If you grew up in the Valley, you’ve probably been to Hookman’s Cemetery (Great Hill Cemetery) in Seymour late at night looking for paranormal activity. The version of the legend that I remember was that the cemetery caretaker, who had a hook for a hand, hung himself in a tree outside the cemetery. If you parked under the tree, your car would stall and you’d hear the hook scratching on your roof.
The last time I went looking for Hookman (a long, long time ago), my smart-ass friend ditched us outside the cemetery for what seemed like hours. It was pretty terrifying. So I want to see a show of hands in the comments: Have you ever been ditched at Hookman’s Cemetery, or any haunted location?