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John Horrigan and the Bay State Phantoms at the Charlestown Library

At the library Monday, October 18 New England folklorist John Horrigan will provide an amusing historical overview of paranormal events, places and sightings of odd creatures in Massachusetts. The lore of these Bay State Phantoms dates as far back as 1630; other sightings are as recent as the beginning of the twenty-first century.

One of the Bay State Phantoms, for example, is the Bridgewater Triangle which Wikipedia defines as an area of about 200 square miles within southeastern Massachusetts. Since colonial times the area has been a site of alleged paranormal phenomena, ranging from UFO and black helicopter sightings (including many with multiple points of corroboration including police and a local news team), to poltergeists and orbs, balls of fire and other spectral phenomena, various “bigfoot” sightings, giant snakes and thunderbirds. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_phenomena.

Another phantom is the Red Headed Hitchhiker, who supposedly haunts Route 44 and who is said to have been been seen by many drivers on that road. www.newenglandfolklore.blogspot.com.

The fun begins at 6:30 pm. It promises to be a scintillating evening.

Call Susan at the library, 617-242-1248 for more information.

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