Archive for February, 2012

Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo copyright St. Martin’s Press

If you hear the name Karen Gravano, you are probably in one of two camps.  Younger people who know her from the drama  she gets into on VH1’s Hit Show “Mob Wives, or those of us who are old enough to remember her father Sammy” The Bull” Gravano, who was arguably the biggest mobster ever to testify for the government against the Mafia.  Now you can add author to those choices.  Gravano has recently released her first book “Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and Me!” released by St. Martin’s Press.

In the book she details her life growing up in the Mafia and how her father’s decision to turn Government witness set her life on a path she could never have dreamed of.

The book is written in almost a journalistic style.  It’s almost like getting to read Karen’s personal diary in which she writes about coming to the realization that her father was a gangster and her own struggles with the law.  It’s very honest and it never feels like Gravano is trying to paint herself in the best possible light.  She is simply retelling the stories honestly.

As Gravano is always put together and in control on her tv show, it is nice to be able to read in her own words about times in her life that she has not been so in control.  This book will appeal to fans of the show, fans of Mafia history and those who are just curious about this woman’s fascinating life.

You can pick up “Mob Daughter” at your local bookseller or at Amazon.


Gigaset Communications, Inc. showcased its new L410 clip-on speaker phone innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. It’s one in a line of brand new DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) devices the company will unveil in their North American debut. The long wait is over for this heavily anticipated device that is already widely used in Europe and Asia and this week’s announcement surrounding the availability of the L410 hands-free clip in the United States is guaranteed to cause excitement in the cordless telecommunications industry.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring the L410 to U.S. consumers in an effort to enhance their cordless telecommunications needs,” said Tony Stankus, Product and Marketing Director, North America Gigaset Communications. “We’re equally excited about the New Year with regard to our upcoming marketing initiatives and strategies that will involve a wide swath of product and brand integrations in feature films and television that will further expand our visibility in the global marketplace.”

Unlike a headset that rests on the ear, the Gigaset L410 is a wearable speakerphone. Designed for intuitive handling, the L410’s quick plug and play setup and simple design make it easy to use. The Gigaset L410 hands-free clip offers true mobility for calls at home, allowing users to take care of other things at the same time – cooking, working on the computer or surfing the Internet.

The L410 comes paired with a Gigaset C610A DECT telephone with answering machine. Users can also switch between the Gigaset L410 clip and the C610A handset as well as transfer calls from handset to clip with just one click. Calls can be picked up directly on the Gigaset L410 and its ECO DECT power-saving features make it an environmentally-friendly addition to the home or small office.

In addition to the L410, Gigaset is announcing the availability the A510 and the A510 IP cordless telephones. These family-friendly cordless telephones provide easy-to-use, fixed-line and VoIP calling for busy households. With the A510, incoming callers can each be customized with different colors and ringtones. Navigation through the settings menu and calling functions is very simple due to the four-way key and two context-sensitive display keys.

The A510 IP cordless VoIP telephone allows users to make calls over the Internet with more than 230 VoIP providers worldwide that can be configured with Gigaset’s preinstalled Connection Assistant. Up to six cordless handsets can be registered on the Gigaset A510 IP’s base station. The telephone offers users a quick and easy means of transforming the display into a live ticker, showing information from weather reports to the latest news. The A510 IP is also equipped with unsurpassed voice quality due to High Definition Sound Performance (HDSP), a Gigaset innovation for calls over the Internet.

This new hybrid landline/Internet telephone can be ordered online by consumers from select retailers.

In a bid for increased consumer awareness in the North American marketplace, Gigaset has just entered into a new licensing agreement with one of Mexico’s premiere morning shows on TV Azteca, Venga la Alegria. This is in addition to television and feature film integrations with such popular prime time television shows such as Two And A Half Men, Extra, Last Man Standing, Weeds, Happy Endings and Let’s Make a Deal.

