28.  Freetown State Forest

Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts is said to be a center for high weirdness. There are many different locations within this forest that are haunted, and UFO and Bigfoot sightings are also common. This episode provides an overview of the location and discusses some of the most prominent stories.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes and Sources

Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/profile-rock

Boston.com: http://archive.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/10/30/tales_from_the_swamp/

Freetown State Forest Website: https://www.mass.gov/locations/freetown-fall-river-state-forest

Lore Podcast: https://www.lorepodcast.com/episodes/7

Mysterious Universe: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/06/the-cursed-forest-of-massachusetts/

Native-Languages.org: http://www.native-languages.org/wampanoag-legends.htm

New Bedford Guide: https://www.newbedfordguide.com/freetown-police-add-pukwudgie-warning-signs-to-freetown-state-forest/2017/04/01

New England Today: https://newengland.com/today/travel/massachusetts/berkshires/Bigfoot-sighting-berkshires/

Only in Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/massachusetts/haunted-forest-freetown-ma/

Religioustolerance.org: https://www.religioustolerance.org/ra_date.htm

Roadtrippers: https://maps.roadtrippers.com/trips/15922081

Stateparks.com: https://stateparks.com/dighton_rock_state_park_in_massachusetts.html

Brecher, Edward, 1958. The Enigma Of Dighton Rock, American Heritage, Volume 9(4). Accessed on-line May 25, 2021 at https://www.americanheritage.com/enigma-dighton-rock

Coleman, Loren. 2007. Mysterious America. Paraview Pocket Books, NY, NY.

Curtis, Mary-Jo. 1998a. “Mutilated cow found in state forest” South Coast Today, October 29, 1998. Accessed online 10/18/21 at https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/19981029/news/310299993.

Curtis, Mary-Jo, 1998b. “Can’t see the forest for the deeds” South Coast Today, October 29, 1998. Accessed online 10/18/21 at https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/19981101/News/311019998

Hurst, Gayland and Robert Marsh. N.D. Satanic Cult Awareness.  Accessed online 11/17/2021 at https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/Photocopy/140554NCJRS.pdf.

Keel, John. 1975. The Mothman Prophecies. A Tor Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, NY, NY. 

Schager, Nick. 2021. “How Three Dead Prostitutes Triggered a Wild Satanic Panic” The Daily Beast, May 16, 2021. Accessed online 10/18/21 at https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-three-dead-prostitutes-triggered-a-wild-satanic-panic?ref=scroll

Sudborough, Susannah. 2020. “Exploring the Bridgewater Triangle: Our reporter and photographer head out when the lights go down and the legends come out” The Enterprise, October 27, 2020. Access online 10/18/21 at https://www.enterprisenews.com/story/news/local/2020/10/27/exploring-bridgewater-triangle-our-reporter-and-photographer-head-out-when-lights-go-down-and-legend/114493104/

Tomlinson, Matt. 2016. Little People, Ghosts, and the Anthropology, of the Good. The Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 125(1) pp. 11-32


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Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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