Ghost Stories of Colchester, CT

Colchester, CT is The Town Where the Dead Speak

Colchester, Connecticut is a small, unassuming town in New London County. But beneath its seemingly mundane exterior lies a rich history of the paranormal, a legacy of ghostly encounters that has earned it the moniker “The Town Where the Dead Speak.

First settled in 1698, Colchester was named after a town in England, which is a bit ironic because the town is known for being anything but English. In fact, many of the early settlers in Colchester were Dutch and German, and their influence can still be seen today in the town’s unique architecture and traditions.

But it’s not just the town’s human history that’s interesting — it’s the stories of the dead that really set Colchester apart. For centuries, people have reported seeing and hearing ghosts in the town, and some of the most haunted spots are still talked about today.

One such spot is the Comstock Covered Bridge, a charming structure that has stood for over a century. But beneath its peaceful exterior lies a darker history — it’s said that a woman was once murdered here, and her ghost has been seen wandering the bridge ever since. Visitors report feeling a chill in the air and hearing the woman’s screams in the dead of night.

Another haunted site in Colchester is the Hayward House, an abandoned mansion that has been the site of many spooky sightings over the years. Locals tell stories of seeing shadowy figures in the windows, strange lights in the sky above the house, and hearing unexplained noises coming from within.
And then there’s the old cemetery on Linwood Avenue, where many of Colchester’s early settlers were laid to rest. Visitors have reported feeling an eerie presence here, as if the ghosts of the dead are still watching over their graves.

But perhaps the most fascinating story of all is the one about the “Colchester Circle,” a group of mediums and psychics who claimed to communicate with the dead in the early 1900s. They held seances and meetings in the town, claiming to receive messages from beyond the grave. Some say that the Circle’s members were charlatans, while others believe that they really did have a connection to the other side.

Dig Deeper Into the Dark History of New London County

With vivid storytelling, captivating imagery, and a wealth of historical and cultural context, “Ghosts of New London County” is an essential read for anyone with an interest in the unknown.

So come along on this journey into the heart of darkness, and discover the secrets that lie hidden in the shadows of New London County. Who knows what you might find?

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