Legends, Lore and Secrets of New England

Legends, Lore and Secrets of New England

by Thomas D'Agostino, Arlene Nicholson


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Legends, Lore and Secrets of New England by Thomas D'Agostino, Arlene Nicholson

New England's history is marked with witch executions, curses and an untold number of cemeteries hiding mysteries beneath their stones. In this sometimes harsh landscape, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Examine the footprints burned into the ledge of Devil's Foot Rock in Rhode Island. Spend a night at the Kennebunk Inn in Maine, where the mischievous specter of Silas Perkins still resides. Traverse an old dirt road near Sterling, Connecticut, where the Darn Man's frozen body was uncovered in 1863. Authors Thomas D'Agostino and Arlene Nicholson uncover the history behind the region's best-kept secrets and lore. As you flip through these pages of New England's legends, tread lightly--you just might find a story that will follow you home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609499464
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,206,884
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tom D'Agostino is a renowned author, paranormal researcher and investigator. He has over 30 years experience and has done more than a thousand investigations. D'Agostino has appeared on numerous radio programs, television shows and documentaries. Arlene Nicholson has a degree in photography and has authored numerous books on ghosts, haunts and legends of New England. She has researched and investigated paranormal activity for over 30 years. Nicholson has appeared on several television shows and documentaries about the paranormal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Lucy Keyes: The Lost Child of Wachusett 11

Which Rock Is Witch Rock? 15

William Blackstone 19

Phineas G. Wright 27

The Darn Man's Eternal Circuit 31

The Indian Ghost of Hannah Frank 37

What Is a Yankee Doodle? 45

New England's First Witch Execution 47

The Curse of Micah Rood's Apples 51

The Legend of the Kennebunk Inn 55

A Cemetery with No Bodies? 59

The Saco River's Undying Curse 63

New England's Only Stigmatist 67

The Magic of the Eddys 71

The Devil in New England 81

What Does Webster Lake's Real Name Mean? 91

Ramtail: The Untold Story 95

Rebecca Cornell's "Unhappie Accident of Fire" 101

The Unfortunate Hannah Robinson 109

The East Thompson Stone Chamber 119

Two Taverns in One 123

The First Airplane Stolen in Vermont 125

Portsmouth's Strange Discovery 129

Bailey's Mills/Spite Cemetery 133

Lovecraft and New England 137

The Capture of Annawon 147

Bibliography 153

About the Authors 159

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