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.
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.
There's no official statistic proving it, but Connecticut might just lead the nation in supposedly haunted and abandoned mental health facilities. Here's another one, this time in the heart of the state, just off the Berlin Turnpike.
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Undercliff Sanatorium in Meriden was another in the long line of creepy, abandoned mental hospitals in Connecticut.
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.