The following is from Durand-Hedden House & Garden:
What is the real story on ghosts? You won’t find the answers in gothic novels, Hollywood movies, or on TV.
But Bedminster author and paranormal investigator Gordon Ward believes he has the scoop. He specializes in finding – and communicating with – beings on “the other side.” Survival of the human personality is a popular topic supported by mounting evidence. The word “ghost” is really an umbrella term that defines many types of paranormal phenomena such as apparitions and poltergeists.
At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, Gordon Ward will rivet audience members with “Ghosts: what they are and how to investigate them,” an expose of his views on ghosts and his experiences investigating haunted locations, including the Old Stone House in Maplewood. He will show evidence including audio clips and photographs, and teach attendees how to conduct their own sound investigations without costly equipment. Questions are welcome.
Gordon Ward is also a songwriter and performer and will be co-starring in a new television series about ghosts targeted to air in 2017.
Also on October 30, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. visitors can catch the exhibit, From Farm to Suburb: The Birth of College Hill, which explores the evolution of a section of Maplewood from a dairy farm to a popular neighborhood of 300 houses. Out in the carriage house the Country Store will be selling historic-themed treasures: early American children’s games, books and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cook books, cookie molds, reproduction ceramics, hiking sticks and more. The hard-to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile, the history of Olympic Park, the new acid-free reproduction of the charming 1931 map of Maplewood, local honey and Original 1910 Chocolate Fudge Sauce will also be available. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 to 5 p.m.
About Durand-Hedden House and Garden
Durand-Hedden House is dedicated to telling the history of the development of Maplewood and the surrounding area in new and engaging ways. It is located in Grasmere Park at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. The Country Store features unique books, maps, and gifts of historical interest, and is open on weekends from noon to 5:00pm. For more information or to arrange group tours call 973-763-7712. You can also visit our website at durandhedden.org and find us on Facebook and Twitter.