Although Connecticut has seen -- and burned -- its fair share of "witches," other wielders of dark forces have been alleged to inhabit our fair state. Case in point: The Jewett City Vampires. UPDATED: We recently paid a visit.
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....
One of the most unusual legends in Connecticut history is the story of The Old Leatherman, who was a very real, if unusual, individual. Update: We visit Ol' Leathery's final resting place.
Some people call them "ghost squirrels" and are delighted by their antics. Others recognize them for the general nuisance they are.
At the junction of routes 59 and 136 in Easton, next to Easton Baptist Church, the nearly 400-year-old Union Cemetery is allegedly one of the most haunted spots in Connecticut.