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Union Cemetery

Connecticut 06612 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Fri 6a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms

“one of the most haunted cemeteries in the U.S.”

The legend of the Union Cemetery White Lady is one of America's most famous ghost stories. Witnessed by countless terrified bystanders, the tale of the White Lady has continued to capture the public's curiosity since her death sometime in the 40s. The story begins at the Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut, a 400-year-old haunted graveyard famous for having been investigated by famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. According to many who've visited, it's the most haunted cemetery in the United States, and was the subject of the book Graveyard: True Hauntings from an Old New England Cemetery. Two separate entities are said to haunt the Union Cemetery: the infamous White Lady and Red Eyes, named for the glowing, crimson eyes that many report seeing peering out from the nearby underbrush. Unfortunately, Red Eyes takes a back-seat to the White Lady, who has been diving out in front of moving cars on Route 59 for 70 years. She's described by those she's materialized in front of as wearing a white dress and having long black hair. Sometimes visitors spot her "floating" through the graveyard, other times sitting atop a headstone looking sullen. There are several theories surrounding the identity of the White Lady; one version marks her a femme fatale who was murdered after killing her husband. Another tale says she was a woman who died giving birth to her child. Which of these stories is correct depends on who you ask, of course. Many paranormal investigators (including the Warrens) have spent countless hours at the Union Cemetery waiting to make contact with the White Lady. Hours of investigation have drummed up entire folders of unexplainable images, audio recordings of a woman screaming through the cemetery, and videos of strange white mists. The cemetery is open to the general public during the day, and though many have stayed after dark, it is considered trespassing. If you're thinking about waiting until the wee hours to investigate the White Lady, you might want to contact the cemetery to ask permission.  -Roadtrippers Union Cemetery is a cemetery located near Stepney Road in Easton, Connecticut. The site dates back to the 1700s and is reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries not only in Connecticut, but also in the entire United States. Connecticut demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren have written a book about the cemetery entitled Graveyard. The most famous character said to haunt the cemetery is the mysterious "White Lady", who has been sighted by several witnesses, including police and firemen. Many people have taken photographs of her; demonologist Ed Warren claims to have captured her essence on film. She is described as having long, dark hair, wearing what looks like a white nightgown and a white bonnet. The White Lady is usually sighted in the roadway along Route 59 or sometimes 111, and there are many reports of vehicles passing through her; in one instance, in 1993, an impact with the White Lady apparently made a dent in the vehicle of an off-duty fireman. Another character considered to haunt the cemetery is "Red Eyes". A person walking by the cemetery at night claims to have seen a pair of red eyes peering at him from the brush. As he turned and ran, he heard footsteps following him. Cosmic Society's Donna Kent speculates that it was the ghost of Earle Kellog, a man who was set afire across the street and burned to death in 1935, or a man killed by a drunken driver, who reportedly provided his name—and a number of choice expletives—to a group of boys trying to capture electronic voice phenomena (EVP) in the cemetery one night.

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Reviewed by
Agnes

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June 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

Union Cemetery is a cemetery located near Stepney Road in Easton, Connecticut. The site dates back to the 1700s and is reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries not only in Connecticut, but also in the entire United States. Connecticut demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren have written a book about the cemetery entitled Graveyard.

The most famous character said to haunt the cemetery is the mysterious "White Lady", who has been sighted by several witnesses, including police and firemen. Many people have taken photographs of her; demonologist Ed Warren claims to have captured her essence on film. She is described as having long, dark hair, wearing what looks like a white nightgown and a white bonnet. The White Lady is usually sighted in the roadway along Route 59 or sometimes 111, and there are many reports of vehicles passing through her; in one instance, in 1993, an impact with the White Lady apparently made a dent in the vehicle of an off-duty fireman.

Another character considered to haunt the cemetery is "Red Eyes". A person walking by the cemetery at night claims to have seen a pair of red eyes peering at him from the brush. As he turned and ran, he heard footsteps following him. Cosmic Society's Donna Kent speculates that it was the ghost of Earle Kellog, a man who was set afire across the street and burned to death in 1935, or a man killed by a drunken driver, who reportedly provided his name—and a number of choice expletives—to a group of boys trying to capture electronic voice phenomena (EVP) in the cemetery one night.

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Dana Newkirk

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September 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

Union Cemetery is also said to be haunted by two separate entities, the infamous White Lady and Red Eyes, named for the glowing, crimson eyes that many report seeing peering out from the nearby underbrush! Don't forget your flashlights!

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Union Cemetery

Connecticut
06612 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
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