PIRO was founded in 2002 by Sarah Nestlen. PIRO originally started out as a small club at the University of New Haven to connect students that had an interest in the paranormal world around them. Since being founded, the club has grown in number to become one of the top 20 clubs on campus. Aside from regular discussions on all things paranormal and our paranormal investigations team, we put on many events throughout the year.
Among the many events we put on (and continue to), our list includes various guest speakers from the paranormal field, semiyearly Divination fairs. Paranormal Jeopardy and our most notable week of events, Paranormal Awareness Week (PAW). Our annual PAW consists of an annual trip to salem, a Harvest Party, a lecture from the paranormal field, a divination fair and our Costume Ball. Our club also puts on an annual May Day event to celebrate Beltane.
WHAT WE DO
We are dedicated to the studying and understanding of the supernatural. Our main objectives as highlighted in our group's constitution include:
Additionally, the Six Philosophies of PIRO are:
As a team, we have investigated many residences and properties in the past with legal permission and without any repercussions. Everything is kept completely confidential and there are forms/ paperwork that will be filled out and signed to not only protect us and the owners, but to have thorough documentation of the investigation. Any evidence found will not be publicly shared, unless written consent is given from the owners to share it. Nothing in the property will be tampered with or destroyed. We always go about our work in a very professional way.
We will investigate any location within surrounding or nearby by states including (but not limited to): Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.
We've investigated many locations including John Zaffis' Museum, Paine House, Lizzie Borden House, Bobby Mackey's Music World, and several other residences and businesses.
Here is a list of just a few locations we've investigated: (due to contractual reasons, we are required to keep some locations anonymous)