The site of a ghost town which was lost at the turn of the century, mysterious Glastenbury Mountain is located just outside of Bennington, Vermont. The vast wilderness is host to many legends, among them tales of a “man-eating” rock and several Bigfoot sightings. The area is also the location of several unexplained disappearances over the years, one of which lead directly to the formation of the Vermont State Police. Legend Hunter Jeff Belanger explored the ruins of the ghost town Fayville to find out more.
Podcast 95 – Glastenbury Mountain and the Bennington Triangle
William TowneMarch 15, 2015
There are 2 distinct areas, Glastonbury and Fayetville. 2 different areas that are well apart from one another. Fayetville is easy to get to off the old glastonbury road off the east road behind the scott monsion. Glastonbury is most easiest accessible by harbor road in Bennington which is the old rail line to Glastonbury. Glastonbury is right off the Appalachian Trail (The long trail) not far from the fire tower or by traversing fire road 71 from route 9 in woodford and turning and following fire road 325. It’s quite the hike to get to the actual ruins of Glastonbury, but you can drive to Fayetville.
Catskill EddieMay 24, 2016
I worked at the location now called Grout Pond Recreation Area for over twenty years. the most interesting location is McIntyre. A couple of us headed south from roaring brook into a narrow ravine. About a mile or so in it opened up into a nearly circular meadow. There were signs of a former community of some sort. I suspect it was a log camp. Do not go there unless you are familiar with wilderness survival. This is a 300 square mile wilderness filled with lakes, swamps, blow-downs, thickets and it is unlikely you will ever be seen again if lost.
Roberta FrazierMarch 16, 2017
KimMay 30, 2018
The podcast program Lore has a very interesting article about this mountain and town, how it came to be. How it was lost. Those who have hiked in and never been seen again. Very interesting…..very creepy.
Pat HillNovember 8, 2018
Loved this story. I grew up in Vermont, and lived in Peru on the national Forrest. I believe that there is something to the truth about it. Glastonbury. Those woods are forbidding. Don’t get lost.
Patricia hillNovember 8, 2018
Lived in Peru many years. Not far from Pennington. The forests are deep and one can get quickly lost. I believe that story. There are many like it in Vermont.
William WinchellAugust 12, 2019
Back in 1985 we were heading to Glastonbury mt to hike and camp, it was going to be our end location and after a 2 week stay, going to end back to Plattsburgh NY. Well we traveled from NY to vt by way of the islands, we were in North or South Hero VT and me and friends were having lunch and talking about the hike. Two brothers spoke up and said going to the mountain was a bad idea so stupid me told them we had guns (rifles) and they told us that wouldn’t help or matter. So we still decided to head their anyway, but did take their warning serious, never disrespect your elders, especially when theses men were in their 80s and 90s and had lived in VT all their life. Well we finally got to Bennington VT and again almost the same reply from another old timer in his 80s, he said that he has been on the mountain once when he was a teenager and never again, my friend butted in and told him we had guns, his exact statement was that wont help you. So now we had 3 old Vermonters that told us to stay of the mountain. We did check out the entry and did not get a good vibe so decided to leave. We headed to my home town Granville NY and decided to spend 4 days at my dad’s property in Argyle NY, and then over to Lake Saint Catherine’s on the lake for a few days. Moral of the story I think is respect older people for what they know. So I have never been to Glastonbury Mt.
Wally RunnelsNovember 22, 2019
Was there any reference as to what to fear once at thre mountain? Did they suggest what dnger might exist?