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The bizarre is closer than you think! Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today.

The bizarre is closer than you think! Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today.
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The bizarre is closer than you think! Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today.

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Episodes

English Jack: The Hermit of the White Mountains

7/11/2019
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In Episode 99, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike up to Crawford Notch in New Hampshire in search of English Jack: The Hermit of the White Mountains. In the late 1800s, this enterprising man lived in a shack in the woods selling postcards, his biography, trinkets, and even beer. The story of his life is both tragic and cinematic, but is it true?

Duration:00:12:27

An Infantryman Named Robert

7/4/2019
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In Episode 98, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger celebrate Independence Day in Sharon, Massachusetts, exploring the story of a Revolutionary War hero who never achieved a fancy rank, but he made all the difference. His is a story not heard enough. It’s an historical tale about a man who has risen to legend status because he didn’t follow the rules, and that may have helped with the war.

Duration:00:12:42

The Ghosts of Fort William Henry

6/27/2019
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In Episode 97, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the ruins of Fort William Henry near Pemaquid Beach, Maine, in search of a Native American ghost who dates back to the time of the King William’s War. A horrible atrocity took place on these grounds, and they’ve been haunted ever since. Though many people know about the haunting, many have misidentified the ghost here.

Duration:00:10:04

The Block Ness Monster

6/20/2019
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In Episode 96, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger sail out to Block Island in search of a Rhode Island legend that dates back to June of 1996. Commercial fishermen J.T. Pinney and Gary Hall hauled up a strange skeleton with their nets. They brought back the bones to shore to the intrigue of thousands... and the Block Ness Monster was born. The legend grew until the bones were stolen. Since then, the creature has taken on a life of its own.

Duration:00:11:28

Glastenbury Mountain and the Bennington Triangle

6/13/2019
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In Episode 95, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger climb Glastenbury Mountain near Bennington, Vermont, in search of monsters, a ghost town, a man-eating rock, and five people who went missing between 1945 and 1950. There have been so any strange occurrences in this area that it’s earned the name The Bennington Triangle. Some of these unexplained mysteries gave birth to the Vermont State Police.

Duration:00:12:57

Spider Gates Cemetery

6/6/2019
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In Episode 94, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger haunt Spider Gates Cemetery in Leicester, Massachusetts, in search of the hanging tree, eight gates to hell, ghosts, roads that appear and disappear, robed figures, and cult rituals. Their minds are blown when they learn that all the legends are true!

Duration:00:13:21

Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Buried Rum

5/30/2019
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In Episode 93, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Liberty Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Connecticut, where they say there’s a barrel of rum buried beneath one of the headstones. And the word is, there’s a local sea captain who was just dying to get to it.

Duration:00:08:56

Ghost of the Old Man of the Mountain

5/23/2019
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In Episode 92, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger drive up to Franconia, New Hampshire, in search of the ghost of an Old Man who they say cursed a quarter. This Old Man was last seen in 2003, and since then his ghost is said to still lurk in the White Mountains. This is no ordinary Old Man. This Old Man helped give the Granite State an identity. Live Free or Die!

Duration:00:12:15

Maine’s Missing Governor

5/16/2019
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In Episode 91, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Capitol Park in Augusta, Maine, searching for the final resting place of Gov. Enoch Lincoln, who died in office in 1829. A stately tomb was erected for him in 1842, a stately tomb is erected for him in the park across the street from Maine’s Capitol Building. The only problem is, in 1986 during an inspection of the tomb, workers discovered his body and casket were gone!

Duration:00:11:20

The Moaning Bones of Mt. Tom

5/9/2019
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In Episode 90, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Arcadia, Rhode Island, in search of moaning bones -- the ghostly cries of a peddler murdered long ago. While in town, we learn about a second, and eerily similar story coming from the region of Molasses Hill on Mt. Tome. Could these stories be one in the same?

Duration:00:12:06

The Tap Dancing Ghost of Green Mountain Inn

5/2/2019
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In Episode 89, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont, in search of the tap dancing ghost of Boots Berry. This is a story of heroism, a fall from grace, and a return to glory with a tragic ending that still haunts the 1833 Inn.

