New London Ledge Light

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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 affair, committed suicide by cutting his throat and jumping off the upper level. A TV reporter who stayed the night here to investigate Ernie in the 1990s heard loud whispering noises throughout the night. The incident was featured on TV’s Scariest Places On Earth. The lighthouse also has been seen on TV’s Ghost Hunters.

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41.305871394059665, -72.07746076579497
New London County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Groton, CT (3.1 mi.)
Long Hill, CT (3.6 mi.)
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  1. there’s strong evidence is WAS haunted but a few years back there was a blessing/exorsism on thep lace to lay the ghost to rest, since there the experience have NOT been repeated.

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