Pachaug State Forest Might Just Be The Most Haunted Park In Connecticut
Pachaug State Forest is surrounded by lush vegetation and has garnered the attention of natural enthusiasts in Connecticut and beyond for years. The site holds the distinction as the largest forest within the state.
But the green space also has gained notoriety among paranormal enthusiasts, who have flocked to the site each year to witness whether some of the allegations of ghostly activity are indeed true. The site is located near Voluntown, a town within Connecticut that has deep roots that far surpass the establishment of the U.S.
Over the years, people visiting Pachaug State Forest reportedly have heard a woman screaming. Depending on the account, the sounds come from all directions within the picturesque grounds.
Pachaug State Forest is steeped in folklore and the stories are handed down from one generation to the next. There has been a tale of a young witch named Maude roaming the grounds after her death.
Some of the haunted stories could stem from the land’s history. The state of Connecticut purchased the land Pachaug State Forest sits on during the Great Depression. It previously was a gravesite from the country’s colonial settlement. The gravestones remain in their original locations to this day.
Another tale that has been passed down through the years involves a Native American girl. As the story goes, British soldiers killed her more than three centuries ago, and her spirit continues to linger at the site through shrieks and shadowy figures.
For all the talk of paranormal activity, Pachaug State Park is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Bikers flock to the forest for off-road fun. The site also is a popular spot for hiking and hunting.
The name “Pachaug” is a Native American word. In English, it means, “bend in the river.”
For more details on the 26,477-acre Pachaug State Forest, visit a page devoted to the site on the
state of Connecticut’s website.
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