You can drive right by it and not realize the significance of the Sterling Opera House in Derby, CT.
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I have done just that, I’d driven by it many times and did not know what I was looking at, until recently. Every now and then, I’ll go looking for a CT location to research and I found a great one recently that I needed to know more about. I usually begin with locations that have a long history, then onto abandoned places and even better, haunted places. By anyone's measure, the Sterling Opera House is all three, rich in history, left for dead and haunted.
Paranormal Experts Say Derby's Sterling Opera House is one of the Most Haunted Places in CT
According to Only in Your State, Derby’s Sterling Opera House is one of the most haunted locations in all of Connecticut. These are some images from inside the historic and eerie Sterling Opera House.
I have reached out to Rich DiCarlo about the possibility of taking a closer look. I love things like this, and they make me sad at the same time. Having a building of this significance shuttered for decades is awful.
These places, these buildings that we overlook are teaming with rich history and need to be respected, protected and honored. I’m just thankful the building is still standing and hope that it will for many years to come.
Damned CT says sometimes tours are granted inside the Opera House around Halloween which is pretty cool if you ask me.
Below is the Harry Connick Jr. music video that was shot inside the Sterling Opera House and it appears to still have amazing acoustics.
Below is a portion of the SyFy "Ghost Hunters" episode shot at the Sterling Opera House.
You scratch me, and I'll be in the car before you can say boo.
5 Infamous Danbury Cold Cases, These People Have Been Missing for A Decade or More
It’s human nature to move on after a case runs cold, for many years. The public forgets, the authorities move on to the next issue but the families never forget, they never give up looking for their missing member. I can’t imagine the hopelessness a family can experience when their loved one disappears out of the blue. Where do you begin your search, who can you trust and what happens when you can’t get answers? According to danbury-ct.gov The following individuals have been missing from Danbury for a decade or more.
Exploring Beyond the Rusty Gates of Danbury's Oldest Cemetery on Wooster Street
I live just down the block from the Wooster Street Cemetery and whenever I pass, I am always struck at how odd it is. You have this quiet, beautiful place that is dedicated to the people who were buried there, in the middle of a busy city and almost no one ever goes there. I decided to go take a deeper look around and see what was beyond the iron gates and stone walls.
44 Images From Inside the Haunting + Historic Old Jail in Danbury
Rich history and survival is the story of Danbury's Old Jail. It's historical significance in the Hat City is unquestionable, and many residents know some of the facts. What people may not know, is that it took great effort on the part of many Danbury residents to keep it protected. It's not a miracle that it stands today, it's a result of hard work and respect for the City's narrative. Here I share with you some of the facts that make the Old Jail special, the work it took to keep it intact and why I found the space haunting.