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Yankee Classic: The Champ Believer

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Joseph Zarzynski is convinced something “definitely larger than a fish” really lives in Lake Champlain. Could it be... Read More »

America’s Stonehenge | A Historical Site Shrouded in Mystery

12 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (92% score)

In the heart of the woods atop a granite-studded hill in Salem, New Hampshire, stands a site shrouded... Read More »

Champ Sighting | Lake Champlain’s Mysterious Photo

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Sandra (“Sandi”) Mansi lives in Bristol, Vermont, up a long drive away from the two-lane road, past mounds... Read More »

Ghost Tours of Newport | Gilded Ghosts

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Newport, Rhode Island. This coastal beauty is one of New England’s most frequented tourist destinations, famous worldwide for... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

Humpty Dumpty? Sure. Moby Dick? Never!

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Welcome to the June 2015 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Little-Known New England Legends

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Welcome to the November 2009 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »

Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins | A Legendary Site in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

10 votes, 4.70 avg. rating (92% score)

It was a photo from our online gallery that sparked my interest: a sweeping, arched staircase constructed of... Read More »

Mary Rowlandson | The Legend of Redemption Rock

Mary Rowlandson | The Legend of Redemption Rock

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

On May 2, 1676, almost exactly 100 years before America declared its own independence, another kind of liberty was... Read More »

Nelly Butler | America’s First Ghost

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

It was August 9, 1799, when Abner Blaisdel first heard the “knocking noises” in his house in Machiasport,... Read More »

Nine Men’s Misery | Historic Site in Cumberland, RI

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

At the heart of the town of Cumberland, a suburb in the northeast corner of Rhode Island, is... Read More »

Old Leather Man | A Connecticut Legend

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

A local legend like that of the Old Leather Man — Connecticut’s most famous tramp — can easily... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery | Where Concord’s Legends Lie

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery | Where Concord’s Legends Lie

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery hosts the bodies of Concord, Massachusetts’ most famous residents. Tucked just ½ of... Read More »

The Curse of the Saco River

The Curse of the Saco River

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Have you heard of the curse of the Saco River — an American-Indian legend that foretells how every... Read More »

The Ghost of the Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Greenfield, Massachusetts, is a rather large covered bridge with a long... Read More »

The Legend of Ocean Born Mary | Could Truth be Stranger than Fiction?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The legend of Ocean Born Mary was a splendid story, complete with house hauntings, ghostly pirates, and the... Read More »

The Legend of Purgatory Chasm

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Little is said about the origins of this unassuming wonder nestled in Sutton, MA, just southeast of Worcester.... Read More »

The Old Stone House | Where Legend Wraps Itself around History

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

It’s startling—you see it and think: What the heck is that? On a back road in Brownington, Vermont,... Read More »

Was Rhode Island the Vampire Capital of America?

Was Rhode Island the Vampire Capital of America?

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

The villagers of Exeter, Rhode Island, knew that farmer George Brown had a problem. First, in 1883 his... Read More »

Why Fishermen Won’t Paint a Boat Blue

Why Fishermen Won’t Paint a Boat Blue

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Welcome to the November 2012 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson... Read More »



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