Join us for a supernatural sojourn in the weird wild West, and together we’ll plant the spooky seeds that will blossom into your next creative endeavor! At the end of May 2024, ShadowReach is hosting a dark, paranormal creative retreat in Tonopah, Nevada. While most retreats of the sort focus on a particular craft (usually writing), this one is for all creatives and creators who want to explore their spooky side. Whatever you create, use this retreat as personal artistic development time and quicken your eerie imagination!
Why is Tonopah, Nevada, so spooky?
From ghostly legends to mysterious UFO sightings, the enigmas of the universe are calling you. Tonopah is a tiny mining town between Reno and Las Vegas, surrounded with vast and mysterious desert. Its reputation for being one of the most haunted towns in the wild West is well-earned.
Otherworldly stops on our journey:
- America’s Scariest Motel – The Clown Motel — Will you dare to dream here?
- The #1 Haunted Hotel in America, the Mizpah Hotel, known as Tonopah’s Jewel of the Desert.
- Experience the silent whispers of the Tonopah Cemetery.
- Engage with the spectral residents of Goldfield Ghost Town.
- Feel tiny in the vastness of the Lunar Crater “Terrestrial Analogue Site.”
- Retrace UFO routes down the shadowy Extraterrestrial Highway, site of Area 51.
- Time travel back to the Gold Rush at Tonopah Historic Mining Park.
- Get starstruck at Tonopah Stargazing Park, one of the darkest nighttime sites in America for viewing the great unknown.
…and so much more!
Why would you want to go on this spectral sojourn?
Even the darkest creatives can experience genuine dread at the prospect of creating something truly horrifying. Just as each creator has their own reasons for choosing to pursue spooky content creation, there may be an infinite combination of obstacles holding them back from realizing their true potential.
Overcoming these obstacles often involves personal growth, experimentation, and a willingness to push creative boundaries. Many artists can be stymied by the expectations and taboos of the vanilla majority. Here are some of the blocks (and solutions) you’ll find support for on this retreat.
- Break out of your usual genre comfort zone.
- Cultivate a new reputation you can be proud of, and define yourself beyond stereotypes and clichés.
- Find authenticity within the niche market and banish imposter syndrome.
- Thicken your skin to criticism from mainstream vanilla rubes.
- Lean into your dark emotions to create without the emotional drain.
- Conquer your actual nightmares and bend them to your creative will.
- Glean inspiration through immersion, and live the sci-fi, horror, and old West themes.
- Say “f*ck you” to taboo, and get freaky with your creativity.
- Enhance your technical ability to make spooky sounds and visual effects.
- Embrace the unknown and let go of judgement.
- Forgive yourself your own sins, and cast off old religious and cultural reigns that inhibit your weirdness or no longer serve your art.
- Capitalize on the spooky market with integrity and meaningful contribution.
- Support and be supported by kindred spirits…and perhaps actual spirits.
- Have fun within the horrific!
If you’ve ever felt inhibited to truly let your hair down and go wild with dark, scary, or paranormal themes, you’ll find support and encouragement well beyond what you can expect from your normal network on this Tonopah creative retreat.
Join us on this paranormal creative retreat in Tonopah!
Getting goosebumps yet? It’s the thrill of the unknown and the allure of the unexplored! Whether you’re penning down spooky tales or just want to bask in the paranormal vibes, we’ve got you covered. We’re hosting workshops to die for, and giving you the chance to engage in paranormal investigating and historical research.
No writer? No worries! This event will feature multiple spooky, occult, and paranormal-themed experts to inspire you with their expertise in podcasting, journalism, social media, YouTube, music, and fine art, as well as workshop topics useful to all creepy creatives. This journey is for every thrill-seeker out there. Experience something truly extraterrestrial. Be there or be…haunted by regret!
Secure your spot NOW! Limited spaces available.
Creative Retreat Paranormal Lodging Options in Tonopah
For those seeking true terror: Stay exclusively at America’s Scariest Motel, the Clown Motel! Be sure to peruse their website before committing…this experience is not for the faint of heart.
For an opulent haunt: Experience the Mizpah Hotel. The USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards named it the number one haunted hotel in America, so stay here to have the best chance of bumping into something that goes bump in the night.
Double the dread: Embrace both the Clown Motel & Mizpah Hotel, with your stay split between both of these scary local haunts! You’ll move once during your stay, but the hotels are only a 1 minute drive apart on Erie Main street (how appropriate), and help moving your luggage can be provided upon request.
Tonopah Paranormal Creative Retreat Pricing
Early Bird Pricing:
Book now and save! Discounted rate available until November 30th, 2023.
Double Occupancy – Starting at $1000
Single Occupancy – Starting at $1200