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Sicilian Sex Ghosts

The House Of Screwball is proud to present an informative and entertaining lecture from one of our West Coast Screwball family members, Paul Koudounaris, on Saturday Aug. 9th at 7pm, followed by a reception with Tarot Society readers. A gifted storyteller and world traveler, Paul will fascinate you with his tales of Sicilian Sex Ghosts. He is the author and photographer of "Empire of Death" and "Heavenly Bodies" and these stories come from his work for these books.

Event is FREE or $5 donation (your choice)

Paul says: "I wrote a recent article about Sicilian Sex Ghosts for the Fortean Times, and was interviewed about them last month in Bizarre Magazine, but this is even more convenient--you don't even have to buy a magazine, and you get to see lots of fancy pictures!"

Do you like sex? Do you like Death? Do you like Sicilians? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join author/photographer Dr Paul Koudounaris as he presents an in-depth lecture on 'The Sex Ghosts of the Palermo Catacombs', as recently featured in Fortean Times!

Over 400 years ago, the monks of Palermo's Capuchin monastery began mummifying their own brothers and prominent local citizens, and displaying their bodies in subterranean galleries. The result was one of the world's most haunted sites. But many of these ghosts were not content to simply roam the passageways, rattling chains... death had apparently not quelled their sexual appetites, and with libidos in overdrive, they took to the streets of the city to fulfill their lecherous needs. Dr Koudounaris will explore this fascinating folklore in a uniquely bizarre lecture, illustrated with his own photographs of the mummies still preserved in Palermo.