In 2012, The Paranormal Explorers started doing Ghost Dinners in Edmonton, Alberta. (Which is in Northern Alberta for all of you non-Albertans and non-Canadians). We had the dinners in a wonderful little restaurant called Two Rooms in the historic Dominion Hotel building. It is situated on the trendy Whyte Avenue on the southside of Edmonton. The restaurant itself is long gone with other venues replacing it over the years.
We started in the winter time and named our events: Dead Of Winter Dinners. We were able to do 3 dinners until some unforeseeable circumstances occurred and stopped the dinners.
The dinners are still available to anyone who would desire having them. These are the parameters:
Have a home, office or building that you can host a dinner in. (We do not supply the venue, you do)
Invite friends and family.
Have it potluck or catered. (We do not supply the food)
The Paranormal Explorers will give you the experience of a Ghost Dinner, enjoyed by young and old alike. Some ideas for your dinner could be a historic dress up; whatever era you decide upon. We can even do a séance if you are brave enough!!!
We will come in and set up our infrared video equipment along with a monitor on which everyone can watch paranormal activity on. Then we will talk about the world of ghosts and some of the creepy cases we have investigated! There will be a slide show of paranormal pics we have taken and people have sent to us.
Minimum: 6 people Maximum: 30 people (depending on size of room or location dinner is held in) . Contact us for more info, dates and price through this website.
It does not have to be winter time to have a ghost dinner, summer time is great because there are so many more venues you can get and create your own themed room for it.
All Saints‘ Day is a feast day celebrated on 1st November. All Souls‘ Day on the 2nd of November, is a time to pray for departed souls.
All Saints’ Day November 1st* All Saints‘ Day, also called All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, or Feast of All Saints, in the Christian church. It’s a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
All Souls‘ Day November 2nd* All Souls‘ Day is a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many western churches annually observe All Souls‘ Day on November 2 and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.
This day is always celebrated on 2 November. All Souls’ Day follows All Saints’ Day and is also called the Feast of All Souls, Defuncts’ Day (in Hungary, France, Italy, and Ecuador), Day of the Dead (Mexico) or Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.
*from Google search
Why are these days important? Why should I care if I’m not religious, don’t belong to an religious organization or don’t attend a church? These are good questions. My answer is this:
YOU SHOULD CARE about the All Saints’ Day because of the hundreds of thousands of people who sacrificed their lives throughout the centuries for others. Also for the people who were tortured and murdered by various governments and political regimes. These people, no matter what, are saints. Not in the religious sanctified church eyes, but they are saints to people who were persecuted, rescued or represented what was right and good. Honour them. Light a candle.
YOU SHOULD CARE about the All Souls’ Day because of all the friends and family (ancestors) who have passed before you. They gave you life, love, laughter and sustenance. Honour them and light a candle in their memory and cherish their photos.