The Venga la Alegria agreement includes on-air promotions and product integrations on one of the most widely watched morning shows across Mexico. It also includes the rights for the Gigaset brand to position itself as an official product of the show as well as the use of Venga la Alegria’s logos in conjunction with the brand in what is Gigaset’s first advertising and commercial foray in the country with out of home, print, retail point of sale and e-commerce advertising.

“Venga la Alegria is a respected program throughout Mexico and we feel that this platform is well aligned with the quality, innovation and high standards that Gigaset brings to consumers through its products,” said Stankus. “We’re thrilled and excited about this new partnership.”

“Cordless phones are the most convenient way of communicating while multi-tasking inside the home to talk with loved ones, especially for busy mothers. We’ve chosen Venga la Alegria to address people who are looking for convenience, superior functionality and the highest quality phones available in Mexico,” added Roberto Bruder Aguiar, President North and Central America, Gigaset Communications. “With a high percent of household decision-makers for home products being women, V.A. is the perfect vehicle for us to launch our entertainment marketing initiatives in Mexico.”


Gigaset Communications GmbH is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cordless phones and the clear market leader in Europe for DECT phones. With its headquarters in Munich, the company develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality products. Its portfolio includes fixed-network phones, Voice over IP devices and telephone systems. The primary production site is in Bocholt, Germany, where the Gigaset products are manufactured under the most stringent quality and environmental standards.

You can find out more about Gigaset Communications at


Article by Suzanne Philips

Photos Copyright Suzanne Philips/Larry Cunningham – CFM


"Ghost Adventures" Star Zak Bagans

Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Celebrities and fans alike braved the unseasonably warm Las Vegas weather on Saturday for the “Bow Wow Bingo” event held at Silverton Hotel and Casino’s Veil Pavilion.

"Absinthe"'s Angel Porrino


Fans began lining up well before start time to try to be one of the first 100 people inside and get their hands on a great goodie bag filled with over $300 worth of products.

The “Bow Wow Bingo” event was a benefit for the Nevada SPCA, who brought out several dogs and even some adorable baby lambs that they currently have up for adoption at their facility.

"Ghost Adventures" Star Aaron Goodwin

Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin from the popular Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” were on hand and were a big draw for this near capacity crowd.

Vegas shows were well represented with performers from “Absinthe”, “Vegas: The Show”, “Fantasy”, “Thunder from Down Under”, “The Australian Bee Gee’s Show” and more.

Robin Leach

Other celebs in attendance included Terry Fator, Richard “Old Man” Harrison from “Pawn Stars”, “Josh Strickland”,  and Robin Leach.

"Pawn Stars" Richard "Old Man" Harrison

Inside the pavilion, guests were given a bingo ticket and dauber and a chance to win one of the great raffle items donated by local businesses and shows.   The money raised will be used by the NSPCA to continue their work of animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption.  If you would like to donate to the NSPCA, you can do so via their website at

Josh Strickland

A big thank you to all of the celebrities who waived appearance fees and donated their time and to all of the attendees for coming out to make “Bow Wow Bingo” such a huge success!

One of the Ladies from "Fantasy"


Penny Pibbets from "Absinthe"


Zak Bagans

Aaron Goodwin


Love Songs, Crawl In The Bathtub and Slit Your Wrists, Love Songs

Love Songs, Crawl In The Bathtub and Slit Your Wrists, Love Songs

You watch a person listening to this song and you know. You know that they are still grieving for someone. May be they are thinking about what was, what could have been or what they hoped for that never happened.

This song has a way of taking you right to that lost or missing person. Perfect words and music  for depression…uh…introspective moods.

Darkest Hour live in San Francisco video.

Darkest Hour live in San Francisco video.

