Here are a few stories from various books, websites and people
about hauntings in Connecticut. Please check back often as
we will be adding more stories that we come across as well
as stories that people submit to the site!
Cornwall The abandoned settlement
Meriden Phantom animal
Easton Haunted Cemetery
Old Mystic Old haunted Inn
The Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, today called the Burlington
Center Cemetery or better known as Green Lady Cemetery
is the oldest cemetery in Burlington. According to the State's
website, there are 35 people buried there, the oldest
stone dating back to 1780.
There have been numerous reports of a green mist and the
apparition of a woman referred to as the Green Lady of Burlington,
or Elisabeth Palmiter, whose gravestone is the only one left
standing in the cemetery. Who exactly is haunting the cemetery
and their motivations are a total mystery. She just materializes
unexpectedly, glows green for a time, smiles sweetly and then
disappears. One story goes that Elisabeth drowned in a swampy
area next to the cemetery as her husband would not help save
her, although there is absolutely no factual evidence that
this ever happened.
Wether it is the ghost of Elisabeth or someone else, someone
is haunting the old cemetery. Many area residents have sighted
her in the past thirty years as well as Ed and Lorraine Warren
of Monroe, Connecticut's best-known ghost hunters. Also, ghost
hunter Barry Dillinger did a review of the area and posted
his findings here
which are very interesting to read and dispell a lot of rumors
circulating about the cemetery on other sites that have done
Directions: The Baptist Cemetery is located
on Upson Road in Burlington, which is in Hartford County. Upson Road is off Route
4, in between Lyon Road and Route 69. (On the other end of Upson Road is Covey
Road). Upson Road is mostly a rough dirt road so be careful driving.
NOTE: Please remember that you will need proper permission from authorities
before visiting this place as there are now no trespassing signs. county
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There is an abandoned settlement that was called Dudleyville,
known for its very negative psychic energy. It is widely considered
one the most haunted places in America.
Originally settled in 1738, residents of this settlement
were feared and looked upon suspiciously because of all the
odd accidents, the high number of suicides and cases of insanity
that plagued the town. The town gained the reputation of being
cursed and eventually no one wanted to live there anymore.
Today Dudleyville is visited by many, including modern witches
who perform rituals there. There have been over 100 reports
of paranormal activity in the area, and visitors report dark
and negative feelings in the area. A film crew once went to
visit the area and as they got closer to the site, they all
experienced trouble breathing, as though the life were being
sucked out of them.
Directions: Dudleyville is in Litchfield
County in Northwestern CT. It is located on Coltsfoot Mountain overlooking the
Housatonic River, now a private nature reserve. Follow Highway 7 to Cornwall Bridge
and go east for two miles into Cornwall. Then take Dark Entry Road from Cornwall,
past Witch’s Dam, up to Dudleyville.
Please remember that you will absolutely need proper permission from authorities
before visiting this place as there are now no trespassing signs and the area
is heavily patrolled! Otherwise, please do not attempt to go to this site. county
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Since the 1800s hikers at West Peak State Park
have reported being greeted by the phantom of a large black
dog near the Hanging Hills. The dog silently follows people
to the summit of West Peak but never leaves behind footprints.
According to legend, the first time a person sees the dog,
it brings them happiness. The second sighting is a warning.
The third time means imminent death. On average, three people
per year fall to their deaths from West Peak.
Directions: Meriden is in New Haven County, 17 miles south
of Hartford on Highway 5. The Hanging Hills are high cliffs
above the Quinnapiac River. In Hubbard Park, follow Reservoir
Avenue north. Turn west onto Percival Park Road and follow
the road up to the hill to the West Peak State Park. county
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For many years visitors to Union Cemetery
have reported having conversations with lifelike apparitions
who walk among the tombstones and then disappear into thin
air. This type of ghost, known as a “lepke,” seems
as real as any other person until it vanishes from sight.
Acquaintances of buried people here say the apparitions talk
and behave exactly as they did when alive.
This site is also the haunt of the infamous White Lady, seen
many times over the past 50 years. She wears a white nightgown
with a bonnet. In 1993, a local fireman “ran over”
the ghost with his truck. Sometimes witnesses observe dark,
shadowy figures attempting to grab the White Lady. Some believe
that her name is Mrs. Knot, whose husband was murdered near
Easton in the 1940s. She may also have been murdered, too,
shortly after her husband’s death.
Directions: Monroe is north of Bridgeport
in Fairfield County. Take Highway 25 northwest to Highway
111 and go north three miles to Monroe. The cemetery is near
the Stepney Green near Monroe. The White Lady appears in the
cemetery and on nearby Pepper Street. county
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Verne Sasek and Ruth Keyes have experienced the ghosts of
their Inn for many years. Both guests and employees at the
Red Brook Inn experience cold spots and hear
inexplicable voices in this building, which was constructed
in 1756. The north room of the Inn is reported to be haunted
by the Inn's former owner, Sally Crary. The story goes that
after Sally's death in 1979, her husband married her best
friend. Since then, the ghost has reported to haunt the north
room and the bulk of the paranormal activity occurs there.
Directions: Take I-95 to exit 89, and at
the off ramp go north and drive 1.5 miles to the third traffic
light. At the third light, turn right onto the Gold Star Highway.
Drive to the next corner and turn left into the driveway at
the corner. You will see a sign and arrow pointing up the
hill where you will go up - you will not see the Inn until
you are up to the top of the hill. The phone number is 860-572-0349
or toll free 800-290-5619. Their website is RedBrookInn.com
which offers information on reservations, directions and photos
of the Inn. county
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Use common sense. Before visiting any "haunted"
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important information. Accessibility may become limited without
our knowledge, due to excessive visits by curiosity seekers.
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