We walked into the Holiday Inn and were greeted by Meghan, a warmly welcoming woman who informed us the Ghost Brothers had just begun speaking.
We beelined our way straight ahead, turning at the first right to find the correct conference room and catch their story. On the way, in a quick jolt of an accidental left turn upon that first right, we stopped to say hi to the ever-compelling Bodeen The Bigfoot sitting with Jason Schneider of Spots Boards on display - beautifully carved, spooky Ouija boards and coasters, among other items for sale.
Upon entry to the room where the Ghost Brothers were speaking, we saw immediately how they had the full room captivated. Not a head turned at the sound of the door we opened, noting how deeply the audience was immersed in hearing what the Ghost Brothers had to say. We joined the crowd and stayed through the final words shared.
When we met with Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass of Ghost Brothers, Atlanta’s premier ghost hunting team, Marcus Harvey was absent. However, it is with certainty that we can attest to the likeability of this ghost-hunting trio of best friends you may have seen on-screen. Dalen and Juwan are down-to-earth, friendly, funny and most importantly - they keep it real. We especially loved catching a quick conversation with them for the full experience of sharing space with these captivating paranormal investigators. The delightful authenticity of who they are and the credibility of how transparent they stay in the truth of the matter is refreshing, enlightening and rare, especially in Hollywood as we’re all aware. However, truth be told, the bold honesty of Dalen and Juwan is as true in person meeting as it is in watching their show, which we did first upon returning home from the 4th Annual 2021 Mid-Michigan Paranormal Convention.
Before leaving, we had much more exploring to do as we’d only just arrived. We worked our way back to the beginning where we first met Meghan upon entry. We first stopped to admire the display for Mystical Rainbow Shop with Kaci McCall.
Gramps with the Lamps caught our eye next. Bill Newhouse, Lamp Master, is Gramps. Does he ever create extraordinarily artful, fascinating lamps! We spent more significant time conversing and getting to know the creator of divine devices for giving light. Did you know “lamp” is also defined as a source of spiritual or intellectual inspiration? Gramps presents a grand collection of creative expressions fulfilling his name, Gramps with the Lamps. Sure to enlighten a space with good light, our chat with Gramps helped us see he’s illuminating everything from creativity to compassion and wholehearted, brightly lit conversations in good company, as we were grateful to share with Bill at the 4th Annual Paranormal Convention on Sunday, November 7 in Flint, MI.
Some of the next vendor displays we admired with great appreciation include: Witchy Vibrations, Torrey Road 426 Studio, High Heels and Hauntings, and Charmed Crystals.
We made our way to Asé Healing with Brianna Curry, where I caved. Completely transfixed by this gorgeous green, Goddess of Abundance candle topped with sparkly dust and gold flakes, I had to have it. And now I do! It’s sitting pretty atop my altar of divine manifestation, and it smells like good money on the way. Much gratitude for this divine gift, and a special thanks to Brianna for asking about my freshest ink: “Mahaloha” tattooed in April on Oahu. From one Hawaii nature loving girl to another, A hui hou kākou!
Next to Asé Healing was the display for Amy Rebecca Moore with Spirit Seeker Designs, a little division of Seekers of Spirits Paranormal Explorations. Spirit Seeker Designs consists of unique, uplifting handmade jewelry. We spoke a good bit with Amy’s husband from Seekers of Spirits. He recommended we return to the conference room where we listened to the Ghost Brothers, this time to listen to John E.L. Tenney and Andrea Perron, the final speakers to conclude this 4th Annual 2021 Mid-Michigan Paranormal Convention. He specifically advised we listen to Andrea Perron with high praise for her potent insight. We thanked him as we made our way back to that room.
Andrea Perron’s words were full of technicolor love and the warm delight of honey in hot tea. She spoke pure truth that sent chills through my whole body, the invigorating kind of electrifying buzz all over that makes you feel alive, heard, seen and understood. Finally understood. Finally, someone sees things and thinks thoughts through a lens of love like me. Finally, I feel less alone in how I feel and view and see this strangely amazing world. The impeccably well-timed message she shared spoke straight to the heart of my being and the essence of my soul, wholly.
That’s not to discount Andrea Perron’s fellow pal and centerstage counterpart, John E.L. Tenney, who also shared golden wisdom that spoke straight to my weird Self. In fact, he chipped away at the etymology of the word, “weird,” and how it started as “wyrd” meaning destiny or fate. The adjective was originally defined as having the power to control destiny or fate.
John also spoke about matters deemed “coincidence” and by whom and what it means (whole lotta nada). This is the third instance of the same message since Friday night in V For Vendetta. The second being on Saturday evening in The Harder They Fall. We popped out shortly after hoping to catch the final room full of vendors we’d yet to get to explore, only to cross paths with the aforementioned Amy Rebecca Moore of Spirit Seeker Designs. On her shirt, in large font, was this message: “Weirdmaste: The weird in me honors the weird in you.” Full circle moment we’ll always remember, far from coincidental.
We then made our way back to the last room full of vendors and visited many more, including but not limited to: Exie Susanne Smith and her delightful display of bestsellers available on Amazon, along with my favorite branded freebie: promotional bookmarks. Travelers Moon was another favorite full of incredible insight from Moonspinner Kelly McCarville with Paranomad Chris Nielson. We also spoke with Daniel Klaes of Connecting Spirits, an interactive experience.
The 4th Annual 2021 Mid-Michigan Paranormal Convention was more than we anticipated, and we left the event feeling inspired and enlightened. If this has piqued your interest or curiosity, you are in luck! The Lapeer Psychic/Holistic Festival will take place on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a small admission fee of just $5 for a day filled with fun, relaxation, readings, healing, workshops, shopping and more featuring psychics, mediums, palm readers and astrologists at the American Legion Hall located at 1701 W. Genesee Street.
Namaste. Mahaloha. Weirdmaste. Peace and Love always!