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Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Folklore in Massachusetts
Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; 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 mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
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!"); the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; 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; 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); 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 demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; and the Dover Demon, possibly an ET, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Massachusetts
Clarksburg State Park; Mount Tom State Reservation; Blue Hills Reservation; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; J A Skinner State Park; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Douglas State Forest; Granville State Forest; Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard; Cutler Park; Robinson State Park; Pearl Hill State Park; Ames Nowell State Park; Harold Parker State Forest; Brimfield State Forest; Bradley Palmer State Park; Cape Cod National Seashore; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; Erving State Forest; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; Tolland State Forest; Clarksburg State Forest; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Nickerson State Park; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Pittsfield State Forest; and Mount Holyoke Range State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.
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