Secret Weapons Galore!
Carol McElroy, playing James Bond's "M," opens her deadly camera/gun at the start of our Bond
mystery which fielded a ton of improvised Bond gadgets and weapons.
Big Bonus Points!
One thousand Bonus Points are riding on this one! Clues to the answer have been at the last three mysteries!
Karl (the Uncanny) Erbland (l), Denham, Joe, and Dennis Baylor pose with our newest
Junior Detective First Class, 5-year old Marianna Banjoff after she secretly acquired
a crucial piece of evidence at the close of Deadly Harvest on Kelleys Island.
Seaside Cheese & Brains
Welcome to Shadow Stalkers!
If you've ever wanted to really investigate a murder rather than
listen to actors delivering dialogue . . . if you've wanted to weave
between dinner guests on a mission to obtain fingerprints . . . to
explore an entire island looking for clues and scavenger hunt items . .
. to play a game where the killers were playing too and might be
stalking you right now . . . welcome to the world of Shadow Stalkers!
We began with a single flash of inspiration in the mind of a mystery
guest more than 20 years ago and that idea has led to two decades of
locked trunks, invisible ink, fingerprints, secret codes, torn maps and
lost diamonds. Retired for two years so that nice Mr. Denham could
finish writing his first book, the codes and ciphers have now been
unpacked and dusted off and it's show time again, ladies and gentlemen.
In a recent development that nice Mr. Denham decided to retire once again,
this time for good, so he could concentrate on writing and game design.
Then Jim and Pam Reed, owners of Ravenwood Castle, twisted his arm and
bopped him in the head. The result is that our mysteries are moving into
new themes such as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Steampunk and Doctor Who
to name just a few and we'll be hosting a much expanded schedule at Ravenwood
in 2015. What a world, what a world!
We're still putting our guests through their paces each October at Kelleys
Island Venture Resort in Ohio and past clients include Cedar Point Amusement
Park, the Victorian Villa Inn, Captain Montague's B&B and the American Heart
Association as well as Denham's favorite B&B's in his adopted home town, Cape
May, New Jersey.
We have also designed team building adventures for Pillsbury, CenturyTel, Pepperidge
Farms and the wonderful people working in Children's Services in Ohio.
It's been quite a journey and our recent efforts have taken all We learned
in that first 20 years and molded it into new directions such as Cape May's
War of the Worlds where invading Martians struggled against Earthling defenders.
We have never stopped growing or exploring new problems and ideas .
. . and we don't intend to. In Denham's Night of the Living
Dead--Disguise for Murder the guests who arrived as zombies kept biting
our humans and expanding their number. If you've ever been caught in the
middle of a zombie outbreak you know how harrowing it can be. All our
productions are custom cut to fit the location and theme and Rule Number
One at all Shadow Stalker events is "You are here to have FUN. If you are
not having as much fun as you possibly can, you are in violation of this
Everything else we do descends from that.