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28 Oct

At The Secret Life of Ghosts, Nathan Schoonover (yes, I know most of you know him, but I’m clarifying it anyway) of A&E’s two-night specialExtreme Paranormal hosted several area paranormal investigators who were extremely generous with their time and talents in support of St. Peter’s Masonic Lodge in New Milford–and boy did they attract a sell-out crowd! Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole was on hand and sold so many books we were able to make a healthy contribution to the Lodge’s fund as well.


These signs promoted the event all over town.

The Secrets Admissions Table


Nathan and one of his Lodge brothers, Kelly.

Here’s a shot of the crowd. It was SRO!

The Lodge’s upstairs was a perfect setting for this event.

The Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole Table

Kristi Petersen Schoonover at the Skeletons Sales Table. Photo by Donna Parish-Bischoff

Andy Seidel of the East Coast S.C.A.R.E. Society, Carrie Kearns and Mike Mafera of Connecticut Paranormal Encounters and Research (CPEAR), freelance investigator Donna Parish-Bischoff, Orlando Ferrante and Joe Franke of the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society, and Nathan educated and entertained the crowd. Topics ranged from serious investigations to techniques to the occult–and frightening EVPs, videos, and other evidence.

Thanks to these investigators and their generosity, a significant sum of money was raised for the Lodge’s Repair Fund.

Paranormal Investigators at The Secret Life of Ghosts. Left to right, back row: Orlando Ferrante (in blue), Joe Franke, Andy Seidel, Nathan Schoonover, Mike Mafera. Front row, left to right: Donna Parish-Bischoff and Carrie Kearns.

Kristi and Paranormal Investigator Donna Parish-Bischoff

If you seriously want the crap scared out of you, you can go to the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society’s website and see this frightening piece of evidence that, so far, no one has been able to explain: http://www.cprs.info/evidence/video_clips.html. Scroll down to the last video, “Enfield CT Attack, Growl, Anomaly.”

CPRS begins their terrifying presentation.

For me, the night closed out with a rare treat — one of my closest childhood friends, Kristina Hals Strobel, was in town! She came to the event, and we went back to my house and literally sat up all night, just like at the sleepovers we used to have. The only thing missing was Kristina’s Mom telling us to stop talking and go to bed every hour! Ha!

Kristina Hals, left, and Kristi

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