Around Town

Night Visitor Due This Month

White Lady Walks the Road Between Cemeteries

Among Monroe’s most infamous visitors is the “White Lady”.  Her home is said to be Union Cemetery located near Stepney Road in Easton, CT.  Dating back to the 1700s, it’s reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the entire United States. In fact, Monroe demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren have written a book about the cemetery entitled Graveyard.

The mysterious "White Lady", has been sighted by several witnesses, including police and firemen. Many people have taken photographs of her including Ed Warren, who is now passed and buried in Stepney, Monroe. The White Lady is described as “having long, dark hair, wearing what looks like a white nightgown and a white bonnet.”  She is usually sighted in the roadway along Route 59 or sometimes 25, and there are many reports of vehicles passing through her. According to one report, in 1993, an impact with the White Lady made a dent in the vehicle of an off-duty fireman.

The White Lady is also said to haunt the nearby Stepney Cemetery in Monroe. It is believed that she walks back and forth between the two.  A word of caution, Union Cemetery is off-limits at night to living visitors and is patrolled by the Easton Police Department.

 

The Pumpkins are Coming

Great Pumpkin Festival Rises

Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun takes over Monroe Elementary School on Monroe Turnpike as the Parent Teacher Organization throws its 30-something Pumpkin Festival fundraiser. PTO members will be selling baked goods, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza fretes and popcorn. There will be entertainment and a fundraising raffle and a silent auction. Prizes usually  include big ticket items. In past  years giveaways were tickets to Jimmy Fallon, four tickets to the grandstand for the Macy's Parade, Disney Hopper passes, Okemo Mountain Resort tickets and two bed & breakfasts.

Costumes Needed

Collecting All Ghouls, Ghosts and Princesses

The Monroe Women’s Club is collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes to benefit Monroe Social Services for Halloween fun. Sports uniforms and dance recital outfits make great costumes, too.  Members will be on hand to receive costumes and candy Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Monroe’s Union Savings Bank parking lot  411 Monroe Tpk. (Rt.111)