Sunday, December 20, 2015

Results from the 89th Houdini Invitational in Appleton Wisconsin.

We are pleased to announce that a number of Bedford Alchemist Society members have won awards at the 89th Houdini Invitational in Appleton Wisconsin. Members of the Bedford Alchemy Society were contestants in the following categories.
Magical Events:

·       Spell Casting

·       Transmogrification

·       (Non GMO) Potions Challenge

·       Conjuring

·       Curse Breaking

Alchemy Events:

·       Perpetual Motion

·       Steam Manipulation

·       Nuclear Transmutation

·       Multi-Dimensional Obstacle Course

·       Automaton Boxing

 It was a wonderful three day experience and The Bedford Alchemist Society didn’t come home empty handed. Along with a Gold in Non GMO Potions and two Silvers in Spell Casting we are pleased to announce that we received the Lead Star the highest Alchemy honor in the world.

The 89th Houdini Invitational was presented by the American Alchemist Alliance, The Magical Congress of the United States of America and the Indigenous Mystical Council of the America’s.  


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zoltan the Magnificent, has been removed as head of the Dark Arts Department at the Bedford Alchemist Society.

Due to the disappearance of the 58 guests form 2015's Open House the Grand Chancellor Philippa Thorpe of the Bedford Alchemist Society removed Zoltan the Magnificent from his position as Head of the Dark Arts Department. 

Dr. Thorpe is working closely with The American  Alchemist Guild in retrieving the guest who all apparited during Zoltan's Séance at this years open house. Dr. Thorpe went on to say that she is keep the local mundane authorities notified as each or the missing guests are retrieved from the Aether.  As of today 31 of the 58 guests have be found and transmorgiphide back into human form and released back into the mundane world. 

The Magical Congress of the United States, the European Ministry of Magic, Madrasa of the Magi and Wu of Han Academy of China  have all put out warrants for the rouge Wizards arrest on unassociated changes.

Doctor Thorpe insisted that the 2016 Open House will be unaffected by these events and is looking forward to opening the doors of their institution ,The Bedford Alchemy Society as it celebrates 199 years of operation. Save the date October 28th and 29th 2016!

Have you seen this Suit of Armor?
Its has been reported that the cursed suit of armor worn by Sir Itchington has once again escaped from the Hall of Enchantment. Please contact Master Historian Persis Durwall of the Curse Containment Department. Level nine south common catacombs. If you do see him or should I say it. DO NOT Approach he or it is extremely dangerous! We have put out a APB on the spectral net and have asked the Seekers of Salem for assistance in containing this Spector once again.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Welcome to the First Parish Haunted House Plans for 2016
The Bedford Alchemist Society's has agreed to  open its doors again in 2016 October 28th and 29th. Look for all new stories, scares and excitement as the Alchemists allow the public to see even more of their Secret Society and the enchanted and mysterious items they oversee. If you missed the open house in 2015 you'll  have a chance next year to meet these wonderful Alchemists hidden right here in Bedford. 
Historical Images from the Bedford Alchemist Society retrieval missions of cursed objects from around the world.
Close to home at the request of Town Elders the Lane brothers, Thomas, Richard and Harold successfully retrieved the Bedford Cemetery Sign from the old burial ground in 1865.  Bedford Alchemist historical records state that cemetery sign would awaken and give disturbing messages from beyond the grave.

This prehistoric creature terrorized Wilson Farm before its capture in 1903 by the Bedford Alchemist Society. Although thought dead the creature appeared to escaped the crypts below the old meeting house in 1939.
1875 returning from a trip to Mexico The Bedford Alchemist team retrieved an enchanted Icon from an Aztec National Geographic dig outside Mexico City.
Philippa and Alcester Page with their dog Aristotle on their return leg from a retrieval mission to Easter Island in 1923. The enchanted statue, though quite animated at times appears to have a limited vocabulary.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Welcome to the First Parish Haunted House.
2015 Theme The Bedford Alchemist Society's open house. This event was such a great success that we are going to have another one next year. Look for all new stories, scares and excitement in 2016!  Here are some pictures of 2015 events.  
Headmaster of the Bedford Alchemist Society
 One of our Ghost Hosts  
Masque of the Red Death
 The Vault of Mysteries
Zoltan's inner sanctum
The Aether weakened between Dimensions.
The Lab
Some of Dr. Ric Mortus equipment.

Beware the Green House and its Carnivorous plants...
Bio Lab where some experiments ran astray.
More pictures from Bedford Alchemist Society open house 2015
Dr. Rick Mortis with two of his failed experiments and a Visit from his arch enemies creation Frankenstein's Monster.

Voltan with his Minion Vladimir and two spectral apparitions that wreaked havoc on our guests.

An accident in the Bio Lab caused our guests great discomfort...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Another VERY successful year has come to a close.

Well it was a little slow Friday night but Saturday made up for it. All the guests seemed to have a great time. Look to future updates to include more pictures from this years event.
Hope you had a great time and if you didn't get to First Parish for our haunted weekend we may be back next year...
75 Great Road has NEVER looked like this before.
Masque of the Red Death
Cast of the Masque

Masques used in the production


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Zoltan's Inner chamber is ready for guests.
Its coming for you...

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Three Floors of fright and fun...
 Please note that there is plenty of parking around the common and at town center.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

It’s coming for you…

Please join us as the Haunted House RETURNS to First Parish. Visit a Mad Scientist, The Alchemist’s Vault of Mysteries, A ghostly Séance, Witness The Mask of the Red Death, Walk through the Bio Lab. Be on the lookout for Zombies, Monsters and More…  Join us for a bite at the cracked Cauldron and try one of our games of skill and luck.

·Friday Night – Walk Through Three Floors of Dark Scary Fun. With food, games and prizes.

·Saturday “Day” Trick or Treat not scary walk through. (Parents are Free during the day)

·Saturday Night Walk Through Three Floors of Dark Scary Fun. With food, games and prizes.


·Adult -----------$12.00

· Kids 3 to 14 ---$8.00

·Seniors ---------$10.00

Its coming for you...

Please share this with anyone you know...
The Haunted house is back October 23rd and 24th - Don't miss it.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Keep Friday and Saturday October 23rd and 24th open you are not going to want to miss this...

Plans are really taking off for this years First Parish Haunted House.
We will be running the Maze at Apple Fest on the town common. Check out this link.

We have tons of prizes this year in Three Broom Gaming. While there you can have some refreshments in the Cracked Cauldron, so plan to hang around a bit after walking through the main event. You can also buy reduced price re-entry tickets at the information booth in the Cracked Cauldron.

the countdown has begun.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A retelling of the Poe classic, The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death will be performed on our stage in our old meeting house.

Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's story.