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Legends, Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Monsters and Scary Stories in Massachusetts
The sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; and the Dover Demon, possibly an ET, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; and speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Massachusetts
Blue Hills Reservation; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Clarksburg State Forest; J A Skinner State Park; Pittsfield State Forest; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; Erving State Forest; Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Brimfield State Forest; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; Robinson State Park; Cape Cod National Seashore; Ames Nowell State Park; Harold Parker State Forest; Mount Tom State Reservation; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; Clarksburg State Park; Bradley Palmer State Park; Nickerson State Park; Douglas State Forest; Cutler Park; Pearl Hill State Park; Tolland State Forest; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard; and Granville State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.
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The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Good luck on your travels.
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