November 9, 2014
We conducted an investigation of the historic Leffingwell Inn in Norwalk CT last night. It was an interesting investigation with a number of personal experiences. Any significant evidence captured will appear in our Evidence section.
October 29, 2014
We wrapped up our presentations for the year yesterday at the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, CT. This was a great year for NPIS and we thank everyone who came out to our presentations and for the amount of positive feedback and support we received.
October 28, 2014
Last night we conducted a presentation for the Milford Historical Society what is our second of three presentations in four days. We will be presenting at the Farmington Public Library tomorrow. See our presentation schedule for details.
October 26, 2014
We conducted a presentation for the Lisbon Historical Society yesterday in what is our first of three presentations in four days. We will be presenting for the Milford Historical Society tomorrow. See our presentation schedule for details.
September 29, 2014
Yesterday, we conducted a successful presentation for the Westport Historical Society in Westport, CT. The event was well attended, accompanied by the publication “The Bulletin” in which the article can be read in our Media section.
September 6, 2014
Last night, we investigated the John Bishop House in Lisbon, CT. The home-turned-museum, built in 1810, was home to one of the Founders of the town of Lisbon. Any significant evidence captured will appear in our Evidence section.
August 9, 2014
Prior to last night’s investigation of an art gallery in Chester CT, which was previously the Chester Hotel, we had a professional team photo taken, courtesy of Karyn B. Davis Photography. The photo can be seen on our home page as well in the banner of our Facebook and Twitter pages.
August 2, 2014
We investigated the historic Burnham Tavern in Lisbon, CT last night. Built in 1755, Patriots held meetings at this location during the American Revolution. Renovations are going to begin shortly to revive the once thriving tavern to its original grandeur. Significant evidence captured, if any, will appear in our Evidence section.
July 20, 2014
Last night, we conducted the first investigation allowed of the historic Wheeler House, courtesy of the Westport Historical Society. Any significant evidence captured will appear in our Evidence section. A presentation for the historical society will take place September 28. See our Presentations page for details.
July 11, 2014
We conducted a very successful public presentation last night at the Blackstone Library in Branford, CT. The event was sponsored by the Branford Historical Society. Around 200 attendees resulted in standing room only and the Branford Historical Society obtained much needed donation money from nearly every attendee (a $5 donation was optional).
June 8, 2014
The Simsbury Historical Society invited us to investigate three properties last night, the first time we have investigated more than one location in a single evening. Phelps Tavern, Hendrick Cottage and the Scotland District Schoolhouse (a one-room schoolhouse) were thoroughly investigated by splitting up the team into small groups and rotating properties. Any significant evidence captured will appear in our Evidence section.
May 29, 2014
Episode 9 of the popular “Welcome to Connecticut” podcast airs today, which features podcast host Ken Tuccio sitting down with NPIS Founder Adam Shefts to discuss all things paranormal. The podcast can be heard in our Media section.
May 4, 2014
Last night, we were privileged to be the first team to investigate the historic Harrison House in Branford, CT. As we began reviewing material today, we have already documented some incredible audio evidence which appears in our Evidence section. Any other significant evidence documented throughout the remaining material review will also be posted in the Evidence section.
April 13, 2014
Following a crash of our original DVR system during our first investigation of Wild Bill’s Nostalgia in Middletown CT last year, we returned with our new DVR system to again investigate this landmark location. This novelty store, once a 1940s nightclub known for being a gangster hangout at the time, has also been host to some big names in music during the 1940s and 1950s including Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Tony Bennett and others. Significant evidence documented, if any, will be posted in the Evidence section.
March 23, 2014
Our second investigation of the Eells-Stow House in Milford, CT last night resulted in yet more personal experiences in the historic home, managed by the Milford Historical Society in Milford, CT. Two investigators heard the same EVP as it occurred, something very rare in the field of paranormal research. Significant evidence documented, if any, will be posted in the Evidence section.
