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New Hampshire

May 17, 2011

Ghostly event to help Kingston man

KINGSTON — If you plan to attend the fundraiser for Jeffrey Kuzirian next month, you're not alone.

The Kuzirian family expects many guests, especially friends and supporters, as Jeffrey, 27, recovers from a gunshot wound that nearly claimed his life.

But aside from those they know, it's expected some uninvited guests may crash the party at their Depot Road home — as they have done for about 25 years.

If you don't believe in ghosts, then maybe you should attend.

Yvette Kuzirian said spirits — both friendly and unfriendly — have invaded her property ever since her family moved there in 1986.

Shadows, unusual images, voices and flying objects have haunted the Kuzirians and their friends, she said. Their experiences were featured in the Discovery Channel television series "A Haunting."

"You would see things flying around, you would hear voices, things were touching you," said Yvette, Jeffrey's mother. "It graduated over the years to where it was pretty scary."

What is even scarier for the Kuzirians was Jeffrey's accident Feb. 5, 2010, when a handgun accidentally went off and sent a bullet into his brain, his mother said.

Jeffrey, who carried the gun for protection, was joking with a friend when the weapon fired. He was blinded and left in a coma for months, suffering a stroke that severely hinders his mobility. He is learning to walk again, but must rely on a wheelchair and requires constant care, his mother said.

The family, with help from the Salem-based Ghost Hunters of Southern Tri State, or GHOSTS, is trying to raise money to help pay his medical costs. The licensed pipefitter had no health insurance when the accident occurred, Yvette said.

Jeffrey said he is looking forward to the event.

"It will be a good time," he said.

Bill Ammells of GHOST said they will lead small groups of people around the property in search of the supernatural.

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