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    It doesn't matter if you believe in ghosts or not. It only matters that you enjoy a good ghost story. The team from SyFy Channel's popular paranormal program "Ghost Hunters" is making a return visit to Connecticut starting tonight. the New Haven Independent

    Plumbers-turned-ghost hunters Grant, Jason and the rest of the team from over the border in Providence are bringing their talents to Derby. They are embarking on an investigation of the 122-year-old Sterling Opera House, complete with creaky stairs decades-old handwritten notes on the walls.  The taping is expected to take four or five days. 

    So what's so spooky about the opera house? 

    Rich DiCarlo, president of the Valley Arts Council, told the Independent that strange things have been happening to people for years. Even the mayor said he's felt inexplicable cool breezes, and flashlight batteries that die suddenly. 

    "The weirdest things happen to me there," Mayor Anthony Staffieri told the Independent.

    The opera house was even investigated for another ghost-hunting show, but the show was cancelled before their episode aired. DiCarlo has even gotten the opera house listed on the National Register of Historic Places and "Damned Connecticut."

    The show will serve two purposes, DiCarlo hopes. 

    Not only will they figure out once and for all, maybe, if the Sterling Opera House is Haunted. But they also hope to motivate an investor to come forward and donate funds toward renovating the 1889 building.

    TAPS, or The Atlantic Paranormal Society, has been taking over haunted haunts for years, including several right here in the Nutmeg State.

    So what kind of things will go bump in the night?  We'll have to tune in to find out.