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May 21, 2013 > Inquiring minds want to know...

Inquiring minds want to know...

Submitted By Marcess Owings

Are you fascinated by things that go bump in the night or curious about the former residents of McConaghy House and Meek Mansion? Then join the Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) and the American Paranormal Research Association (APRA) for "Voices from the Past," a paranormal event that provides an opportunity for the inquisitive to seek their own answers to the unknown, while learning the history of the houses in an alternative way.

This marks the fifth year that the houses have been available for public paranormal investigations. The tempting possibility of experiencing phenomena firsthand keeps visitors coming back. Skeptics and believers alike are welcome. "While APRA has deemed the houses paranormally active, we allow people to make their own determination about what they believe based on the evidence gathered and provided," says Heather Farquhar, Collections Manager at HAHS.

The next event is scheduled for May 24 at Meek Mansion and May 25 at McConaghy House. Each night starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes a house tour, a presentation of previous findings, refreshments, and time for participants to investigate on their own. Tickets are available for $75 per night or $100 for both. Proceeds from the investigations go toward the ongoing restoration of both historic sites. Space is limited and tickets much be purchased in advance.

For additional information regarding "Voices from the Past" or to purchase tickets, contact Heather at (510) 581-0223 or visit For more information on APRA, please visit

Voices from the Past

Friday, May 24
6:30 p.m.
Meek Mansion
17365 Boston Rd., Hayward

Saturday, May 25
6:30 p.m.
McConaghy House
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

(510) 581-0223
Tickets: $75 per night, $100 for both

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