Olde Newgate Prison

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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 something unseen.

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Newgate Road
East Granby, CT
United States

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41.96199585431328, -72.74510550494597
Hartford County, Connecticut
Nearest Towns:
Salmon Brook, CT (2.6 mi.)
Tariffville, CT (3.8 mi.)
North Granby, CT (4.9 mi.)
Suffield Depot, CT (5.1 mi.)
Windsor Locks, CT (5.7 mi.)
Southwick, MA (6.5 mi.)
Simsbury Center, CT (6.6 mi.)
Thompsonville, CT (7.9 mi.)
Enfield, CT (7.9 mi.)
West Simsbury, CT (8.5 mi.)

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  1. Can’t explane tears come to my eyes looking at it and reading about it, you are not lieing
    Love see my self .tour this place holloween is danger also at knight,but this is great at knight
    For me but day is cool too can get a feel but it’s scary too do alone ,you see thay will go in a soul
    Even if you know what you doing,not exper. But be are full .tour person should know in and outs
    On every soul died there,even after too.get a feeling after prison close did there some thing
    Happen in front of the place.just a hunch.

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