New England Legends Podcast
Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger
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 Haunted Biltmore Hotel
In Episode 74, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger head to Providence, Rhode Island, to check in to the haunted Biltmore Hotel. The Biltmore opened in 1922 during the Roaring Twenties. It was a time of Prohibition, of secrets, and murder. One of the hotel's first financial backers has ties to Satanism and was renowned for throwing lavish bacchanalian parties. Maybe that's why the hotel was once proclaimed America's most haunted. But who is haunting this hotel and why?
In Episode 73, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore a mysterious hill in Salem, New Hampshire, called America's Stonehenge. This stone site seems to be a celestial calendar that marks solstices, equinoxes, but also half-holidays. It's a sacred site that may be up to 4,000 years old. But who built it? Were human sacrifices practiced here? Stone sites like this one shake the foundation of our history books.
The Pamola of Mt. Katahdin Brings the Cold
In Episode 72, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike Mt. Katahdin in central Maine in search of the Pamola; a giant man-like bird with the head of a moose who is said to control the winter weather and punish those who dare to ascend Mt. Katahdin. Is there a connection between this creature, ancient Greece, the Navajo, and the U.S. Air Force? Is Mt. Katahdin cursed?
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