Bob Thiel, the non-ordained self-appointed Overseer of the Continuing Ed Church of God has announced that he is planning on having his Feast site here in CA at the Santa Maria Inn.
Please think about where you hope to attend this year and let the coordinator for your Feast site know via email.
We have tentatively decided on holding the Feast of Tabernacles in the USA at the Santa Maria Inn, in Santa Maria, California. More information about that is expected for next week.
- Ndhiwa, Kenya contact Deacon George Otieno, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whangarei, New Zealand contact John Hickey, email email@example.com
- Santa Maria, California, USA contact Dr. Bob Thiel, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what the Inn is noted for:
Rudolph Valentino, that wonderful entertainer, who seems to haunt everywhere, also haunts the hotel. He apparently likes to knock on room 221 and even recline on the bed in the room.
There are also rumors of the ghost of a sea captain who was murdered by his mistress long ago appearing inside the hotel. He has supposedly been attached to room 210.
Please note, a lot of sources report Valentino attached to room 210 and the sea captain attached to room 221. But when our team visited and looked around the second floor, the hotel had room 221 marked as Valentino's room. So it is our belief that the two numbers should be switched for the the two ghosts, and we have done so in this article.
In addition to the sea captain and Valentino's antics, the hotel plays host to a piano that plays by itself, mysterious footprints, unexplained perfume scented smells, spinning clock hands, opening and closing doors, music coming out of disconnected speakers, ovens opening, and even an elevator starting up and going to a certain floor at the same time of the day.
In addition to the hotel rooms, the ghostly activity has also been seen in the gardens and the cellar. Rooms have also suddenly turned ice cold, and even once a balloon followed a housekeeper around, even going down stairs with her.
Lastly, Richard Senate along with psychic wife, Debbie Christenson, conducted a séance in the Inn and contacted a young cocaine addict with a nickname of Peppy (because she was so peppy) who was often a guest in the guest house at Hearst Castle, and was in the Inn awaiting a car to take her up to San Simeon. Who this young woman really was, is unknown.
This is not the first time that a COG has placed their brethren in the grips of Satan. LCG did it in 2011:
LCG Using a Haunted Hotel For Feast of Tabernacles
And as for the mega resort that Santa Maria is, one YELP reviewer had this to say:
First of all, I wouldn't recommend the city of Santa Maria to anyone. It's junky strip malls surrounding this pretty hotel.
The CEdCG members will need to drive for entertainment. Between battling with demons, the local attractions are the beach, Hearst Castle (if you skip a service) and Solvang. It sounds to be one of the best Feasts ever!!!!!!!