The annual Psychic/Paranormal Faire returns to Fort Knox Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thel event features presentations by ghost hunters, UFO enthusiasts, an exorcist, speakers on the legacy of Edgar Cayce and a practicing psychic. Psychics/card readers will be on hand for those wishing to purchase a reading and vendors will be present to sell unusual items.

Melissa Gaspar will present a talk on one of America’s most famous psychics, Edgar Cayce, also known as “The Sleeping Prophet,” because many of his revelations about the future came about when he was in a trance-like state.

Christopher Gardner and Cindy Proulx will lead discussions on the topic of unidentified flying objects. They will facilitate discussion on the topic with audience members.

The Bangor Ghost Trackers will be on hand to talk about their investigations at Fort Knox and other sites around Maine. The Ghost Trackers will exhibit the tools, techniques and results found in their paranormal investigations.

Former President of the American Dowsing Society Gordon Barton will speak on his decades of experience in the filed of dowsing. Barton will reveal that there is far more to the art of dowsing than simply looking for underground water.

Local psychic Sky Taylor will speak on her life experiences as a psychic and how people might tap into their own psychic abilities.

Listed below is the detailed schedule for both days of the fair:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Psychics and vendors in the Fort Officer’s Quarters

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. –  Lecturers will be available in the Visitor Center

Lecture schedule

Lectures take place in the amphitheater at Visitor Center

10 a.m. – Paranormal investigation process, equipment and techniques (Bangor Maine Ghost Trackers)

11 a.m. – The legacy of psychic Edgar Cayce (Melissa Gaspar)

Noon – UFOs? What Do You Think? (Facilitated by local UFO enthusiasts Christopher Gardner and Cindy Proulx)

1 p.m. – Exorcism (presenter Ahura Z)

2 p.m. – Paranormal investigation process, equipment and techniques (Bangor Maine Ghost Trackers)

3 p.m. – Developing your sixth sense (Sky Taylor)

Admission to the Psychic/Paranormal Faire is the standard Fort admission plus a requested $2 event donation to help defray costs and fund fort restoration projects.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of Fort Knox, is one of many special events this summer at the state historic site. The following week, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m., Shakespeare comes to Fort Knox, featuring the presentation of “Romeo and Juliet,” performed by Ten Bucks Theatre Troupe. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, per performance. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Fort Knox gift shop, by telephoning 469-6553 or by e-mailing FOFK1@aol.com.

For further information on Friends of Fort Knox special events go to the Web site at fortknox.maineguide.com. Fort Knox is owned and operated by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for the people of Maine.