Bigfoot? Bear? Hoax? The Winsted Wildman may be all or none of these, but it definitely is one of the state’s more fun legends.
We’re talking about animals that are uncommon, mysterious or not native to this area. Maybe they are extremely rare, or don’t exist at all. In a lot of cases, you’ll have to decide for yourself.
Updating one of the most popular articles on this site, we talk to a Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police officer about the possibilities of mountain lions in the state.
With its long and rich maritime heritage, Connecticut has witnessed more than a fair share of sea monsters and serpents in the waters off its coast.
Described as a fearsome cross between a dog, panther and a bear, the legendary and mysterious Glawackus terrorized Glastonbury and the surrounding areas during the middle part of the 20th century.
Something evil is lurking in the woods of Connecticut these days, something ancient and almost forgotten.
At first blush, a state as small and as densely inhabited as Connecticut doesn’t seem to be a likely place for Bigfoot — but yet there have been sightings here, including a few in the 21st century.
One man’s joy is another man’s nuisance. And nowhere is that more evident than in the case of the monk (or Quaker) parakeets that now inhabit a number of towns along the Connecticut coast.
Some people call them “ghost squirrels” and are delighted by their antics. Others recognize them for the general nuisance they are.