Most Haunted Places in Connecticut

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    Norwich State Hospital

    Preston, Connecticut
    Built in 1904 on the site of an old Native American village, the hospital was called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The many deaths related to the place include a patient who hanged himself in 1914, a 1919 hot water heater explosion that killed two employees, an employee killed while...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Remington Arms Factory

    Bridgeport, Connecticut
    Seen on the TV show Ghost Adventures, this former weapons factory was closed in the 1980s because of its myriad accidents, many of which were fatal. Witnesses say the abandoned building is a hotspot for haunts who appear as shadowy figures. Also experienced here have been the sounds of...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Captain Grant's Inn

    Preston, Connecticut
    At this 1754 inn, Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned, and slaves were housed here during the Civil War. Folks say its active history has led to an active spirit "life." The Adelaide Room is especially haunted with the apparition of a woman in Colonial-era clothing holding hands with...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Undercliff Sanatorium

    Meriden, Connecticut
    This 1910 facility was originally built for children with tuberculosis, and like many sanatoriums, is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say footsteps, screams, and apparitions of deceased patients can be seen and heard here, as well as the voices, crying and laughter of unseen children. EVPs have...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Evergreen Cemetery - Midnight Mary

    New Haven, Connecticut
    Mary Hart died in 1872 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The mystery that surrounds her involves the message, which some believe to contain a curse, on her pink granite tombstone: AT HIGH NOON JUST FROM, AND ABOUT TO RENEW HER DAILY WORK, IN HER FULL STRENGTH OF BODY AND MIND MARY E....
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut
    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, and was...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Carousel Gardens

    Seymour, Connecticut
    Although it closed in 2009, the Carousel Gardens Restaurant was said to be haunted by original owner and founder of Seymour, William H. Wooster and his daughter, Ruth. Witnesses have heard the unexplained sound of breaking glass and seen a ghost cat with glowing...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Union Cemetery

    Easton, Connecticut
    Those who photograph the cemetery have found later that orbs, mists, light rods, and even apparitions have appeared in the photos. One ghost here is known as the White Lady, who is reported to have begun appearing in the late 1940s. Several people have videotaped and photographed her. Some...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Great Hill Cemetery

    Seymour, Connecticut
    Also known as Hookman’s Cemetery, Great Hill Cemetery's ghostly legend involves an alleged former cemetery caretaker who had a hook for a hand. He is said to have hanged himself from a tree nearby. Those who parked under the tree would hear his hook scraping along the car's...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hartford Elks Lodge

    Hartford, Connecticut
    The Hartford Elks lodge moved into this ornate building in 1903, and is believed to be haunted. Some say the ghost is a deceased member, perhaps Samuel Chamberlain, watching over his former--er, haunt. Others say the spirit may be a man who was found dead on the sidewalk outside in 1972. Witnesses...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Sterling Opera House

    Derby, Connecticut
    The 1889 opera house has seen performances by the likes of actor Lionel Barrymore and escape artist Harry Houdini, comedian Red Skelton and march king John Philip Sousa. It operated until 1945 when it became a city hall, and in the 1960s the building was abandoned. Lately it has been under...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Talcott House

    Westbrook, Connecticut
    Unusual goings-on have been reported here, including beds that become unmade although no one has touched them, ragtime music that comes from the vents, and a piano that plays tunes by itself. The original owner was said to be a wealthy man who perished in a fire, and reports say the house recently...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Nathan Hale Homestead

    Coventry, Connecticut
    This homestead, where Nathan Hale's father Deacon lived until his death in 1802, is said to be haunted by Deacon himself, whose apparition has been seen wearing Colonial attire. Also, a ghostly lady in white thought to be a servant has been seen sweeping the floors and cleaning, and Nathan's...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Fort Nathan Hale

    New Haven, Connecticut
    The fort, built in 1807, appears to be popular with the spirit set. Among the oddities witnessed here have been green glowing orbs, apparitions of soldiers, unexplained voices, and more. These paranormal occurrences have been reported for more than 100...
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    EHP Rating: 82.6

    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut
    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured on film. Orbs also have...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    New London Ledge Light

