Ghost City of the Desert
Saturday & Sunday October 5 - 6
Calico Ghost Town - Yermo, CA
In 2016, Haunted Orange County had its first overnight experience at Calico Ghost Town in the Mojave Desert. We escaped the city and took a trip back in time to the Old West. It is time to return again for an overnight adventure.
Enjoy a daytime visit to Calico Ghost Town. Calico opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. We invite you to explore the town during the day and as nighttime looms, you'll check into the rustic Calico Bunkhouse located just a stone's throw from the entrance to Calico. Once settled in, you'll learn the history of the once bustling city and its many residents now buried just a short walk away in the Calico Cemetery. Ben Hansen will give a compelling talk about the UFO phenomenon.
As the orange horizon turns dark we'll make our way into Calico Ghost Town for an after-hours private ghost tour of the town itself including the inside of the haunted Maggie Mine shaft. Before we bed down for the night we'll gather around the fire pit back at the bunkhouse for a fireside chat and s'mores while we explore the desert night skies with Travel Channel host, UFO enthusiast, and paranormal investigator, Ben Hansen. Ben will demonstrate some of the most advanced night vision equipment available to the public and leads us on a dynamic examination of the night’s sky. Are we alone?
IMPORTANT INFO FOR OVERNIGHT BUNKHOUSE GUESTS:
Gold Strike Admission includes one night in Calico Ghost Town Campgrounds. This is a shared stay experience. The bunkhouse contains ten bunk beds, has air conditioning, heating, a picnic table and a fire ring. Attendees will need to supply their own linens, pillow and blanket. No pets are allowed. Restrooms with running water are located in the building right outside the bunkhouse. Showers are located in the adjacent campgrounds. A Calico Ghost Town Day pass is included for the bunkhouse lodgers.
ITINERARY _ SATURDAY
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Calico Ghost Town Hours
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Calico Event Check-in
4:30 p.m. Calico History Talk
5:00 p.m. Ben Hansen talk on UFO phenomenon
6:30 p.m. Dinner Meet-Up at Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner. (Dinner is not included in the event fee. Dinner does not have to be purchased to join.) Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner located at 35654 Yermo Rd.
8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Main Street / Maggie Mine Ghost Tour
9:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Main Street / Maggie Mine Ghost Tour
10:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. S’mores and Campfire back at the bunkhouse for the UFO Skywatch
ITINERARY _ SUNDAY
11:00 a.m. Bunkhouse Check-out. Safe travels, until next time!
Gold Strike Admission $125
(Includes Bunkhouse Lodging)
Includes: Calico Ghost Town Day Pass, Lectures, Calico Town & Mine Ghost Walk, Fireside UFO Sky Watch with Ben Hansen, and bunkhouse lodging for one night.
Silver Strike Admission $100
(Lodging not included)
Includes: everything mentioned in Gold Strike Admission with the exception of overnight bunkhouse lodging.
Thank you to Calico Ghost Tours for guiding us through the streets of Calico. Stay in touch with Calico Ghost Tours on Facebook
Haunted O.C. offers a limited time group rate for attendees who opt not to stay at the bunkhouse and would like an alternative option. (Not included in the ticket price.)
Baymont by Wyndham Yermo (Located 3.09 miles from Calico)
35450 Yermo Rd., Yermo, CA 92398
Total with tax per night $67.28
Rate available for 10/4 and 10/5. Rate is available for one or two nights.
Attendees wishing to book using the group rate should call (760) 501-7871 and book using the group rate code: HauntedOC. The Hotel Group rate is available through 9/4.