With its long and rich maritime heritage, Connecticut has witnessed more than a fair share of sea monsters and serpents in the waters off its coast.
Described as a fearsome cross between a dog, panther and a bear, the legendary and mysterious Glawackus terrorized Glastonbury and the surrounding areas during the middle part of the 20th century.
Growing up in Milford, one of the local stories we all heard about was about a group of giant-headed mutants who lived on the outskirts of town, a band of inbred freaks who were ready to prey Deliverance-style on whoever was careless enough to wander into their midst....
When she was alive, Hannah Cranna was known as "The Wicked Witch of Monroe," a reputation that continues to follow her over 150 years after her death.
One of the most unusual legends in Connecticut history is the story of The Old Leatherman, who was a very real, if unusual, individual. Update: We visit Ol' Leathery's final resting place.
One of the most popular hiking destinations in Connecticut, the story of Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden includes Native American legends, dead bodies and, in our case, a sea of poison ivy!
In addition to countless tons of iron, Mt. Riga in Salisbury also gave birth to a more curious commodity, a breed of "damned" mountain folk who would become known as The Raggies.