    New London, Connecticut
    Built in 1909, the lighthouse is home to the legend of Ernie, an early lightkeeper whose spirit reportedly makes knocking sounds at night, opens and closes doors repeatedly, takes sheets off beds, and turns TVs on and off. According to ths story, Ernie, despondent over his wife having had an...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Captain Daniel Packer Inne

    Groton, Connecticut
    This New England-style restaurant and historic landmark, built in 1756, is said to be haunted by original builder Captain Daniel Packard's niece. She died of scarlet fever in 1873 when she was 7 years old. She most often plays in the stairwell and has been known to befriend children who come here...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Yankee Pedlar Inn

    Torrington, Connecticut
    The historic 1891 hotel is known for ghostly activity. Alice Conley, one of the original owners, is believed to haunt Room 353, the room in which she died. Ti West's 2011 horror film "The Innkeepers" is based on the story of this...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Mark Twain House

    Hartford, Connecticut
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Majestic Theater

    Bridgeport, Connecticut
    The abandoned Majestic Theater, which stood in a complex with the Poli Palce and the Savoy Hotel, was an ornate 1920s building with gilded moldings and crystal chandeliers. It closed in 1971. Shadowy figures and electronic voice phemonema have been witnessed here. Some say the complex was build on...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut
    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into a brawl at the tavern after...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Fairfield State Hospital

    Newtown, Connecticut
    The hospital, opened in 1931 to house criminally insane patients contains 16 buildings connected by underground tunnels. It is said to be haunted as a result of its tragic history of patient abuse and questionable deaths, and eventually was closed in 1995. It was used as a setting for the film...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Stepney Cemetery

    Monroe, Connecticut
    The 1700s Stepney Cemetery (a.k.a. Birdsey’s Plain Cemetery or Beardsley Plain Cemetery) is haunted, according to witnesses who have seen apparitions and blobs of ectoplasm here. Some say it is the second home of the White Lady who lived in nearby Union Cemetery, or that it has its own similar...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Charles Island

    Milford, Connecticut
    Well-known pirate Captain William Kidd visited here in 1699, and legend has it that he hid a portion of his treasure on the island, some say beneath a giant boulder called Hog Rock. He is said to have laid a curse on anyone who went looking for it. The island is also said to have been cursed by the...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Green Lady Cemetery - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery

    Burlington, Connecticut
    The 18th-century Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery is also known as the Green Lady Cemetery because of the many sightings of a ghost called the Green Lady. Some believe she is the spirit of Seventh Day Baptist Elisabeth Palmiter, who drowned in a swamp in 1800 while searching for her "missing" husband...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Daniel Benton Homestead

    Tolland, Connecticut
    Built in 1720 by Daniel Benton, the location was home to six generations of Bentons. Daniel's grandson Elisha is known as a possible source of the hauntings here. Elisha was captured while fighting the British in the Revolutionary War, and caught smallpox on the prison ship. When he came home he...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Gunntown Cemetery

    Naugatuck, Connecticut
    Dating back to 1790, Gunntown Cemetery is said to be haunted by spirits of a man with a lantern leading a horse, a little boy who plays near the back wall, and a black ghost dog. Orbs, mists, cold spots and unexplained music and laughter also have been described by...
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    Litchfield Inn

    Litchfield, Connecticut
    The ghost of an elderly Native American woman is said to haunt the kitchen and dining room. Her apparition has been seen and photographed. Orbs have shown up in some photographs as...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Monte Cristo Cottage

    New London, Connecticut
    The cottage is said to be haunted by Ella Quinlan O'Neill, mother of author Eugene O'Neill. Her ghost is said to pace in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Eugene O'Neill, who spent his childhood summers here, wrote about the place in "Long Day's Journey Into...
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    Sage American Grill - Chart House

    New Haven, Connecticut
    Formerly the Chart House, this restaurant is said to be haunted by a spirit who has been known to move chairs. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices and...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Bara-Hack

    Pomfret, Connecticut
    This abandoned town was a settlement that began in 1780. It is said that the sounds of the old town can still be heard: voices, livestock, wagons, children playing, people singing... Apparitions also have been seen of a bearded man and a child. This land is on private property now, so it is not...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Abigail’s Grille and Bar - Pettibone Tavern

