The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

August 16, 2013

Bent's ghost hunt offered

STAFF REPORTS
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — From time to time in the late evening hours, the enigmatic black vehicles belonging to Buffalo Paranormal Investigators can be seen in Medina. They are often parked at one of their favorite local haunts — the 148-year-old Bent’s Opera House, looming dark and curious at Medina’s four corners.

The Buffalo ghost hunters were there last Saturday evening with two lucky local participants who won the opportunity to tag along with the paranormal professionals.

Always looking for new ways to raise a few dollars for Bent’s, the Orleans Renaissance Group sponsored a ghost hunt raffle, the prize being a ghost hunt for two at the Civil War era Bent’s Opera House with Buffalo Paranormal investigators.

Last Saturday evening was the big event.

The first raffle was a “spur-of-the-moment idea” and wasn’t too widely publicized, according to ORG. Nonetheless, it was a complete success.

“After the drawing, we had a tremendous response from people who wanted us to have another ghost hunt raffle,” said Chris Busch, vice president of ORG. “So, we’re happy to announce a second ghost hunt raffle, the drawing for which will be October 19.”

Busch was thrilled that within hours of putting tickets on sale ORG sold some to a customer in New Mexico.

Tickets are $1 each or twenty tickets for $10, and are available at The English Rose Tea Shoppe and the Shirt Factory Café, both in Medina. They are also available online at www.eggstreet.org. Participants must be 18 or older to participate.

The contest provides the winner with a ghost hunt for two in Bent’s Opera House with Buffalo Paranormal Investigators and/or the Medina Area Paranormal Society.

The date of the event will be determined by the winners, ORG and BPI/MAPS. Both BPI and MAPS have hunted Bent’s extensively.

“It’s all in good fun and helps raise a few dollars for paying the bills at Bent’s,” said Busch.

As for whether there has been any evidence discovered of any supernatural activity in the building, Busch simply smiled slyly.