The Damned Blog

Jason, Grant and the rest of SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" team came to Derby to investigate the claims of haunting and paranormal activities at the Sterling Opera House.
The hype for December 21, 2012 has already begun in earnest as we all prepare for the latest and greatest end of the world as we know it. Yawn.
Missing corpses, skulls on graves, goat heads, chicken blood -- there seems to have been a rash of highly odd (and creepy) incidents in Fairfield County over the last month or so, and it all may just not be a coincidence.
Progeria is a rare and odd genetic disorder that prematurely ages children all around the world, from Great Britain to Milford, Connecticut.
Congrats to Steve and Kate, who on Tuesday, January 11, welcomed their first child, James Allen. Our damned state just got even better!
Seeing unusual bright things at night over Connecticut in recent weeks? Now that the general haziness of summer has passed, clearer skies are providing a great opportunity for star -- and satellite -- gazing.
Okay, our universe seems to be an almost-infinite space, but even then, how can you not be impressed by a possible black hole that could be as big as 1 billion light years across?
As we continue to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, it's time to check out a few new space stories, and report on a new space place in Connecticut.
The search is on for the remnants of a planet that may have existed in our solar system over 4.5 billion years ago.
An upcoming book by renowned true-crime writer -- and Connecticut resident -- M. William Phelps chronicles the case of America's deadliest female serial killer, Amy Archer-Gilligan, a not-so-sweet woman who was the inspiration for Arsenic and Old Lace.
An oddities and curiosities shop in Wallingford? Try to keep us away.
You may have heard that Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar. It does not, however, mean the end of the world, no matter how much Hollywood wants to cash in on the idea.
A UConn professor was part of a team that recently made the discovery that the family cookout has been around for about 12,000 years. And in the meantime, our species has pretty much eaten everything else on the planet.
Halloween means ghosts, dark creatures and all sorts of things that go bump in the night, so what better way to get into the spirit of the season than going to see world-renowned ghost hunter and psychic (and Connecticut resident) Lorraine Warren speak.
Plum Island never hosted Jack, Locke or Hurley, and although it's never been "lost," it is shrouded in a bit of mystery and conspiracy theory.
Orgone was a controversial concept in the mid 1930s when it was first proposed, and summarily dismissed by mainstream science. Then again, the idea that meteors fells from space was also thought to be ridiculous when it was initially suggested, too.
Mountain lions, beavers and fishers, oh my! A roundup of local doings on these (possibly) Connecticut creatures.
Sure, you now know about Steward's Cabinet of Curiosities in the Old State House, but there's another one in the state -- and although this one is virtual, it's just as filled with rare and unusual items.
A trip through upstate New York yielded a pair of damned destinations -- the grave of the Old Leather Man and the current resting place of the Cardiff Giant.
April is a damned busy month, with four different events that seem as though they might be worth checking out.
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An odd discovery has been made in the streets and parking lots of the United States -- literally. As in the mystery can actually be found pressed into the asphalt in various places, including right here in Connecticut.
For a long time, there's been debate about whether or not UFOs have been spotted in footage from space shuttle missions. Recently, two astronauts weighed in on the situation.
It's been 40 years since Apollo 11's historic voyage to the moon, and about 40 days since we last talked about some of the cool things -- and alleged conspiracies -- going on out in the dark reaches of space.
Proving you can't keep a great showman down -- even if he's been dead for over a century -- Bethel's (and Bridgeport's) P.T. Barnum has recently been back in the limelight.
Something evil is lurking in the woods of Connecticut these days, something ancient and almost forgotten.
One of the most fascinating, controversial and arguably,disturbing, traveling exhibits -- featuring actual skinned and preserved humans -- just arrived in Connecticut for a five-month stay at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Well, at least those annoying horns at the World Cup are good for something -- sparking some thoughts about the power of sound!
Like many of you out there, we have been continuing to follow the horrific chimp attack story from last week. As it turns out, one of our followers here got to meet Travis once and was kind enough to talk about it with us.
The legendary chupacabra, aka "The Goat Sucker," has been in the news as of late, including the story of one allegedly possibly maybe being discovered. Maybe. Possibly.