147 episodes

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

New England Legends Podcast Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 441 Ratings

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

    The Lordship Mermaid

    The Lordship Mermaid

    In Episode 146, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to the Stratford, Connecticut, coast by the Stratford Point Lighthouse in search of a mermaid sighting that was reported in great detail by lighthouse keeper Theodore Judson in July of 1915. Mermaid fever had gripped the region decades earlier thanks to another local Connecticut guy name P.T. Barnum who introduced the world to the Feejee Mermaid in the 1840s.

    • 11 min
    The Wreck of the Royal Tar

    The Wreck of the Royal Tar

    In Episode 145, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger stroll the beaches of Maine’s Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay reminiscing about the circus, and exploring the history and wreck of the Royal Tar—one of New England’s worst maritime disasters. In October of 1836, 32 people perished along with a menagerie of animals from the Burgess and Dexter’s Zoological Institute in an event that still haunts the coast of Maine.

    • 14 min
    Hell’s Half Acre

    Hell’s Half Acre

    In Episode 144, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger are back with an all-new episode! The guys hike to the waterfalls of Bristol, Vermont, in search of Hell’s Half Acre, a place said to contain buried treasure guarded by the ghost of a little boy, and a ferocious Hell Hound.

    • 10 min
    From the Vault: English Jack

    From the Vault: English Jack

    In Episode 143, while still under quarantine, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger revisit the White Mountains of New Hampshire on a quest for beer sold by the most famous hermit to ever grace Crawford Notch.

    • 15 min
    From the Vault: Black Agnes

    From the Vault: Black Agnes

    In Episode 142, while still under quarantine, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger touch on a creepy epitaph in Milford, Connecticut, before introducing you to an episode from our vault: The cursed grave of Black Agnes in Montpelier, Vermont! Do you dare sit on her lap?

    • 17 min
    From the Vault: Haunted Lake

    From the Vault: Haunted Lake

    In Episode 141, while still under quarantine, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger introduce you to an episode from our vault: Haunted Lake in Francestown, New Hampshire! This legend has been around so long, the state made it official.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
441 Ratings

441 Ratings

cmulobbster07 ,

Extremely Interesting

Great short podcast that merges history, legend, and myths. A fun listen for the casual history nerd and/or lover of myths and legends.

ballztothewall ,

Great show

Great voice and not drug out

TechSupport84 ,

One the Best!

I’ve been listening since the beginning & a fan of all things Jeff Belanger in general. New England is a beautiful & fascinating place & this podcast brings to light some of its most unique history.

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