Friday, October 22, 2021
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
City Pier, New London Waterfront Park
Join Seaside Shadows for a frightening night on the Thames River of New London and Groton, CT. You journey in the full moon energy for the only ghost tour of it’s kind guests will embark on a journey via boat on the waters of the Thames River. Waters are said to increase haunting activity, and port cities such as New London and Groton are filled with ghosts of the past whose stories were lost to time and to the seas. Focused on the dark and true history of the shoreline, we journey through the Thames’ macabre past. A variety of diseases once spread through this notable region, what were they — how did it impact people? How did they get here? What spirits did they leave behind? Those who died at sea were left buried on the shores, quarantines were set up by lighthouses and a notorious sanitarium was built down the river in the years to come to address the pandemics of the ages. Notorious battlefields and military forts line the shores, hero Stephen Hempstead and traitor, Benedict Arnold have both been seen in spectral form. And what of our school teacher and spy, Nathan Hale? What of the young and old who died from disease and neglect? From battlefields to sanitariums, injuries to ailments, lighthouses to burials at sea; join us for an evening you won’t soon forget as we make our way down the river and into the sound in search of southeastern CT’s most notorious ghosts. We do hope those lighthouses and moon will provide enough light to see the spirits heading your way. The only Seaside Shadows ghost tour this season via a vessel, hopefully no creatures from the deep emerge and prevent a future journey.