After a long year, which didn’t end with the “bang” that some people expected (perhaps even hoped for), 2013 is now 48 hours away and here at SGRA we’ve got a lot to look forward to. The last few months of 2012 were busy and packed with strange happenings for us, and that trend doesn’t look to slow down in the coming year. In every aspect of our work people are paying closer attention to things taking place, whether it be unusual lights over their towns, questions about government actions, or spooky senses they are picking up on, it would seem that the idea of people becoming more “open minded” is quite accurate.
Through 2012 we were gave more library programs and more outreach programs, hosted the very first “Exploring Unsolved Mysteries” Continuing Education class in Litchfield. Conducted more Field Investigations. and filed more Case Reports. And it has been interesting to note that the type of person being drawn into our group has changed as well. Entering 2013 we have numerous events already lined up, and more in the works as well. This includes another series of our Unsolved Mysteries class, visits back to several libraries, and more public outreach events in the spring and summer.
Another aspect we have been focusing on quite a bit here in the closing months of 2012 has been expanding our online activities. We’ve brought back our popular ParaChat, which has proven to be a fun Sunday evening activity for many and has sparked some wonderful discussions. We’ve revamped our Message Boards which has been a way for even more people to jump in on conversations and share stories. And in 2013 we intend to continue to expand these features as well as add new ones, including audio podcasts, video chats, and even online presentations and workshops for those who can’t make it in person due to time or distance.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support and we look forward to continuing our efforts in 2013 and beyond!