Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport is one of the most scenic graveyards in the state but is particularly known for being the final resting place of the legendary showman P.T. Barnum, who also had a hand in founding the cemetery. In addition to being where more than 40,000 former Connecticut residents have been laid to rest, the 125-acre burying ground also is home to the grave of Charles Stratton, native son of Bridgeport and little person who rose to international fame as Gen. Tom Thumb.
Nathan Hale is known as a Revolutionary War hero whose patriotic spirit inspired a young nation. His homestead in Coventry, however, is known for other kinds of spirits.
One of the most picturesque lighthouses along the Connecticut coast is the distinctive New London Ledge Lighthouse. It also is allegedly home to one of the most distinctive ghosts in the area, a spirit of former keeper, now known as "Ernie."
Although abandoned for almost 15 years, Norwich State Hospital in Preston allegedly continues to be plagued by the ghosts of its former troubles and tragedies.
The first prison (as well as the first copper mine) in U.S. history has seen its fair share of heartache and tragedy -- and also stories of ghost sightings and other paranormal activity.
Just off the coast of Fairfield, a lonely light sits in the Sound -- a safety signal for ships or a beacon for spirits?
For over 200 years, The Pettibone Tavern (now Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar) has been a Simsbury landmark. It has been host to Revolutionary War heroes, historical figures, gregarious bar patrons and ... a ghost?
A classic haunting in Connecticut history -- featuring one of the first and best-documented cases of poltergeist activity -- Phelps Mansion was an alleged epicenter of paranormal activity.
Ansonia residents love to proclaim their belief in Charger football. Many also proclaim a belief that the Pine Grove Cemetery is haunted, too.
In the heart of Bridgeport stands an abandoned building complex that includes the Poli Palace, the Majestic Theater and the Savoy Hotel, each of which were once glorious edifices and now are empty and crumbling structures, home to rats, vagrants and ... ghosts?
P.R.O.O.F. founder Joe Gallant takes the time to answer some of the questions regarding "The Haunting of Mansfield Mansion" episode of SyFy's "Paranormal Witness."
At one time, Remington Arms in Bridgeport was one of the biggest munitions factories in the world. But now the factory has been shut down and abandoned -- gone are humming assembly lines, busy rows of machinery and hardworking employees, replaced by empty buildings, broken windows and . . . the ghosts of the past?
Once a children's hospital, and later a facility for the mentally challenged, Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford has been abandoned for over a decade, despite its architectural pedigree and prime location. Update: We visited Seaside in April 2011.
One of the best-known apparitions in the state, The Green Lady of Burlington, is said to haunt the grounds of this centuries-old burying ground.
The Stepney Cemetery dates back to the 1700s and is allegedly home to various spirit incarnations and ectoplasmic blobs. In addition, it allegedly serves as a "second home" of sorts for the White Lady of Union Cemetery.
During its heyday, the Sterling Opera House had its share of famous entertainers visiting and fat ladies singing. Now it's gaining a reputation for ghostly spirits haunting. Update: We visit the Sterling Opera House to see if Andy wants to come out and play ...
Animal lovers, beware! Over the years, people have told of encounters with a small, vaguely spaniel-like, short-haired black dog. Often, it is described as having come out of nowhere, and despite its sad eyes, being quite happy to have human companionship. Like any good phantom, it leaves no footprints and makes no sound when it barks or howls, yet it leaves quite an impression. For it is said of the Black Dog: "If a man shall meet the Black Dog once, it shall be for joy; and if twice, it shall be for sorrow; and the third time, he shall die."
For more than 200 years, The Captain Daniel Packer Inne in Mystic has welcomed visitors from all over—some of whom have supposedly chosen to stay long after their time was up.
The Haunting in Connecticut is due in theaters on March 27, 2009 and is “based on true events.” We chronicle those events and check out the house in Southington where they were alleged to have occurred.
New York isn't the only state to have a headless, horse-riding phantom who terrorizes hapless travelers.
We know the State Capitol is full of political skeletons, but could it also be the home to the ghost of a governor past?
We've recently updated our list for the most popular haunted places in the state ...
Connecticut is supposedly one of the most haunted states in the U.S., which means there are a number of places where you can enjoy a meal or stay the night that might offer something a little beyond the normal experience.
The long ghost-hunting history of Ed and Lorraine Warren is chronicled in their occult museum, complete with dozens of cursed objects collected from their investigations including a legendary devil doll—Annabelle.
The horror movie The Innkeepers—set at The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington—blurs the lines between reality and fiction, although there are those who claim the century-old landmark is actually haunted.
Connecticut is allegedly one of the most haunted states in nation, so we thought it might be time to take inventory of some of the best-known ghosts, spirits, poltergeists and other entities from beyond.
Undercliff Sanatorium in Meriden was another in the long line of creepy, abandoned mental hospitals in Connecticut.
At the junction of routes 59 and 136 in Easton, next to Easton Baptist Church, the nearly 400-year-old Union Cemetery is allegedly one of the most haunted spots in Connecticut.
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