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 is now taking your nominations! 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 199 – The Witch of Pepperell
    The village of North Pepperell, Massachusetts, disappeared by the end of the nineteenth century thanks to a witch’s curse. In Episode 199, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger search for the lost village of North Pepperell, Massachusetts. Once a bustling center of commerce back in the …
  • Podcast 198 – The Ghost Who Built a Bridge in Burlington
    In June of 1900, Mary Blair was killed crossing the railroad track by the Queen City Cotton Mill in Burlington, Vermont. In Episode 198, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive up Lakeside Avenue in Burlington, Vermont, searching for a train bridge built by …
  • Podcast 197 – The Strange Legends of Mt. Moosilauke
    On Mt. Moosilauke in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, there’s a tale of three hikers who vanished in a ravine and an immortal mad scientist still lurking in the forest. In Episode 197, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike the Appalachian Trail up to …
  • Podcast 196 – The Haunted Homestead of Daniel Benton
    In 1777, a tragic event occurred between two star-crossed lovers at the Daniel Benton Homestead in Tolland, Connecticut, that still haunts us. In Episode 196, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger check out the haunted Daniel Benton Homestead in Tolland, Connecticut. This three-centuries-old home has seen …
  • Podcast 195 – Nerve Tonic that Launched a War
    In 1876, Dr. Augustin Thompson from Union, Maine, developed a nerve tonic that would go on to become a household name in New England. In Episode 195, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Union, Maine, tracing the steps of Dr. Augustin Thompson, a local man …

Recent Video Segments

  • 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 …
  • Coca Cola Ledge in North Adams, Massachusetts, is said to be home to a monster.
    New England Legends Extra: The Monster of Coca Cola Ledge
    In North Adams, Massachusetts, there’s a cliff-face that overlooks the town. It’s called Coca Cola Ledge, because decades ago the Coca Cola Company painted a large logo on the cliff as a billboard. The cliff is easily accessible from either …