Annual Ghost Tours: Explore Mysterious Bridgeport!
Join the Barnum Museum for our annual haunted tours. Paranormal author and lecturer Michael J. Bielawa will lead another fascinating lantern stroll of historic downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. October provides the perfect time to visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian era murders, Men In Black sightings and other unexplained phenomena. Remarkably this wide variety of mysteries is centrally located within an easy walking distance. Join Mike Bielawa during this 45 minute tour as he sheds light on some of New England’s strangest and eeriest tales!
Award-winning author and historian Michael Bielawa is well versed in the paranormal and New England history. Bielawa’s explorations have taken him to the Northeast’s most exotic, and mysterious, places. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Wicked Bridgeport (which received the first-ever New England Paranormal Literary Award) and Wicked New Haven. Bielawa has discussed Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein on NPR and brought Connecticut’s unique folklore to light on popular WTNH-TV programs Good Morning Connecticut and Connecticut Style. Mike’s essays on legends and the supernatural have appeared in FATE Magazine, the Connecticut Post, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Program (about abandoned 19th century ballparks), Connecticut Magazine, and London’s Fortean Times; The Edgar Allan Poe Review. The Bridgeport Public Library’s Historical Collection Department Website has posted Mike’s essays on such divergent subjects as Jack the Ripper and early encounters with Men In Black.
Mike has shared his research with radio audiences on WCBS, WABC, WICC and WPLR, and he celebrated New Haven’s 17th century “Phantom Ship” when he created the 4-story-tall illuminated art installation, “The Persistence of Legend.” His dedication to preserving New England history has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Bielawa’s Bridgeport tales are based on research conducted at local and state libraries, historical societies, and through personal interviews. As always, during Bielawa’s Wicked Walks, the author encourages participants to take photographs in order to help document the area’s paranormal activity.
The Wicked Walks will be offered again by the Barnum Museum on October 24th, 25th and 26th. Tours are limited to 35 individuals and preregistration is required. Please contact the Barnum Museum at 203.331.1104 or email@example.com for more information, and to register.