Join your host Tony Merkel on a trip into the paranormal. For the next two days we’ll take a journey into the mysterious and magical Columcille Megalith Park in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, have lunch with the ghosts of the Richmond Hotel in Bangor, PA, then become part of a unique paranormal experience at the haunted 1907 Burn Brae Mansion in the tiny hamlet of Glen Spey, set within the Catskill Mountains. But our time with the paranormal isn’t over until we meet the Messing and resident ghost of the Pocono Indian Museum and have lunch with the four spirits of Stemie’s 1818. Watch Tony in action as he conducts supernatural inspired interviews at each of our stops along the way.
Day One: Columcille Megalith Park
Our travels north will take us to a land of myth and mystery rooted in Celtic spirituality inspired by the Isle of Iona off the coast of Scotland. The Columcille Megalith Park is an outdoor sanctuary and sacred space where we can walk among the ancient megaliths and feel the power of the legends from which this place was built.
We’ll share in the stories, walk through the archway of Thor’s Gate and enter the Infinity Gate which are thought to be portals into another world, one of myth and mystery that takes you on a journey into another kind of time that moves not from beginning to end but from beginning to beginning. Once the gate is opened, your soul is invited to a pilgrimage of infinite possibilities. On your voyage from infinity to infinity remember “The way you think it is may not be the way it is at all”.
Day One: Lunch at the Haunted Richmond Hotel
Lunch will be at the haunted and historic Richmond Hotel Bar & Grill, thought to be one of the most haunted places in the state. Built in 1740, the building served as a French Outpost and was used as a courtroom resulting in hangings of those convicted before becoming a tavern in 1760.
Visitors here have reported seeing orbs and hearing the voice of a little girl inexplicably emanating from the kitchen. Don’t be surprised if you feel your back being touched by unseen hands or see doors open and close on their own. We’ll interview some locals to get their stories but let’s see what we can find for ourselves!
Day One: Paranormal Investigation at Burn Brae Mansion
Tonight we stay at the Burn Brae Mansion, a place of paranormal activity and unexplained occurrences. Guests here have heard children’s voices and balls bouncing, seen doors open then slam, seen apparitions of a woman in white, a man in turn of the century clothing and a modern man in overalls. Animals are heard when none are there, and the distinct sound of an organ can be heard when there is no organ in the house. An elderly couple in their 90s who died in the house can be seen from the front yard playing chess through the window or you may hear their classical music or smell her daily baking when nothing is cooking.
Here we will be paranormal investigators, working side by side with expert researchers where we’ll have access to state-of-the-art ghost hunting equipment. In case you feel like you can’t believe your eyes, our investigation will be filmed and edited into a version that you can keep. Before the investigation we’ll have a guided tour of the house and access to the attic’s closet of curiosities. Also included is a delicious home cooked dinner before our investigation and a full breakfast awaiting us in the morning.
The next morning, Tony will be conducting interviews with anyone who would like share an experience from the night’s investigation.
Day Two: Ghosts & Meesing at the Pocono Indian Museum
Today we leave Burn Brae to follow the legend of the Meesing, a Lenape Mask Spirit with possible ties to Bigfoot. Are they one in the same? You decide. The Meesing isn’t the only unexplained occurrence surrounding the old, historic Pocono Indian Museum, there is also a resident ghost with numerous encounters to share.
In a museum that’s housed in a building which served as a boarding house, a safe house for slaves on the Underground Railroad, a Speakeasy during Prohibition, and an overnight lodging for the famous gangsters “Dutch Shultz” and “Legs Diamond”, you know there has to be some paranormal hanky panky happening here
Day Two: Lunch with the Spirits of Stemie's1818
There are four more spirits to meet today and they all reside at Stemie’s 1818 in Easton, PA. While we have lunch, we’ll share in the spookiness and maybe catch a glimpse. We’ll try to grab an interview with a local or restaurant worker who’s had an unexplained occurrence here.
Pricing & Departures:
Upon registration, we will make arrangements with you for departure times and locations and can help with any arrangements you need if you are coming from out of the area.
All inclusive price includes: All meals, bus transportation, overnight in Burn Brae Mansion, paranormal investigation, all admissions, personalized tour with guides, first hand viewing of The Confessionals interviews, exclusive access to share your own stories with Tony for inclusion on future podcast
Price per person is $995- All inclusive. No reservations accepted without a deposit of $150 per person. Make checks payable to The Educated Wanderer and mail to the included address. Final payment is due May 14, 2021. Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation occurs on or before May 14, 2021. There are no refunds if cancellation occurs after May 14, 2021. Travel protection/cancellation coverage is available and highly recommended (approximately 10% of the total cost of the tour) but not included. One piece of luggage per person and one carry-on are permitted. The Educated Wanderer is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
The Educated Wanderer
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301