Lindley Street – Bridgeport, CT. A real haunted house

966 Lindley Street Bridgeport CT

in Bridgeport, Connecticut had a notorious haunting, but it has since run it’s course.  The story behind this house started making real headlines in 1974 when current owners contacted Ed and Lorraine Warren to investigate the unexplained experiences that were happening inside their home but the trauma started earlier than that.

The Goodin family was just like any other family from today’s standards. They had lost a child at a young age, and adopted a young child named Marcia.  Gerard and Laura Goodin, besides being over protective, since the loss of their only child, were considered fairly “normal parents.”

The unexplained events started happening in the early 1970’s shortly after the adoption.  Some say, the child, Marcia had a strange liking to the occult.  Others say she was a regular child and the house had brought the evil in.  There were documented reports of the family cat actually talking and yelling ethnic remarks…  Now myself, being a mild skeptic on some things even find this one odd, but the supreme height of this haunting puts this house into another category of haunting’s.

The house itself had begun to take on a child like attitude.  It would throw temper tantrums and actually throw objects of furniture or other household items at whomever may have been inside.  The house daily could look ransacked like a burglar had just run through it. The reports were from Police Officers, Firemen who came to the scene and dozens of others.  The house became known around the world for it’s paranormal presence and attracted people from all over to come and see.  It turned to real circus quickly, especially since this was right around the time of the releasing of the movie, The Exorcist in theaters.

The property and the young girl were later exposed as a fraud, or so the story goes.  The house was not haunted and the property never had a demonic possession, but the wit of a high strung religious human had performed the events to portray a “haunted house.”  The evidence of crime records, police reports and all other events have been put behind us.  The property remains solid and still lived in.  No such paranormal experience has ever been seen since.

You can believe the story or the hoax, but this hot-spot has been mentioned in many books and references for the paranormal and hauntings.  makes you wonder if it was all real or not?


Robin Reeve

Robin Reeve is the founder of Robin has been actively researching the paranormal since the early 1990’s. He has several unpublished books regarding Fairfield Hills Mental Hospital and the events that have taken place there over the years. He is an active part of the Ghostwatcherz community online.

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