CREEPY NEW ENGLAND: GOUDSWARD’S TOP 6 NEW ENGLAND HORROR FILMS, TOP 20 CONNECTICUT HAUNTED HOT SPOTS
If you’ve never been to New Englandor have moved away and are missing it, this post is for you.
The unusual October New England Nor’easter has given this Halloween a strange vibe. We lost power and had to hit survival mode—because even with a fireplace it’s cold and not much fun—but when this morning dawned, one look out the window at the out-of-the-ordinary fog that had rolled in, and how it had shrouded the downed trees and landscape, put me back in the spirit.
On that note, Shadows Over New England co-author David Goudsward has picked his Top 6 New England Horror Films here: http://goudsward.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/top-6-new-england-themed-halloween-films/. The (Danbury) News-Times’ Chris Garafola has posted his Top 20 Haunted Spots in Connecticut here: http://blog.ctnews.com/hottopics/2011/10/27/haunted-connecticut/#1547-3
With creepy in mind, I drove out into the fog to get these photos below. If you’ve never been to New England, I can tell you as someone who’s lived here her whole life that these shots have just the right atmosphere. If you’ve lived here, have moved to warmer climes and are missing it (I know some of you are), hopefully this reminds you of home—but hopefully it also inspires gratitude that you’re not dealing with the crazy weather, power outages, frozen pipes and unpredictability anymore.
Ghost stories have always been an oral tradition—shared around the Victorian hearth, intoned around the campfire, whispered while passing the haunted house.
For Halloween, Canada’s Paranormal Eh? honors that tradition with an audio treat—a reading of my out-of-print ghost story “House Sitter”…followed by the true story that inspired it.
Enjoy…and Happy Haunting! Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2011/10/25/kristi-petersen-schoonover