Strange New England

The “Darn Man” or “Old Darn Coat” continues our extraordinary trip through New England's strange inhabitants. If it was not for historian Ellen Larned, the following character's chronicles might have disappeared into obscurity.

Strange New England

New England boasts some of the strangest characters and stories that ever graced a region. From ghosts blessing a marriage to a clairvoyant who raised the dead, mysterious happenings abound. There is the simple grave of the mysterious and anonymous "XYZ" and the extravagant monument built for a pauper. One man may have actually found the elixir of immortality, while another woman left her whole fortune to a spirit she met via a Ouija board. Stories of the Melon Heads, the Leather Man and the Old Coot of Mount Greylock have fascinated New Englanders for years. Join Tom D'Agostino and Arlene Nicholson as they unveil the mysteries and oddities of this unique region.

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Strange New England
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thomas D'Agostino, Arlene Nicholson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

New England boasts some of the strangest characters and stories that ever graced a region. From ghosts blessing a marriage to a clairvoyant who raised the dead, mysterious happenings abound. There is the simple grave of the mysterious and anonymous "XYZ" and the extravagant monument built for a pauper. One
Weird New England
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Joseph A. Citro, Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10 - Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

It may seem like clambakes, the Red Sox, and the Patriots define New England, but boy did the Pilgrims land in one very strange spot! These six states are filled with odd curiosities and bizarre legends, such as the elusive Vermont hum, the hibernating hill folk, hillside whale tales, and
New England's Hidden Past
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Dan Landrigan, Leslie Landrigan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-15 - Publisher: Down East Books

New England is so compact that even casual visitors can sample its diverse history in just a short time. But travelers and residents alike can also pass right by historic buildings, landscapes, and iconic objects without noticing them. New England's Hidden Past presents the region’s history in an engaging new
Strange New Land
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Peter H. Wood
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-04-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

For Africans who survived the trans-Atlantic journey and were forced to disembark at one of the many ports along the coast of Britain's North American colonies, what lay before them was indeed a strange new land. Although forms of bondage had existed in West and Central Africa long before the
New England Rocks
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Michael J. Vieira, J. North Conway
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-10 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

New England is a rocky, rugged region. Its towns are marked by stone walls and its cities anchored by native granite and marble buildings. Historically significant boulders, many with Native American as well as colonial and neo-pagan origins, attract tourists from around the world. Some are formations that are complex