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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 roof.

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    Great Hill Cemetery
    Seymour, CT
    United States

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    41.3832821, -73.11900930000002
    New Haven County, Connecticut
    Nearest Towns:
    Seymour, CT (2.4 mi.)
    Ansonia, CT (3.3 mi.)
    Oxford, CT (3.5 mi.)
    Derby, CT (4.6 mi.)
    Shelton, CT (4.8 mi.)
    Woodbridge, CT (6.1 mi.)
    Naugatuck, CT (7.9 mi.)
    Southbury, CT (8.4 mi.)
    Orange, CT (8.7 mi.)
    Heritage Village, CT (9.4 mi.)


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    1. Just went last night. Really creepy and felt like we were being watched the whole time but didn’t hear anything at first. As we were getting ready to leave, my sister said, “we didn’t hear anything here.” As soon as she said that we heard a female scream from down the hill. So scary!! It was late and there aren’t really houses even around there it was wild and I will never forget it.

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