Friday I had the pleasure to be the guest “talent” for Utica’s Light 98.7’s Haunted Rails – Ghost Train. Two-hundred plus people boarded the Adirondack Railroad headed to Remsen, New York. Shadow Chasers Paranormal Team was on deck running the event organized by the founder Phillip Creighton. I wandered the train with them talking ghost and answering questions. Arriving in Remsen we disembarked for the Art Center and the guests to the Stone House for an investigation.

Adirondack Railroad Haunted Rails Ghost Train – photo by Terri J Garofalo

Phillip Creighton and fellow Shadow Chaser investigator.

Phillip Creighton poses with another member of Shadow Chasers. – photo by Terri J. Garofalo

Just some of the crowd for the Adirondack Railroad Haunted Rails Ghost Train

This is just SOME of the crowd attending the Ghost Train event. – photo by Terri J. Garofalo

The event was sold out. There were so many people, they were split into three groups, which meant three lectures for me. I was forced to create a new Powerpoint from scratched since my computer freaked out and died. This worked out so much better. I built it entirely off the comics. This helped drive my talk. I prefer to speak off the cuff. It is more natural and comes off better. So, the talks were pretty good by my critical standards. People seemed to enjoy it.

Terri J. Garofalo lectures for the "Haunted Rails - Ghost Train" event.

Lecturing at the Art Center in Remsen, NY for the “Haunted Rails – Ghost Train” event. – photo courtesy of Shadow Chasers

Meet and greet on the Ghost Train with Terri J. Garofalo

Chatting with everyone on the Ghost Train. – photo courtesy of Shadow Chasers

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to eat until all the lecturing was finished. We were in mad rush mode to make the train, so I was cruising in a van stuffing my face in a frenzy to make the train. All in all, I really enjoyed it. I met a train-load of wonderful people on the train. Conversations were paranormally interesting. It was great to connect with so many cool people.

The Shadow Chasers group was fantastic. The radio people were very accommodating. They were awesome enough to put me up at the Hotel Utica, an amazing art deco hotel that happens to be HAUNTED! It was the only ghost investigating I was able to do. I could feel energies on the mezzanine stairs and the ball room. I awoke this morning to the sound of someone sighing… I was alone in my room and IT WASN’T ME!

Hotel Utica lobby.

The lobby at Hotel Utica. – photo by Terri J. Garofalo

So, if you happen to be in Utica, take a ride on the Adirondack railroad. It’s a great way to see the sights. I would hedge my best the Haunted Rails – Ghost Train will cruise again next year, so get your reservations! It is well worth it! AND, I might be there again… back by popular demand!


I STILL DO NOT HAVE A FUNCTIONING COMPUTER… Apparently they left the boot disk in my computer and I cannot get it out no matter what. So, it has to go back. So, I have none of my Adobe programs to make comics. I’m going to go rogue and do things from hand. I won’t be able to color or fix anything, so it will be a bit rough. But, at least we’ll have comics again.


Eat Cookies, Hunt Ghosts!