title

New England Legends Podcast

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger

181
Followers
2.2K
Plays
New England Legends Podcast

New England Legends Podcast

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger

181
Followers
2.2K
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

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!

Latest Episodes

Chenoo the Cannibal Ice Giant of Maine

In Episode 127, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into the deep woods of northern Maine in search of the Chenoo, a cannibal ice giant from Algonquin folklore that hunts and kills people foolish enough to wander into his domain. This is the story of a Micmac family who takes on a Chenoo with an unlikely weapon.

12 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Chenoo the Cannibal Ice Giant of Maine

The Beaver Trout of Vermont

In Episode 126, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger go ice fishing for the legendary beaver trout on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont. Since the time of the Civil War anglers have spread the tale of a trout that grows a fur coat to keep warm during the cold winter months. The story and even photos of the fish have been in the newspapers for over a century. The guys enlist the help of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department on their hunt for the truth.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Beaver Trout of Vermont

Haunted House Curve

In Episode 125, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive up to Haunted House Curve in Hampton, New Hampshire. The stretch of road along Route 1 next to the General Moulton House has the ominous moniker not only because of the many car accidents reported there, but because the nearby house is said to be haunted. It’s also the place where they say General Moulton made a deal with the devil. Check your mirrors and your breaks if you drive by!

10 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Haunted House Curve

Boston’s Psychic Sleuth

In Episode 124, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger start their adventure in Milford, Massachusetts, looking for a local farm boy who went missing in February of 1846. Then they head to Boston where a break in the case came two years later when a psychic medium gave the family the whereabouts of the boy’s body. According to the newspaper reports, her insight unraveled the entire case of the boy’s mysterious murder.

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Boston’s Psychic Sleuth

Who’s Haunting Smith’s Castle?

In Episode 123, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the history and haunting of Smith’s Castle in Wickford, Rhode Island. The earliest roots of this house date back to 1637. The structure and grounds are home to a mass grave, the site of America’s only prisoner to be drawn and quartered, a former slave plantation, and a clumsy ghost who may still be replaying her tumble with destiny.

10 MIN2019 DEC 26
Comments
Who’s Haunting Smith’s Castle?

The Mistletoe Bride

A New England Legends holiday extra episode! Jeff Belanger tries his hand at a classic Christmas horror folktale from England. For many years, ghost stories have been a Christmas tradition. We'd love to see that return. Music and production by John Judd.

6 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
The Mistletoe Bride

New England’s First Christmas Tree

In Episode 122, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger celebrate the Christmas holiday in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, at the site of New England’s first decorated Christmas tree. In 1777, Hessian Prisoner of War, Hendrick Roddemore, is said to have chopped down an evergreen to decorate in his cabin, putting up a Christmas tree almost a century before it was cool to do so in these parts. Wishing everyone a legendary holiday season!

11 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
New England’s First Christmas Tree

The Boon Island Cannibals

In Episode 121, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger sail out to Boon Island, Maine, in search of the legend of the Boon Island Cannibals. On December 10, 1710, the Nottingham Galley shipwrecked on the tiny island during a nor’easter, leaving all 14 crewmen stranded. As the men started to die, the survivors were left with an awful choice -- a choice that’s haunted the island ever since. But was the ship’s captain a hero or villain?

12 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
The Boon Island Cannibals

Hunting Slipperyskin

In Episode 120, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike the woods of Maidstone, Vermont, in search of a clever, but annoying hairy beast called Slipperyskin. For generations, this creature, described as a bear who walks on his hind legs, and who torments the people of Essex County, roamed the forest giving everyone who hunted him the slip. Could he still be out there in the Northeastern Kingdom?

9 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
Hunting Slipperyskin

The Mother of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! In Episode 119, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Newport, New Hampshire, the 1788 birthplace of Sarah Josepha Hale. Hale not only wrote the most famous nursery rhyme of all time, she lobbied governors, admirals, and U.S. presidents for decades to make a new federal holiday called Thanksgiving. Her determination paid off when President Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863! We explore the history and mysteries of this holiday. We’re thankful to all of our legendary listeners!