This is from the new Youtube channel for interviews on Capital Chaos, Sacramento, California’s longest running music television show,

Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo Copyright Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster

Many fans will recognize the beautiful Taylor Armstrong as one Bravo Tv’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.  This season on the hit show, Armstrong was shown deconstructing.  Her severe mood swings and erratic behavior had many fans scratching their heads and even led the other women on the show to come to the realization that she was in dire need of help.  After she and her husband Russell split up, Taylor was the one who found him after he had hung himself in his California home.  After suffering years of domestic abuse and facing all of the financial consequences of Russell’s untimely death, Armstrong has written a  book entitled “Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.”  The book, published by Gallery Books, gives fans a glimpse of how Armstrong’s abuse really began in childhood and influenced the choices she made throughout her life.

The book is written in a very honest, no-holds-barred fashion.  Taylor really lays herself open to the reader and examines her motivations and choices in every relationship in her life. Many people would question why she would stay in such a physically and emotionally abusive relationship. Armstrong addresses those people and reveals her motivations in a way that is not only moving but lets the reader see a glimpse into her psyche.  The book is evocative of a therapy journal and forces the reader to go on the emotional journey that Armstrong must have gone on herself in trying to figure out why she has made the choices in life that she has.

It should also be a good motivator to the many women around the world who are suffering domestic violence in silence.  If someone who seemingly has the perfect life can be a victim, then anyone can.  I think women of all ages can relate to the book and to Armstrong herself, who is candid and truthful throughout.  Hopefully Armstrong’s story will inspire someone who is experiencing their own torment to seek help.

“Hiding From Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within” is available now from Gallery Books.  Check with your local bookseller or to get your copy.


Torchwood HQ is gone, but the need for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen (Eve Myles) is greater than ever to solve the mystery of why people have…

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Torchwood HQ is gone, but the need for Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen (Eve Myles) is greater than ever to solve the mystery of why people have…

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Co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society Grant Wilson to leave popular Syfy series “Ghost Hunters”

Photo copyright Syfy Channel

Grant Wilson of "Ghost Hunters"

As announced on last night’s episode, Grant Wilson, co-lead investigator of Syfy’s hit reality series Ghost Hunters, will be departing the show.  His last episode will air Wednesday, May 16 @ 9pm, and he will wrap production at some point next month.

Of the departure, Wilson said, “It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of Ghost Hunters.  While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me, after enjoying nearly eight successful seasons on television, I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life.

I will deeply miss working with Jason and the rest of the dedicated investigators and crew that have become like family, and I wish them all the best as they continue to follow their passion and realize the vision of TAPS.

I will also miss interacting with our wonderful fans worldwide.  You are all at the heart of what we do on Ghost Hunters, and I’m grateful to have gotten to know many of you over the years.

Thank you to Syfy and Pilgrim Studios for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for nearly eight years, and for supporting this difficult decision.”

Fellow TAPS co-founder Jason Hawes had this to say on Wilson’s departure: “When Grant and I founded TAPS nearly 20 years ago, we never imagined that we would be able to make such an impact just by doing what we enjoy every day.  I will miss working with Grant on a daily basis, and am indebted to the level of dedication and expertise he has brought to our field.

I can’t imagine having a better partner through it all – both on the show and off.  Grant and I, along with our spouses and children, are all like one big family.  While I fully support his decision to move on from the series, this longtime friendship – as well as our business partnership – will continue off-camera for years to come.”

On Wednesday nights at 9pm for over seven years, Ghost Hunters has featured spine-tingling cases from the files of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) – led by Rhode Island plumbers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson.  Since its 2004 premiere, the show has spawned two spin-offs (with over 200 episodes among the three series), cementing its place as the #1 paranormal franchise in cable.  Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios (Dirty JobsThe Ultimate FighterTop Shot). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Mike Nichols and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

“Ghost Hunters” airs on Wednesday Nights on Syfy.  Check your local listings for times.

Arid Dubai uses one of the most famous songs performed by Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You,” to choreograph displays at the Dubai Fountain, which bills itself as the “world’s largest dancing fountain.”

