TAPS Reschedules Visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine Odditorium

Public can take part in paranormal investigations on October 15 & 16


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2010)   –   The Ghost Hunters are on the case again! 

Members of the hit TV show on the Syfy Network will return to Ripley’s Castle Warden — but this time for TWO NIGHTS of paranormal investigations on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16

Originally scheduled as back-to-back investigations at two different Ripley’s museums (St. Augustine and Orlando), the event has been changed to remain in the nation’s oldest city (and possibly one of its most haunted) for both nights in October.

Dustin Pari, a member of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and one of the personalities featured on Ghost Hunters International will lead these exclusive late night forays both evenings.

“St. Augustine is a special place for us,” said Pari, who was joined last October by fellow TV stars Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango for a similar investigation at the castle.  “Robert Ripley collected a lot of unusual artifacts in his lifetime, and we believe that paranormal activity can often be associated with specific items, so spending two nights in a row in the museum could make things very interesting,” Pari added.

The St. Augustine landmark, built in the 1880’s and home of the original Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum since 1950, has long been regarded as one of the most haunted properties in the Southeastern United States. Numerous guests and employees have reported hearing voices and seeing apparitions inside the building over the years. Some even claim to have smelled smoke from a 1940’s fire that killed two women when the building served as the Hotel Castle Warden.

The investigations will not be televised, but a limited number of tickets are available for the public to join Dustin for one or both investigations for approximately five hours each evening inside the castle.  

Ripley’s is not involved in any event ticketing.  All information can be found www.idealeventmanage.com.  Guest tickets from the originally scheduled dates will be honored, but arrangements must be made by ticket holders through Ideal Events Management in advance of the new dates


Ralf Ingwersen

Ripley’s Ghost Train




About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 80-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.


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