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THE BRIDGEWATER TRIANGLE MYSTERY

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The Bridgewater Triangle” hosts an unusually high volume of reports involving strange happenings, baffling mysteries and sinister deeds. From ghostly hauntings and cryptid animal sightings, to UFO encounters and evidence of satanic ritual sacrifice, this 200-square mile region in Southeastern Massachusetts serves as one of the world’s most diverse and well-known hot spots for paranormal activity
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Was the strange creature that William Russo encountered on a late night walk with his dog one of the dreaded Pukwudgies that the local Wampanoag Indian tribe fears? Here is his chilling account.

RATING:  5 Charley’s
The Bridgewater Triangle encompasses slightly over 200 miles of weird in southeastern Massachusetts. Its points are anchored in the north, by the city of Abington. In the southeast, Freetown and in the southwest, Rehoboth.

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From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!
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And when I write weird, I actually mean REALLY WEIRD. There is not one denizen of the ranks of the  Fortean Pantheon that does not make its appearance in the triangle. Some on a hauntingly regular basis. And this documentary covers them all. The value of the video is that it interviews key investigators and witnesses. So, it’s mostly first-hand source data for you to consider.

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Like the Mothman story in Point Pleasant WV, the Bridgewater Triangle legend begins with Native American and settlers conflicts. The bloody war that spread throughout New England was known as King Philip’s War, named after the Chief who lead the uprising. Five percent of New England’s population was killed in the struggle. Today, many people think there’s an Indian curse on the land, just as the people of Point Pleasant believe their town is cursed in the same way.  (See my review: Eyes of the Mothman.)

Overall it’s an entertaining and highly informative video. If you’ve never heard of the Bridgewater Triangle before, here’s your Masters’ Degree course on it.  Then after viewing it, ask yourself “Can all of these incredible things be happening in an area that anyone on the east coast can easily drive to?”

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Appearing throughout the video is the much respected researcher Loren Colman. In 1983, Cryptozoologist Colman published his book, Mysterious America. In it he described a 200 square-mile region in southeastern Massachusetts with a long history of strange, paranormal, and sometimes, sinister activity. He called the region, The Bridgewater Triangle.
Learn more about Colman:

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WHERE TO SEE IT:
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If not, purchase and rental prices are listed.

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WHDH Radio reporters Steve Sbraccia and Jerry Lopes
had a close encounter with a huge UFO.

REFERENCES:
The Bridgewater Triangle
Wikipedia:
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Covering 17 thousand acres, the Hockomock swamp is the centerpiece of paranormal activity in the triangle.

Learn more about the fearsome Pukwudgies/Puk-Wudjies
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Wikipedia:
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The Boston Globe Archives
Inside the Bridgewater Triangle:
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A chance sighting of a Bigfoot-like creature in the winter of 1978, turned Joseph Deandrade into a lifelong Bigfoot investigator and advocate of the paranormal aspect of the Bridgewater Triangle.

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A great way to plan your summer road trip when the lock-downs are cancelled. Features a town-by-town break-down of what paranormal activities occurred or continue to occur in the Triangle.
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Check out ROADTRIPPERS’ STRANGE DESTINATIONS page for all your future paranormal safari adventures.
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THE LOCAL MASSACHUSETTS CABLE STATION
Tales of the Bridgewater Triangle – FREE
West Bridgewater TV – YouTube Station
This is a local access cable TV station and a great place to get the history and viewpoints on the Triangle. Host Nathan Mayer speaks with guests on the myths and legends surrounding the “neighborhood” they live in.
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Police Lt. Detective Alvin Alves investigated murders, satanic ritual activities, animal mutilations and disappearances in the Freetown State Forest in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

The Bridgewater Triangle – Bonus Material – Loren Coleman – FREE
West Bridgewater TV – YouTube Station
Bonus interview footage from the documentary.
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BOOKS:
Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle
By Christopher Balzano
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For countless years, the people along the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border have known about the Bridgewater Triangle and the odd things that occur there. But for centuries before that, the Triangle has been a haven for the unexplained, with sightings of weird animals, UFOs, ghosts, and unmarked, strange government vehicles. Now, for the first time, the full light of research is brought to this understudied aspect of the Triangle, including the examination of classic hauntings as well as urban legends told for years as true stories. Learn about the ghosts of Profile and Anawan Rocks in Freetown, the spirits haunting the hospital of the insane in Taunton, the eerie cemeteries in Fairhaven, Attleboro, and Fall River, and many more scary sites. Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island can finally be exposed as one of the most haunted areas of New England.
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The origin of the Dighton rock, with all its mysterious carvings is unknown, but some investigators think it dates back to thousands of years ago.

Dark Woods: Cults, Crime, and the Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest, Massachusetts
By Christopher Balzano
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Throughout its long history, Freetown, Massachusetts, has been a hotbed of criminal and supernatural occurrences in the town’s State Forest. This is the first account of how its darker side connects hauntings with violent crime and local cults. Native American ghosts roam here and evil lurks, making the forest a haven for nasty creatures (the Pukwudgies). A witch looks for favors from young men, Satan cults thrive, and killers kill. Read first-hand accounts from police officials and criminals about the forest. Learn why hauntings continue today. Many come here to enjoy the beauty of Freetown State Forest; these are the stories of those who cannot leave.
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THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL:
Mysterious America:
The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders,
Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures
By Loren Coleman
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Bestselling author and noted Cryptologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable guidebook to America’s most popular local legends, he prepares readers for their own adventure – where to find the unbelievable spectacles on their journey, including: Phantom panthers haunting eastern North America. Bay State ghosts and spirits. Mad gassers in Illinois Champ, the famous Lake Champlain monster, the Minnesota Iceman The Missouri Momo and the infamous Eastern Bigfoot and many more! Coleman’s witty insight and astonishing experiences will captivate followers of Charles Fort and just-plain-curious readers alike. For, as Coleman frankly reveals, these strange creatures and unimaginable wonders may lie just beyond your own backyard.
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Monsters of Massachusetts: Mysterious Creatures in the Bay State
By Loren Coleman
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“Loren Coleman is the first and last name in cryptozoology. He’s blazed the trail for so many of us. Massachusetts mysteries like the Dover Demon and the Bridgewater Triangle have names because Coleman discovered and named them. His years of research gathering the cryptid sightings, physical evidence, and details of these strange creatures and legends have paid off in a big way in Monsters of Massachusetts.”
Jeff Belanger, Author of Weird Massachusetts.
Bizarre beasts of the Bay State featured in this volume include, The Dover Demon, Gloucester Sea Serpent, Hockomock Swamp’s Beasties, Pukwudgees and Bigfoot.
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