SyFy show Ghost Hunters had filmed an episode at my workplace The Elms Hotel and Spa. We waited with bated breath for word of when the episode would arrive and in fact, the last bite we had gotten was that it would air in October. We actually relished that idea as it gave us time to create a great event and would be rolled in with the Halloween festivities. The startling reality we would recently learn from this reality show would be that the episode was due to air in two weeks and well, yikes.
So scramble the hard-working folks at the hotel did and threw together a boffo watch party to accompany the airing. The episode would be appropriately called
"Something in the Water"' a nod to the Elms' and surrounding town
Excelsior Springs' long, storied history of healing waters. It would
also be the summer finale of the show which hopefully meant it would be a fun episode. After all, only Keith, as the primary contact
for the Elms who was presented the reveal during the filming, knew what
the outcome would be.
Kansas City Paranormal, my favorite paranormal investigator
team, to lead some of the party attendees on a ghost hunt around the
hotel following the viewing. Of course, they are my favorite as one of
the members is one of my best friends Ronnie and as I shared my most
significant paranormal experience with them (see my post
Ghost Hunting at the Elms), I like to think of them as my own personal Scooby gang. Soon, the night arrived, our Ghost Hunter packages had sold out, the Grand Ballroom was set for a grand premiere and all of our friends and guests had arrived for the big night.
The airing of the Ghost Hunters episode was a great and entertaining coup for the hotel and helped