Now that Houston has died, the video of the fountains has become a sort of tribute. Watch the waters dance in this video produced by students at the English College Dubai.

Houston died Saturday at the age of 48. Authorities said she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and an investigation into her death continues.

Former FBI Agent and Star of Syfy Channel’s “Fact Or Faked: Paranormal Files”, Ben Hansen,  to be Featured Guest Speaker at the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon at Bonnie Springs Ranch.

Article by Suzanne Philips

Photos copyright Syfy & Suzanne Philips/CFM News

The 2012 Las Vegas Paracon doesn’t start until August 31st, but Elite Vegas Paranormal is hard at work lining up outstanding guest speakers and vendors for this event.

CFM wanted to bring you closer to some of the guests you can expect to see at Bonnie Springs Ranch this August.  The featured guest speaker for the event will be none other than “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” star Ben Hansen.

Ben Hansen

A former FBI Agent, Ben set up the investigation team on “Fact or Faked” to learn the truth about the paranormal. Early in his youth, Ben developed a fascination with UFOs and secret government projects. Ben has been looking for the real-life X-Files since he was a child and decided he would dedicate his career to investigations. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in Sociology and Criminology, he went to work for the State of Utah on a county SVU task force. His training and skills later brought him to work as a criminal investigator for the FBI. Although he never found the X-Files, his time serving at the state and federal levels gave him over 6 years of formal experience in investigating a wide range of crimes and national security details. He works as a Systems Analyst for a non-profit group when he’s not investigating cases.

Hansen, a noted paranormal speaker, is a great addition to the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon and will be a big draw for this event.  If you still haven’t gotten your tickets, head over to For more information on the event, check out their facebook page at

Check back next month for another profile of one of the celebrity guests at the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon!

Ben Hansen and CFM's Tafriha Ahmed

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012)


Whitney Houston on stage at Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party at Tru Hollywood (February 9, 2012).

Whitney Houston on stage at Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party at Tru Hollywood (February 9, 2012).

See more “last” photos of Whitney Houston here.

Singing Jesus Loves Me.

Jesus Loves Me By Whitney Houston (complete)

Whitney Houston Launches New Store!


Enter the Whitney Houston Ultimate Fan Package Sweepstakes!


Bleeding Cool has reported that an upcoming crossover that will probably send a number of geek  minds spinning. They are reporting that  in May, IDW are going to publish a Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover sci-fi series. Featuring The Doctor, Rory, Amy, Captain Picard, Worf, Data, Geordie LaForge, Deanna Troy, Will Riker and all of the rest. Artwork, showcasing the Doctor, Rory and Amy on the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise will be a cover that is going to be used in the series.

Doctor Who has never been involved in  any officially sanctioned crossovers outside of the Doctor Who universe prior to this. The closest was Dimensions In Time, a heavily criticized charity telethon show which included characters from the BBC soap opera Eastenders. There was also Death’s Head who sort of popped in and out. Star Trek has also seen comic book crossovers with X-Men and the Legion Of Superheroes. But this is basically the first where two such major competing TV sci-fi franchises have been permitted to be integrated in this way.

Of course this type of  genre integrating  has been the subject of fan fiction thousands of times. It is something very exciting having an official group of the two.

IDW is attending the Gallifrey One convention in a week’s time. I’d expect this to be announced there.

As to the details… CyBorgmen? The Klingoon? The Time Lord Continuum? Dorian of the Ferenghi?

DanielW the IDW forum summed it up best, “If it were a Doctor Who story, the Doctor would run rings around the Enterprise crew because of their compartmentalised thinking and so on. If it were a Trek episode the Doctor homage would be a random and dangerous element that only led to trouble and needed to be locked up.”

IDW is attending the Gallifrey One convention in a week’s time. Bleeding Cool  expects confirmation of the series to be announced there.


