paperwork

  • If you do not turned your signed paperwork in by the required date
    • You will forfeit the amount paid for the package your have purchased
    • If you speak to BSR Paranormal about your paperwork, you may get an extension if the reason is feasible
      • If the reason is feasible, you will be given one (1) extension
      • If the paperwork is not turned in by the extension date, you will forfeit your package with no refund
  • Paperwork will need to be printed, signed, and returned.  We do not accept computer generated signatures for legal reasons.
  • If you ignore multiple e-mails and messages concerning your paperwork
    • Your reservation will be cancelled without notice
    • No refund will be issued
  • All terms and conditions will be on the paperwork that will be e-mailed to you to



Payment Plans

  • If you have purchased a package with investigations and tours only, you will not receive a refund
  • If you have purchased a package with hotel accommodations/a room at the Bellaire House included
    • You will not receive a refund on the investigation or tour part of the package
    • If you cancel on or before 05.07.2020
      • You will receive a 75% refund for your hotel accommodations only
    • If you cancel on between 05.08.2020 and 05.13.2020
      • You will receive a 50% refund for your hotel accommodations only
    • If you cancel on or after 05.14.2020
      • You will not receive a refund
  • Once you have made your down payment through Thriller Events, you will need to pay the remaining payments through PayPal
    • You will receive instructions on how to use and set-up PayPal with our paperwork
  • If you miss a payment without speaking to BSR Paranormal
    • You will forfeit your package
  • If you need additional time to make your monthly payment, please contact BSR Paranormal and we may be able to work with you
  • You may be subject to a late fee if your payment is more than five (5) days late
  • You may be required to pay the difference within 30 days or you may have the difference added on to each monthly payment



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