Man, I love this time of year! The weather is (normally) ideal, the color of the foliage is inspiring, the NFL is in full gear (including those J-E-T-S, JETS! JETS! JETS!) and there are damned events, movies, TV shows and stories GALORE!
Along those lines — one of the things we’ve noticed since we launched this site is, as Steve likes to say, “EVERYONE has a ghost story.”
It’s true. Everyone — believer in the paranormal, skeptic or undecided — either knows someone who has had some sort of “ghostly” or “paranormal” experience, or they have had an unusual experience themselves. And everyone loves to share those stories!
Here’s a mini round-up of some comments from different articles on Damned Connecticut — so turn down the lights, crank up the spooky music and read on!
This is from Gunntown Cemetery, commenter Tasha –
2 of my friends and I started a small paranormal investiagtion group. We’ve visited this site many times and each of those times we’ve all witnessed some things. For one, we’ve had our EMF detectors go off many times and have found many cold spots where our thermometer readings dropped. Second, While I was sitting in the car outside of the cemetery alone, I saw a man in the back seat of the car. On another occasion, one of the other members also saw a female in the back of the car while she was alone as well. I have seen a figure in a black hooded cloak almost gliding along side the car as we drove past. This would go along with what some witnesses said of seeing a figure with a black hooded cloak riding a horse in front of the cemetery. I believe the site is haunted, and will continue to go back there until i find real evidence that it is not.
Here’s one from Midnight Mary and Evergreen Cemetery, commenter Jim –
I GREW UP IN NEW HAVEN. I HAVE GONE TO HER GRAVESITE MANY TIMES WITH FRIENDS WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND I KNOW OF THE STORIES ABOUT MIDNIGHT MARY IM 45 NOW AND STILL HERE. BUT I WILL SAY THIS DAY OR NIGHT I STILL GET AN ERIE FEELING WHEN I DRIVE PAST THAT GRAVE. ITS ALWAYS DARK AND QUIET.
This one comes from Remington Arms, commenter Dovid —
Me and a group of friends went inside these buildings because of a bet. We went in the morning because of the fear that there were ghosts or homeless people. When I first walked into the building I had a feeling that we were going to find something unexpected and that feeling was proven when I saw shadows movings and when my friend heard a man speaking behind him though when he turned around he saw nothing only a brick wall. I have no doubt in my mind that it is haunted because we also brought a digital camera along for our own amusement.
Everyone loves Union Cemetery, right? From Joseph —
I recently went to Union Cemetery. Cops do patrol but I had no problem at all. I Just parked my car and walked around until it got dark and took random pictures. I posted a video on YouTube if anyone is interested. The first few minutes are pictures from the day into the night. Towards the night time is when the orbs started to come out in bunches. Its a pretty cool thing.
And of course, gotta have a story from Dudleytown — here’s one from Stacy —
Last year me and my boyfriend went to dudleytown in mid November (08). We entered through Dark Entry Road, which didn’t have a street sign but we were able to figure it out through directions, pictures and a good hunch. We noticed the sign but of course ignored it anyway. As soon as we left the car our phones lost service. We walked until we came across what looked like stone basements. I tried using my phone the entire walk and sometimes it would ring 2 or 3 times and then go to a strange static. I thought nothing of it though, we were in the middle of the woods! The only scary thing we saw was a white tailed deer. Birds were chirping, it seemed like any other hike in the woods. We couldn’t leave well enough alone though and both took a rock from as close to the “foundations” as we could get. A little disappointed we made our way back to the car with our rocks. Once we actually sat in the car, service returned to our phones. We drove away with our rocks in tow and after leaving Cornwall center we witnessed (what I thought) was a funny but strange accident involving vehicles in front of us which could have easily included myself had I not been paying attention. I dropped him off home (he forgot his rock in my back seat) and I put my rock on my front porch and went in to watch some TV. I tried to turn my volume down via remote but it wouldn’t work. I pounded the keys a few times and suddenly the the volume started lowering.. but I wasn’t touching the remote. It was stranger because the volume decreased in single increments.. 10-9-8-7… down to mute. The problem with that is either manually or by remote the volume only ever changed in increments of 2..
I was freaked out enough that the next day I through the rock on my porch in the woods and forgot about it. It was easy to forget about too seeing as though my car was breaking down daily, weekly if I was lucky. After cleaning it out, preparing for yet another trip to the shop, I found the rock. I gave it back to my boyfriend and he put it under his bed. Later that night we fooling around taking pictures and in almost all of them “orbs” can be seen, unexplained smoke. One in particular, half of my face is covered in a haze…
This is the point where I started to see a relation between “odd” things happening and these rocks we took. Strange things seemed to follow them. I am by no means a superstitious person and frankly don’t believe the myths surrounding dudleytown, much of the reason why I took those rocks, to “challenge” whatever all the hype was about.
We put the rock in the car the next day, with intentions to dispose of it. It was forgotten again for a few days but remembered once my car starting acting up again. We were leaving a friends place when we finally decided to toss it and left it in the parking lot on a grassy area in front of her apt. Less than 2 weeks later her house was raided and she was in jail. Of course, had they been law abiding citizens a raid would have never took place, it just seemed ironic that it happen so soon after we left the rock. They had been living there for over a year with no problems.
Listen, I’m not saying that anything that happened in that month was paranormal, supernatural or whatever else. What I am saying is that enough strange, uncanny things took place that I began to almost fear a ROCK. I noticed a distinct pattern between where they were placed and negative things that took place there. My fears almost seem confirmed since discarding the rocks last year I’ve had no car problems, no “hazy” photos and no self adjusting volume. Of course, there were smaller coincidences that are forgotten or not worth mentioning but all in all both of our families think we meddled with something we shouldn’t have and honestly, I do too. Sometimes there are just too many “coincidences” for it to be a coincidence.
So in the spirit (pun intended?!) of the Halloween season, we invite you to post your ghost story or spooky experience here in the comments to share with others.