Memento Mori

Memento Mori: An Evening with the Spirits 

May 30, 7 – 9 pm and 9:30 – 11:30 pm 

Ticket: $55 

Join us on the anniversary of Homer Watson’s death on May 30 for a unique evening and paranormal investigation at Homer Watson House & Gallery.

Your experience will begin with a signature Death Day cocktail, tour and conversation about Homer Watson’s interest and connection to spiritualism. Following this, you will receive a briefing from our paranormal experts before the lights are extinguished and the investigation begins. In near total darkness you will be escorted around the Gallery including the cellar, staircase, Homer’s studio, and galleries. Using professional ghost hunting equipment including EMF meters, infrared thermal scanners, EVP sound recorders and motion detectors, who knows what you might encounter? At the end of the investigation you will review and discuss any unexplained activity in the Control Centre. 

Reports of activity in and around the home include full body apparitions, voices, and footsteps. Some feel ghostly presences in the rooms of the house. All we know is this: these investigations are not for the faint-hearted. In addition, over the course of the evening you will have the opportunity to participate in a séance with our paranormal experts.

You will receive a complimentary Death Day cocktail upon arrival. A very limited number of places are available. Exclusive tickets are only $55 per person.  

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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