Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead will be featured on the
Wednesday, February 20th episode of Ghost Hunters on the Syfy channel (9pm ET/PT). Ghost Hunters stars Jason Hawes, lead investigator and founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and costar Steve Gonsalves, technical manager.

The national television show, now in its ninth season, visited Connecticut last September to investigate who or what resides in the Hale Homestead after hours. The investigation team was called to investigate paranormal activity at the site and the crew filmed the dark rooms of the Homestead well into the wee hours of the morning. The filming included interviews with Beverly York, Site Administrator of the Nathan Hale Homestead, and the museum guide staff who shared stories of unexplained occurrences at the Homestead over the past few years. The Homestead has operated as a museum for over sixty years and there have been many reports of sightings, unidentified lights and voices by employees, volunteers and visitors. Their unique experiences and the TAPS crew’s findings will be revealed when the episode of Ghost Hunters premieres on February 20.

The premise of Ghost Hunters is that contact between humans and spirits from the afterlife is not as far-fetched as is it seems. Jason Hawes – a plumber by day and ghost hunter by night – and his team have worked to track down the presence of paranormal activity across the country. As leader of TAPS, Jason has made it his life’s mission to help anyone with questions pertaining to paranormal phenomena and ghost hunting. TAPS is a group of ordinary people fearlessly working to understand seemingly unexplainable disturbances. This one-hour weekly reality show comes from Pilgrim Studios, the creator and executive producer of American Chopper. Craig Piligian, Tom Thayer, and Mike Nichols serve as executive producers on the series.

The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, CT 06238. The
Homestead is open for regular tours from May through October. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers and seniors; $4 for children age 6-18; children under 6 and CTL members are free. Families – 2 adults with children – are $15; groups of 10 or more are $5 per person. For school groups and special curriculum-based programming, please call Beverly York, Site Administrator, at (860) 742-6917 or email, hale@ctlandmarks.org. In addition, the Homestead hosts the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market on Sundays, 11 am to 2 pm, June through October.

About the Nathan Hale Homestead
Nathan Hale Homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family, and is located on the only site he ever called home. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by CT antiquarian George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character.

About Connecticut Landmarks
Founded in 1936 as the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, Connecticut Landmarks is the largest statewide heritage museum organization in Connecticut. The historic landmark properties span four centuries of Connecticut history and include: the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem; the Butler-McCook House & Garden and Main Street History Center, Hartford; the Buttolph-Williams House, Wethersfield; the Hempsted Houses, New London; the Isham-Terry House, Hartford; the Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry; the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, Suffield. Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.