When it comes to eccentric Connecticut vagabonds, none is more renowned than the curious case of the Old Leather Man. But the mystery of the dapper Darn Man of eastern Connecticut is just as compelling.
If you grew up in the Valley, you’ve probably been to Hookman’s Cemetery (Great Hill Cemetery) in Seymour late at night looking for paranormal activity. The version of the legend that I remember was that the cemetery caretaker, who had a hook for a hand, hung himself in a tree outside the cemetery. If you parked under the tree, your car would stall and you’d hear the hook scratching on your roof.
New York isn't the only state to have a headless, horse-riding phantom who terrorizes hapless travelers.
Here in Connecticut, we've gotten used to wild storms and freak atmospheric events, but none were as unusual as the darkness that descended upon May 19, 1780.
On a recent trip to Ossining, New York, we visit the NEW resting place of the Old Leather Man, and were happy to see that Ol' Leathery is doing just fine.
We know the State Capitol is full of political skeletons, but could it also be the home to the ghost of a governor past?
The controversy over the exhumation of the Old Leather Man's remains has come to a conclusion, but the mystery continues ...