Monday, September 29, 2014

Albatwitch Festival - the star didn't show, but the bands played on

Unfortunately, the star of the show - the albatwitch - didn't appear, but many others did, at the First Annual Albatwitch festival in Columbia on Saturday.  The festival, a joint effort by Rick Fisher of the Museum of Mysteries, and Chris Vera, president of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society (CHiPS), continued the weekend's festive events which featured the Fourth Friday "Feet in the Street" the night before.  
Saturday's festival included live music, food, and a variety of talks by various speakers at CHiPs headquarters on Second Street. The event also included an apple pie contest (due to the albatwitch's penchant for eating apples).  Deborah Clark took first place in the contest.
Free tours of the "dungeon" of the Columbia Market House were also offered.

An ET (a "gray") watched the day's proceedings on the 200 block of Locust Street.

Museum of Mysteries founder Rick Fisher talked about things paranormal . . . 

to a standing-room-only crowd at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society.

A sketch of . . . an albatwitch ?

Is Chiques Rock haunted?
Rick Fisher lectured about things paranormal at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society to a standing room only crowd.

Some views of the dusty, musty dungeon during a free tour in the basement of the Columbia Market House . . .

First place in the apple pie contest - Deborah Clark

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