Ghost Hunters Descend on New Hampshire
From the Eagle-Tribune:
Ghost hunters in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire regularly comb local graveyards and historic homes for paranormal activity. But during the next two weeks, the big boys will visit the area to give it a try.
International celebrity psychic Gavin Cromwell will join the Haverhill-based Essex County Ghost Project to search for signs of the afterlife in three Haverhill burial grounds tomorrow night.
The ghost hunting continues April 4, when Cromwell and paranormal investigator John Zaffis, whose research formed the basis for the movie “The Haunting in Connecticut,” investigate the Tenney Gatehouse in Methuen.
The makers of “The Haunting in Connecticut,” being released this week, said it is a real-life story of a family that experienced extreme paranormal activity in their home, which they discover was once a mortuary.
“We’re very fortunate to have John Zaffis join us as we investigate this historic site,” said Thomas Spitalere, founder of the Essex County Ghost Project.
The Tenney property, dating back to 1830 and near City Hall, is the site of reported paranormal activity.
Cromwell, a direct descendant of celebrated British military and political leader Oliver Cromwell, has made numerous television appearances in Britain and the United States. He has the unique ability to make the paranormal accessible and “normal” to the public, said his manager, Martin Clowes.
Clowes said the group will search the Tenney Gatehouse and grounds for signs of paranormal activity and spirits. He described it as “an investigation like you see on TV, a bit of a hands-on thing.”
Cromwell’s hunt for paranormal activity in Haverhill will start in Hilldale Cemetery, where apparitions have been seen, Spitalere said. The tour continues at Pentucket Burial Ground on Water Street and then the Walnut Cemetery on rural East Broadway.
“This is where the lady in white resides,” Spitalere said, referring to the grave of Lydia Ayer, the subject of a poem by famous Haverhill writer John Greenleaf Whittier.
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