The Old Mill ParaFest
The Old Mill ParaFest is a paranormal convention and ghost hunt which will feature speakers throughout the day, and an optional Ghost Hunt with our featured speakers at night. Our speakers include:
- Samantha Hawes - Ghost Hunters on SyFy
- KJ McCormick - Ghost Hunters on SyFy
- Jeff Belanger - Ghost Adventures Researcher, Author and 30 Odd Minute Host
- Tim Maile - Fox Cities Paranormal Team/Author - Pawtographs For Pooches
- Bill Konkolesky - State of Michigan Director of MUFON
- Exie Susanne Smith - Author/Psychic Medium
- Chris Bailey - Grimstone Inc.
- Tim Woolworth - ITCVoices.org
- The Apparition Apprehenders - Steampunk Ghost Hunters
- Haunts of Michigan
- Hauntings & History of The Old Mill Museum
For tickets and more info visit: http://www.oldmillparafest.com
Welcome To The Haunted Old Mill Website
Welcome to the Haunted Old Mill Museum website. The Old Mill Museum, in Dundee Michigan is the newest location to offer public and private ghost hunts, or paranormal investigations in Southeast Michigan! The Old Mill Museum offers a very unique chance to investigate a building, very rich in history, and paranormal activity. Check our our Evidence Page for evidence groups have collected during their investigations, and we encourage you to submit yours! Full credit will be given.
The Old Mill Museum is unlike other public ghost hunting locations, as it is still an active museum. By purchasing tickets to investigate, you will be given a tour of the building, with the history and the paranormal experiences throughout the building and the grounds. After your tour, you will be free to investigate the building, and grounds at your own pace, even the 2nd and 3rd floor museum!
The investigations run from 8pm-4am, the cost of investigations is $37, which includes your ticket to investigate, as well as a late snack/light meal, which will be served sometime around midnight. Drinks can be purchased at the gift shop, please do not bring drinks in. All tickets are non refundable, no rain checks, rescheduled dates or other reimbursement will be issued, with the exception of a reschedule or cancel by the Old Mill Museum.
We offer both public, and private investigations. Here are the difference between the 2:
- Public Investigations - These investigations are open to the general public, and those you investigate may be mixed with experienced ghost hunting teams, and people with an interest, that haven't investigated previously, or have little experience.
- Equipment allowed - Generally handheld, or smaller items. Things that can be carried in, while we do have a space for you to put your equipment cases and bags, we can not allow the use of larger equipment which will result in the running of wires etc. This means the use of DVR's, and other similar equipment most likely won't be allowed, without prior written permission.
- Common equipment would be:
- EMF Meter
- Digital Camera
- Audio Recorder
- Video Recorder(Handheld)
- Misc Handheld Devices(Such as a PX, Ovulus, Ghost Box etc)
- Private Investigations - These investigations are not open to the general public, and only the team, or group who books will be allowed to investigate. This ensures that you and your group have the whole building, and grounds to yourself.
- Equipment allowed - Most equipment you would use to investigate will be allowed, you can bring larger bags, and cases, DVR's, run cameras etc.
- For private investigation dates not listed on the website, contact us with your suggested dates. Dates marked Public Investigations can be switched to a private investigation, as long as the date isn't booked. We do offer many Saturday Nights, and we can in some cases do Friday Nights. If you wish to have a date not listed, let us know.
- For Private Investigations, the fee is the same as Public Investigations, $37 per person, however there is a minimum of 10 people, or $370 to book. There is a $150 non refundable deposit to hold your date, once a date is agreed upon, and the remainder of the money is due 2 weeks before your investigation date. ($220 for 10 people).
*The use of Ouja Boards, Seances, Smudging or similar equipment or actions will not be allowed*
Why is it haunted?
While there are no documented deaths inside The Old Mill Museum itself, there are documented deaths at the dam, and rumored deaths on the property itself. Though even though there are not documented deaths inside, the property and area the Mill resides on is rich in history! There are also many other reasons it could be haunted.
- Limestone - It's rumored that limestone can hold the energies, much like a cassette tape holds it's music. Much of The Old Mill Museum is built from limestone, which was taken from under the river, at the dam.
- Power - It's said that spirits need energy, and The Old Mill Museum actually created power at one time, and in fact still has the generator!
- Water - It has been said that water, or running water tends to increase activity. The Old Mill Museum has the river right outside, the dam etc.
- Antiques - It is said spirits can be attached to items, The Old Mill Museum is filled with antiques, items from many, many years ago.
There are many reasons The Old Mill Museum has activity, these are just a few.
How will the investigations run?
- The guests will register and pay on the website (Payment via Paypal)
- Print the e-mail confirmation that is sent to you, as this will be your ticket.
- On the date, just before the scheduled investigation time, guests will arrive at the mill and be welcomed by Old Mill Museum and SWPI investigation staff.
- At the scheduled investigation time, a tour will be given. This tour will include history, and most likely will also include the paranormal side too. Some groups may choose not to have any paranormal information in this tour.
- After the tour, you're free to roam and investigate. Areas roped or taped off are OFF limits.
- At the scheduled end time, or whenever you so choose, the guests will leave.
*** In the event of high waters flooding the basement, or the minimum number of guests is not reached in any given week, rescheduled dates will be offered, or a refund if a rescheduled date can not be agreed to ***
Upcoming Ghost Hunts
Most Fridays Available
Contact Us for Availablility
July 31st 2015 - Sold Out