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Bara-Hack Ghost Town
Bara- Hack Ghost Town is an abandoned ghost town near Pomfret,
Connecticut. Bara- Hack was found by Welsh immigrants in 1780's. It
started to loose population in the middle of the 19th century and by
1890's it was completely empty. Although many local residents and
tourists claim that Bara- Hack is still inhibited by spirits of
people who once lived here. Many people come here to experience
alleged paranormal activity that is said to occur here. Keep in mind
that this land is private property so you will need permission of
the land owner to visit this mysterious and interesting ruins from
the first years of American history.
Bara- Hack was originally found in 1780's by two
Welsh immigrants, John Randal and Obadiah Higginbotham who came to
Pomfret from Cranston, Rhode Island. They chose
the name for their new home Bara- Hack, a term that in Welsh means
"break bread" or "breaking bread" possibly as a
reference to the Bible texts. Both men were of Welsh origin, but
their position was very different. John Randal was a prominent
local politician in the politics of Rhode Island. He amounted large
wealth and bought part of this land in 1776. Just two years later in
1778 Obadiah Higginbotham, a deserter from the British army,
acquired another part of the village. However both families moved to
the region only in the late 1780's.
The settlement grew in size as
new people moved here. However in the middle of the 19th century
residents started to move further west. By 1890's Bara- Hack was a
ghost town. Over time buildings were abandoned and fell in
disrepair. Today only bases for houses survive giving an idea about
layout of the former village.
Haunting in Bara- Hack Ghost Town
Bara- Hack is the official name of the historic
settlement. However it is also known as the Village of Ghostly
Voices, the Haunted Village of Lost Voices, the Lost Village of
Pomfret and many other romantic and ghostly names.
Bara- Hack gained paranormal fame before its complete
abandonment. Its residents reported strange sounds that came from
the cemetery of the village. Respected and dependable eye witnesses
reported hearing the sounds of human talking, singing and laughing.
Several people saw ghostly apparitions that walked between
tombstones. Reports of haunting didn't cease after the people moved
out. Various claims of sightings, strange sounds and full body
apparitions continue to this day.
If you get permission to visit the site you will have no
trouble finding burials that are over hundred years old. Many ghost
hunters come here at night to confirm these reports. Regardless
whether you believe in supernatural force or not Bara- Hack is an
interesting place to visit.