Duration:00:07:56

The Ghost Ship Mary Celeste

4/25/2019
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In Episode 88, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger walk the shores of Marion, Massachusetts, in search of the ghost ship Mary Celeste. In December of 1872, the Mary Celeste was found wandering the seas by the Azures Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. When the Brig Dei Gratia approached, the crew could see there was no one on board the Mary Celeste. Nothing was stolen or missing, the ship was in good order, but the captain and crew had vanished. What follows is one of the greatest maritime mysteries of...

Duration:00:14:25

The Beadle Family Murders

4/18/2019
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In Episode 87, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Wethersfield, Connecticut, on the hunt for a ghost who has been haunting this town since December of 1782. Fresh off the heels of the American Revolution, wealthy merchant William Beadle has lost almost everything because he followed the law, and did the right thing. Once the new congress devalued his currency, he was broke, and couldn't live that... so he spent years plotting the murder of his entire family. This is a dark, downward...

Duration:00:16:00

The Beadle Family Murders

4/18/2019
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In Episode 87, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Wethersfield, Connecticut, on the hunt for a ghost who has been haunting this town since December of 1782. Fresh off the heels of the American Revolution, wealthy merchant William Beadle has lost almost everything because he followed the law, and did the right thing. Once the new congress devalued his currency, he was broke, and couldn't live that... so he spent years plotting the murder of his entire family. This is a dark, downward spiral...

Duration:00:16:00

Aunt Jinny: The Wicked Witch of Hillsborough

4/11/2019
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In Episode 86, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in search of the wicked witch Aunt Jinny, who plagued her neighbors with spells during the mid-1700s. Still, some had their doubts about Aunt Jinny, maybe she was just a cranky old widow. But those doubts were removed on Jinny's deathbed. It turns out, she wasn’t the only witch in town.

Duration:00:09:38

Aunt Jinny: The Wicked Witch of Hillsborough

4/11/2019
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In Episode 86, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in search of the wicked witch Aunt Jinny, who plagued her neighbors with spells during the mid-1700s. Still, some had their doubts about Aunt Jinny, maybe she was just a cranky old widow. But those doubts were removed on Jinny's deathbed. It turns out, she wasn’t the only witch in town.

Duration:00:09:38

The Monster and Curse of Saco River

4/4/2019
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In Episode 85, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to an island on the Saco River in Biddeford, Maine. This site is ground-zero for an alleged atrocity that took place in 1675, when three British sailors tossed a Sokokis Indian baby into the river to see if he could swim. The baby's pregnant mother dove in to try and save him, but also drowned in her frantic attempt. These British sailors didn't know it at the time, but this woman was the wife of Chief Squando, a powerful sorcerer. And the...

Duration:00:09:01

The Monster and Curse of Saco River

4/4/2019
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In Episode 85, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to an island on the Saco River in Biddeford, Maine. This site is ground-zero for an alleged atrocity that took place in 1675, when three British sailors tossed a Sokokis Indian baby into the river to see if he could swim. The baby's pregnant mother dove in to try and save him, but also drowned in her frantic attempt. These British sailors didn't know it at the time, but this woman was the wife of Chief Squando, a powerful sorcerer. And the...

Duration:00:09:01

Mercy Brown - The Rhode Island Vampire

3/28/2019
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In Episode 84, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island, in search of the mortal remains of Mercy Brown. Mercy died of Consumption on January 17, 1892. Three months later, her father had her heart and liver removed from her corpse so he could burn them to ashes and feed those ashes to his dying son. Why? Because some suspected Mercy was a vampire.

Duration:00:15:03

Mercy Brown - The Rhode Island Vampire

3/28/2019
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In Episode 84, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island, in search of the mortal remains of Mercy Brown. Mercy died of Consumption on January 17, 1892. Three months later, her father had her heart and liver removed from her corpse so he could burn them to ashes and feed those ashes to his dying son. Why? Because some suspected Mercy was a vampire.

Duration:00:15:04