Change of Underwear Required to Visit These CT Scary Places
Motivated by a recent nightmare of having to live with Lou in a tiny room for seven days, here are some of the most horrifying places in Connecticut.
Fairfield Hills used to be a psychiatric hospital from 1931 to 1995, and, at one time, housed up to 4,000 patients. Many claimed that Fairfield Hills staff used to abuse many of their mental patients using electroshock therapy, hydrotherapy, psycho surgery, and performing frontal lobotomies. When the facility was closed down in '95, para-normals came out of the wood work claiming hauntings, spirits, and just plain weird goings on.
Union Cemetery is located at the junctions of Rt. 59 and 136 in Easton where The White Lady hangs out. The 400-year-old cemetery is said to be one of the most haunted places in Connecticut because of The White Lady who wears a white gown and has black hair. Many have claimed to have seen her floating among the grave stones, and out in the middle of Route 59.
Remington Arms was one of the largest munitions facilities in the world in the early 1900s. Some legendary horrible accidents have happened at Remington. Two different workers fell into giant vats of molten metal, and during WWII, an explosion claimed the lives of 7 while injuring 80. Paranormal activity has been reported including ghostly cries and disembodied screams. Some of the people who have dared to venture into the complex say they have experienced feelings of hideousness.
Mansfield Training School was born in 1860 and was initially called, "The Connecticut School for Imbeciles." I'm serious! Mansfield housed patients with every kind of mental illness known to man. During its most successful run, they treated 1,800 patients, and, for the most part, had a pretty good reputation. Much better than Fairfield Hills State Hospital. Paranormal groups began visiting the campus when it shut down in 1993. These groups claimed they heard voices, eerie noises, blah blah blah. Yeah, who hasn't! Mansfield is now part of UCONN's Depot Campus on Route 44 in Storrs.
Gunntown Cemetery kicked off its spookiness in 1790. Although it doesn't seem to possess any signature characters like The White Lady, it has had its share of scary campfire stories, but no horror murder stories to speak of. People have experienced the sounds of random music and laughing children. For what it's worth, the husband and wife ghost hunting team, the Warrens, officially labeled it haunted.