GHOST EXPEDITIONS were initially implemented in 1994 New Orleans for long-term parapsychological studies of paranormal phenomena inside genuinely haunted sites and using these properties to test and study the various enhanced Psi (psychic) abilities of participants during their perceptions of as well as their interactions with earthbound entities and residual energies.
Original-Style GHOST EXPEDITIONS, created by Larry Montz, the founding field parapsychologist of the ISPR - International Society for Paranormal Research, is celebrating its upcoming Silver Anniversary in most fittingly, Chloride, AZ; Arizona's oldest former silver mining camp... today a living and haunted ghost town.
GHOST EXPEDITIONS is your exclusive ticket inside multiple properties in haunted Chloride to experience and analyze paranormal activities and the perceptions of ghosts and hauntings and, residual hauntings. Actual PSYCHIC BOOT CAMP exercises are used to test your various Psi abilities in areas of Remote Viewing, Clairvoyance and the psychic practice of Psychometry. Original, old-school field instrumentation is provided for use; much of which survived Hurricane Katrina and holds interesting energy that may be felt and deciphered by those with enhanced Psi abilities.
Each GHOST EXPEDITION is unique. It’s hands-on technical and psychical field research, data collection and a plethora of possible paranormal experiences.
GHOST EXPEDITIONS garnered worldwide attention and accolades as the Grand Prizes for large-scale promotions & global sweepstakes with movie studios and business entities like SONY, FYE, MGM, RYSHER Entertainment, DREAMWORKS, and COLUMBIA TRISTAR. In the late mid-1990s, GHOST EXPEDITIONS produced the first-of-their-kind genre Grand Prizes for network TV game shows including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Hollywood Squares and one-off prizes by request for TV shows like Regis & Kathie Lee.
As a civic-minded and first-of-its-kind business, GHOST EXPEDITIONS raised funds for a variety of charities and causes over the last 2.5 decades; medical fundraisers, history preservation for entities such as the L.A. Conservancy and Friends of the Orpheum Theatre, Hollywood Revitalization including the historic and haunted Vogue Theater (1997 - 2001) and many more.
GHOST EXPEDITIONS has been featured through hundreds of radio shows, newspaper and magazine articles and, TV shows like:
GHOST EXPEDITIONS PRIZES have included:
MGM'S POLTERGEIST: THE LEGACY NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES
Ten national winners and their guests participate in a private VIP "ISPR OVERNIGHT GHOST EXPEDITION WITH DAENA SMOLLER" and "POLTERGEIST: THE LEGACY" star, Robbi Chong, at an ISPR-investigated haunted mansion in Uptown New Orleans.
ISPR / DREAMWORKS ADVANCE SCREENING OF "THE HAUNTING" ISPR Investigative Team makes a special appearance for a 45-minute Q & A session before the advanced screening of Dreamworks "The Haunting", at the (formerly haunted) Vogue Theater in Hollywood.
X-FILES MOVIE FOREIGN RELEASE SWEEPSTAKES
ISPR sponsors the foreign release of the original X-FILES Movie, South African Winners sent to L.A. to stay at an ISPR-designated hotel and participate in an ISPR OVERNIGHT GHOST EXPEDITION.
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE WINNERS SHOWCASE
ISPR sponsors the screening of the three winning films from the 1999 AFI International Film Fest, at the Vogue Theater in Hollywood. Fall 1999
VIP GHOST EXPEDITIONS OF THE L.A. BROADWAY DISTRICT
ISPR Investigative Team conducts a VIP GHOST EXPEDITION for media and participants, through Los Angeles' Broadway District Theatres to raise awareness and funds for FRIENDS OF THE ORPHEUM and the L.A. CONSERVANCY.
HAUNTED VOGUE TOURS FOR HALLOWEEN '99
Tours of the newly ISPR-restored and haunted Vogue Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, sponsored by the ISPR and the VICTOR CAMACHO SHOW, followed by a live broadcast of the VICTOR CAMACHO SHOW at the Vogue. Contest to win GHOST EXPEDITIONS.
HALLOWEEN WITH KIIS FM'S JOJO WRIGHT AND THE ISPR
ISPR sponsors a live broadcast remote with JoJo Wright of KIIS FM at the Vogue Theater in Hollywood, interviews with ISPR Investigators for Halloween. Contest to win GHOST EXPEDITIONS.
BIZARRE MAGAZINE SWEEPSTAKES
(England) Two Great Britain winners participate in an ISPR OVERNIGHT GHOST EXPEDITION at an ISPR-investigated haunted mansion in Uptown New Orleans.
WDVE-FM (Pittsburgh, PA) HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
Winners stay at an ISPR-investigated haunted mansion in Uptown New Orleans. L.A. to participate in an ISPR GHOST EXPEDITION. 1998
KFI TALK RADIO / ISPR OVERNIGHT GHOST EXPEDITION
ISPR Investigators take radio personalities and station winners on an ISPR Overnight Ghost Expedition at the (formerly haunted) Vogue Theater on Hollywood Blvd.
