Bara-Hack is said[by whom?] to have been founded in 1780 or 1790 by two Welsh settlers, Obadiah Higginbotham and John Randall, and their families. The village's name, bara-hack, is a Welsh term meaning "breaking of bread". The community was abandoned by 1890, possibly some time before the Civil War.
The remnants of the hamlet include foundations and walls of derelict buildings, and a cemetery that is said to be haunted. Since the early 19th century, visitors to Bara-Hack have reported hearing unexplainable sounds in the village and its cemetery, including singing, laughter, animal noises, and the rumble of wagon wheels.
The village site is on privately owned land, and cannot be visited without permission.
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- Rogak, Lisa (2004). Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic, and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries. Globe Pequot. pp. 29–30. ISBN 9780762730001.
- Bendici, Ray. "The Top 10 Haunted Places in Connecticut". Damned Connecticut. Retrieved March 27, 2013.[unreliable source?]
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