Haunted America

Haunted America: Connecticut

Connecticut is certainly known for its seafood and beaches. Its lighthouses are even known for having ghosts attached to them. But they are not the only places spirits tend to frequent. Connecticut has more to offer the ghost hunting community than dead lighthouse operators.

Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol, Connecticut

Opened in the late 1800’s, the Lake Compounce Amusement park is the oldest running amusement park in the world. And its ghost sightings have been going on just as long. They start with the accidental drowning of the land’s former owner, Chief Compounce, who died while swimming in the lake the day before the land changed owners. Since then, all the buildings on that property have had hauntings at one time or another. The Star Light Ball Room seems to be the focus for most of the hauntings. Night security personnel who are not told of the ghosts before they start their job all end up with stories of strange things happening. Death continues to be a constant in the park with people getting hurt or killed by the rides or drowning in the lake. More recently, a child nearly drowned in the lake but died later from injuries received in that incident. A worker was killed beneath a rotor ride and a second was decapitated by a roller coaster.


Trinity Church, Brooklyn, Connecticut
Trinity Church is a very old church if its cemetery is anything to judge by. Grave markers there date back to the late 1700’s and some seem even older. This church also has a rather interesting geographical feature. A path behind the church leads past a pond and up a short hill. At the top of the hill is a flat spot with a flat rock. If you stand on it, you notice the clearing around the place forms a large cross. In the 1980s, a serial killer left a young girls body behind the church. The ghost of the girl is supposedly the cause of hauntings that were so severe that the church closed down. And though no one is in the church, people are still seen in its windows.


Camp Connecticut, Colchester, Connecticut
If you take a picture near the main gate of this camp, you are likely to see orbs in your photos. Such pictures have been examined and no sign of photo error or bad development have been found. This is even more interesting because of the stories witnesses tell about that gate. Some have said that when they stand on the opposite side of it, they see about 40 apparitions standing in front of the gate. As they move towards it, the apparitions part to let them through then slowly disappear as they witnesses move to their cars.


About the author


Billy is an active paranormal investigator with more than 10 years experience in the field. He's currently the director of The Paulding Paranormal Society and has completed work on two full length paranormal documentaries.

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