At the junction of routes 59 and 136 in Easton, next to Easton Baptist Church, the nearly 400-year-old Union Cemetery is allegedly one of the most haunted spots in Connecticut. Renowned ghosthunters Ed and Lorraine Warren (and their New England Society for Psychic Research) have done extensive investigation of this site — as have dozens of other paranormal investigators — gathering a substantial amount of video and photographic evidence. The Warrens have even published a book about the cemetery: Graveyard.
What’s the draw? Well, the star of the show is the White Lady, who has been seen by dozens of witnesses and even captured on video (most famously by Ed Warren) and in still images. She has been described as wearing a white gown (obviously), and having long black hair; apparently she’s a bit of a prankster as her m.o. is to appear in the middle of Route 59 and be “hit” by a car, only for the poor shaken driver to stop, check and find no one. (Apparently your sense of humor doesn’t leave you in the afterlife — good thing!) Visitors have also reported seeing her floating among the grave stones. The ever-popular ghost globules and other spirit-type mists have often been captured digitially here also. Another spirit called “Red Eyes” (aptly named as it appears exactly as it it sounds — red eyes glowing in the darkness) has also alleged to been seen here.
Legend has it that the White Lady is the spirit of a woman who was murdered in the 1940s after she had killed her husband; others think it was another woman who had been killed at the turn of the 20th century and had her body dumped in a sinkhole behind the church; still others believe it’s the body of woman who died during childbirth and is roaming the earth searching for her lost child. Since no one has actually gotten her to sit down for a chat, her identity remains a mystery.
- Address Easton, CT 06612, United States