On Halloween night, join a world first: a live-streamed 3D scan of The Crone, a severely haunted artifact with a history of violence. During the scanning process, paranormal investigator Dana Matthews will be performing the Estes Method, a technique intended to send her into a trance state, in an effort to open a direct line of communication with the entity attached to artifact. Of all nights to perform the experiment, Halloween seemed fitting.
While trekking off the beaten path in New York’s Catskill Mountains, two hikers made a startling discovery. Tucked away inside of a cave sat a strange, hand-carved statue with unsettling features. Six rusty nails had been driven into its eyes, and a dirty length of cord was wrapped tightly around its neck. Whoever had placed it there was long gone, but one thing was for certain: it was a nasty bit of magick. Despite their better judgement, the explorers took the figure home with them.
For the next week, the men who discovered the strange figure were plagued by frightening encounters with the unknown. The activity began innocently enough, with strange knocks in the night and the occasional shadow darting through the hall, but within days, the activity had taken a terrifying turn. As the days went on, the statue appeared to move around the home seemingly of its own accord, muddy footprints began to manifest on the floor, and the pungent scent of stagnant pond water filled the house. On the seventh day, they saw her crouched in the shadows of the living room: The Crone, a horrifying apparition with an emaciated body and eyes that shined in the darkness.
The Crone of the Catskills then entered the collection of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult, where the figure could be safely cared for, its strange activity studied, and the frightening truth behind its creation shared with guests. It only took a day before the entity attached to the item began to lash out, ripping a figure of Jesus from a crucifix hanging on a wall. Only a few weeks later, the statue was filmed moving on its own, wet footprints were manifesting in the museum headquarters, and even more dangerous phenomena began to present itself.
Just two months ago, The Crone was retired from public display after a rash of frightening incidents which saw rampant sickness, freak car accidents, and even seizures occur to those who had come into direct contact with the haunted object, even though it remained strictly on a “no-touching” list. For these reasons and others, it has been decided that The Crone must be returned to the cave it was stolen from, as it appears to be the only action which will appease the restless spirit attached to the artifact. But first, the object will be added to the world’s first haunted object database, a process which is much easier said than done.
For the first-time ever, The Crone will be 3D-scanned in a secure location, during which Dana Matthews, co-founder of the museum, will be attempting the Estes Method in an attempt to make direct contact with The Crone. The method, developed by paranormal researchers Karl Pfieffer and Connor Randall, shuts down the senses, which appears to heighten the subject’s latent psychic abilities, turning them into a type of conduit for spirit communication. Dana has spent weeks preparing for the communication attempt.
The scanning session will be live-streamed exclusively to members of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & the Occult on Halloween night. Fortunately, it’s easy to become a member and take part in the interactive experience.
To join the live scanning experiment, make sure that you’re a member of the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult and request access to the Secret Members-Only Facebook group. You’ll be able to watch the scanning live, take part in the communication session, and share your thoughts with other museum members as it happens. You’ll also be supporting the work of the world’s only mobile paranormal museum, helping to preserve, protect, and share haunted artifacts with the world.