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 is 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.
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.