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.
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.
One of the most picturesque lighthouses along the Connecticut coast is the distinctive New London Ledge Lighthouse. It also is allegedly home to one of the most distinctive ghosts in the area, a spirit of former keeper, now known as "Ernie."
The headstones in this cemetery have no names—only numbers.
How about a poltergeist with your chicken parmigiana? Didn't think so.