Sunday, October 29, 2017

Paranormal Pub

The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal

Paranormal Pub

6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event

Free admission

Minor with parent or guardian

Presented by: Michael Brein, Oregon chapter of MUFON and McMenamins History

The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal

The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal

Travel is exciting and exhilarating because you never know what will be around the next corner. Anticipating the new and unexpected in travel is part of the thrill of it all! However, what you often least expect is to encounter the truly strange of the paranormal and the supernatural. Let Michael Brein take you along the Road to Strange for a sampling of what travelers like you and me often get to experience in their travels.

About the Speaker:
Michael Brein, aka The Travel Psychologist, is an author, lecturer, travel storyteller, adventurer, and publisher of travel books and guides. He regularly appears in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio programs on the psychology of travel—for instance: the Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Scientific American, the Huffington Post, just to name a few…

Michael is the first to coin the term ‘travel psychology.’ As such, through his doctoral studies, work and life experiences, and world travels, he has become the world's first — and perhaps only — ‘travel psychologist.’ He publishes travel tales eBooks, audiobooks, and print books— collections of travel stories on specific travel subjects, themes, or countries. Thus, books in Michael’s Travel Tales Series— are collections of similar kinds of travel stories. Travel tales of the paranormal, for instance, is a subset of Michael’s collection of around 10,000 travel stories that he has gathered from interviews with some 1,850 world travelers and adventurers like himself whom he has met in his own travels around the world over the last four decades. 

Michael has been a member of a number of world travel clubs including the Travelers Century Club, whose requirement for membership is travel to a minimum of 100 countries, and the Circumnavigators Club, which requires going around the world in one complete trip.

Additionally, Michael took on a lifetime of study of the subject of UFO-ology since the age of 15 and became the State Director for Hawaii as well as Ambassador-at-Large for MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network), the largest UFO research organization in America with a significant worldwide presence as well. Michael’s book, The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal, upon which his presentation will be based, is a collection of the sorts of psychic and supernatural experiences that travelers have in their journeys. And Michael is no stranger to the paranormal, as well, since he, himself, has had a lifetime of psychic experiences. It is no surprise, then, that five of his own travel-related paranormal experiences appear in his book. Michael Brein resides on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Paranormal Pub

Paranormal Pub

Join us once a month to hear from experts in unexplainable phenomena - think UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot, ESP, ghosts and beyond. Come have a beer and a burger handcrafted beverage, concessions, and/or a slice of pizza, settle in and learn something new from a curated line-up of scholars, experiencers and others.

According to Wikipedia: "Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

A paranormal phenomenon is different from hypothetical concepts such as dark matter and dark energy. Unlike paranormal phenomena, these hypothetical concepts are based on empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.

The most notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects, psychic abilities or extrasensory perception and cryptids."

We thank the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for coordinating and hosting this programming at the historic Mission Theater.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp


About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

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Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

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We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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