SOLD OUT! SEE YOU THERE! Saturday, August 16th, 2014

6:00pm-7:00pm Meet and Greet with SYFY Haunted Collector: John Zaffis, Jenny Stewart From Animal Planet's "The Haunted", Dustin Pari From Ghost Hunters International

7:00pm-8:00pm Lecture with Haunted Collector: John Zaffis

8:00pm-8:30pm Q&A Session with John Zaffis

8:30pm-8:45pm Intermission/Break

8:45pm-1:00am Break up into groups and investigate the Castle

Built by the Knights of Pythias secret society to house children, seniors, and widows related to the order. On the darker side, legends and stories date back to when the Castle provided a refuge for orphans and include heart saddening stories of mistreatment through punishment and other abuse. It has been told through the decades that many times these orphans had to deliver laundry and other things to the old power house and laundry building which sits behind the castle. To perform this task, the orphans had to crawl through the underground tunnel which connects the two buildings. This same tunnel also housed the scalding hot steam pipes which provided steam to the castle and many times was filled with mud, debris and vicious rodents. It was also in this same tunnel that tales tell of orphans who were taken there and abused by a very large man who once worked there.

Then during the second world war, many do not realize that Prisoners of War were kept at the Army's O'Reilly General Hospital Complex and used for labor. Also, some veterans of this war have told stories about high ranking Japanese, German and Italian POW's that were brought to the Castle and held captive in the basement. Some of these POW's were also interrogated there which resulted in "not so happy" endings. Pythias Castle was featured on SYFY Channel's "Haunted Collector".

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