Last Weekend To Catch Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 3 At Local Theater
POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 1:13pm
El Paso Ghost Stories Volume Three looks into one of the Sun City’s most bizarre cold cases, the disappearance of a Kern place couple back in the 1950's. And film producer Jackson Polk says what they found out was quite interesting.
“What we have done is explain what happened to them that night,” said Polk.
Polk and his team of four ghost trackers, which includes a psychic, have been working on the project for the past two years. “We go into a location with a psychic, discern who those are, tell you where they are and nowadays, we can catch them in a picture as a spirit form, and that's what's made a believer out of me,” said Polk.
Psychic Diana Calamia has worked with Polk on El Paso Ghost Stories Volume One and Two, making contact with the undead. “I can describe them to you. I can tell you exactly what they're wearing. I can where they're at, what they're saying. But it's coming from outside of me. It's not what I’m actually seeing or feeling with my senses,” said Calamia.
“We have done this is dark buildings, in pitch black. She says, 'to the left of where you are, shoot that way. You'll get something.' And sure enough we get something,” said Polk.
Some of the places the team investigated: the former ASARCO smelter, one of the most haunted places they've ever been. They also visited the El Paso Playhouse and Concordia Cemetery, where Diana says she spoke with children buried there about what was bothering them.
“Somebody had been doing their own spells in the cemetery and that's what was upsetting the children,” said Polk.
Jackson says his goal is not to scare people, but rather to have them understand ghosts and spirits better. “I think if people were to watch this latest film, they would see another way to look at ghosts; that ghosts don't have to be scary, that ghosts don't have to be negative. Ghosts can be something interesting to think about because sooner or later, we're all going to need to think about it,” said Polk.
Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 3 is playing at the Scottish Rite Theater. It's at 301 W. Missouri at Santa Fe. There are showings on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale one hour before each show, $6 cash or $6.50 with a credit card, plus tax. For more information, head to www.elpasogold.com