Fantasy of Flight has added two more dates to its nightFlight paranormal tours.
Demand for the four-hour, limited-attendance nighttime tours — which are guided by Florida’s Apollo Paranormal Investigations (API), a non-profit team of paranormal investigators (sometimes referred to as “ghost hunters”) — has led officials at the Polk City, Florida, attraction to add tours on Feb. 20 and March 6. Earlier tour dates have already sold out, officials said.
“We hope that our curious explorers will have experienced what so many of our employees, guests and paranormal researchers have witnessed in the past,” said Kim Long, general manager, Fantasy of Flight. “They’ll have learned about the history of our vintage planes, they’ll know what it’s like to be part of a paranormal investigation and perhaps they’ll have made contact with these unexplained energies who — like all of our visitors — have an affinity for vintage aircraft.”
As stories of the unexplained occurrences at Fantasy of Flight have slowly made their way into the community over the years, API took notice and asked to conduct their own investigation. Two independent teams of paranormal investigators from API conducted a series of scientific explorations throughout Fantasy of Flight and rated the paranormal-activity surrounding the vintage aircraft collection with an astounding 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. Based on their conclusions, Fantasy of Flight created nightFlight, an after-hours program that offers visitors four full hours, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., to “Explore the Unexplained.”
Beginning at 9:30 p.m., a limited number of guests will be admitted to Fantasy of Flight as they join API’s paranormal exploration guides to search between this world and the next for signs of supernatural activity among the world’s largest private collection of rare and vintage aircraft, including many World War II fighter planes. Guided by a team of investigators, guests will become paranormal investigators in training, learning the operation of tools and devices these professionals use to determine the difference between coincidences and inexplicable phenomenon.
During an orientation session, guests will be given refreshments and an opportunity to share with others their own encounters with the paranormal. Next, all explorers enter a torch-lit labyrinth before arriving at the Fantasy of Flight hangar. Here, the trained API paranormal investigators share evidence of apparitions and mysterious sightings captured on audio, video, and film. Next, accompanied by no more than 10 participants each, the guides will instruct their teams in the use of equipment and investigative methods of capturing data before setting off on their exploration. After midnight, the groups will reconnect for a debriefing and to share with others the results of their investigations, from personal encounters to questionable sensations, to concrete audio or visual evidence.
Participants are encouraged to bring a camera, voice recorder, video recorder and extra batteries. Recommended attire includes secure, flat-soled shoes, a watch and “quiet” clothing that doesn’t have strings or glow in the dark. Due to the subject matter, this event is recommended for adults. Participants must be at least 16 years old; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $75 per person.
Fantasy of Flight also hosts a number of other special events throughout 2010, including the 100th Anniversary of Scouting Camporee, March 5- 7; The Blue Max: Scale Remote Controlled (R/C) Challenge and Fly-In, March 12-13; the Sun ‘n Fun Splash In at Fantasy of Flight on Lakes Agnes, April 15; Mustangs & Mustangs-Legends Havin’ Fun 2010, April 17 and many more.
For more information: FantasyOfFlight.com/nightFlight or 863-984-3500.