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 award-winning weekly podcast which has garnered over 4 million downloads in 91 different countries, our award-winning, Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and through our super-secret Facebook group. Come in and join the movement!

Recent Podcasts

  • Podcast 276 – The Broke-Neck Shadow Man
    In December of 1894, a Lewiston, Maine, tenement house made the news for being so haunted. In Episode 276 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Lewiston, Maine, to search for a house that’s “ridden with ghosts” according to the headline of a December 1894 …
  • Podcast 275 – The White Mountains Search for Pammy
    In the Autumn of 1941, 5-year-old Pamela Hollingworth went missing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In Episode 275 – the Thanksgiving Special – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger search the White Mountains near Albany, New Hampshire, for Pamela Hollingworth, a five-year-old girl who …
  • Podcast 274 – A Ship Crewed By the Damned
    In 1869 the schooner Charles Haskell out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, sank another fishing vessel during a fierce storm. In Episode 274, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger sail out of Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts, aboard the fishing schooner Charles Haskell. In March of 1869, the Haskell …
  • Podcast 273 – Little Shop of Ponemah Bog Horrors
    Ponemah Bog in Amherst, New Hampshire, is home to three strange breeds of carnivorous plants. In Episode 273, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into Ponemah Bog in Amherst, New Hampshire, searching for some strange carnivorous plants that grow in the region. These plants are …
  • Podcast 272 – The Phineas Gage Incident
    In 1848 Phineas Gage was impaled by an iron rod while working on the railroad south of Cavendish, Vermont. In Episode 272, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger walk along the railroad tracks just south of Cavendish, Vermont, in search of the location of a horrible …

Recent Video Segments

  • New England Legends Season 2 Episode 1 Teaser: The Bloody Pit – The Hoosac Tunnel
    We’re proud to announce the first episode of Season 2 of the New England Legends TV series is now streaming! “The Bloody Pit: The Hoosac Tunnel.” You can watch it on Amazon Prime right now! See the trailer below:
  • 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, …