Description: New England folklorist John Horrigan provides an amusing historical overview of paranormal events and sightings of odd creatures in Massachusetts from 1630 - 2010 including:
The Bridgewater Triangle
The Red-Headed Hitchhiker of Route 44
The Dover Demon
The Hockomock Swamp
The Mansfield/Easton Thunderbird
The Bridgewater Bigfoot
The Bridgewater Bumper Shaker
Gloucester Sea Serpent
Ghosts of Massachusetts
Lady In Black
Haunted Hoosac Tunnel
The Old Coot
Phantom Airships of 1909 and 1911
Scituate Sea Monster
Black Dog of Abington
Beast of Truro
This is a great show for all ages and plays well as a prelude to Halloween!
'Spectre Leaguers' were alleged spirits that haunted residents of Cape Ann, Massachusetts in 1692.
A sea serpent was glimpsed by thousands of people in Gloucester and long the north shore of Massachusetts from 1815 - 1817.
The Hoosac Tunnel in northwestern Massachusetts is an alleged haven for ghosts, as many men lost their lives during its construction in the middle of the 19th century.
The 'Lady in Black' is an alleged Civil War era ghost at Fort Warren on George's Island in Boston Harbor.
There was a flap of 'scareship' sightings in eastern Massachusetts in 1909.
Throughout World War II there were sporadic sightings of German U-Boats in Massachusetts Bay.
In 1952 a spectacular photograph of 'flying orbs' was taken by the Coast Guard in Salem, Massachusetts.
Many strange creatures have allegedly been encountered in the Bridgewater Triangle, which is a 200-square mile area in Massachusetts with its boundaries extending from Abington to Rehoboth to Freetown.
People report seeing a phantom hitchhiker in the Bridgewater Triangle along Route 44 known as 'The Red-Headed Hitchhiker'.
A strange carcass washed ashore in 1970 at Mann Hill Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts.
In April of 1970, in the Bridgewater Triangle, a "bipedal bear", that some think was 'bigfoot', shook the bumper of a Bridgewater police cruiser.
In 1971, in the Bridgewater Triangle (on the Easton/Mansfield line), while coming home from work, a man encountered a large 'thunderbird' that landed on the road in front of his car.
In 1976, in the Bridgewater Triangle, a large black dog was seen in Abington, Massachusetts attacking pets and livestock.
In April of 1977, a strange creature was glimpsed crossing the road by three separate groups of teenagers in Dover, Massachusetts over a 24-hour period.
The 'Pamet Puma' or 'Beast of Truro' was a cougar that was seen by several residents of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1981 - and again in 2007.
Phantom Clowns were allegedly encountered in several eastern Massachusetts communities during the Spring of 1981.
A 'flying triangle' was glimpsed by residents of Leominster, Massachusetts in the year 2000.
Recorded on December 20th, 2008 in Watertown, Massachusetts. John reads about the ghost of Hannah Thomas (the first American female lightkeeper), who some say is still watching for her husband John, who never returned from the Revolutionary War after he left in 1776. Time: 10 minutes and 40 seconds; Size is 10 MB.
Recorded from Unsolved Mysteries. A new Air Force recruit named Bob Matthews gets off a bus in front of a grocery store in North Truro, Massachusetts at 8:45 PM On October 1st, 1966. He makes a call from a payphone to the base and asks for a ride. Suddenly, he sees odd lights in the sky and then has a "missing time" experience. Author Budd Hopkins is interviewed extensively in this piece. Time: 13 minutes and 8 seconds Size: 12 MB
Recorded on June 7th, 2008 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts from 9:00 - 11:30 PM. John (along with Spooky Southcoast" reporter Matt Moniz, Greenville Paranormal Society leader Andrew Lake and author Thom D'Agostino appear on a live remote while investigating haunted cemeteries and a haunted schoolhouse in Rehoboth, Massachusetts in the heart of the Bridgewater Triangle.
Recorded on April 21st, 2007 on Springdale Avenue in Dover, Massachusetts at 10:00 PM. John (along with Spooky Southcoast" reporter Matt Moniz) records a live remote recording on the 30th anniversary of the "Dover Demon" encounters.
Recorded on May 17th, 2008 in Watertown, Massachusetts. John reads Edward Rowe Snow's account of an alleged sea monster that washed up on the shore of Mann Hill Beach in Scuituate, Massachusetts in November of 1970. Time is 7:05, Size: 7 MB
Recorded on May 15th, 2009 in Taunton, Massachusetts. John interviews David Downs, who visited the carcass of the Scituate Sea Monster in November of 1970, which later turned out to be a decaying basking shark. Time is 10:47, Size: 12 MB
Recorded on December 17th, 2008 in Watertown, Massachusetts. John reads about an encounter with an alleged sea serpent off the coast of Marshfield, Massachusetts by a lobsterman in November of 1969. Time is 1:10. Size: 2 MB