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Offline PPI Karl

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Hi, Everyone.  Lauren Kasak of Lumia Paranormal Research Services sent out this invitation recently to a paranormal conference she is helping to organize.  Lauren used to be on the PPI team and departed to start her own group back in 2008.  Her take on the paranormal is very academic and credible, and her organization has done a lot of good research, primary and secondary--the links to which are available on her website.  She's an upstanding paranormal investigator, and regardless of your opinions of some of the visiting lecturers, I think this will prove to be a groundbreaking conference.  Best of all, if you live in the San Diego area, the conference is coming to you.

Here's Lauren's invitation:

Dear Fellow Paranormal Investigators,

My name is Lauren Kasak and I am the Founder and Principal Investigator of Lumia Paranormal Research Services <http://lumiaprs.org/> based in San Diego, California. I would like to personally invite you and your teams to the Haunted America West Coast Conference <http://www.americanspookshows.com/west.html>present by Troy Taylor <http://www.prairieghosts.com/> of the America Ghost Society <http://www.prairieghosts.com/ags.html> and myself. This is the first time an event of this nature has been brought to the West Coast with the specific intention to bring together teams from this part of the country to discuss ideas and learn from one another. In addition, we have booked experienced paranormal specialist to give presentations and created exciting after hours events highlighting the most haunted locations in San Diego!

Here are the specifics:
   - February 18th and 19th, 2011 in San Diego, CA
   - Official hotel - La Quinta Inn Old Town (attendees get a discounted rate).
   - Official conference location - Scottish Rite Event Center, San Diego, CA
   - After hours events based out of Old Town and Downtown San Diego included Haunted Bus tours and Seance, walking tours of Old Town, and Investigations of multiple locations.
   - Tickets go on sale September 1, 2010.

Scheduled to present:
   - Rosemary Ellen Guiley
   - Patrick Burns
   - Troy Taylor
   - Richard Senate
   - Antonio Garcez
   - Tiffany Smith Johnson
   - Len Adams
   - Nicole Strickland
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.americanspookshows.com/west.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We
hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Lauren Kasak
Founder/Principal Investigator
Lumiaprs.org <http://lumiaprs.org/>
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Sounds interesting. If my schedule permits I would really like to attend.  :)
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I think this would be great to attend as a group. I'll set aside that date on my calendar.
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Yes, this does sound fun!!  I think it would be great if we all did this together!   :)
Gary \m/
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Sounds awesome!  Anyone know how much tickets are going to be?

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Sounds awesome!  Anyone know how much tickets are going to be?

75.00 per person

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Sounds awesome!  Anyone know how much tickets are going to be?

75.00 per person

Ouch. We can always ask lots of questions to make the speakers earn their speaking fee.  ;D
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We have over $800.00 in our Treasury.  A conference is one of many ideal uses of Treasury money, and $75.00 is actually pretty cheap--if there's a lunch.  (Is there?  I'm just asking.  I don't really know.)

Maybe we can address this at the next meeting.  I'm not raising this idea passive aggressively, either.  I'd be willing to pay for my way out of my own money.  I'm just putting it out there 'cause I suspect some of you are pondering the idea anyway.
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That's a great idea, Karl. I am also willing to pay my own way. Will it be cheaper if I bow out of the Berkley Ghost Hunt? I have no interest in investigating at the Embarcadero.
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Me three!  I'll pay, no prob.   :)

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I'm also okay with just paying my $75 or using treasury funds, either way.

There's plenty of time to save up. I'll just buy cheaper toilet paper and bread and user lower octane gas in my car  ;)
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GO GREEN!  GO GREEN!!   LOL     ;D

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I'd be willing to pay my own way as well.  Yeah, I concur with what Brian said......leave me out the Berkley (faux) Ghost Hunt.

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I'd be willing to pay my own way as well.  Yeah, I concur with what Brian said......leave me out the Berkley (faux) Ghost Hunt.

Oh I'm all faux the Berkeley Ghost Hunt, maaan!!  I'm all faux it!!!!   :D     ;D

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I'd be willing to pay my own way as well.  Yeah, I concur with what Brian said......leave me out the Berkley (faux) Ghost Hunt.

Oh I'm all faux the Berkeley Ghost Hunt, maaan!!  I'm all faux it!!!!   :D     ;D

Lillie, you are the Queen Cop of Comedy!    :D :D :D

(i just shot coffee out of my nose, by the way)

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I'd be willing to pay my own way as well.  Yeah, I concur with what Brian said......leave me out the Berkley (faux) Ghost Hunt.

Oh I'm all faux the Berkeley Ghost Hunt, maaan!!  I'm all faux it!!!!   :D     ;D

Lillie, you are the Queen Cop of Comedy!    :D :D :D

(i just shot coffee out of my nose, by the way)

 ;)