Did they find ghosts in Southington? Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society discuss findings

Published on Monday, 21 October 2019 20:46


SOUTHINGTON - The Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society will discuss demonology and reveal its findings from recent paranormal investigations of the Southington Historical Society and South End Schoolhouse.

The program, set for Oct. 30 at Derynoski Elementary School, is titled “Exploring Evil” and sponsored by the Southington Historical Society. It will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the auditorium of the school at 240 Main St.

Demonology will be discussed from a variety of perspectives.

“We will look into these entities from a theological, sociological and pagan perspective,” said David Bray, a psychic empath and co-founder of the Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society. “A Catholic priest may enter a building where there has been this sort of activity and say that it is the work of demons, which are fallen angels, based on his religion. We will keep it scientific and talk about the investigation process. We will discuss how these entities and their activity are connected to one’s emotional state.”

Bray said that the cases he will discuss are in Enfield and Windsor.

“If you want to learn about demonology from a historical and scientific perspective versus the sensationalism that you see in movies and television, come check it out,” he said. “You won’t be seeing any videos of exorcisms or anything like that.”

Bray said that the investigations into the Southington Historical Society and South End Schoolhouse were not related to demonic activity. Rather, it was just to investigate paranormal claims. The paranormal researchers visited both buildings on Sept. 28.

Walter Grover, of the Southington Historical Society, contacted the Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society after the group’s investigation of the Barnes Museum last year. Spirit activity was found in several rooms of the historic home of Bradley Barnes.

When O’Connor visited Barnes’ bedroom and the attic, and asked ‘Is Bradley here?” he said, a voice answered him “I’m Bradley.” During his visit to the museum, O’Connor stressed that none of the activity was malevolent or aggressive. He called it a “spirited” home as opposed to one that is “haunted.”

“The family was always having people over and being social,” said Marie Secondo, curator of the Barnes Museum, after the conclusion of the investigation. “If there are spirits here, I think they are very happy and just content to watch. I’m sure Bradley would be walking around with his chest puffed out and proud.”

The Southington Historical Society thanks Craft Kitchen for covering the facility costs for this program.

Admission is $3 per person, cash or check. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Monday, 21 October 2019 20:46. Updated: Monday, 21 October 2019 20:48.