Church of Eternal Light

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Built in 1884 as a schoolhouse, the pagan Church of the Eternal Light is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly face that appears in the bell tower windows. Witnesses also have reported spirit orbs here. Who is the ghost? It’s not certain. One legend says a parishioner was once struck by lightning on the church front steps, and it is he who haunts the place.

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1199 Hill Street
Bristol, CT
United States

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41.71370696382654, -72.9790514736801
Hartford County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Terryville, CT (3.0 mi.)
Bristol, CT (3.3 mi.)
Plymouth, CT (4.8 mi.)
Thomaston, CT (5.6 mi.)
Northwest Harwinton, CT (6.8 mi.)
Plainville, CT (6.8 mi.)
Collinsville, CT (7.5 mi.)
Farmington, CT (7.6 mi.)
Wolcott, CT (7.7 mi.)
Canton Valley, CT (9.5 mi.)

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  1. I’ve been there before. I now that place is haunted. Lost spirits that wander the property. I was there and felt eyes watching me from the woods. Many people deny it or are just oblivious to it!

  2. There are no negative spirits in the building. I was a member of CEL for 13 years. The gentleman does have a name (which I will keep private), As for him being struck by lightening, this cannot be confirmed.

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