History and Highballs: From Seances to Spirit Boxes—200 Years of Exploring the Supernatural (Virtual)

  • Dates: October 19, 2023
  • Venue: Virtual Event
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.814.7000
  • Times: 7-8pm
  • Admission: Free


This is an online program. An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants an hour and a half before the program begins.

Speakers: Nelson Nauss, Executive Director and Cofounder of the Ghost Guild; Kelly McConkey, Cofounder of the Ghost Guild; Devon Gailey, Christina Zellis, and Allison Miller, Ghost Guild Investigators; Kara Leinfelder, NC Museum of History Creative Director and Ghost Guild Volunteer/Liaison

Interest in the supernatural has been present since the dawn of humanity. With a focus on the late 1800s, this presentation compares investigative methods of that era with those employed by modern investigators. There are intriguing similarities between the past and present despite the changes brought by technological advances. This presentation dives into the different approaches used by predecessors to comprehend the paranormal. Additionally, it will shed light on the investigative practices of current groups like the Ghost Guild.