Mental Health Awareness Fundraiser at Ashmore Estates

Mental Health Awareness | Ashmore Estates | Dustin Pari

Ashmore Estates. Dustin Pari. Mental Health Awareness.

On Saturday, November 23, 2024, Night Shift Paranormal invites you to step into the haunted halls of the legendary Ashmore Estates for a special fundraiser event in support of mental health awareness. But this event is not just any ordinary ghost hunt. We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Dustin Pari, a renowned paranormal investigator, motivational speaker, and author.

Dustin Pari is a TV personality, paranormal researcher, seasoned author, motivational lecturer. He is best known for his appearances on Sy-Fy’s Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Destination Truth as well as Travel Channel’s Ghost Nation.

Dustin is currently a featured researcher on Travel Channel’s Ghost Hunters also streaming on Discovery +. His industrious spirit along with his dedication to entertain, educate and inspire has solidified him as a well-respected resource in the paranormal field.

In addition to his passion for the paranormal, Dustin is a highly sought-after motivational lecturer whose insightful and humorous anecdotes have inspired thousands of event attendees and even more worldwide. Determined to leave a legacy of kindness, Dustin goes forth with a helpful heart to change the world… delivering a positive message that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. He is thankful for the opportunity to help others as we all walk through this life together.

But Dustin’s passion extends beyond the paranormal. He is determined to leave a legacy of kindness, and his positive message is both entertaining and thought-provoking. With a helpful heart, Dustin strives to change the world as we all walk through this life together. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to have him join us for this important cause.

The fundraiser event at Ashmore Estates will feature a meet and greet with Dustin Pari, followed by a presentation relating to mental health awareness. Attendees will then have the unique opportunity to participate in a 3-hour ghost hunt of Ashmore Estates alongside Dustin. Afterward, there will be a 3-hour period of free roaming investigation, allowing guests to explore this haunted location on their own.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Mental Health America, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Mental Health America is the nation’s leading national nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention.

Their work is informed, designed, and led by the lived experience of those most affected. Through public education, direct services, tools, and research, Mental Health America advocates for closing the mental health equity gap while increasing nationwide awareness and understanding.

Ashmore Estates is a truly unique haunted location that offers an unforgettable experience for paranormal enthusiasts. Built in 1916 in Ashmore, Illinois, the building served as the Coles County Poor Farm, providing shelter for the indigent, distressed, and mentally ill.

The self-sufficient farming community grew its own food and operated as a private psychiatric facility from 1959 to 1964. It reopened in 1965, accepting patients from state mental institutions until financial troubles forced its closure in 1987.

After years of neglect, the property underwent a series of ownership changes and faced the threat of demolition. However, in 2014, Robbin and Norma Terry took on the monumental task of preserving Ashmore Estates as a historic landmark and a place for paranormal investigations. They have dedicated nearly a decade to cleaning and repairing the building, ensuring its place in history.

Join Night Shift Paranormal and Dustin Pari for a night of incredible presentation and ghost hunting at Ashmore Estates. Not only will you have the opportunity to explore the haunted halls of this beloved location, but you will also be supporting the vital cause of mental health awareness. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental health challenges.


Your evening at Ashmore Estates will include:

  • Meet and Greet with Dustin Pari.
  • A Presentation of Mental Health led by Dustin Pari.
  • A 3-hour investigation led by Dustin Pari (Complete Package Only).
  • A 3-hour free roam investigation (Complete Package Only, Dustin Pari will not be present).
  • Snacks and drinks provided throughout the event.
  • Bring your own equipment or use ours (Free roam only).

Please also be advised:

  • There is no heat at this location. Please dress appropriately.
  • This event begins at 6:00pm. Please arrive no earlier than 5:45pm.
  • This event ends at 8:00pm (Presentation Only) or 2:00am (Complete Package).
  • No drugs, alcohol, or disruptive behavior will be tolerated.


Refund policy

No refunds will be given for this event unless this event is cancelled by Night Shift Paranormal Events. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified immediately. You will also be given the option of a refund or transfer. Refund processing generally takes 5-7 business days per the payment processing provider. We do offer purchase protection.