Association to Restore City Hall
Opera House of Sandwich
140 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Call: (815)786-2555

UPCOMING EVENTS

Public Paranormal Events

Upcoming Public Paranormal Events

Saturday, October 25, 2019   1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Day Paranormal Fun

Adult Paranormal Investigations:

Friday, October 25, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Saturday, October 26, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Midwest Ghost Society is an active paranormal research and investigation group based out of Plano, IL.  Our group was established in 2010 by Michelle Lemire. Today, the group is ran primarily by Candy Gocken and Raymond Buchanan Jr along with the assistance from their Case Manager’s Steve Bartel and Donna Moore. Currently Midwest Ghost Society is 12 members strong, and all their members bring something unique to the group. We investigate homes, businesses and other locations.  Our services are 100% free of charge. We respect the privacy of all of our clients.  The only locations you will see photos from that are either on our website or our Facebook page are locations that we have permission to share findings and photos from. Our team investigates using the scientific method of investigation, and we go above and beyond to try to find a reasonable explanation for what is happening at each location we visit. Our team has investigated in many states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa. We serve all surrounding communities including but not limited to Plano, Sandwich, Shabbona, Somonauk, Aurora, Hinckley, Big Rock, Elgin, Sycamore, Dekalb, Waterman, Oswego, Maple Park, Hampshire, Cortland, Earlville, Mendota, Peru, Newark, Millington, Paw Paw, Wayne, Orland Park, Bartlett, St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Streator, Coal City, Montgomery, Yorkville, Kaneville, Bristol, Lee, Leland, Henry, Plattville, North Aurora, Sugar Grove, Ottawa, Steward, Dwight, Plainfield, Morris, Channahan, Elburn, Newark, Henry, Sheridan, Naperville and more!

 

UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS:

On October 25th and 26th Midwest Ghost Society will be at the Historic Sandwich Opera House where they will be hosting an event for the public. This is an Adult only event and tickets will only cost $25 per person. Ticket sales will be handled online and you can purchase them at either www.sandwichoperahouse.com or at www.midwestghostsociety.com. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! The event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 P.M. until 11:30 P.M. along with an 8PM check-in. This event will consist of learning more about the history behind the Historic Sandwich Opera House, a question and answer session with members of the Midwest Ghost Society, and a paranormal investigation that will be guided by the MGS team. So, if you are looking to have some fun just before Halloween make sure you purchase tickets for this event. Proceeds will also benefit the Historic Sandwich Opera House. 

On October 26th Midwest Ghost Society will be at the Historic Sandwich Opera House where they will be hosting an event for the public. This event is FAMILY FRIENDLY and designed for children ages 7-15. Tickets cost $25 and include the entry of one adult and one child. However, you also have the option of buying an extra ticket for either a child or an adult for an extra $10. Ticket sales will be handled online and you can purchase them at www.sandwichoperahouse.com or www.midwestghostsociety.com. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! The event is scheduled to take place from 1:30 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. This event will consist of learning more about the history behind the Historic Sandwich Opera House, a question and answer session with members of the Midwest Ghost Society, a hands on equipment presentation, a family friendly paranormal investigation that will be guided by the MGS team, and so much more! So, if you are looking to have some family fun just before Halloween make sure you purchase tickets for this event. Proceeds will also benefit the Historic Sandwich Opera House. 

2019-2020 EVENT RULES AND REGULATIONS: THE MIDWEST GHOST SOCIETY

Kids Day/Paranormal Day Event Rules and Regulations:

Event Check In: 1-1:25pm   

Event Starts Promptly at 1:30pm

Event Ends around 4:00pm

This event will include a public investigation. Midwest Ghost Society members will be on hand during this time with equipment and knowledge to help guide your investigation. After a brief introduction and check in upon arrival we will be going into the Community Room to go over the history of the Sandwich Opera House.

Section 1. Investigation Rules and Regulations:

-Must be 7-15 years of age or older to attend the investigation (All Kids between the ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult in order to take part in the Kids Friendly Investigation).

-Groups will be assigned in advance of the investigation: You must stay with your assigned group and tour guide; except during breaks. If you wish to be paired with someone please request this in advance of the event, prior to ticket purchase. NOT ALL REQUESTS MAY BE ABLE TO BE HONORED; THEY WILL GO IN ORDER OF REQUEST.

-Groups will be pre-determined so please make sure to notify us if you need to be grouped with someone under another purchase name in advance, this mainly has to do with the add-on ticket option. We will then run real evp sessions and demonstrate basic paranormal investigation equipment. We will also have members with you to answer questions and help guide your sessions. We do sit when we get to session areas so there isn't a lot of standing or walking during the event. Light refreshments are provided during the event.

-Please read thru the event rules before purchasing your tickets!! Please message us with questions you may have, we will answer them as quickly as possible. NOTE: YOU WILL BE GROUPED WITH TICKETS UNDER SAME PURCHASE NAME. IF YOU NEED TO BE GROUPED WITH SOMEONE UNDER A DIFFERENT TICKET PURCHASER NAME THOSE REQUESTS ARE DUE TO US AT LEAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED EVENT OR DIRECTLY AFTER YOU PURCHASE.. OTHERWISE WE CAN'T PROMISE WE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMODATE.

Section 2. Event Rules and Regulations:

-Midwest Ghost Society members or Sandwich Opera House employees present reserve the right to ask any person attending a public investigation to leave the building if they are found to be breaking rules, are disrespectful or are otherwise interrupting the investigation in anyway. You will not be refunded your ticket cost.

-Investigation schedule will be strictly adhered to in order to ensure that everyone receives an equal time in each area. Late arrivals will not be allowed as it will hinder everyone else’s paid investigation time. Loitering between sessions will also not be allowed after break time has ended. Arrival time for check in is between 1-1:25pm, after that the doors are locked! Don't be late.

-Any person leaving during the investigation will not be permitted to re-enter the building.

-During each session you must stay within sight of your tour guide in the assigned area, anyone wandering off alone freely will be asked to leave the building.

-Camcorders, Cameras, Digital voice recorders are permitted. Midwest Ghost Society and the Sandwich Opera house are not responsible for your equipment in the event of lost or stolen items.

-Phones or other mobile devices are not permitted to be used during the investigation, other than for photographs. Anyone found texting or accepting phone calls during investigation or otherwise being disruptive with a mobile device will be asked to leave. You may use them on designated break times.

-Smoking is not permitted in the building; you may step outside during designated break times to do so.

-Drinks/food are not permitted anywhere in the building except in the designated break room area.

-We would like to make sure all attendees enjoy their investigation time in each area. For this reason we ask that you refrain from loud laughter and disruptive behavior during sessions to avoid noise contamination. We also ask that all attendees are respectful to their tour guides and one another. I’d like to add that skeptics are welcome as long as you are able to be present with a good attitude as not to hinder your group’s experience.

Section 3. Ticket Sales:

-All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be issued due to non-attendance. Please do not buy a ticket if you can't commit to the event date, we have committed and expect you to do the same. A large part of the ticket sales goes directly to the opera house to help keep this historic building running. Refunds will not be allowed for any reasons. We don't offer reschedule of date if you can't attend unfortunately either. We are not able to plan future dates to far ahead and normally events sell out so we can't trade dates. Sorry, please be sure you are able to attend before purchase. (Note: you may sell your ticket to another 18 or over adult to attend if you find yourself unable to attend as long as they follow the rules)

 

 

 

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