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#16    jmakobi

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:29 AM

me and a couple of my friend are thinking about a backpacking trip into the freetown state forest this summer

just to stay overnight

ill be sure to tell you guys if anything out of the ordinary happens

wish us luck  dontgetit.gif


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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:19 AM

Weird place sounds freaky but the emu is odd

Live life to the fullest and remeber people have there own code for life respect that

Closest to heaven I will ever be

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:44 AM

supernovas on May 5 2007, 03:17 AM, said:

The video has many wierd things on it, but most of it covers the hockomock swamp. it only covers Freetown state forest at the end




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Posted 25 January 2008 - 05:45 PM

FAKE


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Posted 25 January 2008 - 06:45 PM

Oh. That's freaky.

SunriseofDoom. How is it fake? Care to share your opinion instead of just posting "FAKE."


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Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:06 PM

hella freaky.


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:03 AM

I'm just checking this topic out again since I lasted posted..
It really is such a great topic, its so creepy and weird!
Like Wrong Turn meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

However, how come it is posted in the urban legends section?
Is it not true?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:17 AM

Recently, there has been a book published focusing on the Freetown State Forest. It is called Dark Woods: Cults, Crime and Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest. It is a quick read, but you cannot put the book down. Have you heard of the Witch in the Woods? Have you heard of the Mad Trucker on Copicut Road? The Pukwudgies? The Zombie accounts? They are all in this book and much more. I have been lost in this forest at night. I do think this forest has energies. If I could describe the feeling I had that night, I would say it was something a bit more than being watched, even followed.  I did not encounter anything paranormal, such as a ghost or a sasquach or a pukwudgie or a cult or a UFO or a mysterious witch seeking favors or anything else mentioned in the book, but that feeling of being watched and a need to get out knowing you may not. However I did hear a tree fall within approximately 20 feet of me, I could feel it fall as I was trying to sleep. We heard things moving around in the woods prior to that, but it is typical to hear creatures moving in the woods. The birds were also making odd noises. If I could describe it, it would sound like "HOOOOoooo" and they were doing this all at once. I have only heard them do this like 2 or 3 other times, atleast I thought it was odd.


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:17 AM

Whats a pukwudgie?


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:32 AM

Wow. How freaky! I think Fall River is the hometown of Lizzie Borden... no.gif

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Freetown's place in Massachusetts folklore and paranormal history is quickly becoming as famous as its coastal sisters and metro cousins.  As more stories come out that focus on that part of the state, the more people will turn their heads to what is happening there and how the history of this rural town is both a black mark on who we are and a warning from what are actions might bring about.

Freetown has a higher than average number of hauntings.  Most are of the harmless variety.  For example, there is a rumor of a ghost that haunts the police station there.  It seems a dispatcher died on night while on duty.  Although she was the main lifeline of the building at night, her presence was not missed until the morning.  Police on duty patrolling the streets and driving around just assumed it was a slow night.  They arrived hours later at shift change to find her body.  Since then several officers have come forward with descriptions of a cloudy figure walking through the office.  While there is no further description of the ghost, it did not appear until after the dispatchers death and most of the officers attribute it to her.

The real hauntings of the town generate from the state forest there, the largest in the state.  The forest is 5,441acres (about 15 square miles) and lies in a town of little more then 30 square miles with only 10,000 citizens.  The majority is dedicated to a forest reserve and the Wampanoag reservation which has open tribal meetings and acts as a meeting ground of different tribes.  It seems to attract negative energy from other parts of the state and draw it in, becoming the lightning rod for cults in the area and a symbol of the tension between current residents and the natives that once lived there.

In 1978, one day before he was set to get married, 32 year-old James Kater kidnapped 15 year-old Mary Lou Arruda and eventually killed her.  Her body was found bound to a tree.  In 1983, a newborn baby was found dumped in a trashcan at a rest stop along the highway that borders the forest.  In 1987, a drifter from a nearby town was found dead in the forest.  In 1988 two men were shot multiple times and killed during a dispute over a girl and a body was dug up from one of the cemeteries nearby.  In 1998 a boy was found naked and beaten and there were several mutilated cows found that were linked by local police to a cult.

Perhaps the most famous case involving the forest revolved around a local pimp and the killing of several local prostitutes.  In the late seventies and early eighties Carl Drew ran his business out of Fall River and was implicated in the murder of at least three women under him.  One of the victims was dumped in the forest and the initial investigation pointed to more cult activity.  Several witness stepped forward saying Drew was the leader of a satanic cult and that the killings had been part of his need for human sacrifice.  They also said they had witnessed Black Masses in the forest led by Drew.  He was eventually found guilty and still remains in jail.  In recent months his case has been reopened and the witnesses against him claim they had been forced by the police to testify against him and that no Satanic activity had ever happened.

People have different reasons why the town may attract the evil it does.  Many believe it has much to do with the Bridgewater Triangle and the odd energy it seems to draw in.  Law enforcement says it has to do more with the town’s location.  They feel its distance to several larger towns and cities, the fact it is surrounded by major highways and is relative isolation makes it an easy target.  Crimes are committed in other towns and the evidence is dumped in Freetown or people wanting to stay away from law enforcement find there way into the forest to get done what they need to get done.

The Native Americans in the area have another explanation.  Freetown was purchased in 1659 from the Wampanoag Tribe and became a town in 1683.  The Native Americans in the area already believed the land highly scared and Wamitta, who sold the land, might not have had the backing of the tribe.  Although the evil energy there seems to date back further than the purchase of the property, this seems to mark the transfer of curse to the settlers and off of the Wampanoag.  Many feel the events of the area have turned the once gentle spirits violent, attracting evil to it and it return being fed by the evil.  Psychics who have visited the area and Native American both feel the horrible crimes and hauntings will not stop until the tribe is given back the land.