March 16, 2014
NPIS conducted a presentation this afternoon for the Easton Historical Society (EHS) at the Easton Racquet Club in Easton, CT. We would like to thank all those who made this event as successful as it was and look forward to again working with EHS staff in a follow-up investigation of the Bradley-Hubbell House.
March 9, 2014
NPIS was given special privilege to investigate the Clinton Town Hall yesterday in Clinton, CT. It was the first time this location had been investigated. Photographic evidence has already been documented and will be posted in our Evidence section shortly. Other significant evidence documented, if any, will also be posted in the Evidence section.
November 1, 2013
Yesterday, October 31, NPIS’s Adam Shefts was a guest on WPLR’s “Chaz & AJ in the Morning” show, CT’s #1 rock station.. Adam shared audio clips containing some of the most impressive EVP he and his team have captured. The evidence was well received by the morning show crew and to listeners of the station.
October 31, 2013
Last evening, October 30, NPIS conducted a presentation at the Wallingford Public Library to an audience of nearly 150, our second largest attended presentation, only surpassed by our Wallingford Public Library presentation in October 2011, in which 200 people attended.
October 29, 2013
NPIS conducted a successful presentation yesterday, October 28, at the Hitchcock-Phillips House in Cheshire CT, a location we had previously investigated and home to the Cheshire Historical Society (CHS). The presentation resulted in one of the largest attended events at the CHS to the point CHS staff had to turn away attendees and direct them to our Wallingford Public Library presentation two days later. We would like to thank all who were involved from the CHS in making this event a success.
October 28, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, October 27, NPIS conducted a presentation for the North Haven Historical Society (NHHS), with admission fees going toward NHHS programming. We raised $400 for the NHHS. We will be conducting another presentation tonight for the Cheshire Historical Society.
October 20, 2013
Last evening, October 19, NPIS conducted a presentation at the Wilton Historical Society to a full house. A mini public investigation followed, attended by many of those who had stayed following the presentation.
October 9, 2013
NPIS conducted a successful presentation yesterday, October 8, at the Meriden Public Library in Meriden CT, sponsored by the Meriden Historical Society. We would like to thank all who were involved in making this event possible.
September 6, 2013
Today, NPIS co-directors Adam Shefts and Mark Firulli were guests on WTNH’s CT Style, a daytime show produced by News Channel 8. You can watch the 7-minute segment by visiting our Media section.
August 25, 2013
Today, members of NPIS will be interviewed for a feature story by Ink Publications for the magazine’s annual Halloween edition. Ink Publications is a monthly magazine dedicated to the goings-on in Connecticut and surrounding states. The issue featuring NPIS will be available on newsstands October 1.
July 28, 2013
On Saturday, July 27, NPIS conducted an investigation of the Hitchcock-Phillips in Cheshire CT, home of the Cheshire Historical Society. Evidence captured, if any, will appear on this site’s evidence section over the next couple of weeks, as there is much material to review.
July 21, 2013
On Saturday, July 20, NPIS conducted an investigation of the Eells-Stow House in Milford CT, home of the Milford Historical Society. Evidence captured, if any, will appear on this site’s evidence section by early next week.
July 14, 2013
On Saturday, July 13, NPIS conducted an investigation of Andrews Homestead in Meriden CT, home of the Meriden Historical Society. Evidence captured, if any, will appear on this site’s evidence section by early next week.
June 23, 2013
On Saturday, June 22, NPIS conducted an investigation of Wild Bill’s Nostalgia in Middletown CT, formerly known as Club Vasques, a popular nightclub and gangster hangout in the 1940s. Evidence captured, if any, will appear on this site’s evidence section by early next week.
May 24, 2013
Yesterday, May 23, NPIS conducted a successful presentation at the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, CT. The event was well attended and a book signing took place following the presentation by Adam Shefts for his recently published book “When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks”, also for sale here on our site. We would like to thank the Farmington Public Library for their assistance in making this event as successful as it was. A post-event write-up by the library on their website can be read here.
