Welcome to New England Legends

New England Legends is on a mission to chronicle every legend in New England one story and one week at a time. We're doing this through our weekly podcast which has garnered over 3 million downloads in 91 different countries, our Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and through our super-secret Facebook group. Come in and join the movement!

The first annual Best of New England - BoNEy Awards will be taking your votes soon! We're looking for your favorite: Haunted Location, Cryptid, Pizza Place, New England Beer, Coffee Shop, Ghost Tour, Legendary Location, Dive Bar, Cemetery, Hiking Trail, Wine, Lighthouse, Beach, Bed and Breakfast, Ice Cream place, Soda, Corn Maze, Apple Orchard, Historic Building, and Weird Landmark!

Recent Podcasts

  • Podcast 206 – The Trial of Bathsheba Spooner
    On March 1, 1778, Bathsheba Spooner of Brookfield, Massachusetts, had her husband murdered and his body dumped in the family well. In Episode 206, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Brookfield, Massachusetts, to examine the crime scene and trial of Bathsheba Spooner — the …
  • Podcast 205 – The Vermontasaurus
    Born from the rubble of two buildings in 2010, the Vermontasaurus is a 160-foot wooden beast who survived extinction twice. Welcome to Vermont’s Jurassic Park! In Episode 205, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger go on a hunt for the 160-foot Vermontasaurus at the Post Mills …
  • Podcast 204 – The Enfield Shakers Murder
    In 1863, Thomas Weir murdered shaker elder Caleb Dyer in Enfield, New Hampshire, in an attempt to get his daughters back. The event still haunts the village. In Episode 204, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger stroll the haunted grounds of the Enfield, New Hampshire, Shaker …
  • Podcast 203 – The Devil Made Me Do It
    In 1981, Arne Johnson of Brookfield, Connecticut, was accused of murdering his landlord. Ed and Lorraine Warren believed he was possessed at the time. In Episode 203, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Brookfield, Connecticut, to examine the infamous 1981 “Devil Made Me Do It …
  • Podcast 202 – An Out of this World Drive Down Route 1
    There’s a 40-mile stretch of road starting in Presque Isle, Maine, that holds the nation’s largest scale model of our solar system. In Episode 202, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a 40-mile ride across our solar system in New England’s ultimate roadside oddity! Beginning …

Recent Video Segments

  • The grave of Martha Keyes, mother of Lucy.
    New England Legends Extra: What Happened To Lucy Keyes?
    In April of 1755, four-year-old Lucy Keyes wandered off from her home at Mount Wachusett in Princeton, Massachusetts – and people have been searching for her ever since. Lucy’s mother, Martha, called for her daughter every night for the rest …
  • Jack-o-lanterns photo by Frank Grace
    Haunted Halloween Haunts
    In “Episode 9 – Haunted Halloween Haunts: Exploring this haunted holiday, the Bowman Estate, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, Ventfort Hall, and More,” we explore the origins of our favorite spooky holiday. We delve into why we love to be scared, …
  • Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island.
    New England Legends Extra: The Graham Disaster at the Rose Island Lighthouse
    On August 7, 1958, disaster struck the waters right off of Rose Island. In a heavy fog, two tankers collided near Fort Adams. The flaming wreck of the Graham floated right up to the Rose Island lighthouse in Newport, Rhode …
  • The haunted Eunice Williams Covered Bridge in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Photo by Frank Grace.
    The Haunted Eunice Williams Covered Bridge in Greenfield, Massachusetts
    Recently Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB’s Chronicle program interviewed Jeff Belanger and Frank Grace about the haunted Eunice Williams Covered Bridge in Greenfield, Massachusetts. HEAR ALSO: Podcast 82 – Greenfield’s Screaming Bridge
  • Haunted Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine.
    New England Legends Extra: Haunted Bass Harbor Light – Maine
    Built in 1858 and located on Mount Desert Island in Maine’s iconic Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Lighthouse is said to be haunted by an early builder who vanished during the construction. Could his murdered body still be buried inside …