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2005 News:
Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation and the Centre for Parapsychological Studies in Canada Present the 2006 Canadian Paranormal Conference
December 7, 2005
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ABC Television and Wife Swap are Seeking Families Involved in the Paranormal World
November 29, 2005

The Nightmare Encyclopedia Offers Insight into Our Darkest Dreams
November 17, 2005

Ghost Hunting 101 at the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts October 29th
October 17, 2005

TLC presents Dead Tenants Premiering Thursday, October 13th at 10:00PM ET
October 10, 2005

California Author Launches Paranormal Animal Research Group
October 7, 2005

World's Leading Ghost Hunters Unite to Produce Encyclopedia of Haunted Places: Ghostly Locales From Around the World
September 29, 2005

Parapsychologist and Director of East Coast Hauntings Organization (ECHO) Has Opened a Business Office in Historic Downtown Washington
September 19, 2005

Paranormal Community Comes Together to Offer Relief to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
September 12, 2005

Author Seeks True Stories for Book on Animal Ghosts
September 9, 2005

The W Network In Canada Seeks High-Spirited Homeowners With a Haunting
August 31, 2005

HAUNT X, 2006 L.A. eXtreme Halloween eXpo - February 16th-20th, 2006
August 29, 2005
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Ghosts In Reno? You Bet!
August 24, 2005

Haunted Hamilton Presents the Second Annual Paranormal Summit on October 1, 2005
August 23, 2005
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2005 Mid-South Paranormal Convention to Be Held September 24th and 25th at Waverly Hills
August 17, 2005
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1st Annual Paranormal Ghost Hunting Conference to Be Held in Cedar Key, Florida, August 20th and 21st
August 15, 2005
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San Diego Pagan Pride Day 2005 to Be Held September 17th
August 12, 2005

Philip Gardiner's Forbidden Knowledge Conference to be Held July 1, 2006
July 25, 2005
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The Learning Channel Seeks People With Haunted Possessions
July 19, 2005

Ghosts of Griffin Gate: Dinner, Ghost Hunting Workshop and Investigation
June 24, 2005

Biography Channel Launches Supernatural Series: Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters
June 17, 2005

Southern Ghosts Offers A Weekend in Haunted Savannah August 26-28, 2005
June 15, 2005
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The 1st Annual Horror Writing Contest of the Writers Room of Bucks County
June 8, 2005

Las Vegas Paranormal Conference Beckons Ghost Investigators October 2-4, 2005
May 27, 2005
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Communicating with the Dead... Truth or Hoax?
May 9, 2005

"Ghost Hunt Nevada" - an Exciting New Class at WNCC
May 4, 2005

"CONTACT" The Berkshire Paranormal Ghost Conference and Seminar Coming to North Adams, Massachusetts, July 15-17, 2005
May 2, 2005
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Ghost Convention International: Convening Global Ghost Hunters and Researchers at the Haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, Sept. 9 11, 2005
April 27, 2005
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Smoking Gun Research Agency to Host ParaCon '05 in Stratford, Connecticut
April 13, 2005
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Paraquest Paranormal Conference 2005
April 1, 2005
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A Weekend in St. Augustine
March 28, 2005
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New Jersey Ghost Conference 2005
February 11, 2005
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Haunted Virginia Paranormal Conference
February 9, 2005
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2004 Archive
An Evening of Supernatural Legends at America's Stonehenge with Jeff Belanger
September 23, 2004

New Page Books and Announce The World's Most Haunted Places
August 24, 2004

The Science of the Unexplained Summer Forum To Feature Key Speakers From Connecticut And Surrounding Area
July 13, 2004
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TV Show Looking to Assemble a Paranormal Investigative Team
June 21, 2004

The ARC 2004 ~ Alternate Realities Conference
February 18, 2004
Ghost Conference

$50,000 for PROOF of Paranormal in Canada
January 16, 2004

2003 Archive Celebrates Four Years of Ghost Research, Evidence, and Discussion
October 20, 2003

February 18, 2004

The ARC 2004 ~ Alternate Realities Conference

The 10th Year Anniversary Event will be held at the Centre at Millennium Park, a beautiful conference center located adjacent to the prestigious and luxurious, 1930's style Carnegie Hotel. The conference facility is just across the street from East Tennessee State University. The ETSU campus is reportedly home to several resident ghosts and is located near the historic district of downtown Johnson City, Tennessee.

