Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paranormal team investigates Derby eatery

Hamden resident Rose Porto poses this week with her Connecticut Spirit Investigators team, clockwise from left, Tony Szpara, George Searles, and Nick DiGregorio. / Contributed photo



By Patricia Villers
Register Staff
DERBY — Hamden resident Rose Porto is a hairstylist by day, but on her time off she works as a paranormal investigator.
She and her team, Connecticut Spirit Investigators, recently visited The Twisted Vine, a restaurant in the former Birmingham National Bank on Main Street.
The bank was built in 1892, and is known for a certain amount of unexplained paranormal activity.
Porto has been investigating paranormal activity professionally for about a decade, she said.
She and her core group, Nick DiGregorio, Tony Szpara, Jeff Lambert and George Searles, dined at the downtown restaurant before setting up their equipment.
“When we do big investigations, we may have others” joining us, Porto said.
The visit “didn’t disappoint,” she said. The group spent about three hours in the building and found a lot of activity. “We didn’t want to leave,” Porto said.

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