    Simsbury, Connecticut
    This 1780 building, which now houses Abigail's, was formerly the Pettibone Tavern for almost 200 years. Mrs. Abigail Pettibone is said to haunt the establishment. According to legend, her whaling husband was absent a lot, so Abigail took a lover. But when Capt. Pettibone came home early and found...
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    Milford Historical Society

    Milford, Connecticut
    All three of the Colonial buildings that make up the Milford Historical Society are rumored to be haunted. The oldest of the three, the Eells-Stow House is believed to be haunted by former occupant and heroic town doctor Captain Stephen Stow, who died in 1777 after caring for 200 soldiers with...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Lake Compounce

    Bristol, Connecticut
    The oldest continuously operating theme park in the U.S. is rumored to be haunted. Its Starlight Ballroom was once the site of performances by the likes of Tommy Dorsey’s band with a young Frank Sinatra. As one could imagine, there is a lot of history in this park that dates back to 1846. Deaths...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Cedarcrest Hospital

    Newington, Connecticut
    Cedarcrest Hospital was demolished in 2013; the map shows where it was located. Folks say the early 1900s mental hospital was haunted; witnesses have heard screams and doors slamming and seen...
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    EHP Rating: 69.2

    Downs Road

    Hamden, Connecticut
    Closed at both ends and dotted with ruins of former homes, Downs Road is the setting for several local ghost stories. Among them are the Downs Road Monster, which some say was actually an albino horse, along with various ghostly apparitions and strange creatures such as Melon Heads, rumored to...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Connecticut State Capitol

    Hartford, Connecticut
    A former governor's spirit is said to haunt the State Capitol building. The 1878 Victorian Gothic structure boasts a bronze statue of former governor William Buckingham near its west entrance, and it is Buckingham, who died in 1875, who is believed to haunt the building. The spirit is said to favor...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Hartford Conservatory

    Hartford, Connecticut
    The Hartford Conservatory is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have described a door being slammed, a light that won't stay turned off, classical music being played on a piano, and an apparition of a woman in a Victorian dress. The site was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Deep River Public Library

    Deep River, Connecticut
    The library is housed in an 1881 building, originally built as a home to banker Richard Pratt Spencer and his family. It became a library in 1933. Although additions were made over the years, folks say the building's haunts stay in the original part. Witnesses describe disembodied voices, strange...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Church of Eternal Light

    Bristol, Connecticut
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Boothe Park

    Stratford, Connecticut
    Boothe Park is a collection of the unusual, and includes a mini windmill and clock tower, mini lighthouse, carriage house, trolley station, blacksmith shop, chapel, model train museum, Americana museum, observatory, playground, rose garden, a cemetery, and even a building with no windows or doors....
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Homespun Farm

    Griswold, Connecticut
    Reports say this bed-and-breakfast may no longer be in operation, but doubtless it is still home to its resident haunts. A friendly ghost they call Old Man Simon is the spirit Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners. He's been noticed watching over the tending of the garden area and...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Ryder's On Main

    Meriden, Connecticut
    This bar is to be featured on an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel series, "American Haunting." The basement appears to be where a lot of the activity occurs. The "Ghosts of New England Research Society" claims to have captured EVPs and possibly even a spectral image of a woman during an...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Red Brook Inn

    Groton, Connecticut
    Built in 1770 by the Crary family, this inn is said to have some ghosts in residence. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been spotted, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is rumored to have saved lives there when she awakened the guests after a fire...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Curtis House Restaurant and Inn

    Woodbury, Connecticut
    A male entity dressed in 17th-18th century attire has been in many rooms of the 1734 inn, along with the ghost of a confederate gentleman in the liquor room, a female entity that disturbs guests, the apparition of former owner Lucius Foot in Room 1 and the ghost of former worker Joseph Hardesty....
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Glebe House

    Woodbury, Connecticut
    Two ghosts have been reported in the historic Glebe House. The first is that of an aggressive spirit that haunts the attic, and may be one of the conspirators who attacked Reverend Marshall (a previous owner of the house) for his beliefs and sermons. The second ghost is that of a African American...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Shubert Theater

