New England Legends

New England Legends Podcast 47 – Ruth Colbath: A Woman Who Waited

In Episode 47 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the Russell-Colbath house near the Kancamagus Highway in Conway, New Hampshire, to learn about Ruth Colbath; a woman who waited. In September of 1891, Ruth’s husband Thomas left...

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New England Legends Podcast 46 – The Legend of the Boston Massacre

Episode 46 — Our Independence Day Special! Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Boston’s North End and swing by Paul Revere’s house to discuss the Boston Massacre. On March 5, 1770, five colonists were killed in the...

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New England Legends Podcast 45 – The Rod Men of Middletown

In Episode 45 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger try their hands at dowsing rods in Middletown, Vermont. Back in 1801 an end-of-the-world event took place here… or rather, DIDN’T take place here that inspired a boy to take up...

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New England Legends Podcast 44 – Help This Ghost… Or Else

In Episode 44 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive down Route 182 near Cherryfield, Maine, in search of the headless ghost who haunts the area of Catherine’s Hill and Fox Pond. They say if you don’t stop to offer her...

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New England Legends Podcast 43 – New Haven’s Ghost Ship

In Episode 43 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the shores of New Haven Harbor in Connecticut in search of a ghost ship that was first sighted in the mid-17th century. In January of 1647 a Great Ship set sail from New Haven...

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New England Legends Podcast 42 – Ghosts in the Machines

In Episode 42 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the haunted Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, this mill dates back to the 1790s and has seen its share of...

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New England Legends Podcast 41 – The Adventures of John Capen Adams

In Episode 41 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Bay Path Cemetery in Charlton, Massachusetts, to visit the grave of John Capen Adams, a man who went on to inspire a folk hero legend, books, a popular television series in the...

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New England Legends Podcast 40 – It Gave Me the Willeys

In Episode 40 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the Willey House on Rt. 302 in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire. Here in the heart of the White Mountains, something horrific happened on August 28, 1826. The story may just give you...

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New England Legends Podcast 39 – The Witch Curse on Buck’s Grave

In Episode 39 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the cursed grave of Bucksport, Maine, founder Col. Jonathan Buck. When an outline of a lower leg with a pointy toe appeared on Buck’s grave 150 years ago, locals began to wonder...

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New England Legends Podcast 38 – The Monster of Lake Champlain

In Episode 38 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Lake Champlain on the Vermont/New York border in search of a lake monster whose legend dates back over 500 years to the time of the Abenaki and Iroquois people. The story of a...

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New England Legends Podcast 37 – An Island Three Times Cursed

In Episode 37 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the coastal town of Milford, Connecticut, in search of Charles Island–a place three times cursed. From Paugusset sachem Ansantawae’s initial curse, to the cursed pirate...

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New England Legends Podcast 36 – Ram-Tail Factory: Officially Haunted

In Episode 36 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the ruins of the Ram-Tail Factory in the woods of Foster, Rhode Island. The site is officially haunted according to the 1885 state census. Passers-by hear a work bell tolling late...

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New England Legends Podcast 35 – The Ghost of Elsie

In Episode 35 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger park alongside Evergreen Cemetery on Route 67 in New Braintree, Massachusetts, in search of the ghost of Elsie. On April 18th each year her spirit is said to rise from her grave and...

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New England Legends Podcast 34 – The Witch of Hampton

In Episode 34 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to the quiet coastal town of Hampton, New Hampshire, in search of a Witch. Eunice Cole, or Goody Cole, as she was better known, was in an out of jail for decades due to witchcraft...

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New England Legends Podcast 33 – The North Pond Hermit

In Episode 33 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to the woods of central Maine in search of the North Pond Hermit. In 1986 Christopher Knight walked into the forest and lived out there for 27 years stealing supplies from local...

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New England Legends Podcast 32 – The Hayden Family Curse

In Episode 32, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to the town of Albany in northern Vermont to the haunted Hayden Mansion. They explore a curse that was set in motion in 1806 on the deathbed of Mercie Dale. Dale vowed the Hayden...

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New England Legends Podcast 31 – Lynn’s God Machine

You may have heard about perpetual motion machines–devices that could theoretically run forever once started, but have you heard about the God Machine? In 1853, a group of Spiritualists claim that they received plans from...

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New England Legends Podcast 30 – The Wild Man of Winsted, Connecticut

In August of 1895, there were multiple sightings of a hairy “wild man” running through rural Winsted and Colebrook, Connecticut. Some claimed he was human, others said he was some kind of primate. Hundreds of people searched...

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New England Legends Podcast 29 – Block Island’s Burning Ghost Ship

In December of 1738, a ship called the Princess Augusta wrecked off the northern coast of Block Island, just off the shore from Rhode Island. Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the island and explore how this tragic and historic...

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New England Legends Podcast 28 – Ocean Born Mary

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger pay a visit to the Ocean Born Mary house in Henniker, New Hampshire, to learn about its ghosts, its stories of scallywags, buried treasure, and an infant born at sea and named for the dear mother of...

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