Get to know the supernatural at Kilby’s next fundraiser on Oct. 20. (Kilby Historic Site)

Supernatural fundraiser coming to Kilby this October

The Vancouver Supernatural Group will be investigating paranormal activity at the historic site

Update: Due to higher than expected demand, Kilby Historic Site is now offering two Dine with the Supernatural fundraisers. The first will be held on Oct. 6 and the second on Oct. 20.

Kilby is inviting residents to experience a brush with the paranormal this October, with its second annual Dine with the Supernatural fundraiser.

“This time of year, it’s very apropos isn’t it, to get into the spirit of October,” Jo-Anne Leon, museum director at the historic site, said.

The idea for a supernatural fundraiser started last year, when members of the Vancouver Supernatural Group contacted the museum and asked to do an investigation into spiritual activity around the site.

RELATED: Paranormal team investigates haunted Fraser Canyon train station

According to group founder Jim Kolisnyk, Kilby is “a pretty active place.”

“The more we do it, the more activity we get because they’re just getting more comfortable with us,” he said.

“We got a little girl in the basement who laughed and giggled,” he added, noting that the family room was also a hot spot for activity.

Leon, who was also on hand during the investigations, also found lots to intrigue her during the investigation.

“One of the investigators was reading a book, and there was a spirit that came into the camera, if that’s what you want to call it, and recorded the ladies reading and this spirit coming into the vision of the camera,” Leon said. “I thought it was very interesting.”

During their several investigations — in which they took recordings, photos and monitored battery levels with two Kilby staff members and half a dozen supernatural group members — they found an “overwhelming” amount of activity.

“It’s a very cool place,” Kolisnyk said. “And the energy is very positive. I love it. It’s a really nice, feel-good place to be in.”

Having that sort of positive energy in a site is not common, he said.

Because of the amount of activity they found at Kilby, the group decided to hold a fundraiser for the site.

SEE ALSO: Paintings return to Kilby for fifth annual festival

The group has done fundraisers like the before, raising funds for museum groups and other non-profits while giving other people the opportunity to learn about what the group had found and possibly experience some of it for themselves.

According to Leon, the first fundraiser in 2018 sold out in 24 hours. This year, Kilby is offering two supernatural dinners: one on Oct. 6 and one on Oct. 20.

Both events will begin at 5:30 p.m., starting with a traditional roast beef dinner where participants can see some of the previous evidence the group has collected in their investigations.

After the dinner, participants will be split up into groups to explore the museum with the Vancouver Supernatural Group on hand. The group has also located a descendent of the Kilby family, and Leon mentioned that the group would be bringing a medium to the event.

As Kolisnyk pointed out, the event isn’t just for those who believe in things like ghosts. Skeptics are welcome too.

“Honestly, we welcome skeptics,” he said. “We don’t have to prove ourselves, we know that they’re there.”

Tickets for the events are $60 each, or two for $110, with all proceeds going towards maintaining the historic site. The dinner is primarily for adults, and anyone under 18 has to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, call 604-796-9576.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

EDITORIAL: The dilemma of living in beautiful B.C.

Tourism dollars are needed for the economy while some locals are crying ‘stay away’

Three men face attempted murder charges after Harrison Hot Springs stabbing

Man, 24, sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries following attack Wednesday

Four activists face charges linked to 2019 Abbotsford hog-farm protest

Mischief and break-and-enter charges laid for incidents on four separate days prior to the protest

Chilliwack children can get tested locally, Fraser Health confirms

Erroneous information online and via 811 has many families driving to Abbotsford for testing

New treatment centre for addicted youth opening in Chilliwack

Facility ready to support up to 20 youth with substance-use challenges

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

‘Tiny home’ being built for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

Online campaign raises $59,000 for custom cargo trailer for Katie Hobson

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash

Jacob Markstrom stops 27 shots to lead Vancouver past Minnesota

Most Read