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Real Haunts in Connecticut- Paranormal CT

Did you know Connecticut is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Connecticut has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Connecticut's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Connecticut's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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    This historic home was built back in 1761 and is rumored to have been haunted since 1971, when renovations seem to have caused some supernatural residents to make themselves known. After the house was moved to another location, a ghost that locals call "Benny" made an appearance, along with the "Blue Lady." Benny reportedly makes scratching or rapping sounds, along with bangs and... Read More

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  •   Fort Nathan Hale New Haven, CT
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    This fort has reportedly seen glowing orbs, unexplained voices, apparitions of soldiers and more. These strange happenings have been reported here for over 100 years. Read More

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  • Boothe Park Stratford, CT
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    Boothe Park features a ton of unusual collections, including that of a mini windmill and clock tower, mini lighthouse, carriage house, trolley station, blacksmith shop, chapel, model train museum, Americana museum, observatory, playground, rose garden, a cemetery, and even a building with no windows or doors. The park is believed to be haunted and witnesses have reported strange... Read More

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  •   Lighthouse Inn - Meadow Court New London, CT
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    There are many rooms at this location that are believed to be haunted, along with the halls that house two Victorian ghostly ladies. Reports say the inn is now closed. Read More

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  •   Ryder's On Main Meriden, CT
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    An EVP and possibly a spectral image of a woman have been captured here during an investigation by the “Ghosts of New England Research Society." Read More

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  •   Daniel Benton Homestead Tolland, CT
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    This location dates back to 1720 and was home to six generations of Bentons. Daniel Benton built the home and his grandson Elisha is rumored to be one of the possible hauntings here. Elisha was captured while fighting the British in the Revolutionary War and ended up catching smallpox on the prison ship. When he made it home, his true love Jemima Barrows, who was 12 years younger, took... Read More

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  •   Captain Grant's Inn Preston, CT
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    "This inn dates back to 1754 and was the location where Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned and slaves were housed during the Civil War. The spirit of a woman reportedly haunts The Adelaide Room in Colonial-era clothing, holding the hands of two children. The TV has also been known to work on its own and the shower curtain has been knocked down. " Read More

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  •   Capitol Theater Windham, CT
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    The Capitol Theater was established in 1926 and stayed operating until 1973, then standing empty for about 30 years until it was renovated in 2002. The story that most believe is the reason why the theater is haunted, is about the 1930s actress that was accidentally shot in the balcony. Her lover was the shooter and was aiming for his rival, her other lover. Another story told here is... Read More

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  •   Litchfield Inn Litchfield, CT
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    This inn is rumored to be haunted by an elderly Native American woman who lingers around the kitchen and dining room. Her spirit has been seen and captured in photos. Orbs have also appeared in the photos. Read More

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    For almost 200 years, this 1780 building was known as the Petitbone Tavern. It now operates as Abigail's. The location is rumored to be haunted by Mrs. Abigail Petitbone. According to local legend, her husband wasn't around too much, so Abigail began a romantic affair with another man. Her husband one day came home to find her with her new lover and he killed the two of them with an ax.... Read More

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  •   Old Windham Inn Windham, CT
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    This apartment building that was once an inn, is rumored to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. Betsy became pregnant while unmarried in 1744 and the people in town taunted her for it, even speculating that her own father was the father of her baby. After it was born, the baby disappeared and showed up dead near a cliff. Betsy's father turned her in for the killing, some say he did... Read More

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  •   Church of Eternal Light Bristol, CT
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    This church was once a schoolhouse when it opened in 1884 and it is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly face that appears in the windows of the bell tower. People have reported seeing spirit orbs here as well. No one is quite certain who the ghost is though. One story believes its a parishioner who was struck by lightning on the front steps to the church. Read More

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  •   Sterling Opera House Derby, CT
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    This opera house dates back to 1889 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968. The building became abandoned in the 1960s and has undergone renovations. Many believe the location is haunted, as apparitions of shadow figures have appeared, along with the hand prints of a child. Orbs and figures in Victorian-era clothing have appeared in photos. The location was... Read More