The conference will begin promptly on Friday morning, September 24th with registration at 9 AM and will continue until the evening of Saturday, September 25th. There will be vendors, live music, and beautiful art displays to enjoy before, during, and after the conference. There will also be a concert by local and out-of-town bands on Friday evening, free to all conference goers. In addition, we will be offering a guided, group tour of Haunted Jonesborough - Tennessee's oldest town on Saturday evening. Additional information and details are included in this press release.

This year's not-for-profit, two-day gathering will feature an honored cast of presenters, and as always, is being held in the interest of Humanity's continued enlightenment. The ARC 2004 includes the following talks and lectures sure to inspire and enlighten you...

The Two-Day Speaker Line-Up:

Kriss Stephens, from Louisiana and The ARC 2004 Key Note Speaker: The former host of the 'Mtv' popular television series called "FEAR", Speaking on her intriguing "Investigations of Ghosts and Haunted Places", as well as her brand new book with autographed book signings. The title of her book is to be announced in May of 2004, but will deal with her many ghostly adventures... 
Leah Haley, from Middle Tennessee: Returning from our first conference event in 1994, Leah will speak on the content of her new book "Unlocking Alien Closets" with autographed book signings and a true homecoming for us all! Leah's book is reportedly in the top ten percent of sales on 
Jim Hickman, from Oklahoma: To discuss his perspectives on "The Alien Abduction of Human Beings" and "A History of UFO's In The Media"... 
Donald E. Ware, LTC (USAF Retired): Donald will offer two talks entitled "UFOs and the Spiritual Hierarchy" and "Planet X: A Philosophical Perspective"... 
Jason Martell, from California: Speaking on important information from his recent books regarding "Ancient Astronauts and the Sumerian Culture" as well as "Planet X: A Scientific Perspective"... 
Chester Moore, Bigfoot Researcher: Speaking on speaking on the subject of Bigfoot, the title of his lecture "To Be Announced"... 
Stacey Allen McGee, Founder and Director of The ARC and a native of upper East Tennessee: Presenting a preview of his forthcoming book to be called "Time, Space, and Thought... Journeys In Metaphysics"...

The Conference Facility: The Centre at Millennium Park is a brand new, state-of-the-art conference and convention facility featuring the latest comforts and convenience for both conference goers and honored guests. The conference center is located behind and adjacent to the Carnegie Hotel at 2001 Millennium Place in Johnson City, Tennessee. A fully enclosed and air-conditioned walk-way connects the two buildings and provides protection from the elements. The auditorium is very impressive with the latest technology at each individual's fingertips. The auditorium features extreme comfort with tiered, theater style seating and eight hour, ergonomic chairs. In addition, there are outlets for connecting a laptop computer at each seat and the facility is fully accessible for those with special needs...

Live Music for The ARC 2004: Still to be confirmed, unique to this year's event, and hopefully to become an annual tradition we have invited the ambient electronic musical talents of "The Amaranth Signal" to 'set the tone' for this special anniversary event. This musical group's name comes from the mythical flower Amaranth, which is said to bloom forever. Amaranth was also a staple in the diet of pre-Columbian Aztecs, who believed it had supernatural powers and incorporated it into their religious ceremonies...

Besides having chosen the pre-Columbian name for the project, the three East Tennessee musicians represent the very cutting edge of todays music. They are well connected with musicians in different parts of the world, but at the same time have never lost the connection to their immediate environment, to the valleys and hills, and to the simple but profound music of Appalachia"...

Space Art Display and Exhibition: Another first for this year's annual event will be an exhibition of "Limited Edition Space Art Prints", graciously provided to us from the private collection of Mike Chesman ~ Director of Bays Mountain Park's Planetarium located in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Conference goers will be able to browse beautifully unique and inspirational "space-art" prints which will also be available for purchase. The artists represented in the exhibit will be Armand Cabrera, Michael Carroll, Dennis Davidson, Don Davis, Dan Durda, Bob Eggleton, Dr. William K. Hartmann, Kim Poor, and Joe Tucciarone...

Our Supporting Local Vendors: There are some exciting first- time additions in the way of vendors for this year's special anniversary event. Vendors for this year's conference will include "Atlantis", "The Jade Tree", and a wonderful T-Shirt outlet called "Mojo International". All are from Johnson City and will be present to offer unique clothing as well as hard to find items for mental and spiritual growth and healing...

