Mark Twain House

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The Mark Twain House & Museum was the home of the Clemens family, including author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). It is believed to be haunted by the family’s butler, George Griffin. According to witnesses, apparitions, voices, knocking and banging sounds and phantom cigar smells have been detected on the premises, and some folks have had their clothing tugged on by something the couldn’t see. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
United States

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41.76634809999999, -72.7009875
Hartford County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Hartford, CT (0.8 mi.)
West Hartford, CT (2.1 mi.)
Blue Hills, CT (3.2 mi.)
Wethersfield, CT (4.4 mi.)
East Hartford, CT (4.7 mi.)
Newington, CT (4.9 mi.)
South Windsor, CT (5.7 mi.)
Glastonbury, CT (6.1 mi.)
Windsor, CT (6.6 mi.)
Glastonbury Center, CT (6.9 mi.)

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  1. I lived in hartford for 4 years when I was in college.This was a required visiting site when family came along so I was there several times. I never encountered naything supernatural there but shoudl point out there were several purpose built optical illusions in the house- such as a stair railing that got lower, giving the illusuion of greater height to a stairway- the result is that it woudl be very easy to misinterpret visual imput both to the eye and a camera just from the entertainments built into the house.

  2. In middle school I went on a field trip to this house. We were all sitting outside the butlers room I’ve always had a fascination with spirits as I was examining this room I noticed the towel hanging on the bedside table had moved I saw it with my own eyes I had no idea it was haunted until I red this

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