Spooky October

Coming to Naugatuck this Fall is Spooky October!  From the same people who brought you CT HorrorFest, the Horror News Network crew believes in celebrating Halloween all month long. Every weekend in October there will be one or more spine-chilling events to celebrate our favorite season.

The calendar of events will include panel discussions on UFO sightings in CT, the legacy of the Connecticut Witch Trials and Paranormal Connecticut.  Also, a Halloween Art show, Scary Campfire Stories and pumpkin painting for kids, as well as the world premiere of the documentary Halloween in a Box are scheduled.

Be sure to check out the site for the full lineup of events as the we make the Naugatuck Event Center your Halloween hub this October.

Friday, October 4th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: Halloween in a Box Movie Screening

DESCRIPTION: Before the days of elaborate Halloween costumes, there were costumes in a box. Remember them? We seemingly all wore these costumes as kids. Now hear the story behind these costumes and the history of the big three companies that made them, Ben Cooper Inc, Halco, and Collegeville. For years, these costumes were a beloved Halloween institution dating back in the 1930s. In 1982 at the height of their popularity, the first case of domestic terrorism shook the United States and threatened to cancel Halloween forever. In an effort to save the holiday, the costume giants, although rivals in business, were forced to come together and unify or trick or treating would become extinct.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $10 Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

Saturday, October 5th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: UFO’s over Connecticut

DESCRIPTION: Join MUFON CT State Director Michael Panicello as he presents some of the more famous cases of UFO sightings in Connecticut.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $10 Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

Saturday, October 12th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: Legacy  of the Connecticut Witch Trials

DESCRIPTION:

Join Dr. Richard S. Ross, Professor Emeritus and former College Librarian at Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut as he gives a presentation on the CT Witch

His book “Before Salem: Witch hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663,” McFarland & Company, 2017 is his second book. His first book was the well reviewed “Contagion in Prussia, 1831 the Cholera Epidemic and the Threat of the Polish Uprising,” 2015.

His presentation for this program is based on his recent book “Before Salem: Witch hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663,” McFarland & Company, 2017. From 1647-1663 eleven people were hanged as witches on the New England frontier, the Connecticut River Valley. The outbreak of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witchcraft trials begun in 1644 led by the witch hunter Matthew Hopkins in East Anglia, England. The authorities in New England were armed with a legal manual influenced by recent English demonological writings for identifying a witch and new techniques pioneered by Hopkins for examining witches. For a variety of reasons examined in this book the witch hysteria spread rapidly throughout New England and first erupted in the Connecticut River Valley. Earlier reports of these activities and trials were collected primarily by ministers and included information on demonic possession, bewitchment, counter magic, witch accusations, legal issues, and the clerical role in these trials.

These earlier witchcraft trials later influenced contemporary writers on the Salem witch trials in 1692. This study offers a fresh assessment of the first outbreak of witch accusations, trials and executions in the Connecticut River Valley. It discusses the witchcraft trials before Salem and the reasons for the continued witch hunting that led to the executions of convicted witches up to 1663.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $10 Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

Friday, October 18th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: Horror Movie Trivia Night

DESCRIPTION: Join us for a fun night of horror-themed trivia! Gather your teams of five people (or less) and come ready to answer some bloody fun questions about horror films, horror literature and horror everything. We’ll have some cool prizes for the winning team so put on your thinking caps and join host Larry Dwyer as he reaches into your brain to see what you’re made of!

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $10 per team. Ticket gets you and no more than four team members in. Must all come in together. Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

Saturday, October 19th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: Connecticut Cult Classics

DESCRIPTION: Watch Halloween 4 and 5 on the big screen at The Strand in Seymour, CT.

LOCATION: The Strand 165 Main St, Seymour, CT 06483

BUY TICKETS: $10

Sunday, October 20th at 11AM-4PM

EVENT NAME: Halloween Arts and Crafts Show

DESCRIPTION: Shop vendors who specialize in Halloween art and Halloween craft items.

BUY TICKETS: Admission is FREE, no tickets necessary.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

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Friday, October 25th 7PM-9PM

EVENT NAME: Halloween Fun for Kids

DESCRIPTION: After ‘trunk or treat’ in Naugatuck bring the kids inside the Naugatuck Event Center for some spooky fun. We will have games, prizes, crafts and a witch will read kid-friendly scary stories.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $5 Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

Saturday, October 26th at 7PM

EVENT NAME: Paranormal CT

DESCRIPTION: Join exorcist Reverand Larry Elward and his wife Debbie, who has the ability to discern spirit activity, Jason McLeod and Chris Thomas and Alfred Santiago of Paranormal Genesis.

DEBBIE ELWARD has been a paranormal investigator since 1990, first starting out with the Warrens and for the past 17 years working with John Zaffis.

Born with the ability to Discern Spirits, she is able to use her gift to evaluate, or “discern” spirit activity, whether divine, human or preternatural, often being able to obtain the names and numbers of spirit entities. She is also excellent at taking “psychic” photography and capturing images on film. She is currently doing tarot card readings as yet, another way to help people. Along with her husband, Larry together they bring many years of experience to the paranormal field.

REVERAND LARRY ELWARD also started out as a paranormal investigator, since 1986, first working with the Warrens and currently John Zaffis.

Larry studied demonology for many years and this interest lead him into the seminary. He graduated from Holy Apostles Seminary in 1988 with a Masters Degree in theology. He has performed or assisted at hundreds of exorcism/deliverance for people of all faiths. Larry was ordained an Independent priest with the Home Temple on June 5, 2004. Through this he hopes to reach out to more people in need of his ministry. Along with his wife, Debbie, they have been featured on many TV programs helping people in need.

JASON MCLEOD is a paranormal investigator, spiritualist, and empath. He has spent the last 28 years helping individual families deal with both the human spirits who linger in their lives, and the inhuman spirits who seek to ruin them. His training and experience began by following in the footsteps of his close personal friends and mentors – the late Ed Warren and his wife Lorraine, bestselling authors, and movie consultants — who started the modern ghost hunting craze that thrives today.

CHRIS THOMAS is a part of Paranormal Genesis, a group searching for answers if there is indeed life beyond death. In the past years they have devoted their free time to investigating the Paranormal.

LOCATION: Naugatuck Event Center 6 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770

BUY TICKETS: $10 Click below to order tickets in advanced, or you can get tickets at the door that night.

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