Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Haunted Holy Land: Waterbury Connecticut that is….


Holy Land USA was created by a grateful Yale Graduate, John Baptist Greco as a type of theme park for believers. It was meant to teach bible stories and give visitors a sense of what the "old world" would have been like.
Fallen into disarray during the 1980's, this theme park became a favorite spot for local teens to vandalize and spray paint. Although the statues and monuments were meant to be simple reproductions, the vandalism and decay of the theme park has left the place with a real sense of tragedy.
The first story of its haunting was reported in 1984. Passerby's claim to have seen a woman near the gate of the Holy Land who disappears in a phantom car when the gate is approached. There has only been this one reported sighting on this location.

Now owned by the Sisters of the Fillipini, the land is private property so ghost hunters will have to get permission to enter and investigate. Those who have share these stories.

One ghost hunting team reported feeling peaceful when entering the overgrown Holy Land and experienced an unexplainable battery drain on his camera. Some ghost hunters believe that batteries drain on equipment when in the presence of ghosts because they need the energy to manifest.

Some websites claim to feel murderous intention at this place, but records show that no murders or misdeeds, other than the vandalism, ever took place here.
The creator of Holy Land USA died at age 90. Hopefully his good hearted intentions and spirit will live on. I guess afterall, the only ghost here is the Holy Ghost.

Photo by ZiarciRose flickr.com

11 comments:

  1. Good.....i have been here and there is NO ghost or evadence that there ever was.....i have been doing this for 35 years and i have helped solve a number of unsolved deaths....paranormal and not.

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  2. well i whent to holy land and i caught some voices in my evp

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  3. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  4. there was a girl that was recently murdered by her boyfriend at holy land so this might breed some sort of paranormal activities there, but from everything i've heard about the place is that you have more to fear from the living that you might find there

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    1. It wasn't her boyfriend it was a friend who raped and then killed her

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    1. Iam replying to your e mail which is 5 years old. You are a moron. Go preach atheism in Syria or Saudi Arabia. They will set you on fire or behead you.

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    2. First of all, this is a blog, not an email, I am not a moron, nor an atheist. And luckily, in America, we have freedom of speech and religion. Thanks for your comment.

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  6. As I know, it consists of a chapel, stations of the cross and replicas of catacombs and Israelite villages constructed from cinder blocks, bathtubs, and other discards

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  7. It's a shame that this theme park closed down. This could have been some revolutionary since a lot of people have been losing faith. What is ironic is, its still attracts people but for all the wrong reason. Now they consider is as a horror park rather than a religious one.

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