3rd Ghost Excavation Conference

“Perhaps there may come to us, then, in some such moment a ghostly sense that an invisible
doorway has been opened – a doorway which, widening out, will take man beyond the nature
that he knows”  ~ Loren Eiseley, The Firmament of Time, page 181 (1972)

The 3rd Ghost Excavation Conference

Investigative Performance Excavations (I.P.E.) cordially invites ghost investigators, researchers, and interested individuals to a unique conference!

Join hosts John Sabol, Director & Lead Archaeologist, I.P.E., and Mary Becker, Co-Director & Organizer, I.P.E. for this unique conference that combines archaeology, anthropology, history, performance studies, and ethno-history and how it is applied during a ghost investigation (excavation). 


Venue:            Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa

                        2198 Sweet Root Road

                        Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522


Date:               Friday through Sunday, November 4, 5, & 6


Time:               6 p.m. on Friday ending Sunday at 5 p.m.


Friday evening begins with a Meet and Greet dinner for the speakers and guests.  A ghost tour led by John Sabol and Mary Becker will follow after dinner at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa.  Saturday morning the lectures and discussion begin!  Unlike most conferences, the speakers are strongly encouraged to stay throughout the conference.  Later Saturday night, a Ghost Excavation™© investigation will be conducted at several haunted locations within the hotel complex.  On Sunday, the lectures continue with a tour of haunted locations in the Bedford area at the conclusion of the conference.

Ticket and Entry Information:

Tickets:                        $25  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday lectures

                                    $15  One day only


Ghost Tour:                 $10  Friday evening


Ghost Excavation:       $15  Saturday evening


Vendor Tables:            $10  Saturday & Sunday

                                    $  7  One day only


§  During the conference, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted without parental supervision. 

§  During the Ghost Excavation™©, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

§  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Payment will be made via PayPal, non-refundable.  The receipt from PayPal will be your entry ticket into the conference.