"I just really enjoyed the whole thing.  It helped me to see that investigating is as much fun as the reading about places
in guidebooks and I would love to do it again."   Tiera F

"It was cool .. great job"   Christen C   ...  "Loved it!"  Carrie S

"I really thought it was a neat experience."  Angel Y   ...  "Very informative"  Stephanie S

"My daughter and i enjoyed it very much and are planning on returning"  Connie Y

"The interaction from the team was FANTASTIC....the other two in my group fell in love with the experience."  Margaret S

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Be a ghost hunter for the night while searching for the unknown during a public paranormal
investigation of the historic and haunted Tri-County Restaurant & Truck Stop in Villa Ridge, MO
(about 40 miles west of St. Louis right off of Hwy 44) with team members of Paranormal Task
Force.

Tri-County Truck Stop has been featured on SyFy’s “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” segment
“Truck Stop Terror”, Fox 2 News, The Missourian newspaper and in several books.  Paranormal
Task Force has been featured in various documentaries and productions which have aired on
SyFy, Chiller, Travel Chanel and more.  Such shows and productions include "Children of the
Grave", "The Haunted Boy (The Exorcist File)", “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” segment
“Truck Stop Terror”, "Ghost Adventures" special 100th episode, and more.

This once Route 66 roadside icon formerly known as “The Diamonds” Restaurant has had its
share of tragic moments throughout its past.  Started by a young law student with ambitions and
dreams as a roadside stand selling plums in the early 1900’s, it grew to being the world’s
largest roadside restaurant in its heyday.   The current building, built in 1950 after the previous
building burnt to the ground in the late 1940’s, became the Tri-County Restaurant and Truck
Stop in 1970 after “The Diamonds” relocated to be nearer to the newly opened Interstate
Highway.

Before closing its doors to the public in September of 2006, employees and customers alike
were experiencing a plethora of paranormal activity.  Such experiences and reports included
full-bodied apparitions, eerie shadow figures, objects levitating from one table to another,
kitchen appliances turned off and on, people touched by unseen forces, children reporting
seeing a bloody monster on the stairway, disembodied voices and so much more.  Paranormal
Task Force (formerly Missouri Paranormal Research) investigations of 2006 yielded some of the
most phenomenal visual and audible captures to date, validating both employee and customer
experiences at this spine-chilling location.

A pre-investigative meeting and tour will start at 6:00 p.m. to present the historical & haunted
history of the Tri-County Restaurant and Truck Stop. Then the investigation will begin about
8:00 p.m. and conclude at 4 a.m.  Midnight snacks and refreshments will be provided.







  

When: Friday October 31, 2014 (Halloween Night)
Time: 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: Tri-County Restaurant and Truck Stop in Villa Ridge, Missouri
Cost: $60.00 per person
Minors have to be accompanied by an adult.  No one under 12 allowed.  
No refunds unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Overnight at Tri-County Includes:  

* Pre-Investigative Tour
* Access until 4 a.m. (Some areas will be restricted)
* Private Ghost Hunt with Investigators from Paranormal Task Force
* History & Hauntings of the Building

What to Bring:

* Your Own Ghost Hunting Equipment that you want.  (Some will be provided for use by PTF)
* Flashlights Required  

- Note - An "at your own risk" liability waiver will be required to be signed by attendees.  Paranormal Task Force and the Tri-County Truck
Stop reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone and to remove those who are disruptive to others.  There is also no guarantee that
anyone will witness or experience paranormal activity at this event.   PTF-045

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Be a Ghost Hunter for a night while investigating Missouri's most haunted castle and one of the
most haunted locations in the Mid-West.  Search for the unknown during this public overnight
investigation at the same location and with some of the investigators featured in the
paranormal documentary "Children of the Grave" which has aired on SyFy and Chiller.  Also,
Pythian Castle was featured in a segment titled "Behind Stone Walls" on "Ghost Lab" and on
"The Haunted Collector" as "Pythian Secrets".  Paranormal Task Force has been featured in
various documentaries and productions which have aired on SyFy, Chiller, Travel Chanel and
more.  Such shows and productions include "Children of the Grave", "The Haunted Boy (The
Exorcist File)", “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” segment “Truck Stop Terror”, "Ghost
Adventures" special 100th episode, and more.

