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!

Recent Podcasts

  • Podcast 190 – A Witch, a Rock, and a Pirate’s Treasure
    In the woods of Kent, Connecticut, sits Molly Fisher’s Rock, a boulder with ties to a witch and the cursed pirate treasure of Captain Kidd. In Episode 190, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into the woods of Kent, Connecticut, in search of Molly Fisher …
  • Podcast 189 – The Slaying of Old Bet
    In 1816, an Alfred, Maine, farmer gunned down New England’s first elephant as she approached town. In Episode 189, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit a memorial off the side of the road in Alfred, Maine, that marks the site where America’s first elephant was …
  • Podcast 188 – The Druid’s Chair and Witch’s Altar
    We head to Narragansett, Rhode Island in search of Spiritualist Joseph Peace Hazard’s Druid’s Chair and Witch’s Altar. In Episode 188, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the woods of Narragansett, Rhode Island, in search of a strange configuration of stone monuments locals call the …
  • Podcast 187 – A Banned Beard in Massachusetts
    We head to Leominster, Massachusetts, in search of Joseph Palmer and Silas Lampson, two men who were persecuted and even jailed for wearing a beard in the 1830s. In Episode 187, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Leominster, Massachusetts, in search of Joseph Palmer …
  • Podcast 186 – The Demon Vampire of Manchester
    In 1793, the body of Consumption victim Rachel Harris Burton was exhumed, her vital organs were cut from her chest, and burned in a nearby forge. In Episode 186, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger lurk the streets of downtown Manchester, Vermont, searching for a demon …

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 …