CT Paranormal Investigator Believes Dudleytown ‘Is Alive’
Nicholas Robert Grossman is a CT paranormal investigator who has conducted extensive research in the area known as Dudleytown in Cornwall, CT.
Dudleytown is named after the Dudley family who came to the United States from England in the 1700s, settled on land in Cornwall, Connecticut, and were rocked by tragedy. Many of this family have come to an untimely end, and some suggest the land itself is to blame.
Every small town in America has its legends of local ghosts. Some are easily dismissed, the stories are meaningless and over the top, they are the product of a vivid imagination. However, the Dudleytown stories all seem eerily similar. You will always hear of an unsettling stillness or calm in the woods. Time and time again people who have been there talk about a lack of wildlife. Where there should be little critters and noise, there is a maddening calm. I have heard hundreds of scary stories from people who have been there.
I started talking about the place very informally on the Ethan & Lou Show in 2013. Back then, it was fun to mention Halloween time in passing. But in 2015, I was obsessed with the topic and started to conduct what was to turn out to be a long-term amateur investigation. The allure of spirits is what intrigued me, but it was the secrecy surrounding the place that kept me coming back for more.
I had started asking for information about the location, sending formal Freedom of Information requests to any agencies that might be able to shed light on the location and provide more or even throw away cold water on ghost stories.
I can only describe the responses I got as paranoid and provocative. I was fishing for information and people representing Cornwall, CT told me not to go. I had not asked permission to go there and I never said I would physically go there. This is what made me come back more year after year.
I have reached a lot of dead ends. For example, I was informed that an access to information request had been granted and that it was information I desperately wanted from a state agency, when I received it, the Most of the file had been redacted making the document unnecessary.
These frustrating moments caused me to put this personal obsession aside, and I would inevitably return to it. Along the way, I learned that there was someone else at CT who was also drawn to the topic, his name is Nicholas Robert Grossman.
Grossman considers himself a paranormal investigator and has a team of like-minded friends who conduct ghostly investigations throughout the state of CT. If you google Dudleytown and start scrolling, you’ll see two names over and over again – mine and hers.
Nick and I have different backgrounds that complement each other, he comes from the paranormal world and speaks the language and I have a media background but we share a passion for the subject.
He’s been a guest on the show in the past and we brought him back just recently. He had contacted me to tell me he had new information. Grossman joined the Ethan and Lou Show on Friday 6/18/21 and spoke about the energy of Dudleytown saying:
“There is something very special about the place and my opinion, I believe it is haunted, with my evidence that I got there. But, there is something very special about this place, when you walk into the heart of Dudleytown, you know you won’t hear any animals, you won’t hear any birds, you won’t hear anything, that’s just this void.
It’s almost like, you know, I often describe it, if you’ve been in a music studio and the acoustics muffle the sound, that’s the kind of feeling you get in your ears, if it should. meaning, walking there.
If you hold both of your hands near your ears but don’t touch them, you hear this choking. So there’s definitely a void up there of some, some kind of vortex, some kind of portal.
Honestly, I believe Dudleytown is more of an inter-dimensional thing going on than it’s like spirits and stuff like that. I think it’s its own kind of thing to be honest.
And I had a lot of weird things like happening up there. I remember one time I was walking the trail and there was no wind and I was saying goodbye to the supernatural there. You know, I always do it with respect and a fern was waving up and down.
I went in front of the fern to make sure there was no wind. The thing was waving like it was waving goodbye.
You know, the place is alive, it’s a force that’s very much alive, you really know the phenomena. ”
You can hear Nick’s entire interview in the video player at the top of the page. For ore on Dudleytown, check out the links below: