When it comes to places that go bump in the night, these haunted cemeteries in Connecticut take the cake. You’ll love the stories behind the folklore, and for the paranormal investigators, you’ll love visiting these spots to see if you can spot any ghosts for yourself. Check them out:
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1. Great Hill Cemetery
19 Cemetery Road, Seymour, CT 06483
Only the bravest of the brave dare to seek out Hookman. The legendary former groundskeeper is not a fan of people hanging out near the cemetery, and has taken to dragging his hook across the roof of their cars. So never park here at night.
2. Liberty Hill Cemetery
363 Norwich-Hartford Turnpike, Lebanon, CT 06249
This story is actually a bit wacky. In 1864 a whaling ship became under attack and the captain was fatally wounded. However, his crew refused to leave him behind and instead stuffed his body in to a rum barrel. But when they returned home they buried him as he was, still inside the barrel. So he's understandably upset.
3. Pine Grove Cemetery
15 Church St, Ansonia, CT 06401
You might as well call this place the noise yard. Everything from whispers to chains rattling have been reported here. But the most unusual is reports of warm spots, as if the ground itself is heated. Most hauntings are associated with cool spots, but that just isn't the case here.
4. Stepney Cemetery
15 Pepper Street, Monroe, CT 06468.
This place is a great starter for the curious, but easily creeped out. Its haunting is limited to strange mists and glowing orbs, which seemed to have calmed down since Ed Warren was buried here. A coincidence? Maybe not! He was a famous paranormal investigator after all. So he'd know a thing or two about putting haunted cemeteries to rest.
5. Mountain Grove Cemetery
2675 North Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
According to legend, these grounds were once inhabited by a Native-American tribe, whose remains are hiding underneath. But what's truly disturbing are the claims of a young boy crying out for his mother in the night. I hope he finds her before she finds you!
6. Union Cemetery
850 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612
The White Lady, one of the most infamous Connecticut ghosts, haunts this place. Her most famous gag involves her jumping in front of cars, scaring drivers half to death and making them believe they may have actually hit someone. Talk about a sick sense of humor.
7. Gunntown Cemetery
100 Gunntown Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770
Say hello to one of the oldest cemeteries in the state. Its age has given way to many rumors, from apparitions to mysterious fogs. But with graves holding participants from both sides of the civil war, this place is just as historical as it is haunted.
8. Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery
Upson Road, Burlington, CT 06013
Here lies the Green Lady, the most mysterious ghost of all. Nobody knows what she wants or who she is, but she appears to be waiting for someone. She's said to show up surrounded by mist before revealing herself, but when she realizes you're not the right person she smirks and disappears.
9. Evergreen Cemetery
769 Ella T Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, CT 06519
Do you believe in witches? Because apparently Mary Hart was one, and she curses anyone who doesn't believe. It's what makes her tombstone so popular, since the curse is printed right on it.
10. Jewett City Cemetery
99 Anthony Street, Griswold, CT 06351
This place is famous for its infamous reputation as a vampire burial ground. But the real story isn't so simple. (It rarely is with haunted cemeteries!) The Jewett family was seemingly cursed, with multiple generations suffering from what we now know is tuberculosis. As if that weren't unfortunate enough, locals explained the bout of sickness by claiming the Jewett deceased were rising from the dead and sucking the blood of the younger generation. Yikes!