Green Lady Cemetery is located in Burlington Ct.
The cemetery is known by locals by the name of Green Lady Cemetery, due to purported sightings of a green spectral figure known as the Green Lady. Many believe the lady in the mist to be the ghost of a Seventh Day Baptist named Elisabeth Palmiter
According to local legend, in April 1800, Elisabeth's husband Benjamin went into town to get some supplies. He suddenly found himself engulfed in a bad snow storm. Benjamin decided to stay in town, and wait for the weather to subside. According to the story, when he didn't return right away, Elisabeth went out to search for him. After getting lost in the fury of the storm, she drowned in one of the nearby swamps.
What happened next has some variation. In one version of the story, Benjamin returned home to find his wife missing. Frantic, he looked for her, and after an exhaustive search, he found her frozen body in a swamp, and she was wearing a pretty green dress. In other versions of the story, Benjamin was either unwilling to save Elisabeth, or murdered her himself, and threw her body into the swamp. Since this is a local legend, no one is absolutely certain what actually occurred.
Regardless, many people walking near the cemetery at night have claimed to have seen a female apparition surrounded in a green mist. According to most accounts, she merely appears without provocation or pattern, smiles and then dissipates. Some people have also claimed to see mysterious lights, looking like a flashlight or lantern carried by an unseen person. Some believe it could be the ghost of Benjamin Palmiter, perpetually searching for Elisabeth in the swamp. During the early 1990s there were reports of satanic rituals being performed in the woods directly across the street from the cemetery. In 1996, two CCSU students stumbled across a giant stone altar in the woods, that was approximately 4' tall and solid stone and approximately 2 1/2' X 4' across the top. In front of the altar were four rows of round decaying wooden benches, that were rounded and built into the hill, facing the altar. One of the students was injured tripping over the top bench as they went down the hill. After visiting the stone altar, the students reported hearing a cacophony of voices telling them to "GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT!" They ran out of the woods and fled from the cemetery, vowing never to return.
A paranormal researcher reported being tapped on the shoulder in December 2015 while searching for the altar in the woods, and also reported hearing shrieking noises. In 2016, tourists reported that they heard a loud hum coming from the woods.
10-10-09 and 10-23-09
Green Lady Cemetery
History: In the late 1700’s there was a lady named Elisabeth Palmiter who lived in the area of Upson Road, Burlington, Ct. It is told that she died in 1800 by drowning in a swamp off Upson Road while looking for her husband who had driven into town in a snow storm and had not returned. It is said that to this day she still haunts the area around the cemetery. According to some, she was wearing a green dress and makes her presence known as a green mist.
Location: Upson Road off Rte. 4 in Burlington, Ct. This is a small cemetery with only 3 head stones left due to vandalism.
Findings: Only 2 members were present for the first investigation. We did experience dramatic temperature changes. The average temperature reading was 40-45 degrees. Some of the changes were as much as 40 degrees and were experienced when one of the investigators asked Elisabeth to drop the temperature. We did not experience any EMF changes, however, but did see a shadow figure at the top of the small rise located at the back of the cemetery. On examination of the pictures that we took that night we saw several mist like shapes.
Second investigation: There were 5 members present for this investigation. Average temperature this night was 40-45 degrees. It was raining which made it difficult to take pictures. We did not experience any temperature changes, changes in EMF readings or shadowy figures.
Lamson Road Cemetary 10-23-09
Location: off Rte. 69 in the town of Burlington, Ct.
Findings: No EVPs, no EMF changes, no temperature changes
It was decided by the group that we would visit this area in the future due to rainy conditions.
After leaving Green Lady while driving away a lady was spotted standing on side of road in flowing evening dress. What was very interesting in this sighting it was raining and there was no houses in the area.