Bara Hack, CT
Posted by: dremoto
N 41° 52.768 W 072° 00.681
18T E 747992 N 4640714
Quick Description: Bara-Hack the so called Haunted Village of Lost Voices is located in Historic Pomfret, CT, above: Nightingale Brook. This isolated colony was abandoned after the Civil War and since then has been the site of many a ghost story. It is said that the sounds of the former inhabitants remain: childrens laughter, singing, mothers calling, dogs barking, cows lowing, and wagon wheels rumbling.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 7:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PHT
Located off Rt.97 in Pomfret, the lost village of Bara-hack, often referred to as the “village of ghostly voices”, lies eerily dormant deep within the woods of northeastern Connecticut.The village was founded and first settled in 1790 by the two Welsh settlers Obadiah Higginbotham and John Randall. They named the town “bara-hack”, a Welsh term meaning “breaking of bread”.
Today Bara-hack is little more than an overgrown cow path. It’s remains include some old stone foundations, cellar holes and a graveyard. Those that have dared to venture into the lost village have reported hearing disembodied voices, the laughter of children and the rumble of a horse-drawn carriage traveling along a ghostly road. We do not recommend anyone go to Bara-hack. The village lies within the boundaries of private property that is sufficiently dotted with the occasional “No Trespassing” sign.
Reason for Abandonment: Human Disaster
Date Abandoned: 1/1/1865
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