Way back in 1862, Emory Johnson built the Triton Mill on a plot of land in East Haddam, Connecticut. A small town called Johnsonville soon formed around the mill, and this turned into a village that was quite successful until the mill was sold to aerospace manufacturer Raymond Schmitt in 1965.
Schmitt quickly turned the town into a tourist destination, building Victorian houses and hosting weddings and other events there. The village continued to be a tourist attraction until it was shut down in 1994, and what happened next is downright chilling.
According to American Overlook, the entire 62-acre property has been abandoned since then. Though it has been slated for redevelopment three times, it has remained vacant ever since. Many say that the ghost of Schmitt, who died in 1998, still haunts the village. Images of the area give you a sense of why locals are afraid to go there…
Find out more about this creepy village in the video below.