Connecticut, proclaimed often by visitors as solely a rest stop along the highway from New York to Boston, is known primarily for its bedroom towns, cows, and strip malls, but it is so much more than that. From tales of its haunted history, curious encounters, and forgotten places, Connecticut is “full of surprises” and worth investigating whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner. Nooks and crannies are inhabited by ghost towns, large man-beasts, and inbred creatures with oblong heads. Folk artists who created religious sanctuaries out of trash are just some of the oddities you will see. Visit abandoned Norwich State Hospital and Daniel’s Village, hear stories of demonic possessions, and discover the mysteries of Plum Island and the lore of Pirate treasure and witchcraft. Whether you know it as The Nutmeg State or The Constitution State, you will see the State of Connecticut in a whole different light.