12 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
The Mother of Thanksgiving

Latest Episodes

Chenoo the Cannibal Ice Giant of Maine

In Episode 127, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike into the deep woods of northern Maine in search of the Chenoo, a cannibal ice giant from Algonquin folklore that hunts and kills people foolish enough to wander into his domain. This is the story of a Micmac family who takes on a Chenoo with an unlikely weapon.

12 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Chenoo the Cannibal Ice Giant of Maine

The Beaver Trout of Vermont

In Episode 126, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger go ice fishing for the legendary beaver trout on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont. Since the time of the Civil War anglers have spread the tale of a trout that grows a fur coat to keep warm during the cold winter months. The story and even photos of the fish have been in the newspapers for over a century. The guys enlist the help of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department on their hunt for the truth.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Beaver Trout of Vermont

Haunted House Curve

In Episode 125, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger take a drive up to Haunted House Curve in Hampton, New Hampshire. The stretch of road along Route 1 next to the General Moulton House has the ominous moniker not only because of the many car accidents reported there, but because the nearby house is said to be haunted. It’s also the place where they say General Moulton made a deal with the devil. Check your mirrors and your breaks if you drive by!

10 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Haunted House Curve

Boston’s Psychic Sleuth

In Episode 124, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger start their adventure in Milford, Massachusetts, looking for a local farm boy who went missing in February of 1846. Then they head to Boston where a break in the case came two years later when a psychic medium gave the family the whereabouts of the boy’s body. According to the newspaper reports, her insight unraveled the entire case of the boy’s mysterious murder.

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Boston’s Psychic Sleuth

Who’s Haunting Smith’s Castle?

In Episode 123, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore the history and haunting of Smith’s Castle in Wickford, Rhode Island. The earliest roots of this house date back to 1637. The structure and grounds are home to a mass grave, the site of America’s only prisoner to be drawn and quartered, a former slave plantation, and a clumsy ghost who may still be replaying her tumble with destiny.

10 MIN2019 DEC 26
Comments
Who’s Haunting Smith’s Castle?

The Mistletoe Bride

A New England Legends holiday extra episode! Jeff Belanger tries his hand at a classic Christmas horror folktale from England. For many years, ghost stories have been a Christmas tradition. We'd love to see that return. Music and production by John Judd.

6 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
The Mistletoe Bride

New England’s First Christmas Tree

In Episode 122, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger celebrate the Christmas holiday in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, at the site of New England’s first decorated Christmas tree. In 1777, Hessian Prisoner of War, Hendrick Roddemore, is said to have chopped down an evergreen to decorate in his cabin, putting up a Christmas tree almost a century before it was cool to do so in these parts. Wishing everyone a legendary holiday season!

11 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
New England’s First Christmas Tree

The Boon Island Cannibals

In Episode 121, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger sail out to Boon Island, Maine, in search of the legend of the Boon Island Cannibals. On December 10, 1710, the Nottingham Galley shipwrecked on the tiny island during a nor’easter, leaving all 14 crewmen stranded. As the men started to die, the survivors were left with an awful choice -- a choice that’s haunted the island ever since. But was the ship’s captain a hero or villain?

12 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
The Boon Island Cannibals

Hunting Slipperyskin

In Episode 120, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike the woods of Maidstone, Vermont, in search of a clever, but annoying hairy beast called Slipperyskin. For generations, this creature, described as a bear who walks on his hind legs, and who torments the people of Essex County, roamed the forest giving everyone who hunted him the slip. Could he still be out there in the Northeastern Kingdom?

9 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
Hunting Slipperyskin

The Mother of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! In Episode 119, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Newport, New Hampshire, the 1788 birthplace of Sarah Josepha Hale. Hale not only wrote the most famous nursery rhyme of all time, she lobbied governors, admirals, and U.S. presidents for decades to make a new federal holiday called Thanksgiving. Her determination paid off when President Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863! We explore the history and mysteries of this holiday. We’re thankful to all of our legendary listeners!

12 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
The Mother of Thanksgiving
hmly
himalayaプレミアムへようこそ聴き放題のオーディオブックをお楽しみください。