The Damned Story: The sparsely populated Northeastern region of Connecticut has long been called the Quiet Corner. But whoever named it may not have ever been to the abandoned settlement of Bara-Hack.
According to local history, a pair of Welsh families first settled Bara-Hack in 1780; and although the name is odd, considering what some towns are called in Wales, it could’ve been called Barrffynng-Hheaggnnogg or something equally appealing. By 1890 the settlement was history as the last residents left, and as is wont to happen, the surrounding forest slowly took the land back . . . allegedly though, it forgot some of the noise.
Modern visitors to Bara-Hack can see the interesting remnants of old foundations and walls as well as a cemetery — the damned part starts when they start hearing the sounds of the long-gone settlement! Everything from the noises of children playing and people singing to the sounds of livestock and the rumble of wagon wheels have been said to have been heard.
Over the years, various investigators have recorded the sounds, while others have also claimed to have seen the ghost of a bearded man and the spirit of a young child.
Bara-Hack may be gone, but clearly, it doesn’t want to be forgotten.
Our Damned Experience: We have never been to Bara-Hack and back.
If You Go: Bara-Hack is on clearly marked private property (“No Trespassing” signs abound), is very closely watched and you need permission from the land’s owner to visit.