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Hauntings Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport

Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport is one of the most scenic graveyards in the state but is particularly known for being the final resting place of the legendary showman P.T. Barnum, who also had a hand in founding the cemetery. In addition to being where more than 40,000 former Connecticut residents have been laid to rest, the 125-acre burying ground also is home to the grave of Charles Stratton, native son of Bridgeport and little person who rose to international fame as Gen. Tom Thumb.

Abandoned, Investigations Hearthstone Castle, Danbury

We finally venture to Tarrywile Park to visit Hearthstone Castle in all its overgrown glory.

Witchcraft Trials Connecticut Witchcraft Trials

Everyone knows about the infamous Salem witch trials, but few people realize that Connecticut has an older and arguably more colorful history when it comes to accusations of—and executions for—witchcraft. We begin our multi-part series exploring the hysteria.

Cryptozoology, Podcasts Damned Connecticut Podcast 4: Mountain Lions

Are mountain lions in Connecticut? Some people claim to have seen the "ghosts of the forest"; others are not so sure.

Podcasts Damned Connecticut Podcast 5: Connecticut Ghosts

As the Halloween season is upon us, it's the perfect time to talk about some of the state's most infamous ghosts and spirits including The White Lady, Midnight Mary and The Headless Horseman of Canton.

Witchcraft Trials Nicholas and Margaret Jennings

Nicholas and Margaret Jennings have been described as a "rascally pair," but did that mean they were witches?

The Damned Blog, Connecticut Curiousities, Legends The Darn Man

When it comes to eccentric Connecticut vagabonds, none is more renowned than the curious case of the Old Leather Man. But the mystery of the dapper Darn Man of eastern Connecticut is just as compelling.