Driving Down This Haunted Connecticut Road Will Give You Nightmares

Saw Mill City Road is unlike other haunted roads in Connecticut because it’s not hiding behind a gate, it’s not unpaved, and it’s not private. Anyone can dare to take this road after dark, but according to local stories, I wouldn’t recommend driving too slowly or getting out of the car to explore. Especially in the summer!

But who, or what, are the Melon Heads? According to urban legends spreading across America, they are a growing population of inbred monsters living in the depths of the woods. Some say they may even be cannibals. Legend says they may be especially malignant in Connecticut due to reproducing with escaped asylum patients seeking cover in the woods during the 1970s. You can see someone’s story of their encounter here:

Yikes! Have you ever taken a drive down Saw Mill City Road? Have you ever seen a Melon Head? Tell us your terrifying tales in the comments! Do you know of any haunted roads in Connecticut? Tell us about your favorites using this form and you might see your picks featured someday!

Address: Saw Mill City Road, Saw Mill City Rd, Shelton, CT 06484, USA

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What are some real haunted places in Connecticut? 

Over the decades, Connecticut has earned itself a reputation as, well, a state with a lot of ghosts. There have been countless movies made centering on Connecticut-centric stories (A Haunting In Connecticut, anyone?) and some places are sought out to this day due to rumors of actual hauntings plaguing them. Some places known to locals and in some cases around the world include The Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, which is often hailed as one of the most haunted places on the east coast. While in Greenwich you’ll also want to check out the old Homestead Inn, which is said to be haunted by strange footsteps in the halls and lights that turn on and off on their own. In Easton, you’ll find an infamous haunted cemetery called Union Cemetery, where a ghost known as the White Lady is said to roam. We could go on for days; Connecticut is a great state for those who are curious about the paranormal.   

Is paranormal activity in Connecticut a regular occurrence?  

Well, to be honest, paranormal activity in any one place is not a regular occurrence by definition. If these kinds of odd happenings and spooky stories occurred regularly, there wouldn’t be nearly as much debate as to whether ghosts and spooks are real or not. Of course, there are some infamously haunted places (like those mentioned above) where you’re more likely to encounter something unexplainable than in most places. New Haven County, Litchfield County, Fairfield County, and many more are all said to be home to more hauntings per building than most places, so they’re all worth a visit at some point… if you dare. Click here for the creepiest Connecticut road trip you’ll ever go on. 

What are some of the scariest Connecticut ghost stories?  

Connecticut is home to not just some old ghost stories but some of the most infamous ghost stories ever told! If you’ve ever seen the movie A Haunting in Connecticut, you’ll see just how creepy it is said to get out here sometimes. Legend has it, for example, that the town of Burlington is one of the most haunted in the entire United States. In Newtown, you’ll hear whispers about the old abandoned asylum and the tortured souls who remain there. In Derby, you’ll hear tales of a creepy old opera house in Derby that once hosted greats like Harry Houdini but now harbors old secrets and horrors. If you know where to look, you’re bound to find a ghost story for just about every corner of this beautiful (but spooky) state.  

Address: Saw Mill City Road, Saw Mill City Rd, Shelton, CT 06484, USA

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