GHOST STORIES AT THE WORLD FAMOUS COMEDY STORE
ISPR's founding field parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz, psychic Peter James (ISPR, SIGHTINGS TV Series) and psychic medium Daena Smoller take the stage at Mitzi Shore's Comedy Store to entertain national and international media representatives with legendary ghost stories written about by event host & author Laurie Jacobson, and, fascinate them with factual information from ISPR parapsychological investigations and ensuing GHOST EXPEDITIONS of the Comedy Store per Ms. Shore's request.
SONY PICTURES SWEEPSTAKES - RESIDENT EVIL DVD RELEASE
One winner and guest Win the Grand Prize of a private, VIP GHOST EXPEDITION in New Orleans with an ISPR Investigator and a four-night stay in the Big Easy. Fall 2004
SONY PICTURES / UGO.COM WINTER 2005 SWEEPSTAKES - THE GRUDGE DVD RELEASE
One winner and guest Win the Grand Prize of staying with an ISPR Investigator all night, inside the most actively haunted property in New Orleans - an ISPR GHOST EXPEDITONS site.
PRESCRIPTION PARANORMAL: AN INVESTIGATION AT THE PHARMACY MUSEUM
Halloween Event in New Orleans with special ISPR guests Parapsychologist Dr. Larry Montz, Daena Smoller and Cari Roy. Includes a tour of the building and GHOST EXPEDITION Level II.
LIVE CHAT ROOM WITH DAENA SMOLLER, ISPR Investigator and GHOST EXPEDITIONS RESERCHER. America Online Keyword: HALLOWEEN.
Front page placement on Internet's Top 13 Search Engines (1999) on Alta Vista, Webcrawler, Ask Jeeves, Yahoo, Infoseek, Snap, C4, Magellan, GoTo, HotBot, Planet Search, 4 Everything and Excite.
PLAY 411 - A Directory of Entertainment Resources for the Film & Video Industry
"Expect the unexplained when you participate in this fun, educational "archeological dig" [Ghost Expeditions] created and developed by a Parapsychologist exclusively for the ISPR"
"...spectre-sleuthing organization, the International Society for Paranormal Research...now conducts Ghost Expeditions [Vogue Theatre Hollywood]"
TUCSON LIFESTYLE Magazine
"A haunting we will go - Ghost Expeditions gives the paranormally curious a chance to investigate otherworldly happenings..."
"...the skeptic is forced to doubt his skepticism..."
"Experience the Supernatural..."
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
"...go on a Ghost Expedition and participate in a paranormal investigation"
LOS ANGELES NEW TIMES
"Be forewarned; it's not simply anyone who can participate in a Ghost Expedition and there's more to qualifying than merely being taller than the outstretched arm of a wooden clown... "
"Paranormal enthusiasts take note: The International Society For Paranormal Research (ISPR) offers Ghost Expeditions in Los Angeles"
"Thanks to the International Society For Paranormal Research (ISPR) you can have the chance to experience..."
TWA AMBASSADOR In-Flight Magazine
"...only (ISPR) Ghost Expeditions gives people a chance to participate in ongoing research into the paranormal."
TRAVEL WEEKLY Trade Publication "What makes Ghost Expeditions (GE) different is its feel of authenticity scoffers can get the sarcasm scared out of them"
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Since the International Society For Paranormal Research arrived in town with Ghost Expeditions, spooks have sparked a citywide sensation..."
IN FOCUS Magazine
"In 1997, Parapsychologist Larry Montz, founder of the Los Angeles-based International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR), opened Ghost Expeditions at the Vogue. The curious flooded the site, hoping to catch a glimpse of supernatural activity"
COOL PLACES IN CALIFORNIA "Participate in a Ghost Expedition and discover and analyze paranormal phenomena"
TODAY: The World’s Original Organized Paranormal Field Investigation changed the way the world looks at ghosts and now takes on the great American Wild West in the living ghost town of Chloride, Arizona.
Original-style GHOST EXPEDITIONS are 3 - 3.5 hours on average, depending on the experiences of the GE Participants.
Original parapsychological equipment is provided - previously utilized for original NOLA GHOST EXPEDITIONS and may contain energy that can be deciphered by more sensitive participants.
Be prepared to walk about 1.5 miles, so wear comfortable walking shows (hiking boots are great) and be sure to dress for the weather. At an elevation of 4,000+ feet, it can get quite chilly during the cooler months.
Original-style GHOST EXPEDITIONS in Chloride visits multiple paranormal sites with exclusive entrance INSIDE several properties. You are welcome to bring your ghost hunter investigation equipment and most definitely, your cameras as there will be abundant photo opportunities!
Original-Style GHOST EXPEDITIONS participants must be in good physical, mental & emotional health and, must be able to walk on unpaved surfaces and be able to understand and follow direction of the GE Paranormal Guide. Participants should be 18 years and older unless accompanied by a legal guardian. Signed participation waivers are required.
Of course, CHLORIDE GHOSTS of any age are always welcome !
Original-Style GHOST EXPEDITIONS Participants meet prior to dusk at the CHLORIDE Tour Company office building at 4951 A Pay Roll Avenue, between the CHLORIDE Community Park and the CHLORIDE Baptist Church. For September, GE meeting time is 7:00 PM.
GE Tickets: $119 per person