One of the most unusual legends in Connecticut history is the story of The Old Leatherman, who was a very real, if unusual, individual. Update: We visit Ol' Leathery's final resting place.
We may take it for granted, but a state park solely dedicated to the fossilized footprints from creatures that lived over 180 million years ago is sort of an unusual attraction. Plus, everyone loves dinosaurs!
One of the first museums in North America, Joseph Steward's Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities is testament to the fact that even over 200 years ago, people loved the damned!
One of the most popular hiking destinations in Connecticut, the story of Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden includes Native American legends, dead bodies and, in our case, a sea of poison ivy!
Center Church in New Haven is a little different from your normal centuries-old place of worship as it was built over a cemetery -- not on, but over, as the original tombstones and graves sit as they have for 300 years in a crypt beneath the raised-up building.
Little People's Village in Middlebury is a complex of crumbling doll-sized houses that's rumored to be the legacy of a crazy woman who thought she was "Queen of the Little People." As with any good legend, "the story" and "the truth" are two quite different things.
One of the lesser-known sites in Connecticut is the Little Genesee Settlement. Genesee is a dual curiosity—an abandoned Colonial-era settlement and potentially an astronomical calendar or spiritual complex of sorts.