Haunted Gunntown Cemetery – Naugatuck, CT
Gunntown is a small place, not bigger than maybe a hundred feet by a hundred feet. It is surrounded by a larger size stone wall and only has one small entrance in the front center of an iron gate. A fairly old cemetery, dating back just into the late 1700’s. This place is known for 2 things. Weird and weirder! On most times visiting this place, Gunntown kind of grows on you. It makes you feel like somehow you have been here before and its not really a cemetery. You feel good and comfortable and in some strange way, you might be content being there at 2am in an entirely dark place.
The chill will come from the old time music you can always hear playing as if a coffin was buried with a record player. The music is quite pronounced and it can be heard almost always on the right side of the cemetery. You will never find where it is coming from, but I can assure you, there is no house or neighbor playing music from the 1800’s. You can hear a banjo or fiddle or some other kind of old time instruments being faintly played. Quite eerie.
The second is that for some reason, when it’s time to depart, it might not want you to leave… You heard me. I have been trapped in this cemetery 2 times already, and by trapped, we mean the iron gate is shut and will not open, even though moments earlier, it opens freely. There is no lock and the gate is old, yes, but it sure opens fine and barely even squeaks. Several times upon trying to leave, the gate felt pulled closed from the inside and would not open. We found ourselves climbing and jumping over the stone wall to get out. Strange? Right after we climbed over the walls, the music stopped and we tested the gate and it opened up just fine.
Gunntown remains to me as a really strange abyss. There is no stories behind the place that I have ever found for it being “haunted.” I have never heard of any others even investigating it, but I knew it was close to my home, so we decided to check it out one night. We instantly became hooked. We have been to this location about 4 times in total and each time we run into the same routine. We have only been locked in 2 of those times, but that was still enough for us. Besides the music playing and not being able to leave, I would put this place down as really not rather haunted, but more, “still full of life.”