Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut: Cursed Dudleytown Ghost Village

Abandoned and supposedly cursed, the haunt of spirits and parent-dodging teenagers.
Address:
Dark Entry Rd., Cornwall Bridge, CT
Directions:
East of the intersection of US 7 and Hwy 4. Turn east on Dark Entry Rd. High on a ridge; evidently near the Mohawk Trail, which crosses Dark Entry Rd.
Hours:
Off limits.
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CT's Cursed Dudleytown off limits to trespassing zombies

In a Halloween preemptive maneuver, owners of the land on which the cursed and haunted ruin of Dudleytown is located have issued an official press release:

... [10/22/2001] Complete News Story

Cursed Dudleytown Ghost Village

Just above Cornwall Bridge, RT 4 and RT 7 high on a ridge sits the sad village of Dudleytown. Settled in the 18th century, too rocky, not enough water, constantly in the shadow of neighboring hills, the residents never made a prosperous go of it. Several committed suicide, some lived long and mad, and the place was deserted by the 20th century. But the best part: it is highly rated as a site of paranormal activity. It takes some guts to walk the woods to reach the area, and truly bold would be the ones to camp out in the deserted area, and a Ouija board at midnight would invite certain disaster.

[Alph Winter, 03/04/2000]

July 2001: Kim Herkimer sent us a news item reporting that on July 19, 2001, panicky teens lost in the woods in Dudleytown used a cell phone to call 911. Police arrived and promptly ticketed them for trespassing, along with another group of adventurers who happened to stumble out of the woods at the same time. Dudleytown has seen a surge in unauthorized visits -- part of the "Let's find our own Blair Witch!" craze. Since 1900, Dudleytown has been abandoned.

Cursed Dudleytown Ghost Village

There is an abandoned village from the 1800's called Dudleytown - named after a cursed family who tried to take over the English crown and were beheaded and cursed. Their descendants came to Connecticut and their estated was cursed and was eventually abandoned. Today it is mostly rubble, but it is supposedly haunted and is known as a creepy, out-of-the-way place to go by most people in western CT.

[Mike Nolan, 08/24/1999]

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