    New Haven, Connecticut
    Shubert Theater hosts touring musicals and popular music concerts and is said to have a ghost. Details about the haunting are unknown, but reports allude to strange activity occurring within the theater's walls. In fact, paranormal investigators were contacted to check out the theater; results are...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Huguenot House - Makens Bemont House

    East Hartford, Connecticut
    Built in 1761, the historic home is said to have been haunted since 1971, when renovations seem to have awakened its supernatural residents. After the house was moved to another location, a ghost the locals call Benny and another they call the Blue Lady began to make appearances. Benny makes...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Gay City State Park

    Hebron, Connecticut
    Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Ansonia, Connecticut
    Established in 1858, the cemetery is said to be haunted by three dark figures who guard its gates. In addition, witnesses say they have heard rattling chains and the sound of ghostly children playing here. Warm spots, a strong scent of roses, and names whispered into their ears have also been...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Devil’s Hopyard State Park

    East Haddam, Connecticut
    Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named for...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut
    At this 1763 colonial mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghostly White Lady is known to walk through the second floor of the main building and out to the empty house in the...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Olde Newgate Prison

    East Granby, Connecticut
    Once a 1705 copper mine, its tunnels were made into Connecticut’s first prison 1773-1827. The site is known to be a hot spot for paranormal happenings. Several apparitions and even a ghostly tour guide have been reported, screams have been heard, and guests have described being touched by...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Old State House

    Hartford, Connecticut
    This historic building, completed in 1796, is now a museum complex with exhibits that focus on Connecticut history. Joseph Steward's 1798 collection of natural history items is showcased on the third floor in the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. The building is said to be haunted and was...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Noah Webster House

    West Hartford, Connecticut
    The birthplace and childhood home of dictionary creator Noah Webster is open for tours, and many say is still home to the man's...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Capitol Theater

    Windham, Connecticut
    The ornate 1926 theater, in operation until 1973, sat empty for nearly 30 years until a 2002 renovation brought it back to life. An old theater legend involves a 1930s actress who was accidentally shot in the balcony. The shooter, her lover, was aiming for his rival, another lover of hers. Another...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    Fairfield, Connecticut
    Completed in 1874, the Penfield Reef lighthouse is believed to be haunted by light keeper Fred A. Jordan, who died in 1916 while attempting to get to shore to see his family for Christmas. His rowboat capsized, and his body was found three months later. Jordan wasn't ready to leave his post yet...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Lighthouse Inn - Meadow Court

    New London, Connecticut
    The inn has many rooms rumored to be haunted and two Victorian ghostly ladies who walk the halls in the night. Reports say the inn is now closed and soon will be refurbished and...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    Bradley Playhouse

    Putnam, Connecticut
    This 1901 theater is haunted by a ghost named Victoria who usually hangs out in the balcony area when it is empty. She occasionally has been seen on the stage, backstage, and in the basement as...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Seaside Sanatorium

    Waterford, Connecticut
    Built in the 1930s for children with tuberculosis, Seaside Sanatorium has also been a home for the elderly, a hospital, and a facility for the mentally impaired. Reports say that in the 1970s it became knwon that patients were being ill-treated by staff; the place closed in 1996 and remains...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Jonathan Pasco's

    East Windsor, Connecticut
    This restaurant was once a residence, built in 1776, of Revolutionary War soldier Captain Jonathan Pasco. It has been furnished with memorabilia and antiques, and some say the ghost of Jonathan Pasco himself still calls the place home. The apparition of a tall, thin older man has been reported, and...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Heritage Inn

    New Milford, Connecticut
    This historic inn was previously a tobacco house back in 1870, but was converted to a guest house in the late 20th century. Two friendly ghosts haunt the upstairs guest rooms. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    Hartford, Connecticut
    The home of renowned abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is rumored to be haunted. Folks say in the parlor, window shades open on their own and all over the building footsteps have been heard. Flashes of light have been seen in the bedrooms, and an apparition was seen...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut
    Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is also used as a special events venue, and it is during weddings that the ghost is said to appear. A phantom bride has been known to appear in photos taken at weddings held here. Her identity is...