Snug Harbor to Host Month of Paranormal Activities

By Nicholas Rizzi on October 10, 2013 10:06am 

 Snug Harbor Cultural Center will host a series of paranormal activities throughout October and November, part of their "Haunted Harbor Month."
Snug Harbor Cultural Center will host a series of paranormal activities throughout October and November, part of their "Haunted Harbor Month."
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LIVINGSTON — Visitors to Snug Harbor Cultural Center will be able to get a chance to communicate with the other side this month.

From psychic readings to ghost hunting tours, Snug Harbor will host events for people who want to get in touch with the spirit world during their "Haunted Harbor Month."

Several buildings on the grounds of Snug Harbor, which was originally a retirement home for sailors, are said to be haunted. Visitors are being offered tours and investigations.

"Paranormal is in the media, it's mainstream and it's the cool thing to do, and everybody wants to see something that jumps out at them in the dark," said Amy Raiola, the events' organizer.

On Nov. 23, members of the New Jersey Paranormal Research Group will lead an investigation at the Building Hall, which is rumored to be haunted by a woman in white and Snug Harbor's founder, Captain Richard Randall, Raiola said.

"Some people have mentioned a woman in white who floats along the balcony," she said. "The early stories I was told was it's Captain Randall, who kind of hangs out and makes sure everybody does everything they're supposed to."

Other events include workshops on spirit communication and a lecture on current paranormal theory by Brian J. Cano, of SyFy's Haunted Collector, and supernatural fiction writer Chris Mancuso. The pair will also lead a two hour investigation in Snug Harbor.

Raiola, who started the ghost hunts at Snug Harbor in 2006, said the activities are usually packed with people returning yearly hoping to catch a ghost.

"They're always hoping to see something," she said. "They just keep coming back and hoping that this is going to be the time that they see something or hear something."

Snug Harbor's "Haunted Harbor" Tour will start on Oct. 20, with An Afternoon with Marty The Psychic at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $30. For a full list of events throughout October and November, visit the museum's website.

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