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  • Writer's pictureAbby Brenker

Haunted History: Connecticut's Union Cemetery

This is Easton Connecticut’s Union Cemetery. It’s often cited as the most haunted cemetery in Connecticut and one of the most haunted in the United States. Burials here date back to the 1700, over 400 years ago.. The oldest standing stone is from 1761 but historians believe that there are earlier graves that were either unmarked or the stones have been destroyed over the years.

Everyone from the Ghosthunters to Ed and Lorraine Warren have deemed Union Cemetery a paranormal hot spot. The Warrens even published a book about their findings here in 1992 called Graveyard: True Hauntings from an Old New England Cemetery.

There have been many accounts of a Lady in White who haunts the graveyard. Many believe she is the ghost of a woman who died while giving birth. Over the years, children have claimed to see the figure, as well as people driving by, claiming to see her standing in the road. One candidate is Harriet R. Seeley, you can see visitors leave offerings and presents at her gravesite to this day. Though, interestingly, there is another Harriet buried here who also could be the lady in white, having also died during childbirth, Harriet Brian.

Another legend is that locals have claimed to see glowing red eyes from the tree line and shrubbery, especially at night.

Union Cemetery is filled with so much history and folklore, definitely worth a visit if you’re in the New England area.

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