One Of The Most Haunted Roads In Connecticut, Downs Road Has Been Abandoned For Years
Hamden, Connecticut is the exact image of the word “quaint.” However, there is one part of the town that isn’t exactly serene and is more, well, eerie. This eerie part of the town is Downs Road. Downs Road in Hamden, CT, particularly an abandoned stretch of it, is rumored to be home to ghosts and monsters, making it one of the most haunted places in Connecticut.
Downs Road originally connected the towns of Bethany and Hamden, but even before this particular stretch of road was discontinued and left to the woods, it left residents with a bad feeling. Maria Case, who lived near the road in 2016, told local station WTNH that she would only walk the road (by all accounts a pretty and peaceful hike) in daylight hours since the area is just so foreboding with its abandoned structures and oppressive feel.
She’s far from alone with that sentiment. Rumor has it that this part of Downs Road is seriously haunted by the spirits of the farmers and Native Americans who used to live there. Many people have reported feeling like someone is staring at them. They’ve also reported feeling unusually scared to the point where they just need to run and get out of there. What’s even worse than ghosts is the rumor of the Downs Road Monster. Over the years, several people have sworn they spotted a Bigfoot-like creature lurking on Downs Road in Hamden. Take a look below to learn all about this stretch of road, which happens to be one of the most haunted abandoned places in Connecticut.
All kinds of ghostly shenanigans are said to occur on Downs Road in Hamden, CT, so you’ll certainly want to be vigilant. However, if you’re looking to have a truly haunting experience in Connecticut, Downs Road is sure to give you the creeps. Just make sure to avoid the Downs Road Monster at all costs.
Have you ever driven along Downs Road in Hamden, Connecticut? If so, did you see a Bigfoot-like creature that is considered the Downs Road monster? Please feel free to share your experience with us in the comments below. And if you’re planning on exploring more intriguing outdoor locations, stay nice and warm with outerwear from The North Face.
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The most haunted places in Connecticut include churches, homes, cemeteries, and hotels. You really never know where you'll see a ghost in Connecticut. Listed below are three of Connecticut's most haunted places:
- Union Cemetery
- Sterling Opera House
- Seaside Sanatorium
1. Union Cemetery - Easton
Interestingly, Ed and Lorraine Warren wrote a book about this haunted cemetery. They believe it's one of America's most demonic burial grounds. According to several witnesses over the years, the spirit of a woman known as the "White Lady" strolls through Union Cemetery in Easton late at night and stands in the middle of the road to frighten drivers.
2. Sterling Opera House - Derby
The Sterling Opera House in Derby was built in 1889 and has been abandoned for many years. It's also seen a lot of paranormal activity over the years and is believed to be haunted by a boy named Andy. The ghosts of people wearing Victorian clothing have also been spotted.
3. Seaside Sanatorium - Waterford
The Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford is an abandoned medical facility that was founded in the early 1900s to heal sick children. Sadly, it's now in ruins. With that being said, the Seaside Sanatorium also has the reputation of being haunted.
What's one of the spookiest Connecticut ghost stories?
One of the spookiest Connecticut ghost stories is the story of Hannah Cranna.
There are several ghost stories to come out of Connecticut, including the story of Hannah Cranna. Hanna Cranna isn't just a ghost. She's also the “Wicked Witch of Monroe.” While living, Hanna Cranna was known for her cruel actions, which included scaring her neighbors and casting a spell on her husband that eventually caused him to walk off a cliff. If you're brave enough, you can actually visit Hanna Cranna's grave.