Co-directors Adam Shefts (left) and Mark Firulli
at the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, CT
for their presentation on May 23
Adam Shefts signing copies of his book, “When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks”, at the
Farmington Public Library in Farmington, CT following NPIS’s presentation on May 23.
April 14, 2013
On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:30pm, NPIS will be conducting a presentation at the Farmington Public Library in Farmington CT, where NPIS founder, Adam Shefts, will also be selling his new book, “When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks”. The library has issued a press release for this event on the Hartofrd Courant’s website and can be read here. To see book reviews of “When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks” or to order your copy of the book, visit our NPIS Store page here.
April 8, 2013
Yesterday, NPIS conducted a very successful presentation at the Simsbury Masonic Lodge, sponsored by the Simsbury Historical Society. Media was present for the event and we will be posting the article in the Media section of our site shortly. We will be continuing our relationship with the Simsbury Historical Society by investigating three properties in the very near future, including one which is a nationally known active paranormal location. More information on these investigations will be available soon.
March 26, 2013
NPIS’s Mark Firulli has been invited to be a guest judge of a make-up special effects competition tomorrow, March 27, at the Paul Mitchell School at 97 Washington Avenue in North Haven, CT. The event is open to the public from 5pm-7pm for a $5 admission fee.
February 15, 2013
On Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00pm, NPIS will be conducting a presentation at the Simsbury Masonic Lodge sponsored by the Simsbury Historical Society in Simsbury, CT. For more information including cost and seat reservations, please see our presentation schedule here.
February 3, 2013
NPIS has been offered the opportunity to investigate two Connecticut landmark locations this Spring, one being in the Guiness Book of Records as the largest structure of its kind. The names of these locations cannot be revealed at this time but information will be presented on our website following our investigation of the properties.
December 23, 2012
The Simsbury Historical Society again invited NPIS back for a second investigation of Phelps Tavern on Saturday, December 22. We have captured more evidence of paranormal activity at the tavern, which can be viewed by visiting our evidence pages. We would again like the to thank the Simsbury Historical Society for their time and for their generous offer of keeping the door open for us for future investigations of the property. The Simsbury News was also present during the investigation. You can read the article here.
November 4, 2012
On Saturday, November 3, NPIS was given special privilege by the Simsbury Historical Society to be the first team to investigate Phelps Tavern, a property dating back to circa 1771 and which is now the home of the Simsbury Historical Society itself. We would like to thank the Simsbury Historical Society for their kind gesture of allowing us to investigate this historic property and we will post any evidence captured during the investigation shortly.
October 26, 2012
In the October 26 publication of The North Haven Citizen, NPIS was given front page coverage of our October 16 presentation at the North Haven Memorial Library. The 3-page story, written by the editor of the paper, can be read here.
October 17, 2012
NPIS conducted a presentation last night showcasing their paranormal evidence at the North Haven Memorial Library in North Haven, CT. The turnout was very successful, resulting in standing room only. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who was involved in making this event possible.
October 12, 2012
On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, NPIS will be conducting a presentation at the North Haven Memorial Library in North Haven, CT beginning at 7:00pm. Our Halloween program presentation at the Wallingford Public Library last year was very successful and we are again hoping for a great crowd to attend to kick off the holiday season. Reservations are required for this event. You can read the announcement from the North Haven Public Library’s website here.
September 30, 2012
NPIS will be conducting a presentation on their paranormal evidence captured over the years at the North Haven Memorial Library in North Haven, CT on Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 7:00pm. Please see our presentation schedule under the “News” tab for more. Reservations are required for this event. You can also view the announcement posted on the North Haven Memorial Library’s website here.
June 28, 2012
Tomorrow, June 29, NPIS’s Adam Shefts will be the featured guest on the popular streamline radio program “The Paranormal Hour” on Bellmead Strong Radio 1570 AM, hosted by Mike and Cindy of McLennan County Paranormal Investigations in Texas. Adam will discuss the NPIS team, their investigations and other areas of the paranormal. You can listen to the 15-minute program at http://loudcaster.com/channels/641-bellmeadstrongradio beginning at 8pm EST. If you wish to listen to the program at any time, the link to it will be posted in our “Press” section as soon as it is available.
