ABOUT the EVENT
“shadows of the past”
The Exchange National Bank opened in 1923 to protect the worldly possessions of Tampa’s High Society. Shortly after opening, the bank began offering protection for their clients in the afterlife as well. “The Vault of Souls” was created. This paranormal purgatory was constructed in the basement of the bank and became the safe haven for carefully selected individuals.
Earlier this year a copy of the original client agreement was unearthed and a loophole was discovered. “If any resident of ‘The Vault of Souls’ remains for 95 years, their spirit will become property of The Exchange National Bank for all eternity.” In order to be released, a group of the living must work together to perform a series of tasks in a limited time period. Four of the longest residents have reached out from beyond to ask for your help. You will be part of a small group who will release one of these tortured souls from the confines below.
“one of a kind”
ACT ITHE ARRIVAL
As guests arrive, the valet parks their car, they are welcomed and their auras are cleansed. Passing through the main entrance, they discover the elegant surroundings of the 3 story marble bank lobby. Somber music echoes through the vastness. Spirits of all kinds flow effortlessly around the honored guests, providing entertainment, information and courage for what is to come. Although this room is protected from evil, guests may encounter fleeting apparitions from beyond.
ACT IITHE RELEASE ROOMS
At a prearranged window of time, guests will be called to join their small group of compatriots for the next adventure. Each group will be assigned a bank teller who will escort them underground to their assigned release room. They will have a limited amount of time to discover and perform a series of tasks in order to release one of the confined spirits. The teller will have background information about the imprisoned entity and may even be able to channel the trapped soul for additional assistance. It is commonly known that when spirits are released, they are often eager to share a small token of their appreciation with the brave and clever team who set them free.
ACT IIITHE SPIRIT BAR
Upon ascension to ground level, guests may either return to The Arrival or visit The Spirit Bar on the third floor. The Spirit Bar is less guarded from shadows who have crossed over, so it is likely guests will meet some of the recently released souls. Resident medium, Wisteria, will perform group seances throughout the night and work to keep the specters at bay. Strange and beautiful things will happen in this uniquely raw environment.