Live Concert On Friday Evening: Returning from The ARC 2003, back by popular demand and exhibiting a fresh new look and sound, is the band "Frantic Radio Beings". The band, who has become extremely popular in the Nashville, Tennessee area, will play live at "The Casbah" on Friday evening, September 24th, beginning at 8 PM. In addition, "FRB" will be accompanied by another locally well-known band originating in the Tri-Cities whose name will be announced on the ARC Website soon.

The Casbah is located just a short distance from the Centre at Millennium Park conference center at 807 West Walnut Street in Johnson City, Tennessee. The phone number is (423) 928-0808. Although transportation is not provided, directions and options for getting to the concert will be presented at the conference on Friday morning. Pizza and a variety of beverages will be available to purchase on location at the site. All registered conference ticket holders will receive free admission to the concert. More information about FRB can be found on  Www.AlternateRealities.orG

The Legends, Whispers, and Mysteries Tour: There will be a "ghost walk" through the streets of Jonesborough, Tennessee - the state's oldest town! You and your guide will embark on a journey into history on Saturday evening, September 25th, to share the legends, stories and unusual happenings of Jonesboroughs past and present on this 'ghostly' tour. Some have called this a ghost walk... others a sharing of mysteries tour. You'll just have to decide for yourself. It is exciting and titillating, but most importantly, it is just good old-fashioned fun.

The stories will be a little different on each tour because the oldest town in Tennessee has far too many stories to share on just one dark evening. Legends, Whispers and Mysteries is a tasteful blend of stories and legends handed down from family to family and hearth to hearth. Make your reservations early and experience this spine tingling evening. The tour will depart from the Jonesborough Visitors Center located at 117 Boone Street in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Their number is (423) 753-1010. Following tour check-in beginning at 7:00 PM, we will embark on the tour promptly at 7:30 PM...

Historic Jonesborough is just a few miles drive from the conference facility and all area hotels listed on the accommodations page of our site. Once again, transportation is not provided to this part of the event, but everyone is welcome to carpool and caravan down together from the conference center. Tickets for this group activity are $12 per person and are not included in general conference admission. If you intend to participate in the tour, you must notify the Director in advance. For more information, please write Director@AlternateRealities.orG...

Travel and Accommodation Arrangements: There is a detailed listing and description of travel and tourism information for the Johnson City, Tennessee area. Visit Www.AlternateRealities.orG to get up-to-date information on accommodations, campgrounds, airports, and a map to the conference center, as well as other tidbits for use in planning your trip...

Advance Registration and Discounts: Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended for this year's event. There is a FIFTY PERCENT ~ 50% ~ DISCOUNT on all registrations received before May 1, 2004. Additional discounts apply for students with their school identification card. For full details on registration, please visit  Www.AlternateRealities.orG

Printable Flyers and Registration Form: If you would like to help spread the word about The ARC 2004 in your local community you may obtain printable forms and flyers from  Www.AlternateRealities.orG to copy and post in appropriate locations around town. Your support of this important cause would also be most gratefully appreciated and will help ensure that these events continue making the next ten years even more inspirational and educational than those of the past.

Ticket Outlets and Area Vendors: If you would prefer to purchase your tickets from local vendors, tickets for admission to The ARC 2004 are now on sale at all of the following locations...

Atlantis, Downtown Johnson City, 242 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
The Jade Tree, The Roan Centre, 1805 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601
Mojo International, The Mall at Johnson City, 2011 N Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601 

Past Conference Feedback and Photos: Visit  Www.AlternateRealities.orG to read some of the most recent feedback with regard to The ARC 2003. While you're there, browse through photos taken at some of our conference events from years past...

In Loving Memory... During the course of this year's event we will offer a tribute to Constance Clear who spoke at ARC's last conference in June of 2003. Constance died in a motorcycle accident late last year. Although she will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her, she will abide forever in our thoughts and memories so long as we do not forget her gentleness, kindness, and depth of spirit. Constance was fiercely devoted to helping others find truth, knowledge, support, and greater understanding in the many areas of her personal experience and interest where such gifts are seldom, if ever, offered.

If you have any questions regarding registration, or The ARC 2004, please feel free to contact ARC with your comments and suggestions at Director@AlternateRealities.orG and the Conference Information Hotline is: (423) 943-6477

Stacey Allen McGee
Founder and Director
The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center

Email: Director@AlternateRealities.orG
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Unicoi, TN 37692 USA
Extraordinary Experiences & Sightings Hotline: 423-735-0848
Office Telephone and Meeting Information: 423-943-6477

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

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Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014