The Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust will sponsor a lecture by noted paranormal expert John Zaffis on Wednesday, September 25th, at 7pm, at Zandri's Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford.
Zaffis, who is "The Haunted Collector" on the television program of the same name on the Syfy channel, will speak about "Haunted Objects". In his television program, Zaffis and his team travel around the United States responding to homeowners and others who believe they may have objects that are causing paranormal phenomenon. In contrast to situations where a location itself is haunted, Zaffis is often able to find a specific object that is haunted, which he then physically removes from the location.
"We thought what John Zaffis has to say would be of particular interest to our audience - we have a lot of antique collectors and others who collect things, who would benefit from hearing John's perspective on what items may attract paranormal attention," said Jerry Farrell, Jr., president of the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust. The Trust owns the Nehemiah Royce House on North Main Street and the Franklin Johnson Mansion on South Main Street. "We don't believe we have any haunted items in our museum collection, but this is educational information for us to know about, and we also thought it would be interesting for Wallingford residents and others to hear," Farrell said.
Zaffis has been involved in solving hauntings for over 36 years, numbering in the thousands of cases, having first become involved though his uncle and aunt, the well-known Ed and Lorraine Warren. Zaffis, along with the Warrens, investigated a former Southington funeral home haunting in 1988, which was later publicized in the 2009 film "The Haunting in Connecticut". Zaffis served as a technical advisor to the film.
The event, which includes coffee and dessert, is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, please leave your name and the number of people on the voicemail at 203-265-1600.