NEW GLASGOW – Alan Hatfield remembers as a child seeing spirits and calling them “misty people.”
Back then, he was told to keep quiet about what he saw. Now, he’s turned it into a career and is bringing his show “Live… from the Otherside,” to New Glasgow’s Celtic Circle.
Hatfield, a psychic and spiritual medium, said in his show he will give psychic readings of people in the audience, show the audience through infrared cameras what spirits are in the Celtic Circle and perform musical selections.
“Usually what happens is, I’ll see someone standing beside or behind the person in spirit and that would be my indication to come to this person or, they’ll glow. I’ll see their aura very bright,” he said. “It’s not all prearranged.”
Hatfield has worked as a psychic and medium for about 25 years. He has been featured in several television documentaries, the most recent being Vision TV’s “Supernatural Investigator” episode 303 which aired in January. In this documentary, Hatfield went to the gravesite of Titanic victims in Halifax on the 100th anniversary of the disaster. He said he was able to capture the voices of 11 Titanic victims through recordings while being filmed by Vision TV’s crew. He said one voice clearly described what the experience of drowning was like.
Hatfield specializes in Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) recordings and said he is often asked by parents of murder victims to communicate with the deceased and record their voices to help with murder investigations.
Hatfield also does private readings in person and on the phone. In person, he puts his palm to theirs, has them breathe in and out and says he can see what form the person’s spirit takes. He is very calm as he does psychic readings, and says he acts as a phone line between the supernatural world and the physical world to connect people with loved ones who have passed away.
“My intention has always been when people come here for a reading, is not to have them leave here believing in me, but believing in themselves,” he said. “That’s my role, to help them.”
Hatfield went on many haunting investigations with his friend and colleague Bill McTague, who passed away recently. He said his opening song will be dedicated to McTague.
“He’s been with me for years doing investigations,” Hatfield said, adding that McTague wrote about seven books about their experiences with the supernatural. “It’s quite a thing that he can’t be there in physical, but he’ll be there in spirit.”
Hatfield’s show will take place on Feb. 16 at The Celtic Circle Cultural Centre, 195 Forbes Street, New Glasgow. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show running from 7 to 10 p.m.
Advance tickets are $18 at Poulaine’s Pharmacy in Stellarton and Big Al’s Convenience Store in New Glasgow. Tickets at the door are $20. Tickets can also be reserved at 755-8972.
Hatfield said he encourages skeptics to come to the event with an open mind.
Jannine Howell, owner of The Celtic Circle, said she’s heard from the people of Pictou County about what events they want to see take place in the area, and an Alan Hatfield show is of great interest.
“What people are looking for is Alan. They want Alan to perform and it just seemed like a really great match,” Howell said. “So, we’re pretty excited.”
For more information on Alan Hatfield including his EVP recordings and videos of his work, go to www.alanhatfield.com