Article by Suzanne Philips

Poster courtesy NSPCA, Zak Bagans photo copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM News



On February 25th, The Silverton Casino in Las Vegas is hosting a grand bingo tournament to support the lifesaving, no-kill work of Nevada SPCA. For a $30 donation, players will receive a bingo card and dauber and the first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag valued at over $300. Prizes and live performances will take place throughout the event.

Zak Bagans


Celebrity Guests will be in attendance at the event, including the hot guys from “Thunder from Down Under”, “Ghost Adventures” star Zak Bagans, Robin Leach, Stars from the History show “Pawn Stars” and more.

Thunder From Down Under Cast

All animal lovers welcome!  (Players must be 21 years of age to participate though.)

The Nevada SPCA Celebrity Bow Wow Bingo tournament begins at 1pm.  For more information, visit


Stars from the show "Pawn Stars"


Robin Leach



Press release courtesy Travel Channel

“Ghost Adventures” Photo copyright Suzanne Philips/ CFM News

Aaron Goodwin, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff of "Ghost Adventures"



Popular Paranormal Investigative Team Returns to Unearth

Some of the World’s Most Haunted Locations


Premiere Episode Features UFC Fighter Brendan Schaub,

Joins Team for Peabody-Whitehead Mansion Investigation in Denver


Travel Channel returns with season six of the popular paranormal travel series, “Ghost Adventures” on Friday, March 9 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.  Investigative duo, Zak Bagans and Nick Groff, along with equipment technician Aaron Goodwin, explore some of the most haunted locations in America to unearth the trapped souls and dark energy within.  This season, the team visits spots that have never been explored by the Ghost Adventures team including the Peabody-Whitehead Mansion in Denver, CO, the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland, OR, as well as the family home of paranormal equipment inventor Gary Galka in East Granby, CT, where business gets personal as they help one family make contact with their dead daughter in a deeply personal story of love, loss and a haunted house.

Each of the seven one-hour episodes starts with an in-depth profile of a location’s haunted past.  Once the story is told, viewers follow the investigative team as they survey every nook and cranny while conducting scientific experiments while being locked down overnight.

“Ghost Adventures continues to attract huge audiences for the Network and has a growing appeal to travelers who seek a different type of thrill and adventure,” said Andy Singer, SVP, Programming and Production, Travel Channel.  “Zak, Nick and Aaron have built a dedicated fan base that seem to follow their every visit and tweet, and are inspired to visit many of the destinations featured in their show.”

Peabody-Whitehead Mansion

The new season kicks off with the trio as they head to Denver, CO to explore the historically haunted Peabody-Whitehead Mansion.  Built in 1889, its first owner Dr. William R. Whitehead was convinced the building was plagued by the spirits of hundreds of soldiers he tried to save from his days as a surgeon for the Confederate Army during the United States Civil War.  After his death, when controversial Colorado Governor James Peabody moved in to the mansion, things only worsened.  The governor was viewed by many as the enemy of the working man and in 1904, the Governor ordered state militia to break union strikes by the region’s gold miners by brute force.  Hundreds were injured in the violence, and dozens were killed as their bloodshed was on the governor’s hands.  All the years of torment are now trapped inside this now empty Grant Street mansion.  In addition to being the site of a suicide, there have been over 120 years of ghostly activity in the building including reports of visitors being pushed up against the wall by unseen forces!

Brendan Schaub

UFC Fighter Brendan Schaub joins the trio at the Peabody-Whitehead Mansion in hopes to shed some light on the evil entities in order to learn more about the darkness that lies within the walls of this historic location.  During the investigation in the basement, it gets personal when a spirit calls out Brendan by name, and then reveals new evidence about an unsolved crime.  This turn of events triggers the involvement of the Denver Police Department – currently reviewing the “Ghost Adventures” team’s evidence.

New episodes of “Ghost Adventures” start airing on March 9th.


Starring Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Morgan Krantz and many more.

Starring Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Morgan Krantz and many more.

A somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film by Max Landis, Produced by Bryan Basham @bryan_basham
Starring Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Morgan Krantz and many more.

