Dudleytown is often described as one of the strangest and most haunted places in North America. In this episode, Matt tells the tale, then is a total killjoy and destroys the tale, and then discusses how the folklore surrounding Dudleytown came to be.
This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.
The transcript for this episode can be found here.
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Show Notes and Sources
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Campbell, Suan, Ray Bendici, Bill Heald. 2011. Connecticut Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. Morris Book Publishing, LLC, Guilford Ct. – (go to https://books.google.com/books?id=GEtnRV5w5B8C&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false)
Dudley, Gary P. 2000. The Legend of Duldeytown: Solving Legends through Geneological and Historical Research. Heritage Books, Inc. Bowie MD.
Gold, Theodore.Sedgewick 1904. Historical records of the town of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, Hartford, Connecticut. Digital version accessed online 8/17/22 at https://archive.org/stream/historicalrecord00gold/historicalrecord00gold_djvu.txt
Rierden, Andi. 1989. The View From: Dudleytown; A Hamlet That Can’t Get Rid of Its Ghosts. The New York Times, October 29, 1989, Section CN, Page 12. Accessed online 8/17/22 at https://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/29/nyregion/the-view-from-dudleytown-a-hamlet-that-can-t-get-rid-of-its-ghosts.html
Starr, Edward C. 1926. A History of Cornwall, Connecticut, a Typical New England Town. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, New Haven, Connecticut. Digital scan accessed online 8/17/22 at https://books.google.com/books?id=0dYLAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Sterry, Iveagh Hunt and William H. Garrigus. 1938. They Found a Way: Connecticut’s Restless People. Stephen Daye Press, Connecticut.