Whatever the cause, the Freetown State Forest is home to more than cults and unsolved murders.  There are paths through part sof the forests that are large enough for a car, but people have learned not to drive them at night.  One person traveling through kept seeing glimpses outside the window as he winded through the forest.  Speeding up, he saw a dark figure step out of the forest and keep up with his car with little effort and then disappear.  Other cars have been known to break down or have their lights mysteriously go out.  One group of people was walking the road joking and having fun and saw a person walking towards them.  They ran back to the car and saw an old woman coming straight for them like a zombie.  She was covered in dirt like she has been buried and walked up the car and tried to reach in.

Another area of high activity in the forest is an area known as the Ledge.  The forest has been the site of many suicides over the years, but the Ledge is the area most favored.  One man killed himself in front of his girlfriend although he had shown no signs of depression or anxiety before entering the forest.  Others have explained sudden feelings of guilt, like a black cloud coming over them, as they approach it.  One man out fishing with some friend in the pond below the Ledge witnessed six or seven people coming straight down the Ledge towards them.  They disappeared and then reappeared in different places in the rock until the fishers ran back to their truck nearby.  The people were no longer there and would not have been able to make it down the rock or return back to the top without being seen.

From http://www.masscrossroads.com/bristolfreetown.html
Website also as some pics of the forest.

Visit: http://www.ghostvillage.com/library/2008/lib_balzano.shtml
Has an interview with the author who wrote Dark Woods: Cults, Crime, and Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest.


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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:20 AM

Pol_Pot_will_killyou on May 6 2008, 07:17 PM, said:

Whats a pukwudgie?



A Pukwudgie is a troll like creature from Native American Wampanoag folklore. They were once friendly to humans, then they turned against them. There have been several pukwudgie encounters in the Freetown-Fall River State Forest. they have also been witnessed around the country, but mainly in New England. They are known to use magick, kidnap humans and push people off of cliffs. They could be the cause of some deaths at Assonet Ledge, a hotspot in the forest.  they are about 3 feet tall, attack there victims with short knives and spears, use sand to blind their victim. In general they are not so friendly creatures. For more information, check out Chris's site (www.masscrossroads.com/pukwudgies) for more information on them.

Edited by Nebel, 14 May 2008 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:03 AM

Tangent_Universe on Feb 1 2008, 08:03 PM, said:

I'm just checking this topic out again since I lasted posted..
It really is such a great topic, its so creepy and weird!
Like Wrong Turn meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

However, how come it is posted in the urban legends section?
Is it not true?


I'm not contradicting your findings or feelings, but did you smoke pot or drink? That can make a huge world of difference as far as sounds and vibes. You should have set up a simple shoe box recorder while your slept. There would be the proof!


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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:04 PM

Nebel on May 9 2008, 10:20 PM, said:

A Pukwudgie is a troll like creature from Native American Wampanoag folklore. They were once friendly to humans, then they turned against them. There have been several pukwudgie encounters in the Freetown-Fall River State Forest. they have also been witnessed around the country, but mainly in New England. They are known to use magick, kidnap humans and push people off of cliffs. They could be the cause of some deaths at Assonet Ledge, a hotspot in the forest.  they are about 3 feet tall, attack there victims with short knives and spears, use sand to blind their victim. In general they are not so friendly creatures. For more information, check out Chris's site (www.masscrossroads.com/pukwudgies) for more information on them.




Sounds like Smeagol needs to go viking on some trolls!


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Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

Me and my friends visit the area frequently (profile rock) and if it doesn't bother a bunch of paranoid pot heads im not sure how much there really could be behind these claims, maybye i haven't gone far enough into the forest, but we go at all times of the night... never seen anything, heard the stories, but never had any problems. Chill place to smoke though. haha


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:12 AM

I live in Lakeville about 10 minutes from the forest, near long pond.  I have never actually been deep into the forest, but every time I am near it it freaks me out.  But all of these stories are taking place in the middle of the forest, so you probably wont get much on the outskirts.

But I have a little story.  Where I live we have horses, and the pasture goes into the woods until it finally reaches the pond quite a ways back.  When we first got the horses, my dad (whose childhood was similar to the sixth sense, and can still hear spirits he claims) says that he could feel a spiritual presence of a Native American Girl.  btw this area was the sight of King Phillip's War so the Native American ghost presence is very strong.  One day when I went to go let them out of the barn, one of the horses had an intricate braid on her mane.  I had let them in around 8pm the last night, and they were in the barn all night, so no one was near them.  We all thought this was very weird, and my dad was quite sure it was this Native American ghost girl.  Over time the braid would come out, and then reappear days later.  This happened dozens of times.  Also, somehow one morning when i came out I discovered a circle of orange paint on the wood in the hay loft.  I have no idea how this got there whatsoever, and can only assume it was somehow related to her.  We dont even have orange paint...so unless we have a neighbor who braids horse hair and has orange paint, i have no idea how this stuff happened.

Our neighbor, who grew up on the street, claims that in the 80's sometime, when he was walking home from school, he looked over in the woods where our house would later be built, and he saw a girl who looked like a Native American walking in the woods.  He looked away and looked back shortly after, and she was gone.  And on top of that, one of my relatives who claims to sense spirits, said that there was something very odd about the woods behind our pasture, and we had never told her a thing about what had been happening.  So there is quite a bit of evidence that there is something going on back there.

Anyways, this is just another example of how there are some crazy things going on around this area.  I've always wanted to go deep into the state forest but I haven't gotten the courage to do so yet.  My friends are talking about maybe trying it this summer though.





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