250 episodes

Each week, legend hunter, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England in this award-winning podcast. 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 684 Ratings

Each week, legend hunter, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England in this award-winning podcast. 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 Legend of the Norman Rockwell Switcheroo

    The Legend of the Norman Rockwell Switcheroo

    In Episode 248, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Sandgate, Vermont, to try and solve the mystery of a Norman Rockwell masterpiece painting called “Breaking Home Ties” that was proudly displayed in the Norman Rockwell museum between 2002 and 2006. The only problem is the museum painting was a fake. What happened to the original?

    • 22 min
    Cling-Clang: New England’s Vaulting Peddler

    Cling-Clang: New England’s Vaulting Peddler

    In Episode 247, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger try out stilts in Rye, New Hampshire, in search of a 19th-century eccentric legendary peddler known as Cling-Clang. Known to travel on stilts along the coast between New Hampshire, Maine, and even into Nova Scotia, this odd vagabond has some strange habits, he only slept outside, and left a mark behind that we can still see today. But who was this regional folk legend? Murderer on the run? Heartbroken noble? Something else?

    • 24 min
    The Ghost of Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    The Ghost of Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    In Episode 246, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger row out to Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Fairfield, Connecticut, to search for the ghost of lighthouse keeper Frederick Jordan, who drowned here in 1916 trying to get home for the holidays to see his family. Bound by duty, his ghost has haunted the lighthouse and these waters ever since, still helping people to safety.

    • 19 min
    Rhode Island’s Nuclear Meltdown

    Rhode Island’s Nuclear Meltdown

    In Episode 245, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the July 24, 1964 nuclear incident in Wood River Junction, Rhode Island, that left 37-year-old Robert Peabody dead. Peabody remains the nation’s first fatality due to acute radiation syndrome at the United Nuclear Corporation Fuels Recovery Plant.

    • 24 min
    The Allagash UFO Abduction Incident

    The Allagash UFO Abduction Incident

    In Episode 244, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into the woods of the Allagash Wilderness in northern Maine searching for the location of a 1976 UFO sighting and alleged abduction. Four men embarked on a two-week camping trip and found more than they bargained for in the skies over this remote section of Maine. But were they actually taken aboard an alien spacecraft?

    • 20 min
    New England Legends Bonus: Jim Harold’s Campfire

    New England Legends Bonus: Jim Harold’s Campfire

    This week we're sharing some chilling stories with a twist. We're featuring true stories told on one of our favorite podcasts, Jim Harold's Campfire. You'll hear an extremely strange doppleganger story, a tale of an evil scarecrow, a Black Eyed Kid encounter and much more! Best of all, the stories are all directly told by the experiencers themselves.
    We hope you enjoy this special edition of New England Legends and that you'll listen to and follow Jim Harold's Campfire wherever you get your podcasts or at jimharold.com

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
684 Ratings

684 Ratings

Amaguiresc ,

The bizarre is.... just a tap away

I LOVE this weekly podcast. Enough that I even signed up for a Patreon account as soon as I heard of it. The topics they cover, though it’s a small geographic area, run from haunting and ghosts to animals, monsters, monuments, mountains, to you name it. If it took place in New England and more than one person has ever heard of it, I’m willing to bet there’s already an episode about it or it’s on the list for these two fabulous gentlemen. They’re incredibly responsive and involved with their fan base, as evidenced by the Legend Line, website, and Super Secret Facebook Group. They actually talk to us. Lol. The series is informative regarding history and local color in a way you don’t typically get with other podcasts. The episodes are short enough that they don’t waste time with pointless banter that runs all over the place like other podcasts I try to listen to. But they’re on point and long enough to really get into things. I can’t really imagine a way to make them any better. And the puns. The awful, awful puns. I love them and look forward to them every single week.

E Spitz ,

Stellar Storytelling

Jeff and Ray are fantastic storytellers, and touch on very interesting subjects in the New England area.

The show is both entertaining and informative, and worth adding to your podcast rotation. I’m excited to dive into more episodes!

Java Jimmy ,

Legendary Podcast

I love everything about this podcast!

Great music, interesting stories and you can tell how much Ray & Jeff truly love what they are doing? Plus it showcases the best part of the county… NEW ENGLAND!!

We have chowdah, the Pats and New England Legends Podcast!! 🙌🏻🍺🎉

Keep up the great work guys!!

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