The latest edition of Connecticut Curiosities is out, and it has a very strong connection to Damned Connecticut this time around.
The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry is a unique place, home to one of the leading puppetry schools in the world as well as dozens of antique puppets and marionettes, making it just a little bit creepy, too.
From the front, it looks like any grand home in Hartford, but from the side, well, The Austin House is not quite what it seems.
We’ve all seen it while driving along either Route 8 or I-84 through Waterbury: the huge crucifix high atop Pine Hill. Many already know about it, but the 50-foot high cross marks the spot that was once Holy Land USA. UPDATE: We make the pilgrimage to Holy Land and return bearing numerous photos.
A 40-foot-high Easter Island head and a museum partially dedicated to the work of Thor Heyerdahl — in Waterbury? Come on, that’s just odd.
In Groton, there exists an unusual complex that has been dated back to nearly 2,000 B.C., with stone chambers and mysterious formations. Behold: Gungywamp!
UPDATE: We finally visit Gungywamp for ourselves to get the story. With lots of pictures, too!
Growing up in Milford, one of the local stories we all heard about was about a group of giant-headed mutants who lived on the outskirts of town, a band of inbred freaks who were ready to prey Deliverance-style on whoever was careless enough to wander into their midst….
In the beautiful countryside of New Canaan sits an unusual structure, a unique residence designed (and inhabited) by famed architect and designer Philip Johnson.
When she was alive, Hannah Cranna was known as “The Wicked Witch of Monroe,” a reputation that continues to follow her over 150 years after her death.
Sure, you can get your car washed in any number of fine establishments, but how many of them have a dinosaur ripping through the roof?