I’m not drunk in the video, I only get about three cups in. The original rant was 45 minutes long, so of course we had to cut a bunch of stuff out for time, and because it was just too stupid. Like for instance the part where Pa Kent dies of a heart attack and literally GOES TO HEAVEN. AND SEES SUPERMAN.

If I saw this video, I might nerd rage out so hard. But luckily I made it, so I’m pretty happy. Really I’d hope people just are with me, and happy that Guy Gardner and Bloodwynd get to be in a movie.

Lizard meets mules and the Wrinkle Neck Mules become an over night sensation 12 years in the making.

Lizard meets mules and the Wrinkle Neck Mules become an over night sensation 12 years in the making.


This is an excellent opportunity for bands to get their music heard. Get some dancers a camera and upload a video of your music for GIECO.

If you’ve seen the Gecko’s Texas commercial and wondered how he pulls off such amazing moves, now you can dance along with him to the music from the commercial! And if you master it (or even if you don’t) then you can upload your videos to YouTube and send the links for the Gecko to check out. Just send it to and he’ll give it a look, and maybe even add it to his playlist!


Suwannee River Jam fans, get your Jam tickets now, paying with EZ Pay over a three-month period the total cost for tickets and accommodations totaling $150 or more! Buying now will let you pay for your ticket(s) before the Jam and enable you to share country music memories that will last a lifetime.

Get your tickets now for the Suwannee River Jam, the largest country jam in the South, at, by emailing or call 386-364-1683 . The Jam will be four days of entertainment beginning with the Wednesday night pre-party May 2 thru Saturday night May 5. Make new friends and fellowship with old friends during this huge event.

Artists for 2012 include Trace Adkins, Randy Travis, Joe Nichols, LoCash Cowboys, Ashton Shepherd, Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, Steve Holy, Justin Moore, Justin Case Band and more along with the selection of the 2012 Miss Suwannee River Jam Daisy Duke Style.

The Suwannee River Jam tradition includes two stages of performances over four days, thousands upon thousands of excited fans holding reunions with family and friends, barbecues, golf cart parades, hiking, jam sessions all over the park around campfires into the early morning hours, canoe trips on the famous Suwannee River, bicycling, trying out all the festival foods, shopping the vendors and the Crafts Village’s quaint stores and visiting the SOS Café and Restaurant where the walls are hand-painted in rustic Suwannee River scenes.

While you’re anxiously awaiting the Suwannee River Jam, check out the news at or on Facebook at

For more information about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park or the Suwannee River Jam call 386-364-1683 , email or go to You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up in 2012 at the SOSMP such as Ted McMullen’s I’ll Remember You Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Jan. 27-29, Valentine’s event Feb. 11, SpringFest, Suwannee River Jam and much, much more!

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!

The face of cat breading.

The face of cat breading.

The heartbreak of cat breading.

The heartbreak of cat breading.

Article by Suzanne Philips

Photo Copyright PRS

The Paranormal Research Society, stars of the hit A&E show “Paranormal State” have announced a West Coast location for their next field trip event-PRS FIELD TRIP 14: SAN FRANCISCO will take place March 30th – April 1st, 2012.

The trip will take advantage of the local atmosphere and haunted legends in a way that has never been done before for a field trip!  The USS Hornett has been investigated by almost every famous paranormal team – except PRS!  For the first time, PRS embarks on a haunted voyage, where Field Trippers will roam the dark halls of the Hornett, conduct a seance in the captain’s quarters, and for some, even spend the night on the haunted ship!  But the USS Hornett isn’t all that FT14 has to offer!  Brand-new workshops (including an interactive workshop on Alcatraz) and celebrity guest speakers will be added to the lineup!  Haunted SF ghost tours and even a surprise ghost hunt Saturday night is in store!  For those who want to enjoy the social experience, there’ll be a Thursday VIP themed party, plus circle discussions and more!  Then there are add-on’s for those who want more, like a trip to Alcatraz and even a whole extra day of events (part of the EXTENDED EXPERIENCE) package! This is going to be the most chilling Field Trip yet!

