Welcome to New England Legends

New England Legends is on a mission to chronicle every legend in New England one story at a time. We're doing this through our weekly podcast which has garnered over 4 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 232 – The Tragic Tale of the Tarboxer
    In 1819, Mr. and Mrs. Tarbox of Standish, Maine, lost their lives in a brutal blizzard. The event still haunts the Sebago Lake region. In Episode 232, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger are caught in a brutal winter storm by Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine, …
  • Podcast 231 – The Mysterious Travels of Rollstone Boulder
    In 1930, Rollstone Boulder was moved onto a traffic island in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The effort made to save a rock was expensive and legendary. In Episode 231, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger search downtown Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for Rollstone Boulder; a 110-ton rock moved into a …
  • Podcast 230 – The Haunted Hartness House
    Built in 1904 by inventor, captain of industry, and one-time Vermont governor, James Hartness, this Springfield, Vermont mansion holds many secrets. In Episode 230, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the haunted Hartness House Inn in Springfield, Vermont. Built in 1904 by inventor, captain of …
  • Podcast 229 – Campton’s Cursed Covered Bridge
    Exploring the cursed Blair Covered Bridge in Campton, New Hampshire. It’s been burned, there have been tragic accidents, and brutal acts of God. In Episode 229, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive to Campton, New Hampshire, to cross the cursed Blair Bridge. A …
  • Podcast 228 – From the Vault: The Black Dog of Meriden, Connecticut
    We take the holiday off to be with our families, but introduce you to an episode from the vault: The Black Dog of Meriden, Connecticut. In Episode 228, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a holiday week off with their families, so they introduce you …

Recent Video Segments

  • Jeff Belanger chats with Laurie Cabot, the Official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts.
    New England Legends Extra: Laurie Cabot – The Official Witch of Salem
    In 2017, Jeff Belanger sat down with Laurie Cabot, the Official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts. Cabot discusses her life, her arrival in Salem in 1969, the history of witchcraft, Samhain and Halloween, and the role she played in turning the …
  • Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Photo by Frank Grace.
    New England Legends Extra: Secrets of Hammond Castle
    In this extra from Episode 5: Eccentrics and Mad Scientists of the New England Legends television series, we take a deeper dive into the central courtyard of Hammond Castle in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Jeff Belanger takes a tour with curator John …
  • 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 …