120 episodes

Twice each week, legend hunter, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, aliens, folklore, history, roadside oddities, true crime, and legends of New England in this award-winning podcast. If you give us about twenty 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 919 Ratings

Twice each week, legend hunter, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, aliens, folklore, history, roadside oddities, true crime, and legends of New England in this award-winning podcast. If you give us about twenty minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

    41 Lunatics Burned to Death

    41 Lunatics Burned to Death

    In Episode 354 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Dover, New Hampshire, to see the memorial to the Strafford County Lunatic Asylum fire. On February 9, 1893, a fire ravaged the old asylum building killing 41 people inside. The tragedy was an epic failure of a system meant to protect the most vulnerable. 
     
    See more here: https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-354-41-lunatics-burned-to-death/
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends
     
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    • 20 min
    FtV - Searching for Uncle Sam

    FtV - Searching for Uncle Sam

    Welcome to New England Legends From the Vault – FtV Episode 68 – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger drive to Mason, New Hampshire, to see the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson, a kid who served the Continental Army by guarding and tending to the livestock, then helped the U.S. cause again during the War of 1812. He’s a guy who cared about his neighbors, and about his country. Though his name was Samuel, most locals knew him simply as: Uncle Sam. We want YOU to hear this podcast. This episode first aired August 6, 2020.
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends

    • 16 min
    FtV – Greenfield’s Screaming Bridge

    FtV – Greenfield’s Screaming Bridge

    Welcome to New England Legends From the Vault – FtV Episode 67 – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive up to Greenfield, Massachusetts, to explore Eunice Williams Covered Bridge. It was here on March 1, 1704, that Eunice Williams was executed with a tomahawk shortly after the Deerfield Massacre. That event has haunted the community, and would go on to haunt this bridge, ever since. They say on moonless nights you can still hear her scream. This episode first aired March 14, 2019.
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends

    • 18 min
    FtV – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Buried Rum

    FtV – Yo Ho Ho and a Barrel of Buried Rum

    Welcome to New England Legends From the Vault – FtV Episode 66 – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Liberty Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Connecticut, where they say there’s a barrel of rum buried beneath one of the headstones. And the word is, there’s a local sea captain who was just dying to get to it. This episode first aired May 30, 2019.
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends

    • 15 min
    FtV - The Ghost of Hull

    FtV - The Ghost of Hull

    Welcome to New England Legends From the Vault – FtV Episode 65 – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Hull, Massachusetts, in search of multiple ghosts spotted around the turn of the twentieth century. After a ghostly horse and buggy was spotted by none other than local hero Captain Joshua James, a strange apparition stalked a local actor by the Hull Cemetery. We hear their accounts, and walk the grounds searching for the spooky specters. This episode first aired October 21, 2021.
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends

    • 19 min
    The Ghoul of Chebacco Parish

    The Ghoul of Chebacco Parish

    In Episode 353 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the Old Burying Ground in Essex, Massachusetts. Back in October of 1817, a ghoul snatched eight bodies from the local cemetery causing a huge stir in town. An investigation was launched with shocking results. But who done it? And why?
     
    See more here: https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-353-the-ghoul-of-chebacco-parish/
     
    Listen ad-free plus get early access and bonus episodes at: https://www.patreon.com/NewEnglandLegends

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
919 Ratings

919 Ratings

Merry&bright ,

Great podcast!

The stories are fun and spooky! Jeff and Ray have good chemistry and interesting discussions. Love to hear about old lore and legends.

MagentaSoleil ,

Devil monkeys

Awesome podcast keep up the good work
Also plz do an episode about the devil monkeys

Deberetta ,

Love to listen

I really enjoy your podcast about New England. I live in New England so it’s interesting to hear about things that are local to me. Really enjoy it

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