The expected run down of events is as follows:


USS HORNETT – Field Trippers will file in to the historically haunted USS Hornett, a retired aircraft carrier, for the bulk of Friday’s events.  Field Trippers will have dinner in the ship’s cafeteria, in a style similar to crew life.  Then, the trippers will be divided in to two teams. The teams will be sectioned off to various parts of the ship that are notoriously known for being haunted.  While one team investigates, the other team will be in a closed quarters to hear about some of the most disturbing oceanic hauntings involving ships out sea.  Others will have an opportunity to participate in a séance in the captain’s quarters, a closed off section with no light and deep in the ship!


SPENDING THE NIGHT ON THE USS HORNETT – For those wanting a little more supernatural action, Field Trippers will be able to actually spend the night on the ship itself in the bunkers (pillows, blankets/sleeping bags not supplied).


LECTURE EVENTS – PRS’ Chris Edwards will give an interactive and chilling lecture on Alcatraz, from the history of ‘the rock’ to its haunted activity.  This will be a great precursor to those planning to visit Alcatraz with PRS members Sunday morning!


Surprise celebrity guest speakers will also join the lineup on Saturday, giving field trippers new experiences and new faces to meet!


VIP PRE-EVENT KICKOFF PARTY – PRS will be hosting a themed party Thursday night, which will be planned and organized in part by PRS Field Trip alumni.  Field Trippers will get to have input on the theme and setting of the party in order to make it a great event to remember!


MORE EVENTS SUCH AS GHOST TOURS & GHOST HUNTS – New workshops will be added on Saturday, including a panel discussion.  On Saturday evening, a local ghost hunt and ghost tour will also be added for those who want a bit more supernatural action!


NORMAL FONT – Denotes events for Standard, Standard w/Overnight & EE members

ORANGE FONT – Denotes events for Standard w/Overnight members

RED FONT – Denotes events for EXTENDED EXPERIENCE members



11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Registration (EE’s get first-priority and their own priority line)

12:30pm – 1:45 PM – EE BRUNCH

2:00pm – 2:30pm – INTRODUCTORY FOR NEW FT’ers.


2:30pm – 3:00pm – ALL GATHER INFO SESSION

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM – Lecture/Workshop – Alcatraz haunted/spooky “Welcome to the Rock”

6:00 PM – 3:00 AM – USS Hornet

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Dinner (dramatic happening)

7:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Auction

8:15 pm – 8:45 pm – sorted in to ranks for GH

9:00 PM – 11:30 PM – Ghost Hunt 1 / Lecture 1 – Haunted Ghost Ships (ryan)

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Ghost Hunt Overview

12:00 AM – 2:30 AM – Ghost Hunt 2 / Lecture 2 – Haunted Ghost Ships (ryan)

12:00 AM – 12:30 AM – Ghost Hunt Overview

3:00 AM – 7:00AM (for those spending the night on USS HORNETT) – Sleep/Private time.

9:00 AM – (for those spending night on USS HORNETT) – included breakfast and pack-up.



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Auctioned Breakfast

11:45 AM – 12:55 PM – EE Session

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – SyFy’s Bill Murphy from “Fact or Faked.”

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Workshop 1 / Workshop 2

4:00 PM – 5:15 – Panel Discussion

5:30 PM – 6:00 – Group Photo

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Ghost Tour

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM – Ghost Hunt
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM – Social Outing for everyone



10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Alcatraz Tours with Chris

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Auctioned Breakfast

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Lion Dance and Goodbyes

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – EE Session 1

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM – EE Session 2

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM – EE Session 3?

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – EE Goodbyes / Dinner (buffet style, might be included)

For those interested in attending the event, tickets run from $225-$525 and can be purchased at