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Dare to Explore Connecticut's Most Haunted Outdoor Locations

There's something truly eerie about the woods at night. Illuminated only by the moon and the stars, and inhabited by wild creatures, ghosts, and spirits, what might be considered a relaxing walk through the woods during the day turns into a heart-pounding adventure once the sun sets. ##Region##'s Woods have been home to countless legends for ages - from folktales warning of evil spirits lurking behind the dark outlines of trees, to tales of innocent camping trips gone awry, the woods of ##Region## are well known to be home to spirits that are not of this world. Find out where ##Region##'s Most Haunted Woods are, and explore the eerie side of nature - if you dare.
 
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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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  •   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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  • 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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    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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  • 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)

  • 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

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

  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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