Boothe Park proves the old adage, "If you have time, money, space, some significant eccentricities and the inclination to build stuff, then you too can create a bizarre memorial to yourself that will last for generations!"
The sparsely populated Northeastern region of Connecticut has long been called the Quiet Corner. But whoever named it may not have ever been to the abandoned settlement of Bara-Hack, which may be gone, but clearly, doesn't want to be forgotten.
One of the most renowned damned places in Connecticut is the abandoned—and allegedly cursed—village of Dudleytown. Over the years, there has allegedly been everything from suicides to demonic possessions, ghostly spirits to dreadful feelings, and all the hysterical drama in between. In short, it has become the Connecticut damnation destination.
A few of our readers pointed us in the direction of Willimantic's Capitol Theater, which is now home to a regional arts magnet school and possibly a few spirits of actors past.
In its heyday, the Mansfield Training Center was one of the busiest mental health facilities in the state. Now some believe the buildings that remain are still busy—with the spirits of patients long gone.
Bolton is home to Gay City State Park, which features the remains of a once-thriving—and possibly, troubled—mill town. Not that there's anything wrong with it. Update: We visit in Summer 2014.
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.