CONNECTICUT: Hannah Cranna
Known as the “Wicked Witch of Monroe,” Hannah Cranna gained a reputation as a witch in the 19th century when her husband died by mysteriously falling off a cliff — and locals reportedly believed that she had bewitched him. People also believed that she would cast spells on people she didn’t like.
Hannah lived till the age of 77, but right before she died, she asked to be carried down to the cemetery in her coffin by foot, not wagon. After her death, the people of Monroe tried to wheel her coffin down the hill but were unable — the coffin kept falling off — so they were forced to carry it.
When the townspeople returned to her home, it was found to be engulfed in flames, sealing Hannah’s reputation of witchcraft. Now, you can visit her real grave in Trumbull.