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  •   Fairfield State Hospital Newtown, CT
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    This hospital opened its doors in 1931 and was the residence to criminally insane patients. It is made up of 16 buildings that are connected by underground tunnels. It is rumored to be haunted because of its tragic history of patient abuse and questionable deaths. The hospital closed in 1995 and was used as the setting for the film Sleepers and MTV's Fear. No trespassing is allowed on... Read More

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  •   Mark Twain House Hartford, CT
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    The Mark Twain House was once the home of the Clemens Family, including author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). The family's butler is rumored to be the cause of the hauntings in the home. George Griffin was his name and he reportedly knocks and makes loud banging sounds. Phantom cigar smells have also been detected, along with voices, apparitions and reports of clothing being tugged on... Read More

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  •   Heritage Inn New Milford, CT
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    Two friendly ghosts are rumored to haunt this historic inn that was once a tobacco house back in 1870. It was later converted into a guest house in the late 20th century. Read More

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  •   Glebe House Woodbury, CT
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    There are reportedly two ghosts that call the Glebe House their home. The first is that of an aggressive spirit that haunts the attic, and may be one of the conspirators who attacked Reverend Marshall (a previous owner of the house) for his beliefs and sermons. The second ghost is that of a African American woman, possibly a maid who previously worked in the house. She often appears... Read More

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  •   Yankee Pedlar Inn Torrington, CT
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    This hotel dates back to 1891 and is rumored to be haunted by one of its original owners, Alice Conley, who haunts the room where she died - Room 353. The 2011 horror film, "The Innkeepers" by Ti West is based on the story of this location. Read More

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  •   Bara-Hack Pomfret, CT
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    This abandoned town was once a settlement that begin in 1780 and it is rumored to be haunted by livestock's, children playing, voices, wagons, people singing and more. Spirits have been seen of a man with a beard and a child. This land is private property and it is reported that no trespassing is allowed. Read More

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  •   Great Hill Cemetery Seymour, CT
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    This cemetery is also known as Hookman's Cemetery and is rumored to be haunted by a former cemetery caretaker who had a hook for a hand. He allegedly hanged himself from a nearby tree and those who park underneath it have reported hearing his hook scraping along the roof of their cars. Read More

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  •   Talcott House Westbrook, CT
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    Strange happenings that have occurred at this location include beds that become unmade although no one has touched them, ragtime music that plays from the vents, and a piano that plays on its own. Some reports say that the original owner was a wealthy man who was killed in a fire and that during a recent renovation, the building caught fire again. Read More

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    A ghostly White Lady is known to linger on the second floor of this 1783 mansion, turned bed and breakfast. She has also reportedly been seen heading to the empty house in the back. Read More

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  •   Pine Grove Cemetery Ansonia, CT
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    This cemetery was established in 1858 and is rumored to be haunted by three dark figures who stand guard at its gates. Witnesses have also heard the rattling of chains and the sounds of ghostly children playing. A strong scent of roses has been detected, along with warm spots and names whispered into people's ears. Read More

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  •   Hartford Conservatory Hartford, CT
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    Strange occurrences at this location include doors being slammed, classical music being played on the piano, a light that won't stay turned off, and an apparition of a woman wearing a Victorian dress. This location was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters. Read More

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  •   Noah Webster House West Hartford, CT
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    The Noah Webster House is now a historic museum that was added to the National Register of Historic Places back in 1962. Many believe the home is haunted by Noah Webster himself. The home was the birthplace and childhood home of the dictionary creator and is open for tours and also offers a ton of programs and exhibits. Read More

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    This restaurant was once the Chart House and is rumored to be haunted by a ghost who likes to move chairs around. People have also reported hearing unexplained footsteps and voices. Read More

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    Many rooms of this inn are reportedly haunted by a male entity wearing 17th-18th century clothing, along with the spirit of a confederate man in the liquor room. A female entity is also known to disturb visitors and the ghost of a former worker, Joseph Hardesty. Strange music, ghostly voices and disembodied footsteps have also been heard here. Read More

