YORK, Pa. — Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) kicks off its 2017-18 ticketed season with John Zaffis, Godfather of the Paranormal on Oct. 5, and Wynonna and The Big Noise's Roots and Revival Tour on Oct. 7. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Zaffis takes to the stage at The Pullo Center on Oct. 5 with more than 43 years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Lorraine and Ed Warren, and this sent him beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This experience also led Zaffis to become involved with cases of possession and exorcism. This work has provided him with the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. He has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.
His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands-on investigating with others in the field, he has obtained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal, and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today.
Zaffis has extensive firsthand paranormal experience, including experience with ghosts, poltergeists, and demonic and diabolical entities. He also has worked with both spiritualists and psychics concerning how their knowledge is used for channeling, reincarnation (past-life regression), calling of the spirits for information, and how they use meditation to acquire the information they are seeking. Because of his personal experiences with hauntings, ESP, near-death experiences and other paranormal activities, he is firm in his conviction that such phenomena exist.
He has been featured in the SyFy television series “Haunted Collector” and Discovery Channel's documentaries such as “A Haunting in Connecticut” and “Little Lost Souls." Zaffis has also appeared on “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Piers Morgan,” and many other print and news media events. Zaffis also appears in “Graveyards” and “In A Dark Place,” both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Wynonna and The Big Noise takes to the Pullo Center stage Oct. 7. Once dubbed by “Rolling Stone” as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. A five-time Grammy-winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has received more than 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”
“My roots are firmly planted in country music, the music that has been a backdrop to the lives of so many of my fans,” said Wynonna. “But I was given wings and I’m grateful, after all this time, for the freedom to be myself and sing the music that I love.”
Wynonna, along with her band, The Big Noise, will explore the past, present and future of Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career on the 2017 Roots and Revival Tour.
Ticket prices for John Zaffis are $42 VIP (VIP tickets include a meet-and-greet with John Zaffis), $29 and $20. Penn State York students can purchase one ticket at the box office for the special price of $15. Tickets for Wynonna and The Big Noise are $69 and $49. Penn State York students can purchase one ticket at the special price of $25. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center Box Office, by phone at 717-505-8900 or online at http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu/.
Visit The Pullo Center website to learn more about upcoming performances, including "Elf, The Broadway Musical" on Nov. 7; Ronnie Milsap on Nov. 17; the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on Nov. 19; “The Polar Express” film screening on Dec. 2; "An Evening with Michael Bolton" on Dec. 3; Jim Brickman on Dec. 7; “Cabaret” the musical on Dec. 22; and more.