April 22, 2012
On Saturday, April 21, NPIS once again investigated Philipse Manor Hall. An incident took place in the Gothic Chamber in which a guest investigator became emotional in response to energy she was feeling. A live EVP session was conducted at that moment and a sentence was recorded in direct response to a question asked. We were unable to determine what was said in response to our question at the moment, as we will need to enhance the audio to clearly hear the EVP. Two investigators and the property manager who accompanied us that night were lightly touched on the arms in the basement, where we had previously captured “Grade A” EVP. We are currently in the material review process and will post our results shortly.
February 20, 2012
NPIS spent the evening of Saturday, February 18 conducting an overnight investigation of the Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, NY. This location is one of the most active locations we have had the pleasure of investigating. The amount of real-time audible and visual experiences made for a very interesting evening. We were also successful in conducting a real-time EVP session in the bordello while debunking what many people claim to be a shadow person on the third floor. We have already documented multiple EVP and photos containing evidence of paranormal activity and will be posting the results shortly.
February 13, 2012
On Saturday, February 11, NPIS visited the Nilsson Art Gallery in Chester, CT to investigate what once was the Chester Hotel. The evening was active, with sudden EMF spikes at the same moment photographic evidence was captured. A door to a room an investigator was conducting an EVP session in swung open and footsteps and shadows were seen throughout the establishment. We have already documented quite a bit of evidence, both in the forms of audio and photos, and will post the results once our material review is completed.
January 29, 2012
On Saturday, January 28, NPIS was granted special permission to conduct an investigation of the Deep River Public Library during a time when investigations are no longer being booked. Although we’ve captured a large amount of evidence from this location in the past, this particular evening seemed quiet. We will post our evidence on our site in the near future, if any was captured. We would like to thank Ann Paietta, Library Director, for allowing us this opportunity.
January 15, 2012
On Saturday, January 14, NPIS investigated the Windham Textile & History Museum in Willimantic, CT. We spent approximately 5 hours investigating several floors throughout the property. The evening seemed quiet but if any evidence was captured from this location, we will post results on our website in the near future.
December 11, 2011
On Saturday, December 10, NPIS conducted a presentation and public investigation of Philipse Manor Hall. The event was a success, with money being raised to help in the support of the Manor Hall’s continued programming efforts. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who was involved in this event. We are currently going through the material and will post results on the web in the near future.
November 12, 2011
On Saturday, December 10, NPIS will be conducting a presentation of their paranormal findings at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, NY, whom NPIS has formed a professional partnership with. This is the event which had to be rescheduled from October 29 due to dangerous weather conditions. The presentation will consist of paranormal findings, including evidence from the Manor Hall itself, followed by a PUBLIC paranormal investigation of the Manor Hall. All proceeds will go to Philipse Manor Hall in support of future programming. Please join us for this event. Doors open at 6:30pm. The presentation will begin at 7:00pm and the public investigation will begin at 8:30pm. If you are interested in the public investigation, be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time as the seats are filling fast. For ticket costs, please read the official press release here.
October 29, 2011
On Thursday, October 27, NPIS conducted a presentation of their paranormal findings at the Wallingford Public Library in Wallingford, CT. The event drew nearly 200 people to the library as they viewed photographic, audio and video evidence of paranormal activity which NPIS had documented in their many investigations of historical locations throughout the Northeast region of the U.S. The event was one of the largest turnouts in the history of paranormal presentations at the Wallingford Public Library, surpassed only by a presentation conducted by Lorraine Warren.
We would like to thank Beth Devlin, Community Services Librarian, of the Wallingford Public Library for her time and energy in making this successful event possible.
October 27, 2011 – ATTENTION!!! Philipse Manor Hall presentation and public investigation postponed due to weather.
