Weird Places

Lourdes in Litchfield

February, 2009 by Ray Bendici

Since the United States seems to be lacking in destinations for religious pilgrimages, in 1958 the Montford Missionaries decided to construct a replica of one of the most-visited sites on the planet, right in the Litchfield Hills. Why? Well, as someone famously sang -- you gotta have faith.

Skull & Bones, New Haven

January, 2009 by Ray Bendici

Yale University boasts one of the most exclusive and enigmatic groups in the world, one that dates back approximately 175 years and features numerous U.S. presidents, senators and governors as well as some of the world’s powerful elite among its members.

Bara-Hack, Pomfret

November, 2008 by Ray Bendici

The sparsely populated Northeastern region of Connecticut has long been called the Quiet Corner. But whoever named it may not have ever been to the abandoned settlement of Bara-Hack, which may be gone, but clearly, doesn't want to be forgotten.


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