Meetup Group temporary hiatus and exciting new plans

Hello Paranormal Enthusiasts.

Our group is taking a temporary hiatus from the Meetup group as we work on some exciting new plans to the group format.

Much of this is based on participant feedback, as well as our own need to continually grow as our group gains new experiences and further creative inspiration.

We apologize for the temporary pause however do ask you to stay tuned as we believe you will enjoy what is to come!

In the meantime, it will be business as usual when it comes to accepting offers for new investigations.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

PARAVI Founder and Director,

Susanne

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The Marilyn Denis Show features Victoria’s Haunted History

Just a heads up for people interested in checking out Victoria’s Haunted History themselves: CTV’s Marilyn Denis featured John Adams in this quick walkabout two of Victoria’s best known haunts, the Maritime Museum and Legislature Building.

You can check it out here or you can cut and paste this link to a new browser window. http://www.marilyn.ca/Travel/segments/Daily/October2013/10_30_2013/VictoriaHaunted

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Ghost Hunting on a Luxury Bus? Sounds Ghastly!

GhostbustoursimageOur friend John Adams has announced the dates and plans in what will happen for his Ghost Bus Tours 2013. He will be the tour leader again for the Old Cemeteries Society which has held Ghost Bus Tours since 1994 as its main annual fund raiser.

Please join him on an amazing 2-hour trip in the comfort of a luxury coach through Victoria’s haunted neighbourhoods. This year’s route will feature Oak Bay, Gordon Head, Saanich and the Gorge. Two stops for on-site ghost hunting are scheduled at the Victoria Golf Course and the grounds of Point Ellice House. Tours start at the Oak Bay Marina, two places that PARAVI has investigated previously! This can be exciting as we could had an interesting time within the doors of the Golf Course’s wayhouse. Just what will the outside yield also needs to be explored.

The dates are as follows:
Saturday October 19 at 6:30 pm
Friday October 25 at 6:30 pm
Saturday October 26 at 6:30 and 9:00 pm
Wednesday October 30 at 6:30 pm

Tickets are $34 each and are available exclusively through TicketRocket. They can be done online, by phone at 250.590.6291 or at the counter at 1609 Blanshard St. at Fisgard (Serious Coffee, Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm).

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PARAVI on Job Talk Radio BC!

PARAVI’s Susanne Gilby and Ed Sum were interviewed on Job Talk Radio BC. Here, they talk about what the group does and dispel some myths along the way about what goes bump in the night. Check it out here.

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Website Facelift

Thanks to the new members who enjoy photography, this website is getting a facelift of sorts. Soon to come will be pictures of supernatural North Vancouver Island and as some visitors may have noticed, more images will be accompanying the information pages herein. Also, if you like to write articles about the paranormal, telling your story, please do not hesitate to contact us as a new section is being considered for folks with theories to share or simply a tale to tell.

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A New Year at PARAVI

With the first month nearly finally done, the team at PARAVI is looking forward to provide assitance in potentially solving some ghostly activity. We also want to wish everyone a belated happy new year!

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PARAVI makes Oak Bay and Victoria News – Investigating the Victoria Golf Course

Its been a busy month for our team – and also hard to keep these kind of investigative opportunities “under wraps.”  Two weeks ago, we were given the amazing opportunity to investigative the exclusive Victoria Golf Club and green in Oak Bay, famous for the Doris Gravlin murder and Hauntings.

Check-out the article here: Oak Bay Reporter goes on ghost hunt

Stay tuned for more information on this fantastic investigation – coming soon  :-)

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain everyone!

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Point Ellice & An Investigation into the Lady in Blue

We would like to thank Michaela from Point Ellice House for giving us the honour of being able to investigate this amazing historical home and garden.

Built in 1861, Point Ellice House is a beautiful & original Victorian home found on the Gorge Waterway. It contains one of America’s largest collections of Victoriana and gorgeous gardens which is full of Hollyhocks and Roses. (http://www.pointellicehouse.ca)

From May to September and a limited time in November through December, they host tours, teas and special events. However, Point Ellice is also one of those local places which has many stories about it which include encounters with ghosts, mainly those of its previous residents/owners.

Of all the stories, none is more “famous” than that of the encounter with the “Lady in Blue”, believed to be Kathleen O’Reilly. Some visitors have mentioned a woman matching Kathleen’s description, dressed in a blue period dress, conducting tours of the house. (“Ghost Stories of British Columbia” – By Jo-Anne Christensen)

It is also very near the location of one of the worst disaster’s in BC and Transit history, the Point Ellice Bridge disaster. On May 26, 1896 a streetcar crowded with 143 holidaymakers on their way to attend celebrations of Queen Victoria’s birthday, crashed through Point Ellice Bridge into the Upper Harbour. 55 men, women and children were killed in the accident. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Ellice_Bridge_Disaster)

Who knows what other spirits may find safe harbour or wander the grounds.

Stay tuned for videos, photos and audio from our investigation at this fantastic location.

We also highly recommend visiting this high energy location for an amazing peek into history, for tea and a tour, a visit to its gardens and perhaps and a potential paranormal encounter.


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Exciting Investigation Tonight!

We are absolutely thrilled, honored and excited to have been given the opportunity to do a private investigation one of the very well known and infamous haunts of Victoria.

Although we cannot announce the location yet, we will be allowed disclosure once the investigation is complete and as we are reviewing evidence.

Stay tuned for the first photos, videos and any audio clips which may be deemed of interest.

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Hatley Castle’s spirits Featured on CTV News this week!

CTV News Victoria recently aired two segments about an image recently photographed by a spirit enthusiast, Jennifer Le Corre. She may have captured an image of a lady wearing a hat, and cradling a baby. Is it a trick of the light or something else? The videos can be found on Youtube.

Original Broadcast Date: June 13, 2012

Original Broadcast Date: June 14, 2012

We’ve heard that CTV News will be doing more follow up the weeks to come.

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