*******Our first Ghost Hunting class on May 21, 2005, was a huge success!  And the class on Sept. 3, 2005 was amazing!!  The Feb 4, 2006 paranormal investigation brought unexpected results!  The May 13, 2006 ghost hunt was a sell out!  The Aug. 5 and Nov. 18, 2006 classes had some surprising interaction!  Markie went to the Light during the Feb. 2 and 3, 2007 class!   We talked to Frederick Hancock about the Underground Railroad during the May 5, 2007 session!  And Lewis Mason led us to an Underground Railroad hiding place!   And now he has started the "Earthbound Railroad"!  So far we have talked to Thomas Edison and President Lincoln!  What will happen next?  If you could talk to any dead person, who would you ask to talk to?  Elvis? President Kennedy? Michael Jackson? Give it a try!

   Christopher Moon, a Professional Ghost Hunter from Colorado, will hold classes here at the Mason House Inn.  For all you ghost hunting enthusiasts, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from an expert and explore a real haunted hotel.  The "Today Show" has named us as one of the most haunted places in America.   Now, we are not promising that you will see a ghost or anything like that, but this is likely to be a very interesting evening.  Read Joy's Journal for some of the things that happen around here.









   Questions about love, your future, majors, friends, career path, spirit guides and paranormal experiences?  Enjoy an afternoon and evening with Chris Moon and his mother, Paulette.  They will be holding classes on various subjects such as Paranormal Investigating, the history of Paranormal Investigating, places they have investigated, and, of course, all classes include a group session with the world famous "Telephone to the Dead" (TttD).  After the class, a supper will be served and Chuck and Joy Hanson, owners of the Mason House Inn, will give a presentation about some of the history and paranormal activity at the Inn.  Following the presentation, Chris and Paulette will be available for private readings on both TttD and Tarot card readings. (This is optional and there is an additional fee of $165.  The Private Reading Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com in advance, or you can pay cash directly to Chris.)  Class starts at 3pm.  Reservations are required as space is limited.  To make a reservation and to buy tickets, please visit Eventbrite.com at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-hunter-university-with-chris-moon-tickets-32831449750   There are two different tickets.  One is an All Inclusive ticket for Two people for the class, supper, group session of the TttD, spend the night in the same room, and breakfast.  The other Single Ticket is for one person for the class, supper, and group session with the TttD, and not staying the night.  If you want more than two people in your room, purchase the All Inclusive Ticket for the first two people and then a Single ticket for the other person.  Then let Joy know you have more than one in your room so she can account for breakfast portions.  All tickets are non-refundable, unless Joy or Chris cancels the class.  So get your tickets early to ensure a room, and call Joy to let her know which room you want and what is still available.  There are 9 All Inclusive tickets, and 21 single tickets.  Space is limited! Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity!      

Call 1-319-592-3133 for information and overnight rooms today!
Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-hunter-university-with-chris-moon-tickets-32831449750 to purchase tickets.

What?   Class on ghost hunting, supper, spend the night at the Mason House Inn, and breakfast the next morning.
When?  The next class August 5, 2017.  There is still room in the class.   We are taking reservations  now.  Rooms are limited for staying overnight in the Inn, but you may also come to the class without staying overnight.   There are still rooms available, but fill quickly.  The class starts at 3pm. 
We need to have a minimum of 15 people to hold the class or it will be cancelled .
When can I arrive and check in?   You may arrive around 2 to 2:30pm.   Earlier is better.  Eat lunch first.     Supper is here at the Inn.
What time?   The Saturday class will start at  3pm and go till about 8pm.  Supper  is included around 5:00pm.
How much?   For each class and dinner, it is only $80 plus tax per person per class.  The All Inclusive Ticket for Two is only $250 plus taxes.  And this INCLUDES your Room!  (See our Tour of Rooms page to choose a room.)  We do have some "safe" rooms if you wish a quiet night.  Or be brave and stay in the main house on the second floor.  The room rate includes breakfast in the morning.   Private Reading Tickets are only $165 plus taxes.  All tickets can be purchased in advance at Eventbrite.com :  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-hunter-university-with-chris-moon-tickets-32831449750

Saturday night rooms are for Saturday class attendees only.

