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Hidden In Plain Sight: Exploring Mysterious Places in Connecticut

Sometimes the best hiding places can be found right out in the open. It's almost like they are Hidden In Plain Sight. This is a collection of some of the stories that have received attention from tens of thousands of people over the last year.

Sometimes the best hiding places can be found right out in the open. It's almost like they are Hidden In Plain Sight. This is a collection of some of the stories that have received attention from tens of thousands of people over the last year.

Did you know there is a waterway underneath one of the state's largest cities? Have you seen the unique home in Hartford that has some deceiving dimensions? Do you know the story behind that giant cross that's high above Interstate 84 in Waterbury? It turns out, Connecticut holds many secrets.

Scroll through and take some time to enjoy - and share - these stories, photo galleries, drone videos and 360-degree tours. Many of these Hidden In Plain Sight story ideas have come from you! If there are other spots in our state that you want to explore, share your ideas by emailing dan.corcoran@nbcuni.com.

Unique Places You Never Knew Were in Connecticut

Our first ever Hidden in Plain Sight was a peek at some of the unique spots you can find across Connecticut.

Strange and Secret Spots

The Austin House

We visited a unique house in Hartford that is not all it seems once you take a closer look.

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Holy Land USA

Anyone who's ever driven on I-84 in Waterbury has seen the large cross marking what's left of Holy Land USA. Take a look at some historic photos of Holy Land when it was open to the public as a theme park.

Historical Photos of Holy Land USA in Waterbury

Roads to Nowhere

We followed roads to nowhere to figure out where they were meant to lead. Scroll through the galleries for details on each of these unique locations.

Hidden in Plain Sight Roads to Nowhere: I-84 Interchange

Hidden in Plain Sight Roads to Nowhere: Route 11, Salem

Hidden in Plain Sight Roads to Nowhere: Banton Street, North Haven

The Sterling Opera House

The Sterling Opera House has been standing tall on the edge of the green in downtown Derby for more than a century. It has been sealed off to the public in recent years, and some who have entered it say it can get spooky.

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