SAT, JAN 8, 2022

COVID Precautions:  For this event, masks will be required inside the venue, as well as proof of full vaccination.  Unvaccinated patrons must provide documented proof negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of the start of the event. Thank you for your cooperation.


Our Seaside Shadows annual investigation tradition with John Zaffis is back and by popular demand, our friends at the Garde Arts Center are allowing a return investigation. Who haunts the Gilded Age theatre of New London, CT in the dark, cold winter?  Join us to find out.


The paranormal activity at the nearly century-old theater at the top of State Street is continual – with theater ushers, performers and guests of decades past still coming to host guests, enjoy a show or perform on stage in their spectral form.

For this event, paranormal enthusiasts and history aficionados will  investigate alongside the Godfather of the Paranormal, from SyFy’s and Destination America’s own “The Haunted Collector.” A demonologist with over 40 years experience and nephew of the famous Warren’s, John’s experience in the field is world-renowned and he brings his experience to guide guests in the art of paranormal investigating alongside Seaside Shadows. Seaside Shadow’s founder, Courtney McInvale will be assisting guests in spirit communication throughout the evening – a practiced medium, author of several haunted history books and ghost tour guide extraordinaire, she has visited some of the most haunted places and assisted guests in investigating for over eight years. The Mystic-based tour company has received several awards for its historical integrity and popularity among visitors.

This special evening will teach guests about the history of the Garde, feature a Q&A with John Zaffis and allow guests to interact alongside the hosts with paranormal equipment and not just learn but participate in a live paranormal investigation.