New England Legends

New England Legends Podcast 27 – The Curse of Brunswick Springs

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the cursed Brunswick Springs in northeastern Vermont in search of the ghosts of the Abenaki Indians who protect this land from all who try to exploit it. For centuries, these springs were...

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New England Legends Podcast 26 – Boston’s Flying Man

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to the Old North Church in Boston to explore a story you likely haven’t heard. According to a plaque on the side of the building, it was here on September 13, 1757, that John Childs flew from...

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New England Legends Podcast 25 – Paul Bunyan’s Controversial Birthplace

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger delve into the story of Paul Bunyan, America’s most famous lumberjack. Many say he hails from the Great Lakes region, but one city in Maine stakes their own claim. We learn Bunyan’s backstory, his...

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New England Legends Podcast 24 – Connecticut’s Fairy Village

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the ruins of Little People Village in the woods of Middlebury, Connecticut. Who built these miniature stone houses, and why? Is this forest haunted by an elderly couple who went mad listening...

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New England Legends Podcast 23 – The Weather Prophet of Beartown Mountain

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the folk legend of Levi Beebe, the Weather Prophet of Beartown Mountain in Lee, Massachusetts, who predicted the devastating Blizzard of 1888 that claimed 400 lives in March of that year. How...

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New England Legends Podcast 22 – Fingernail Freddy

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the woods around Camp Ker-Anna in Cumberland, Rhode Island, in search of Fingernail Freddy and Hot Shot Charlie; two reclusive men/monsters who are said to stalk the children of the summer...

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New England Legends Podcast 21 – Boston’s Molasses Disaster

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the Boston Molasses Disaster of January 15, 1919, that left 21 people dead and 150 injured. What happened and why? Could it have been avoided? CREDITS: Produced and hosted by: Jeff Belanger...

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New England Legends Podcast 20 – Ruth Blay Haunts Us

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger investigate the story behind an obscure quilt in a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, museum. Ruth Blay was hanged for what was found inside this quilt in 1768, and today she haunts the city of Portsmouth....

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New England Legends Podcast 19 – Vermont’s Frozen People

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore a story from the Montpelier region of Vermont that’s been kicking around since the 1880s about a poor family who didn’t have enough food and resources for everyone during the winter, so...

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New England Legends Podcast 18 – The Jingle Bells Scandal

The 2017 New England Legends Podcast Holiday Musical Spectacular! Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the controversial roots of the song “Jingle Bells,” and its connection to Medford and Boston, Massachusetts. Is it just an...

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New England Legends Podcast 17 – When Boston Banned Christmas

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger celebrate Christmas like it’s 1659 in Boston… they don’t! That’s the year Massachusetts banned Christmas, and it would take almost two centuries to get it back! Why did the Puritans do that?...

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New England Legends Podcast 16 – Cassie the Sea Serpent

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Casco Bay near Portland, Maine, in search of Cassie the Sea Serpent. Since 1779 there have been many reported sightings of a 100-foot-long serpent that has terrorized some local fisherman. Could...

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New England Legends Podcast 15 – Gardner Lake’s Phantom Piano

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Gardner Lake in Salem, Connecticut, on a quest to find the source of phantom piano music that’s said to emanate from the lake itself. What happened on this lake back in 1895?...

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New England Legends Podcast 14 – The Legend of Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving Special

Happy Thanksgiving! Two turkeys, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the legendary Plymouth Rock on the shore of Massachusetts in search of the history behind the iconic rock, and the very founding of the Thanksgiving holiday....

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New England Legends Podcast 13 – Emily’s Haunted Bridge

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the legends and history of Gold Brook Bridge in Stowe, Vermont. Though it’s officially known as Gold Brook, locals call it “Emily’s Bridge” after the ghost said to haunt the structure....

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New England Legends Podcast 12 – Dover’s Haunted Mill

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the tragic fire that struck Cocheco Mill Number 1 in Dover, New Hampshire, on January 26, 1907. Six people perished as a result of the fire. Firefighters fought the blaze for 36 hours in...

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New England Legends Podcast 11 – The Rhode Island Stigmata

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the mysteries and legends of stigmata through America’s only reported case: Marie Rose Ferron of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Stigmata occurs when a devoutly religious person mysteriously...

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New England Legends Podcast 10 – Captain Jedidy Cole and the Devil

Our 2017 Halloween Special! Do you know the story behind the jack-o-lantern? Did you know Cape Cod has its own version of the legend? Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger follow the tale of Captain Jedidy Cole’s ghost and his run from...

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Emmy-Nominated New England Legends Television Series Explores “Witchcraft” in its PBS Return

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – October 23, 2017 – New England has long been full of witchy tales. For those who practice the craft, there have been tribulations, and for some who never even cast a spell, there were trials. These...

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New England Legends Podcast 9 – Summoning Bloody Mary

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger report LIVE from the bathroom mirror as they to try and summon Bloody Mary. What’s her backstory? What role does the mirror play? Does Ray get possessed? Tune in to find out! CREDITS: Produced and...

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