We've all seen it while driving along either Route 8 or I-84 through Waterbury: the huge crucifix high atop Pine Hill. Many already know about it, but the 50-foot high cross marks the spot that was once Holy Land USA. UPDATE: We make the pilgrimage to Holy Land and return bearing numerous photos.
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.
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.
Getting inside the abandoned sections of the Connecticut Asylum for the Insane is said to be pretty difficult.
One of the most renowned damned places in Connecticut is the abandoned—and allegedly cursed—village of Dudleytown. Over the years, there has allegedly been everything from suicides to demonic possessions, ghostly spirits to dreadful feelings, and all the hysterical drama in between. In short, it has become the Connecticut damnation destination.