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The first English guide to all the ghosts, urban legends, vampires and Mysteries of Paris.
The first English guide to all the ghosts, urban legends, vampires and Mysteries of Paris.
77 backers pledged $10,379 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Mysteries of Paris Kickstarter for March 23rd to April 23rd 2014 to bring the life a special edition of the Mysteries of Paris book and map project. 

In June and July 2014 Father Sebastiaan, esoteric author, fangsmith and impresario of the Endless Nights created FANGVAN his first and successful Kickstarter project raising $27,000+ USD to get a mobile fanglab.

Mysteries of Paris "Vampires, Ghosts & the Darkside of the City of Lights" is a book and companion map for "Dark Paris" by the founder and author Father Sebastiaan of the Mysteries of Paris Ghost & Vampire Tour.

Father Sebastiaan with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventure on the location for Netherworld (April 5th 2014)
Father Sebastiaan with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventure on the location for Netherworld (April 5th 2014)

Where's the money going?

We are loving this exciting project, the city of Paris and exploring the “Darkside of the City of Lights”, but it has its financial costs. First and foremost the money will be going to paying an excellent research team to go into the libraries, talk to locals and fact checking all the content of the book. This is a time and exhaustive experience. 

We estimate will be about 300 hours of work to complete the project, so about $3K. Printing and design costs for the book + map will be around $5000-$7000 for 1000 copies to be shipped to our offices in Paris. Completing all the rewards and communication tools for the kickstarter should costs us an estimated $3,000 for postage, printing, etc. We want to make a book which YOU will LOVE, celebrate by framing our map of Paris and keep the book as great conversation piece and tool to explore Paris for generations to come. With a successful Kickstarter we can complete the project and get the book in your hands sooner.

How did Sebastiaan get started in Paris?

After being kidnapped by a French cabaret dancer in June of 2007 Sebastiaan moved from New York City to Paris.  Within his first week he encountered a ghost in his apartment the "Witching Hours" (midnight to 3am).   Of course the first thing to look for was the Paris Ghost Tour as most cities have at least once ghost tour and he found nothing... 

He began doing research and found many hints, rumors and information, however the skeptical French are "to rational to believe in ghosts" and looked at him like he had two heads.  So he set out on a 5 year mission to discover all the "mysteries of Paris".  People began asking him to do ghost walks and he opened Mysteries of Paris Tours.  

WHY KICKSTARTER?

With the current state of the publishing industry this Kickstarter will bring this vision of the Mysteries of Paris book to reality.  The following will be funded with a successful Kickstarter... 

- Printing of the book and the Map.
- Research costs of translation and the team fact checking the book.
- The great photography by Camille Leveque Photography.
- Graphic design and layout of the book.

OUR GOALS ARE:

Basic Goal - $9,999 - basic production of the project, printing of the initial limited edition copies of 999 print run in June 2014, graphic design for the book from our artist.

Stretch Goal 1 - $15,000 - we can print all the copies of the book in hardcover.  Now this would really be kick ass.

Stretch Goal 2 - $20,000 - Super photography for the inside of the book and Unlock - Customized Map of the Catacombs on the reverse side of the Map.

Stretch Goal 3 - $25,000 - Unlock- 30 minute professionally created documentary of highlights of the tour, first exclusively for Backers and then the world.

FORTHCOMING UPDATES

During the Kickstarter every 3-4 days we will be releasing preview of the many mysteries includes in the book...

Here are sneak peek preview of updates for the Kickstarter including some contents of the book.

Our sister company Mysteries of New York...
Our sister company Mysteries of New York...
  

Risks and challenges

Not having the time to research and really focus on the project is the biggest challenge...

I will need at least 4 months to focus exclusively on this project will be March, April, May and June 2014.

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    BECOME A BACKER and help make reveal the Mysteries of Paris to the world!

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    MYSTERIOUS THANK YOU - get our super secret Backers only updates about Paris and a big thank you on the MysteriesofParis.com website and in the book!

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    SUPER THANK YOU - gets you secret updates to the Mystery Blog, a thank you on our website and a Mysterious Postcard from Paris. Plus of course a thank you in

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    THE MAP - Get the official Mysteries of Paris "Mystery Map" in full colour (A1 sized) and a big thank you in the book.

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    THE TOUR - get a voucher for our 2014 season to take any regular tour on our schedule... from April 23rd to October October 31st 2014...

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    LIMITED EDITION BOOK - get a advanced signed "special edition" copy of Mysteries of Paris plus a thank you on the website and book.

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    T-SHIRT - an official Mysteries of Paris Ghost & Vampire Tour T-shirt.

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    BOOK + MAP - the special edition copy of the Mysteries of Paris Book plus a Mystery Map of Paris...

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    COMBO - TOUR + MAP + BOOK (Deluxe versions) - get a free voucher to take the Paris Ghost & Vampire Tour anytime you like on our normal schedule... plus get a personally signed copy of the book from the author... and the Mystery Map.

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    COMBO - TOUR + MAP + BOOK + T-SHIRT - get a free voucher to take the Paris Ghost & Vampire Tour anytime you like on our normal schedule... plus get a personally signed copy of the book from the author... and the Mystery Map and our official T-shirt.

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    HALF PAGE black and white ad in the book for your business or project. Plus a free copy of the book and map.

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    FULL PAGE black and white ad in the book for your business or project to show your support in revealing the Mysteries of Paris. Plus a free copy of the book and map.

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    PERSONAL GHOST HUNT or STORY (tier 2) - our ghost whisperer Neil will go into Paris and find a ghost just for you. Or Father Sebastiaan will tell your favorite story from the book as if you were watching. We will make a custom video for you in your name. This is great if you cannot come to Paris personally.

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