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SGRA Weekly Update
Monday June 4, 2012
Visit The Online Calendar For Complete Event Details!
SGRA now has a new direct-line to our Research Center! The phone number is
(203)987-SGRA / (203)987-4742.
This number also has an answering service, so those leaving messages even
when our Center is closed will get the most prompt response from our Staff.
You can use this number to report a UFO sighting, ghost experience, or leave
us a question about phenomena, subjects, or events!
In just a few days we'll be kicking off our 2012 season of the "Secrets of
New Haven" walking tours! We're looking forward to offering some new
features during these tours, online registration, and even some great
limited edition items that go along with the tours!
By popular request from last year we have also decided to make all versions
of our tours available to take during the season, rather than hosting
specific tours at specific times. This means when you register you can now
decide which tour you want to attend (ghosts, history, secret societies,
etc.). Be sure to visit the new walking tour website at
http://www.sgra.org/tours/for complete details.
Crystal & Stone Workshop
The Explorer's Club price is $7.00 and will include a crystal & stone box
$15.00 / $10.00 for members
Tuesday we are hosting TWO versions of our fun and interactive Crystal &
Stone Workshop at the Research Center. At 5:00pm we're holding a special one
for kids age 7 - 17 who are interested in the subject and may want to take
part in our Paranormal Explorer's Club. The there will be a workshop for all
others starting at 7:00pm.
In this workshop we discuss properties of gems, crystals and stones and what
they mean, then have a hands-on aspect where participants will learn how to
"feel" the energy of these items. Participants will receive a handout of
crystal and stone properties, take a "properties test" to determine what
stones or crystals could be most beneficial to them, and create their own
"stone vial" based on what they feel they need most - protection, energy,
meditation, intuition, etc.
NASA and UFOs Coffee Talk
Wednesday at 7:00pm we launch our June Coffee Talks with a special look at
NASA and UFOs. Since the first days of NASA's "off-planet" exploration there
have been countless reported encounters with unidentified objects by
astronauts in orbit. Numerous astronauts have gone on record with sightings
they had, and while they don't all believe they were alien craft or some
sort, they do continue to feel they were unexplained incidents.
Magickal Arts Class Series Begins Thursday
Magickal Arts Workshop Series
Thursday we kick off our next series of Magickal Arts Classes at the
Research Center, and we're once again expecting to have a great turnout and
an interesting time during the classes. Last time we held this series of
workshops it was hugely popular, and this time around we've added some new
events, new guests, and lots of new things to learn!
Here is the listing of class dates and topics:
Class # 1 - Thursday, June 7
The Magickal Arts :: Covering the history, theory, and practice
Class #2 - Thursday, June 14
Nature Magick :: Using Nature In Our Magick
Class #3 - Thursday, June 28
The Tools & Practice of Magick
While we encourage participants to take part in the complete series,
registration for individual workshops is allowed, however there are a few
events which will be open to series-participants only, and also events are
strictly limited to 10 people, so if we reach our limit there will not be
individual spaces available.
COST FOR THE CLASSES
$50.00 for the series which includes all materials, and special -- $40.00
for SGRA Members
$20.00 per class which includes all materials but does NOT include the
special added activities -- $15.00 for SGRA Members
Please note that registration is REQUIRED in advance for this series BY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. If you do not register before that date you WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST CLASS as materials must be put together
for the class.
Syfy Series Seeks Your Yale Ghost Stories
SGRA was contacted by researchers working on a new series set to air on SyFy
called "School Spirits," which (as if you couldn't tell by the title) is
going to focus on ghostly stories related to campuses throughout the United
States. The producers say that the show will aim to share true ghost
experiences through the testimonial of students, faculty, staff, and others
This week we were contacted by researchers for the show who were interested
in the work we've done digging in to the haunted history of Yale University,
and some of the stories we share during our "Secrets of New Haven Tours"
given throughout the Summer and Fall seasons.
Because the show sounds like it is taking a decent perspective on the ghost
phenomena - not like many other shows that want to embellish or push up the
"fright factor" of the experiences - we have agreed to help gather stories
by inviting our viewers who have participated in our tours, or shared their
Yale stories with us, to contact us for details on how your experiences can
be shared with the producers of "School Spirits." Currently, the show is
looking to focus on Yale's campus, however if you have a story from another
Connecticut campus we invite you to contact us as well as we will help put
you in touch with them, as they will be looking at story ideas for future
For more information feel free to contact us at s...@sgra.org or
(203)987-SGRA. Please note that you will need to provide at least one method
of contacting you for the producers, as they won't have much use for
testimony and stories that are not submitted anonymously.