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  •   Cedarcrest Hospital Newington, CT
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    This hospital was demolished in 2013 and people believe that the early 1900s mental hospital was quite haunted. Orbs, screams and the sounds of doors slamming have all been reported here. Read More

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  •   Nathan Hale Homestead Coventry, CT
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    Nathan Hale's father Deacon lived at this homestead until his death in 1802 and the property is rumored to be haunted by him/ Deacon's apparition has been seen in Colonial clothing. A ghostly lady in white has also been seen and people think she was a servant because she can be seen sweeping the floors and cleaning. Joseph Hale, the brother of Nathan, was once captured and imprisoned in... Read More

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  •   Connecticut State Capitol Hartford, CT
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    This Victorian Gothic building is believed to be haunted by a former governor. The Capitol features a bronze state of former governor William Buckingham near its west entrance, and he is believed to haunt the place since he died in 1875. It has been reported that he seems to like Room 324 the best as cold spots and apparitions have been seen here. According to staff, footsteps have also... Read More

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  •   Homespun Farm Griswold, CT
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    Old Man Simon is the friendly ghost that is believed to haunt this location that may no longer be a bed and breakfast. The spirit of Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners, has been seen watching over the tending of the garden area and orchards. Reports of Simon's wife haunting the home has been made as well, saying that you can hear footsteps going up the stairs in the... Read More

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  •   Bradley Playhouse Putnam, CT
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    Victoria is the name of the ghost that is rumored to haunt this 1901 theater. She supposedly hangs out in the balcony area when it's empty and has occasionally been seen on the stage, backstage, and in the theater's basement. Read More

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  • John York Home North Stonington, CT
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    The John York Home was built in 1741 as a residence for businessman and farmer John York and his family. The location was later turned into an inn and tavern, which it operated as for over 250 years. Legend says that two soldiers got into a fight here after finding out they both loved the same woman. One man stabbed the other to death, before running out and killing himself. The... Read More

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    This cemetery, also known as the Green lady Cemtery because of its many sightings of a ghostly woman in Green - known as the Green Lady. Some believe she is the spirit of Seventh Day Baptist Elisabeth Palmiter, who drowned in a swamp in 1800 while searching for her “missing” husband Benjamin, who, unbeknownst to her, was not missing but was waiting out a bad snowstorm in town. Later on,... Read More

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  •   Charles Island Milford, CT
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    In 1699, a well-known pirate named Captain William Kidd visited the island and legend says he hid a portion of his treasure here. Some believe it's beneath a giant boulder called Hog Rock. The Captain supposedly laid a curse on anyone who went looking for it and the island is also said to have been cursed by the Paugussett tribe, who were angry when European settlers took up residence... Read More

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  •   Lake Compounce Bristol, CT
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    This Theme Park is the oldest operating park in the U.S. and it believed to be quite haunted. Deaths that occurred here include that of a 16-year-old girl who fell from a roller coaster in 1981, a 16-year-old park employee who was killed while working on the Tornado ride in 1999, a 6-year-old boy who drowned on the Lake Plunge waterslide in 2000, a 23-year-old maintenance worker killed... Read More

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  •   Shubert Theater New Haven, CT
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    This theater is rumored to be the home of a ghost that is behind the strange activity that occurs within its walls. Details about the haunting are unknown. Read More

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  •   Stepney Cemetery Monroe, CT
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    Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions and blobs of ectoplasm at this cemetery. Some believe it is the second home to the White Lady who resides in the nearby Union Cemetery, or that it very well could have its own similar ghost. Ed Warren, a famed ghost hunter is also buried here, near the southern border of the graveyard. Read More

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  •   Deep River Public Library Deep River, CT
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    This library is located inside an 1881 building and was originally built as the home to Banker Richard Pratt Spencer and his family. In 1933 is when it became a library and although additions were made over the years, people say the original part of the building is haunted. Disembodied voices, eerie noises and the feeling that invisible entities are present have all been reported here. Read More

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  •   Dudleytown Cornwall, CT
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    Locals call this ghost town the "Village of the Damned." It began as a settlement in the 1740s and is situated in the middle of a forest. Only foundations remain on the property and reports say many spirits linger here, some that have been captured on film. Orbs have also been seen in the area. The land is now privately owned. Read More

