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New England Legends

A legend is a living, breathing thing. These aren't just campfire tales. These legends define who we are as a people, a community, and a region. New England native and host Jeff Belanger is a writer, researcher, and adventurer, and he's always on the hunt for the next New England legend. This series originally aired on PBS.
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - The Spooky Berkshires
    October 30, 2013
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we explore the tragic history and active haunts of the Houghton Mansion in North Adams, Massachusetts. Then we trek up October Mountain in the Berkshires to delve into the stories of Bigfoot sightings, UFOs, and the ghost of a young girl said to haunt an ancient cemetery lost somewhere in the woods.
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  2. S1 E2 - Mysteries in Stone
    October 30, 2013
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we head north of Boston to explore a 4,000-year-old mysterious calendar in Salem, New Hampshire, then head south to Lynn Woods on Boston's North Shore to investigate a tale of pirates, buried treasure, and a man who spent his life tunneling a cave through solid rock because spirits told him there was gold to be found.
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  3. S1 E3 - Maritime Mysteries
    October 28, 2014
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we dive into the ocean waters of southeastern New England to explore the haunted Rose Island Lighthouse off the coast of Rhode Island. Then we head to shore to ponder a mysterious stone tower with possible connections to the Knights Templar. Finally, we trek up to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to investigate the haunts of abandoned Fort Taber/Fort Rodman.
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  4. S1 E4 - Miracles and the Missing
    October 31, 2015
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we search for the spirit of a child who went missing near Mt. Wachusett over 250 years ago, we test the claims of an 1880 advertisement for water that promises eternal life, and we examine the evidence and story behind one of New England's most well-documented UFO encounters in Sheffield, Massachusetts. We're on a quest for miracles and the missing.
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  5. S1 E5 - Eccentrics and Mad Scientists
    October 31, 2016
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we explore the castle of inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. who experimented with everything from remote control to séances; we dance the night away at Madame Sherri's castle ruins near Brattleboro, Vermont; and we go in search of Connecticut's Leatherman - a leather-clad vagabond who traveled an endless route between the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers.
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  6. S1 E6 - Witchcraft
    October 29, 2017
    27min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we uncover the hidden history of New England Witches. Our journey takes us to the region's first witch trials in Hartford, Connecticut, to Salem, Massachusetts, to York, Maine, and Hampton, New Hampshire, in search of witch history, trials, and legends. We also meet modern-day Witches, including Laurie Cabot, the "Official Witch of Salem."
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  7. S1 E7 - Legendary Road Trip
    October 4, 2019
    30min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we hit New England's highways and backroads in search of the devil; unique and even cursed headstones; an out-of-this-world UFO encounter with Betty and Barney Hill; a lake monster that's turned pop-culture; and the hidden-away ruins of the home where Nelly Butler's ghost led to America's first documented haunting.
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  8. S1 E8 - Creepy Christmas
    December 9, 2019
    25min
    TV-PG
    In this episode of New England Legends, we explore the darker side of Christmas. We trace the holiday's early roots through New England and throughout the world. We interview Santa Claus about his early life, then explore monsters and ghosts like Krampus, the Belsnickel, and others who have been lurking in the shadows for centuries. They may be making a comeback in order to redeem us all.
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  9. S1 E9 - Haunted Halloween Haunts
    October 15, 2020
    30min
    TV-PG
    In this Halloween episode of New England Legends, host Jeff Belanger travels to Vermont and Western Massachusetts to visits some of the region's most famous haunted houses: both real and imagined. The origins of Halloween are examined as we explore our fascination with the supernatural. We find out why we love being scared.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Nate Buynicki
Producers
Tony DunneJeff Belanger
Starring
Jeff Belanger
Studio
New England Legends
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