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New England Legends

Dec 28, 2017

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore a story from the Montpelier region of Vermont that's been kicking around since the 1880s about a poor family who didn't have enough food and resources for everyone during the winter, so they would freeze their relatives solid and thaw them in the spring. Could this have been...

Dec 21, 2017

The 2017 New England Legends Podcast Holiday Musical Spectacular! Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the controversial roots of the song "Jingle Bells," and its connection to Medford and Boston, Massachusetts. Is it just an innocent Christmas carol about a ride in the snow, or is it a circa 1850 song about a booty...

Dec 14, 2017

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger celebrate Christmas like it’s 1659 in Boston… they don't! That's the year Massachusetts banned Christmas, and it would take almost two centuries to get it back! Why did the Puritans do that? And how could they call this holiday Satanic? Listen to find out!

Dec 7, 2017

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Casco Bay near Portland, Maine, in search of Cassie the Sea Serpent. Since 1779 there have been many reported sightings of a 100-foot-long serpent that has terrorized some local fisherman. Could this creature still be around?

Nov 30, 2017

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Gardner Lake in Salem, Connecticut, on a quest to find the source of phantom piano music that's said to emanate from the lake itself. What happened on this lake back in 1895?