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    Mary Hart died in 1872 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The mystery that surrounds her involves the message, which some believe to contain a curse, on her pink granite tombstone: AT HIGH NOON JUST FROM, AND ABOUT TO RENEW HER DAILY WORK, IN HER FULL STRENGTH OF BODY AND MIND MARY E. HART HAVING FALLEN PROSTRATE: REMAINED UNCONSCIOUS, UNTIL SHE DIED AT MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 15,... Read More

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  •   Olde Newgate Prison East Granby, CT
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    This location was once a copper mine back in 1705 and its tunnels were made into Connecticut's first prison from 1773-1827. The location is a popular site for paranormal activity and several apparitions and a ghostly tour guide have been reported here. Screams have been heard and people have reported being touched by something unseen. Read More

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  • Penfield Reef Lighthouse Fairfield, CT
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    This lighthouse was completed in 1874 and is believed to be haunted by lightkeeper Fred A. Jordan. He died in 1916 while attempting to get to shore to see his family for Christmas. His rowboat capsized, and his body was found three months later. Apparitions of him began to appear, coming from his former room. His voice and footsteps have also been heard. Some believe Jordan’s spirit has... Read More

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  •   Carousel Gardens Seymour, CT
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    This location closed in 2009 and is rumored to be haunted by its original owner and founder of Seymour, William H. Wooster and his daughter, Ruth. Reports of unexplained sounds of breaking glass have been heard and a ghostly cat with glowing eyes has been seen. Read More

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    This historic landmark dates back to 1756 and is rumored to be haunted by its original builder, Captain Daniel Packard's niece. His niece died when she was just 7 years old of scarlet fever in 1873. She supposedly plays in the stairwell and has befriended the children who come here for dinner. Read More

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  •   Gay City State Park Hebron, CT
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    Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was killed for being tardy. Apparitions of the victims are rumored to walk in the surrounding... Read More

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  • Gunntown Cemetery Naugatuck, CT
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by a few different spirits, one is that of a man with a lantern who is leading a horse, another of a young boy who plays near the back wall, and one of a black ghost dog. Cold spots, mists, orbs, unexplained laughter and music have been reported at the cemetery by visitors. Read More

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  • New London Ledge Light New London, CT
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    This lighthouse dates back to 1909 and is home to the legend of Ernie, a lightkeeper whose spirits reportedly lingers the grounds, making knocking sounds at night, opening and closing doors, taking sheets off beds and turning TVs on and off. Legend says that Ernie killed himself after finding out about his wife's affair. He cut his throat and jumped off the upper level of the... Read More

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  •   Seaside Sanatorium Waterford, CT
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    This location was built in the 1930s for children suffering from tuberculosis. It has also been a home for the elderly, a hospital and a facility for those that are mentally impaired. Paranormal investigators have found orbs at the location that show up in photos, along with electronic voice phenomena. Read More

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  •   Hartford Elks Lodge Hartford, CT
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    This lodge began operating in this building back in 1903 and some say that it is haunted by the ghost of a deceased member, perhaps Samuel Chamberlain. Some believe he is watching over his former haunt. Others believe the ghost may be that of a man who was found dead on the sidewalk in 1972. People have reported feeling entities in the building, and some have heard footsteps and voices,... Read More

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  •   Harriet Beecher Stowe House Hartford, CT
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    The home of renowned abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have reported window shades opening on their own in the parlor and have heard footsteps all over the building. Flashes of light have also been seen coming from the bedrooms, along with an apparition in the visitor's center. The home has been featured on TV’s Ghost... Read More

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  •   Red Brook Inn Old Mystic, CT
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    "This inn was built back in 1770 by the Crary family and is said to have some ghosts that wander around. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been seen, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is believed to have saved lives there when she awakened the guests after a fire started. Another ghost here is a previous owner’s wife. Legend says that... Read More

