I have three ghosts in my house. They are rather lackidasical, these ghosts of mine. They only show up around the autumnal equinox and then mysteriously disappear on or around November 1st. But, they’re very cute, always quiet, and never obtrusive. They are my Halloween ghosts.
Of course, this is the time of year when we can’t help but be reminded of ghosts, pumpkins, skeletons, and candy corn. Oh my gosh, you guys, CANDY CORN! Sometime around August 1st, as the back-to-school supplies replace the outdoor furniture and grills in the seasonal departments of the local Targets or Wal-Marts, Halloween decorations start to creep in alongside those notebooks and Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils. It’s my favorite time of year, to be honest. The nights and mornings are crisp and cool and the leaves turn brilliant shades of every color under the sun. It’s also the time of year when PGI’s Inbox works overtime.
Typically, our summers are quiet and rather boring. Every summer, we begin to panic. We think, “Will we ever be called in for another investigation? Is this it? Was May our last investigation ever?” We’ll still have our monthly meetings and try to carry on, but when school starts and the spooky decorations come out, our schedule becomes full to the brim. Not only do our investigation requests go through the roof, so do our appearances at local libraries and news outlets. Whenever we take on new investigators, one of the first things we tell them is, “Get ready because your October calendar is going to be ridiculously full.” I no longer think of this month by its traditional name. I now think of it as “Ghostober.”
As always, we are always available for investigations. Now that you’re home, no longer on vacation, and the days are shorter, you may be paying more attention to the activity happening in your home. It’s hard to notice your resident ghost when you’re out enjoying the warm weather and fireworks. And that’s OK. But, in addition to our investigation schedule, we’re also out and about at local Georgia libraries talking about what it is we do, as well as Georgia’s most haunted locations. If you would like to hear us speak, check out our schedule below (as well as on our Facebook Events Page), and make sure you come by and say hello! If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a chance to investigate with us at Old South Pittsburg Hospital, make sure you bring a donation for The Bridge of Compassion Foundation’s 3rd Annual Project Winter Warm Up, a project that directly helps Atlanta’s homeless community. Bring one or more gently used or new backpacks, men’s and women’s coats, winter hats or toboggans, winter scarves, gloves, personal sized blankets, NEW underwear (men’s and women’s – Size L and XL needed most), and NEW socks (men’s and women’s) and we’ll enter you in the drawing.
Happy Ghostober and hope you help us celebrate Halloween by helping us help Atlanta’s homeless!
Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:30 PM, “Paranormal 101”
Woodstock Public Library
7735 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 PM, “Paranormal 101”
Rose Creek Public Library
4476 Towne Lake Parkway
Woodstock, GA 30189
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 PM, “Historic Haunted Georgia”
LaFayette-Walker County Library
305 S. Duke Street
LaFayette, GA 30728
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00 PM, “Historic Haunted Georgia”
Gilmer County Library
268 Calvin Jackson Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30 PM, “Paranormal 101”
Dawson County Library
342 Allen Street
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM, “Historic Haunted Georgia”
Ball Ground Public Library
435 Old Canton Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Monday, October 30, 2017, 5:00 PM, “Paranormal 101”
Lumpkin County Public Library
342 Courthouse Hill
Dahlonega, GA 30533