The spooky abandoned village of Johnsonville is about to be sold, ghosts and all. We investigate the ruins
New lease of life: the pretty town in Connecticut is awaiting a new owner to restore it
It's no accident that the village of Johnsonville, Connecticut, is going up for sale over Hallowe'en. The place is a ghost town.
Of course, it wasn't always so. Back in the 1830s, this was a thriving little hamlet. It was home to the Neptune Twine Company, who harnessed the water power of the Moodus River to produce rope for the US fishing industry.
Gradually, though, demand for Neptune products slowly ebbed away. By the Sixties, the entire population had moved out, and the once-busy town had become a dried-up, abandoned shell.