Ghosts of New Haven

The Spookiest Tours in New Haven

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Stephen Vincent Benét, the Poetic Phantom of Yale University Press

One alumni ghost is Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943) who in life and in death is devoted to his alma mater.  He received both a B.A. and M.A. from the college.  His master’s thesis was unique – the third volume of poetry that he published.  He was Yale University Press’s first judge of its famous poetry…

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The Haunted Dorm of Berkley College of Yale University

Chrystyne McGrath, our guide, reported the following: “The school’s well-known spirit resides in Berkley College, known as North Middle dorm, at 205 Elm Street, commenced at the start of the Civil War. Students when students volunteered to serve in the Union Army.  They would describe the paranormal manifestations they’d experienced there. At the nearby training…

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