DCLXVI. Hauntings in Connecticut

Hello. So glad you came to this page. It is unfortunate that some of our most venerable museums have resorted to promoting ghost stories and other such clap trap in an effort to gain attention and ultimately, the elusive dollar. While I appreciate their plight, this whole effort smacks of pathetic money grubbing at best, and outright lying to the masses at its worst. Please note:

There is no evidence of ghosts, goblins, fairies, leprechauns, etc.

Very well then. If you came here looking for silly children’s stories, please spend a few days here. Thank you.


H.L. Mencken:

The way to deal with superstition is not to be polite to it, but to tackle it with all arms, and so rout it, cripple it, and make it forever infamous and ridiculous. Is it, perchance, cherished by persons who should know better? Then their folly should be brought out into the light of day, and exhibited there in all its hideousness until they flee from it, hiding their heads in shame.

True enough, even a superstitious man has certain inalienable rights. He has a right to harbor and indulge his imbecilities as long as he pleases, provided only he does not try to inflict them upon other men by force. He has a right to argue for them as eloquently as he can, in season and out of season. He has a right to teach them to his children. But certainly he has no right to be protected against the free criticism of those who do not hold them. He has no right to demand that they be treated as sacred. He has no right to preach them without challenge.

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  1. says

    hi a few of us girls here at the program called fresh start on the the iol property would like to know as much information as possible about the building we live at on 17 essex st which was i believe the childrens building we have strange things happening and if you could give us any history would greatly appreciate it your website is great.thank you melody

  2. says


    Nothing supernatural is happening in your building. It’s an old building and is drafty and creeky. And you and your friends have active/healhty imaginations. Revel in the beauty of your imaginations and not in unfounded fear of it.

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