by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
I have heard from Ghost Hunters’ Jason Hawes (TAPS) with regard to the document from the Belleview Biltmore that lists The Atlantic Paranormal Society on the top of it. Here is his statement:
I have just spoken to the attorneys for the Biltmore in Florida.
They have apologized for their misprint in their statement stating “The Atlantic Paranormal Society” owes them any money.
They are rewriting an email today to reflect the accurate statement. The Atlantic Paranormal Society “TAPS” owes them no money and never signed any contract with them or Brent Fair to appear at the event.
Brent Fair set the event up and collected all funds. I nor Grant ever took one cent in payment from TAPSCON 1 or TAPSCON 2. We even paid for our own travel to TAPSCON 1 to attend the event.
I hope when we receive this email and send it off to you that you would find it right to post it countering the false statement listed on your site at this address.
In a follow up email, Mr. Hawes had this to say: “I just do not want TAPS blamed for something it never did. Any and all TAPS held events have gone off without any issues and are in great standings with the places that events were held.”
We are awaiting the documents from the Biltmore’s attorneys. In the meantime, I think it is important to clear this up. The Belleview Biltmore was mistaken in printing The Atlantic Paranormal Society on the documents found in this post. The attorneys for the Biltmore are currently correcting these documents so that they do not list The Atlantic Paranormal Society across the top. I will replace the previous documents as soon as I receive the new ones from the Biltmore’s attorneys. I hope that those who have copied the PDF documents from our site and linked to them will also replace their documents with the new ones provided by the attorneys.
While I understand that people are EXTREMELY frustrated with the whole TAPSCon 2 fiasco, I think that we need to attempt to get to the bottom of it. Yes – there are definitely questions about Brent Fair, but neither Mr. Fair nor TAPS have indicated that TAPS had any involvement in the event other than as special guests. Our goal is to get to the bottom of the controversy by looking at and providing the evidence and facts of the situation, as well as by getting everyone’s side of the story who wishes to comment. It is NOT our intention to seek to malign or bring down any individual or entity.
I appreciate Jason Hawes taking the time to respond.
We will be back as soon as we have the updated documents, or if we receive a statement from Brent Fair (which we requested). Any additional information will be provided as we get it.
Here is the updated information from the attorney of the Belleview Biltmore.