The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) visited the Onyx Moonshine Distillery in East Hartford at the request of Co-founder and Spirit Entrepreneur, Adam von Gootkin, in February. “We’re in a really old factory building, and it can be spooky here at night,” von Gootkin said. “We noticed some strange things happening, like doors slamming, hearing footsteps and noises and thought it would be cool to do this.”
On February 6, 2016, von Gootkin said the TAPS crew came to the Onyx distillery from 6 p.m. to midnight with the group’s equipment and cameras to conduct testing for paranormal activity. After the TAPS crew reviewed their findings, they found noises and traces of paranormal activity. von Gootkin said the crew will be back in the coming months to do additional testing. “When people come to our tasting room we can say there is more than one kind of spirit here,” von Gootkin said.