How many?   Class size is limited to 30 people maximum.  The Mason House has 9 rooms and they will be filled to capacity (as much as is feasible). 
A class of 15 minimum must be reached to hold the class.
What do I bring?   A real digital camera (not the one-time-use kind).   If you have a digital voice recorder, bring it for EVP readings.  If you have an External Digital Thermometer, bring it to find "cold spots".   If you have a video camera with night vision capability, bring it to capture moving orbs.

Who ya gonna call?    GHOST BUSTERS!!!!       Not really, call Chuck or Joy at the Mason House Inn to make a reservation.   319-592-3133

********** The 2017 Class Dates: March 4, August 5, November 4 **********

        
    I would like to say that we do not do any séances or allow Ouija boards on the Inn property!   The purpose of these ghost hunting classes are to educate people on how to conduct a ghost hunt properly.  Chris Moon does use his "Edison's Telephone to the Dead" to talk to the spirits here, but it is only to find out who is here and why they are here.  This is not a séance.  Do not bring a Ouija board.  Also, due to recent problems with "spirit boxes" , "ghost boxes", "word boxes", "radio shack hacks", etc.,  here, we no longer allow any kind of these devices inside the Inn.  (Except for Chris Moon.  The spirits have requested this.)  Thank you.

                                                         Don't delay, call today!
Ghost Hunting

Or...Things that go bump in the night!

Read the press release:
Paranormal Investigator Classes
At The Mason House Inn
Bentonsport, Iowa
August 5, 2017
A note to Paranormal Investigation groups who want to come and do their own investigation:
      Yes, we do have alot of paranormal activity here.  Many investigation teams have found positive evidence.  We do allow investigation teams here when we don't have any other guests in the Main House.  This is NOT an "Empty Building Lock Down"!  This is our home, we live here.  We will try to stay out of your way as much as possible but we will be present.  Please remember you are a guest in our home and we have the right to ask you to leave if you are not behaving as such.  No "Ghost Boxes" allowed inside the building.  The spirits have requested this.
       We have three options, charge-wise.  The first option is for your group to rent out the entire 6 bedrooms in the Main House for $500 plus tax, and ensure that you will be the only guests here.  You can sleep in the beds and use the restrooms, and have breakfast in the morning (the whole B&B experience).  You can investigate the entire second floor and the dining room and parlor on the first floor and not have to worry about anybody else being here.  Or you can pay $50 per person, not sleep in the beds (you can nap ON the bed but not IN it), use one bathroom, and no breakfast in the morning.  You just do your investigation and leave when you are done.  But we won't hold the entire Main House with that option, so you take your chances that there may be somebody staying who is not with your group.  The third option is that you rent enough rooms to house your investigators at the regular room rate and you can investigate those rooms you rented, the dining room and parlor.  Again this does not guarantee that you will be the only people here and you will have to be courteous of the other guests, if there are any.  But you can sleep in the rooms you rent and have breakfast in the morning like a regular guest.  Week days work better for the second two options, or winter when it is slower.   I do have three outer rooms that are not haunted and I will try to put non-ghost hunting people out there first, so you don't have false readings.  But if I get more people wanting to stay in the main building I will have to do that.  This is our bread-and-butter living and I will not turn away guests.  So if you want to make sure you are the only people in the main house, you must rent out the entire main house.  Or you can take your chances.  Like I said before, during the week and the winter it is slower.
    As for posting your findings on your web site, you may post positive evidence, but you are not allowed to say we are not haunted if you don't find anything.  (You can say you could neither prove nor disprove the haunting.)  Ghosts don't perform on command, and we don't guarantee anything.  9 out of 10 groups experience something, but you just never know.  
ALSO, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED AT ANY GHOST HUNT!  SPIRITS AND SPIRITS DON'T MIX!
Bentonsport Cemetery
Sound interesting?  A little frightening?  Go ahead and give it a try - you may find a daring new hobby!   Call the Mason House Inn to make your reservations quickly - before your chance mysteriously disappears!  319-592-3133










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