Ever since Athenaeum Foundation President Craig Mince started his job nearly a year ago, he’s heard the historic building’s ghost stories. Now, those stories will come to the television screens courtesy of the A&E series, Ghost Hunters.
“Since my first day on the job, all I’ve heard about from the staff and tenants of the Athenaeum are stories of all the spirits that call the building home,” Mince said. “Me being a bit intrigued, and a tad scared, I felt like I wanted to know more about the spirits and their stories. Having heard that A&E was resurrecting Ghost Hunters, I felt like there was no better team of folks to help us get to the bottom of this mystery.”
The episode, Dancing with the Dead, will premiere at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. It will expose paranormal activity believed to be occurring throughout the 126-year-old building.
While encouraging viewers to tune in for the premiere, Mince also said the Athenaeum Foundation will host a free watch party of the episode at the Athenaeum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. To make a reservation, go to Eventbrite.com and search for Athenaeum.
This past July, the show ghost hunted and filmed in the Athenaeum for five days. Throughout their visit, they binaural microphones, a digital audio recorder, Tesla speaker, data logger, and infrared cameras.
The Athenaeum hosts several overnight ghost tours throughout the year. The tour, which takes place from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m., allows attendees to investigate in 14 haunted locations throughout the building. Participants must be 16 years or older and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The next overnight ghost tour is scheduled for Feb. 22, 2020.
For more details on the free watch party and the upcoming overnight ghost tour, visit http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org.