Although there are many priceless, unique and renowned volumes at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, there may be none that has sparked more debate, research and questions than the puzzling and curious Voynich Manuscript.
From what scant historical accounts there are, Mary Hart led an unremarkable life. It was, however, her alleged unusual death -- and what happened afterward -- that has made her story memorable.
Rarely does a location steeped in wealth, affluence and luxury seem capable of bringing doom and woe to those who live there, but such is the case of Dunnellen Hall.
Everyone is going green -- including Jesus, whose likeness allegedly graces a sycamore tree in New Haven's Wooster Square Park.
It hardly occurs to most Connecticut residents that having a medieval-style castle looming high over a placid New England river valley is anything out of the ordinary. But trust us, Gillette Castle is far from your ordinary Connecticut domicile.
According to local history, notorious pirate Captain William Kidd visited Milford during his final voyage in 1699, a stop along the way to Boston (where he would be subsequently arrested and imprisoned before being returned to England for trial and execution). Although he actually buried treasure at Gardiners Island just off of Long Island, it's always been believed that he also hid a portion of his fortune on Charles Island, possibly beneath a giant boulder known as Hog Rock. And of course, being a good pirate, he cursed anyone who would go looking for his treasure.