Our presentation and public investigation of Philipse Manor Hall, scheduled for October 29, has been postponed due to heavy snow expected to hit New York that evening. The event has been rescheduled for December 10. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see everyone who was planning to attend this event on December 10. Please check our news feed again shortly for updated information on this event.
October 25, 2011
If you’re within earshot of CT’s own 99.1 WPLR or 95.9 The Fox, join us October 25, 2011 at 7:15am on the Chaz & AJ Morning Show. We’ll be hanging out with Chaz & AJ and talking all things paranormal as we ramp up for HALLOWEEN! It should be a blast and we’re REALLY looking forward to it. NOTE: If you missed the broadcast, you can hear the archive here.
October 21, 2011
On October 21, 2011, Yonkers Rising did a story about our upcoming presentation at Philipse Manor Hall. You can read the story here.
October 18, 2011
On October 18, 2011, we were featured in CT’s Record-Journal newspaper. The article discusses our upcoming presentation at the Wallingford Public Library as well as some backstory to who we are and what we do. You can read the article here.
October 3, 2011
On Saturday, October 3, NPIS visited Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, NY again for a another followup investigation. We spent approximately 5 hours investigating all floors in the manor. We’ve already uncovered a few EVP and interesting photos while going through our material. We’ll be posting all of our evidence up on the website after it’s been culled and confirmed to be paranormal. We are currently going through the rest of the material and will post results on the web in the near future.
October 1, 2011
NPIS has been invited to join Philipse Manor Hall for their annual Halloween event! This year we will be presenting our findings and evidence (some from the Manor itself) and will be following up the presentation with a PUBLIC investigation. Please join us October 29, 2011 for this event. If you are interested in the public investigation, be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time as the seats are filling fast. You can read the official press release for the event here.
October 1, 2011
This month, NPIS was referenced in Rue Morgue magazine’s Halloween/October issue in regards to how realistic paranormal activity references are in movies vs. real life. Our own Barnaby Mortensen was quoted alongside Ryan Buell of Paranormal State and J.V. Johnson of TAPS fame. Rue Morgue did a fantastic job representing these guys and their views. Grab yourself a copy at your local magazine shop, or you can read the article here.
October 1, 2011
NPIS was mentioned in the Wallingford Public Library’s October newsletter. We are giving a presentation on October 27, 2011 and the Wallingford Public Library did a nice job of marketing the event. You can read the newsletter here (scroll down to page 6). Please join us for the presentation which starts at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. You can view the newsletter here.
April 18, 2011
On Saturday, April 16, NPIS had another follup investigation at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, NY. We spent approximately 4 hours investigating multiple floors throughout the manor, including the basement which was the location of some aggressive EVP we had captured on a previous investigation. Several of us had personal experiences including touching and even grabbing. Within the first couple hours of material review, we have already discovered several interesting examples of EVP. We are currently going through the rest of the material and will post results on the web in the near future.
March 28, 2011
On Saturday, March 26, NPIS investigated Marlborough Tavern in Marlborough, CT. Using various types of audio and video equipment, we spent approximately 4 hours investigating several floors throughout the property as well as the basement, with most of the focus on the original section dating back to the early 1700s. Although the evening seemed quiet, toward the end of the investigation we started noticing some anomalies with our EMF meters which didn’t add up to anything we could find that could physically affect them. We are currently going through all of the material and will post results and any evidence on the website in the near future.
March 13, 2011
On Saturday, March 12, NPIS joined several members of the Deep River Public Library for a repeat investigation of the property. We spent approximately 4 hours investigating all floors including the attic and the basement using various formats of audio and video equipment. Several of us had personal experiences and we are now working through the evidence material to see what we may have captured on our equipment.
March 4, 2011
On March 2, 2011, NPIS and the North Haven Masonic Lodge hosted dinner and a presentation of topics associated with the paranormal and our investigations. Evidence of material captured and recorded from previous investigations were presented to a full house of attendees. As is tradition with the Lodge, all proceeds from the event will be used toward good causes and need throughout the community. You can see the ad printed in Corinthian No. 103 North Haven Masonic Lodge’s newsletter here (scroll down to page 2).
