ULearn/ArtsNow bringing Ghost Story: History, Mystery and Magic to Edmonds Wednesday

Neil McNeill
Neil McNeill

On Oct. 30, real-life paranormal researcher Neil McNeill will visit the Edmonds Conference Center “to uncover historical tales of terror, Edmonds folklore, and personal stories that will chill your bones!” says an announcement from uLearn/ArtsNow:

Why October 30?

That night has been called “Devil’s Eve” in the past, because it was the night when kids would sneak about soaping up windows, knocking over mailboxes, and committing other assorted acts of mischief. The night is also part of the roughly week-long celebration of “Samhain,” the Celtic new year. In this tradition, the “veil” between worlds is at its thinnest, so encounters with the dead or with otherworldly spirits are very likely.


What is “Paranormal”?
Ask anyone what the paranormal means to them and you’ll likely get a thousand different answers ranging from Atlantis and UFOs, to Ouija boards and vampires. The word paranormal literally means “beyond normal.” That could include just about anything unexplainable, or (to put it another way) anything that we don’t have an explanation for…yet.

Participants will be invited to share their own spooky stories, the announcement says. Admission is $25 per person. The Edmonds Conference Center is located on 201 4th Ave. N. For more information, call 425-640-1243 or email artsnow@edcc.edu.

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