Psychic fair sets up shop in historic Fearing Tavern on June 10

By Matthew Bernat | Jun 02, 2017
Photo by: Andrew W. Griffith The Fearing Tavern at 11 Elm St. will be the site of the Holistic Psychic Fair on June 10. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Wareham Historical Society and the First Spiritualist Church of Onset.

With the reportedly haunted Fearing Tavern as a backdrop, the Wareham Historical Society and First Spiritualist Church of Onset will host a Holistic Psychic Fair on June 10.

There will be 13 mediums channelling psychic energy inside the historic tavern on that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 11 Elm St., the tavern was built in 1690 and has been the site of several ghost hunts over the past few years.

And while the historical society and the church appear to be unlikely collaborators, this isn’t the first time both groups have hosted such a fair together.

Wareham Historical Society President Angela Dunham said a similar event was held in 2015, also at the Fearing Tavern.

“The First Spiritualist Church approached us a of couple years ago about a fundraising partnership, and it was very successful,” said Dunham. “We look forward to welcoming them back.”

Besides the readings, holistic vendors selling goods such as crystals, stones, jewelry, salt lamps, meditation cushions and more can be found inside the historical society’s Meeting House, located at 495 Main St.

Those wishing to book a psychic reading must do so at the Meeting House before heading over the Fearing Tavern. The cost for a 15 minute reading is $20.

Founded in 1903, the nondenominational First Spiritualist Church preaches that there is life after death and that the living may communicate with the dead through mediums.

Church member Larry Becker said the small, yet active, church welcomes people of all faiths to its Sunday evening services, which features prayer, mediumship and healing sessions and a communal meal. For more information on the church, visit

When its not hosting psychic fairs, the Fearing Tavern is open for guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information on the Wareham Historical Society, visit

Comments (7)
Posted by: David Ricci | Jun 06, 2017 17:49

is this Voodoo?

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Jun 06, 2017 18:10


Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Jun 06, 2017 18:15

In fact churches shouldn't be consulting psychics. Leading people straight to hell...Gonna bust it wide-open. and mediums were common among the pagan peoples of the Bible lands. God warned the children of Israel against becoming involved in these practices just prior to their entry into the Promised Land of Canaan. "When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord." (Deuteronomy 18:9-12 NIV)


King Saul of Israel sought counsel from a medium called the Witch of Endor. The armies of Israel were about to be attacked by the Philistines. Saul was in rebellion against God and in desperation sought the services of the spiritist. "So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothes, and he went, and two men with him; and they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Please conduct a séance for me, and bring up for me the one I shall name to you.” (1 Samuel 28:8 NKJV). Saul then asked the medium to conjure up the spirit of the deceased prophet Samuel, to ask his counsel regarding the pending Philistine attack. "And the king said to her, 'Do not be afraid. What did you see?' And the woman said to Saul, 'I saw a spirit ascending out of the earth.' So he said to her, 'What is his form?' And she said, 'An old man is coming up, and he is covered with a mantle.' And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed down.'" (1 Samuel 28:13-14. NKJV)

Saul should have known better than to consult with a medium, for God had warned in Leviticus 20:6, "I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them. I will cut him off from his people." The end result of King Saul's quest was tragic. Shortly after his visit to the witch, the king was wounded in battle and took his own life rather than being captured by the enemy.


Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, 'These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.'  And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, 'I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.' And he came out that very hour. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities (Acts 16:16-19, NKJV).

The spirit of the slave girl that was giving her the ability to do fortune-telling was an evil spirit, a demon, which Paul was able to cast out. It should be noted, that demons have no problem telling some of the truth to hide their deception. Even the demon could acknowledge Paul as serving God and teaching the truth.



Exodus 22:18King James Version (KJV)

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.







Posted by: David Ricci | Jun 06, 2017 18:38

Yes it's Voodoo. I just wanted some company on this side of that scary stuff!!! Yikes, playing with fire they are! And making money at it! Think they ever say anything bad to a customer who just gave them $20? Never! Come back next week and your dead Uncle Pete will tell you secrets from the other side... oh and that's $20 more.


Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Jun 06, 2017 21:49

Dude, it's the First Spiritualist Church.  That's one toke over the Unitarian Universalist line.  Not like it's Southern Baptists.


C'mon, anyone owning a building more than 150 years old claims the place is haunted, and most likely there's a secret hidey-hole where "escaped slaves" were hidden.  Yawwwwn.  As long as the Historical Society is raking in a few bucks, why not enjoy playing along?  Hell, screwing tourists is a time-honored Massachusetts tradition.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 06, 2017 22:00

Bring your Oija Board.  It's interesting in a spooky movie, Halloween kind of way...but that's it.  Call me conservative and traditional...but this sure wouldn't fly at St. Patrick's.  Certain things shouldn't be messed with.

Posted by: David Ricci | Jun 07, 2017 06:27

Truly, Don't mess with this stuff, for your soul's sake. Yikes! And though it may seem like innocent fun, the people who get readings are so hungry to hear the news, so impressionable that it's abusive to con them.

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