February 14, 2011
On Saturday, February 12, we investigated Academy Hall in Rocky Hill, CT. Academy Hall is the site of the Rocky Hill Historical Society. We set up audio and video equipment on both floors of the building, which was originally used as a school in the early 19th century to teach navigation to sailors. After investigating for four hours, we found we did not capture any evidence of paranormal activity.
November 22, 2010
On Saturday, November 20, we investigated the Deep River Public Library in Deep River, CT. We spent four hours investigating the library, covering all floors with audio and video equipment. During the tour of the library, we captured an EVP, which appeared on both our miniDV camcorder and audio recorder we were carrying at the moment. We also captured an EVP which seems to be saying “Hello” as well as multiple other loud but unclear EVP throughout the evening. Some of the EVP sounds like whining while others sound like harsh breaths. One investigator heard footsteps in an upstairs room. Looking to his left, he noticed a single footprint in the dust. Upon reviewing photographs taken of the room, it was discovered that the footprint was there prior to the sound of footsteps. We cannot claim that this footprint was formed by something unseen, as there were no witnesses to document its creation.
November 15, 2010
On Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, we investigated the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Red Chimneys in Camden, ME. We set up multiple audio and video equipment in the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and captured an EVP from the basement of the hotel, in which a direct response was given to a question asked. Because we were using real-time EVP equipment, we were able to have a sort of conversation with whatever entity was present there. The same question was asked twice and the same response was given both times.
The following evening, we set up our equipment at Red Chimneys. We had some spikes on the K2 Meter while doing an EVP session. However, we discovered upon evidence review that the K2 Meter flashed every two minutes. This may have something to do with a power surge coming through the nearby power cord to the DVR system and not something paranormal. We will be returning to Red Chimneys to further test this theory.
November 8, 2010
On Saturday, November 6, we investigated Whitehall Mansion in Mystic, CT. We covered all floors and rooms with audio and video equipment. However, we did not capture any evidence of paranormal activity in the home. Some investigators claim they heard what seemed to be men having a conversation downstairs while we were all upstairs, but this audio was not captured by our recorders. This is very similar to one of our previous investigations of Whitehall Mansion, where violent coughing was heard coming from one of the upstairs bedrooms. Again, this audio was not captured by any recorders.
October 25, 2010
On Saturday, October 23, we returned to once again investigate Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, NY. We spent another four hours investigating this location. We again covered all floors with audio and video equipment. During our investigation, one investigator clearly saw a child-sized shadow by the front entrance. Upon approaching the shadow, it quickly vanished, only to leave behind a significant temperature drop in the area it had been seen in. Our audio recorders picked up EVP throughout various locations in the manor. An EVP from the basement made it clear that whatever entity was down there did not appreciate us communicating with it. An angry EVP containing a curse word was captured in regards to two investigators being down there. Before that, two other investigators had both been touched multiple times on the head and arms. A miniDV camcorder set up in the attic captured clear footsteps at a time when that floor was vacant by everyone in the manor.
October 4, 2010
On Saturday, October 2, we investigated Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, NY, which was the first property to be placed on New York’s National Register of Historic Landmarks list. We covered all floors with audio and video equipment. One of our audio recorders captured a loud but unclear EVP by the front entrance. Upon speaking with a historical society member from Yonkers, it was suggested that the EVP may have been in another language, possibly that of a specific Native American tribe, which was prominent in the area before the manor was constructed.
September 20, 2010
On Saturday, September 20, we investigated the Butler McCook House & Garden in Hartford, CT. We had captured evidence our previous investigations there and will post results from our latest investigation as we come across evidence during our material review.
September 12, 2010
On Saturday, September 11, we returned once more to investigate Jonathan Pasco’s Restaurant in East Windsor, CT. We spent four hours investigating the dining area as well as the attic. This time, however, we did not capture any evidence of paranormal activity within the establishment.