The Barnum Museum located on 820 Main Street in Bridgeport is hosting a fascinating—and slightly macabre—Wicked Walk lantern stroll of historic downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut, led by author-historian-lecturer Michael Bielawa. October provides the perfect time to visit scenes of suspected hauntings, Victorian-era murders, and unexplained phenomena. Remarkably, these mysteries and mysterious sites are centrally located and within easy walking distance.
The evening tours will be offered on two dates: Thursday, October 27, and Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:30. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com. (Visit eventbrite.com and “search for event” using Barnum Museum or Mysterious Bridgeport.) Tickets should be purchased at least a day in advance; group size is limited, so early reservations are suggested. Tickets are $5 per person for Barnum Museum members, and $15 for others. Please note that this program is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
The program begins in the People’s United Bank Gallery located at the rear of The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street in Bridgeport. Please plan to arrive at 6:30 pm, so that the tour can leave by 6:45 pm. In case of a weather cancellation on either of those dates, the tour will be offered on Sunday, October 30, with an earlier start time of 4:30 pm.
Bring a camera if you wish, as the author encourages participants to take photographs in order to help document the area’s paranormal activity. Participants may return to the museum after the walk for hot cider and refreshments. Mr. Bielawa will also sign copies of his books.
Michael Bielawa is versed in the paranormal. He continually studies, and uncovers, haunting tales of southern New England’s shadowy past. These tales are based on fact, and have been documented through research at regional libraries, historical societies, through old documents, and personal interviews. Mr. Bielawa is the author of the award-winning books, Wicked Bridgeport and Wicked New Haven. His essays on the supernatural have appeared in FATE Magazine and Fortean Times. Mr. Bielawa has appeared on WTNH Channel 8’s Connecticut Style and Good Morning Connecticut segments and on WPLR, WICC, NPR, WABC-AM as well as various other programs.
Please call (203) 331-1104 ext. 100 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, if you have any questions.