Hometown Tales Podcast

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Green Lady of Burlington

This week's tale features Burlington, CT

Long story short:
Cemetery in rural Burlington, beautiful female ghost materializes unexpectedly, glows green, smiles sweetly, disappears.

Extended version of the tale:
Known throughout the Avon-Burlington-Simsbury region as the "Green Lady of Burlington," this restless spirit always appears in the form of a greenish mist, but with a well-defined body and a soft, pretty face lighted by an enigmatic smile.

As the legend goes… Back in the 1800s the Green Lady used to live near the Burlington graveyard. She was drowned mysteriously in a nearby pond. She’s green because, again as the legend goes, she’s covered with green slime. It looks like a green mist. If you disturb her grave, she’ll appear. She may also appear, as local kids have told, in the window of her now-abandoned house.