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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 Room 324; cold spots and an apparition of the governor have been reported here. Footsteps also have been heard at night when the building is empty, according to Capitol security staff.

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Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
United States

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41.76412644492472, -72.68229335546494
Hartford County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Hartford, CT (0.1 mi.)
West Hartford, CT (3.1 mi.)
Blue Hills, CT (3.5 mi.)
Wethersfield, CT (3.8 mi.)
East Hartford, CT (3.8 mi.)
Newington, CT (5.1 mi.)
South Windsor, CT (5.2 mi.)
Glastonbury, CT (5.2 mi.)
Glastonbury Center, CT (6.1 mi.)
Windsor, CT (6.4 mi.)


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  1. I was on a field trip with my son several years ago and we had a woman tour guide and we went into one of the court rooms and I took two pictures on my cell phone of the tour guide. She was explaining a few things and right over her shoulder was a face of a man. When I looked at the pictures the tour guide was in two different positions and the ghost face was there in the same spot in both of the pictures and when I took the pictures there was nothing behind her and you can see right through the face.

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