My answer is -- Maybe. We had some pretty spooky experiences. If any of you know the story of Dudley Town then you know what I’m talking about. Dudley Town is a place up in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. I originally heard about Dudley Town at a Warrens’ seminar. Ed and Lorraine Warren are Connecticut's most famous paranormal investigators. They are also the subject of the horror movie “The Conjuring”. So anyway they told everyone at the seminar about Dudley Town. Lots of paranormal activity there with floating orbs, mysterious voices, think the “Blair Witch Project.” Many people claim the woods become strangely silent -- the birds and squirrels won’t go in there.
Dudley Town was a settlement in the 1700’s back when there used to be mining in Connecticut. A small town was built on the side of Dark Entry Forest. Which is actually attached to Woodbury Mountain I believe. Anyway the people in the town were fine until some environmental factor, the water, the soil something made a bunch of people go crazy. A bunch of people were killed and supposedly a rich doctor had come home from NYC and found that his wife went crazy and had gruesomely murdered their baby. It’s an awful story. So the doctor and townspeople abandoned the town and now if you go up there it’s just a bunch of stone foundations.
So of course being the brain surgeon’s we were back then we decided we wanted to go there and bring along a Ouija Board. We waited for nightfall (another superb choice) and while hiking through the woods we stumbled upon another Ouija Board made of plywood with scrawled satanic writing on it. We built a small fire and two girls in the middle of the dark, in the middle of the woods, started using the Ouija Board (really smart choice). So supposedly it starts working... who knows. We’re all sitting there laughing and having a great old time and we hear a real low pitch roar “Get Out!!!” needless to say that we all lost our shit and ran as fast as we could through the woods in the dark. It took us a long long time to find the car. Imagine six idiots sprinting through the woods in the pitch black smacking into hundred year old oaks… yup not smart.
So a year later we’re thinking all is well…. But one of the girls who was using the Ouija Board ended up with Cervical Cancer. Come to find out she was sitting on the plywood satanic Ouija Board. Coincidence? Maybe.
The lesson I learned is don’t tempt the fates!
Info on Dudley Town : http://www.ghostvillage.com/legends/dudleytown.shtml
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