In the “spirit” of Halloween, I decided to do a little research into old Ghost Towns around the country. I naturally assumed that there would be plenty in the old, Wild West, but was surprised to see that there is a spattering of ghost towns all across the United States. There were so many to choose from with incredibly interesting stories, but I going to focus on three.
I’ll start with Dudleytown, Connecticut; hidden among three smaller mountains in the Appalachian Mountains. Many people know of the town because of the haunted forest nearby. Dudleytown was never a thriving metropolis, far from it. At the height of its day in the early 1800’s, the town supported 26 families. During the Civil War, the families that survived the small pox and yellow fever supplemented their farming by cutting and burning wood for charcoal to sell to surrounding communities. Dudleytown is reportedly not known as haunted, rather that the whole area is possessed by demonic forces having the most active paranormal activity in the world. Evidently a curse was brought from England over to the town by the founders and caused the residents to lose their minds and commit murder among other things. Today ghosts, poltergeists and dark creatures roam the area. It must be true because Dan Aykroyd from the movie “Ghostbusters” has called it the “scariest place on Earth”.Read