Connecticut is known across the nation for its ties to the paranormal. But sometimes the creepy factor is a lot more tangible than a ghost story. There’s one place in Connecticut that’s often forgotten when it comes to strange histories, and that’s the New Haven Green. The 16-acre park is an often used picnic and event space, but it’s also an ancient burial ground.
In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy uprooted a historic 103-year-old tree on the green. Imagine one resident’s surprise when she saw human remains tangled up in the roots! Given the timing, some thought it was a Halloween prank. But it was actually a 400-year-old skeleton from the grave site turned local park. You can see the news coverage here:
You can use the address Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 to find your way to the New Haven Green.
To see more of New Haven’s grave history, try a visit to the Center Church on the Green and see the underground crypt for yourself.
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