Originally built around 1911 by the Knights of Pythias for use as a home for widows and orphans
where dark hidden secrets and tragic events went untold for years.  The Castle later became
part of the Army's O'Reilly Hospital Complex in 1942 and served as the Service Club for enlisted
men.  It was during this period that the Castle also started serving a plethora of unexplainable
activity.  During WWII the O'Reilly Complex also housed three or more wards of POW's.  Many of
them were interrogated within the walls of the Castle and tales from visiting veterans over the
years sometimes tell of "not so happy" endings. In 1947 the Castle became part of the Veterans
Administration 500 bed tuberculosis hospital until 1952 when vacated.  From that time forward it
served as many uses until being bought by the current owner in 2003.

With it's eloquent charm, mystic atmosphere, mysterious past, lovely hosts and an abundance
of occurring unexplainable events; this is one place that you want to add to your "places to
visit before you pass on" list.  When you indulge yourself within this building once, you will find
yourself with an addiction to return multiple times to experience more of what it has to offer.

A pre-investigative meeting and tour will start at 7:00 p.m. to present the historical & haunted
history of the Pythian Castle. Then the all night investigation will begin between 8 and 9 p.m.
and conclude at 4 a.m.   A midnight snack will be provided.

Attendees will be divided into three groups and rotated to investigate a different floors of the
Castle at different times throughout the night.  Everyone will have the opportunity  to
investigate with investigators of Paranormal Task Force and to use equipment and receive
paranormal field training as desired.









When: Saturday November 8, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: Pythian Castle in Springfield, Missouri
Cost: $75.00 per person
Minors have to be accompanied by an adult.  No one under 12 allowed.  
No refunds unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Overnight at the Pythian Castle Includes:  

* Pre-Investigative Tour
* Overnight Access until 4 a.m. (Some areas will be restricted)
* Private Ghost Hunt with Investigators from Paranormal Task Force
* History & Hauntings of the Building
* A Midnight Snack
* Bring Your Own Ghost Hunting Equipment (Some will be provided for use by PTF)
* Flashlights Required  

- Note - An "at your own risk" liability waiver will be required to be signed by attendees.  Paranormal Task Force and the Pythian Castle
reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone and to remove those who are disruptive to others.  There is also no guarantee that
anyone will witness or experience paranormal activity at this event.  PTF-046
Feedback From Those Who Have Attended Our Events
Overnight Ghost Hunt at Pythian Castle
in Springfield, MO
Saturday - November 8, 2014


Join Paranormal Task Force for a 3 hour trip back in time at the Tri-County Truck Stop.  
Experience the history of this iconic building on Route 66 from the time of its beginning as the
infamous Diamonds Restaurant till the time the doors closed at the Tri-County Truck Stop.

In addition to presenting the history of this location, you will also be treated to the tales of
paranormal activity that has been experienced and captured!  This is not the “typical” haunted
house attraction you find during the Halloween season…….this is a REAL HAUNTED Location!!  
This is one of the most haunted locations on the historic Route 66!!  There are no actors, no
props, no one to jump out and scare you, or gimmicks.  

After the historical presentation/haunted tour…….you will then be able to join the PTF
investigators for your own investigation….. if you dare!!  

Paranormal Task Force is offering two tours each evening the weekends of October 17th & 18th
and October 24th & 25th.    Below you will find the PayPal links to purchase your tickets for only
$20 each.  

Please be sure to click the PayPal button that corresponds with the Date &
Time you would like to attend!

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 Friday October 17 at 5:00 p.m.                          Friday October 17 at 10:00 p.m.




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Saturday October 18 at 5:00 p.m.                     Saturday October 18 at 10:00 p.m.




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 Friday October 24 at 5:00 p.m.                           Friday October 24 at 10:00 p.m.




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 Saturday October 25 at 5:00 p.m.                      Saturday October 25 at 10:00 p.m.




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- Note - An "at your own risk" liability waiver will be required to be signed by attendees.  Paranormal Task Force and the Tri-County Truck
Stop reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone and to remove those who are disruptive to others.  There is also no guarantee that
anyone will witness or experience paranormal activity at this event.   PTF-T-01 - PTF-T-08
Tri-County Truck Stop Haunted History Tour
in Villa Ridge, MO
Fri Oct 17 - Sat Oct 18 - Fri Oct 24 - Sat Oct 25
Overnight Ghost Hunt at Tri-County Truck Stop
in Villa Ridge, MO
Friday October 31, 2014 (Halloween Night!)