“The Village of the Damned”
This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. Dudley Town, in Cornwall, Connecticut, otherwise known as the Village of the Damned is a ghost town, founded as a small settlement in the mid-1740s. Legend states that the founders of the town were cursed by the British Royal Family, as their ancestor was beheaded for having tried to usurp the crown. However, contemporary researchers have noted that the town was built far from a source of clean water, and with land that was not suited to cultivation; and that this probably had a large impact on the town's demise. It has been suggested that the town succumbed to mass hysteria, and that was the cause of many deaths. Alternatively, it has been suggested that the groundwater is contamined with lead, which could also offer an explanation for the number of deaths. Footage has purportedly been captured of restless spirits in the area and hikers have reported seeing orbs in the area. Visitors claim that the area is unusually quiet and without wildlife. The town's abandonment has meant that barely any ruins stand. The land on which it used to stand is now in private ownership and visitors are not allowed; fan sites state that trespassers have been arrested for trying to visit the ruins. Note from the Connecticut State Police: Those who go, or attempt to go to Dudleytown will be arrested for trespassing and/or parking. The fines start at $75.00 per person and rapidly increase.
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