The Winchester House (Spring gathering)
History of Paranormal Research in the Bay Area (Fall gathering)
Chris Garcia is a writer, editor, archivist, historian, filmmaker, and artist from Boulder Creek, California. Chris has been researching the paranormal since the 90s. He publishes several zines, including Journey Planet (Hugo Award winner, 2015), Cl5aims Department, and the Winchester House-themed Wide Unclasp'd. He is a second generation researcher, has written widely about cryptids and the paranormal, and is currently working on a book about the history of paranormal television.
The Winchester House
An architectural marvel, containing a story of American eccentricity, and a debate over the potential paranormal aspects. We will look at the history of the House, the stories surrounding its building, the recounting of what people have experienced, and how development in the area may have something to do with all the fuss... both before and after Sarah Winchester showed up!
History of Paranormal Research in the Bay Area
Before Ghost Hunters, Most Haunted, or even Ghostbusters, San Francisco and the Bay has been home to research into the unknown. From occultists and de-bunkers in the early 20th century, to TV personalities in the 70s and 80s, to hard core particle physicists, research into the paranormal has happened here! Join Chris Garcia as he tells their stories!