Arvon Park in Bremerton

Thin Places


Just discovered this abandoned / locked up park near my house. It has been closed to the public for the past nine years, originally donated to the City of Bremerton by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches

  • A Spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mould his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication. (1914, Rev. 1938)

  • A Medium is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism. (1914)

  • A Spiritualist Healer is one who, either through one’s own inherent powers or through mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic conditions. (1930, 1993)

  • The Phenomena of Spiritualism consists of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues, Laying on of Hands, Healing, Visions, Trance, Apports, Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writings and Paintings, Voice, Materialization, Photography, Psychometry and any other manifestation proving the continuity of life as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual senses and faculties of man. (1950)

Three years ago the Kitsap Sun reported revived interest in doing something new with the park, but still it sits. Currently it is the reported home of a den family of cuddly raccoons …. and maybe something else more sinister? Who knows?

Do you think I can convince the city to turn it into a Broccoli Wizard Temple? Star Gate?

Submitted by: Garrett Kelly