For more than 60 years, Fairfield Hills State Hospital in Newtown was home to the mentally ill. After it was closed, it sat empty and abandoned, holding the dark secrets of its troubled residents who were long gone. Or so everyone wanted to believe.
For nearly 300 years, this red cape was inhabited by six generations of Bentons -- a few of which apparently still like to call the place home!
Like many suburban towns across this great state, Hamden claims a lonely ol' street that seemingly exists as a home to everything from ghosts and phantom creatures to inbred hicks and supernatural feelings of dread.
From what scant historical accounts there are, Mary Hart led an unremarkable life. It was, however, her alleged unusual death -- and what happened afterward -- that has made her story memorable.
The Stepney Cemetery dates back to the 1700s and is allegedly home to various spirit incarnations and ectoplasmic blobs. In addition, it allegedly serves as a "second home" of sorts for the White Lady of Union Cemetery.
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!"
According to local history, notorious pirate Captain William Kidd visited Milford during his final voyage in 1699, a stop along the way to Boston (where he would be subsequently arrested and imprisoned before being returned to England for trial and execution). Although he actually buried treasure at Gardiners Island just off of Long Island, it's always been believed that he also hid a portion of his fortune on Charles Island, possibly beneath a giant boulder known as Hog Rock. And of course, being a good pirate, he cursed anyone who would go looking for his treasure.