Ghost Stories of Middletown, CT: Where History, the Connecticut River, and the Unusual Intersect

As you embark on your exploration of historic Middletown, CT, you’ll uncover legends of the past that are as deeply twisted, cold, and murky as the river that runs through it.

Begin your journey along the banks of the Connecticut River, a waterway that has been a witness to centuries of human history. This majestic river has played a pivotal role in shaping Middletown’s identity, carrying the narratives of Native American tribes, early European settlers, and the bustling industry that once thrived upon its shores.

The history of Middletown, CT is deeply entwined with the old Connecticut Valley Hospital. Opening in 1896 as the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, this facility has seen countless troubled souls pass through its gates — some never to return. Within the sprawling 100-acre campus, abandoned buildings now stand as silent witnesses to a bygone era of medical and mental health exploration. Some who have ventured into these structures recount hearing the sounds of approaching footsteps and chilling reverberations of tortured screams, suggesting that the past is never as distant as it seems.

Adjacent to the old hospital complex, lies a cemetery, its graves marked only by numbers, the occupant’s names long-since lost to time. These unmarked graves tell a haunting tale of lives forgotten and histories left untold. As you explore these anonymous monuments, you may sense a growing and palpable unease, pondering the identities of those who now rest beneath the earth in obscurity.

Venture closer to the city, and you’ll encounter remnants of Middletown’s industrial past, including abandoned silver mines. These subterranean mazes hold their own stories of labor and hardship. While the mines themselves are now silent and deserted, some say that the sounds of pickaxes and the distant murmurs of miners can still be heard deep within the underground passages, a distant echo of the city’s rich history.

Whether you’re tracing the meandering Connecticut River through Middletown, CT, venturing into abandoned structures, or contemplating the unmarked graves of a forgotten cemetery, you’ll discover that Middletown’s past is ever-present.

Book cover for Ghosts of Middlesex County

Explore the Haunted History of Middlesex County

Packed cover to cover with captivating imagery, vivid storytelling, and an abundance of historical and cultural context, “Ghosts of Middlesex County” is a chilling read for anyone with an interest in the unknown.

This beautifully printed paperback feels good, smells great, and is packed with creepy tales from cover to cover. So join us for this dark journey, and discover the secrets that lie hidden in the shadows of Middlesex County. If you dare…

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Because we are a small independent publisher, we have the freedom to take risks and explore topics that larger publishers might overlook. We’re able to create high-quality books and merchandise that reflect our values and our love of the paranormal.