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  •   Majestic Theater Bridgeport, CT
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    The abandoned Majestic Theater was once a complex where the Poli Palace and Savoy Hotel were located. It closed in 1971 and has seen its fair share of paranormal activity. Shadowy figures and electronic voice phenomena have been reported while artifacts were found during construction, leading many to believe that the complex was built on an ancient Native American burial ground. Read More

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    Legend says that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Also reported in this park is mists, orbs, demonic voices, laughter, and strong uneasy feelings. Read More

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  •   Union Cemetery Easton, CT
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    It has been reported that those who take photos at the Union Cemetery have later found orbs, light rods, mists and apparitions in them. One of the ghosts that haunt the grounds is the White Lady who reportedly began appearing in the late 1940s. She has been videotaped and photographed by a number of people. Some that pass by the cemetery have seen her in the nearby road, and have even... Read More

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  •   Undercliff Sanatorium Meriden, CT
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    This building was originally built for children who suffered from tuberculosis and it is rumored to be quite haunted. Some of the strange happenings that have occurred here include screams, footsteps, apparitions of dead patients, voices, and laughter and crying of unseen children. Ghost hunters have also captured EVPs. The site is on state property and it is reported that no... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Hospitals & Asylums

  •   Remington Arms Factory Bridgeport, CT
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    This former weapons factory was featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures and was closed in the 1980s because of its myriad accidents (most were fatal). The abandoned building is allegedly a hot spot for spirits that appear as shadowy figures. Also reported at the location is the sounds of weapon-factory work, talking voices, and yelling. Read More

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  •   Norwich State Hospital Preston, CT
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    This location was once called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane and was built in 1904 atop of an old Native-American village. Many deaths occurred at the hospital and it was also the location to a number of beatings, starvation of patients and prolonged confinement in cells. It closed its doors in 1996 and witnesses believe the site is haunted. Ghostly apparitions have been seen,... Read More

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    There are three Colonial buildings that make up the Milford Historical Society and they all are believed to be haunted. The Eells-Stow House is the oldest of the three and is rumored to be haunted by former occupant and heroic town doctor, Captain Stephen Stow. He died in 1777 after taking care of 200 soldiers who were suffering from smallpox. Some believe they can feel the doctor's... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Museums

  •   Windham Textile Museum Willimantic, CT
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    This building is home to an old locked bank vault that has no way of opening, yet has been found standing open. Witnesses have reported feeling extreme cold spots and hearing eerie sounds coming from the third floor, which no one occupies. Others have reported feeling watched along with feelings of unease on the second floor. Read More

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  •   Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Old Saybrook, CT
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    This inn and spa is used as a venue for special events and its ghost is known to appear during weddings. A phantom bride has been known to appear in photos taken at weddings held here. Her identity is not known. Read More

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  •   Jonathan Pasco's East Windsor, CT
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    This location was built in 1776 as a residence for Revolutionary War soldier Captain Jonathan Pasco. Some believe Pasco haunts the home, as apparitions of a tall, thin older man have been seen and employees say they get an uneasy feeling around the place. Doors have reportedly opened and closed on their own and a paper towel dispenser in the ladies' bathroom sometimes runs amok and... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  • Downs Road Hamden, CT
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    Downs Road is closed on both ends and is filled with ruins of former homes. One of the ghost stories that surround the road is that of the Downs Road Monster, who some say was actually an albino horse. Others include different ghostly apparitions and eerie creatures such as Melon Heads, rumored to leave claw marks on the cars that park in the area. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Monte Cristo Cottage New London, CT
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    Ella Quinlan O'Neill is the ghost that is rumored to haunt this cottage. She is the mother of author Eugene O'Neill. Her spirit is believed to pace in one of the bedrooms upstairs and Eugene, who used to spend his childhood summers here, wrote about the location in "Long Day's Journey Into Night." Read More

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  •   Old State House Hartford, CT
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    This historic building, completed in 1796, is now a museum complex with exhibits that focus on Connecticut history. Joseph Steward’s 1798 collection of natural history items is showcased on the third floor in the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. The building is said to be haunted and was featured on TV’s Ghost Hunters. Among their discoveries were unexplained sounds of a... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses

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