A few years ago I had a very disturbing experience in the Freetown state forest. It happened at a place called "the ledge", a 60 ft cliff face carved from decades of quarrying dating back to the 1800's .. anyhow one night myself and a few friends drove to the top of the cliff around 11:30 pm and parked. There was not a soul to be seen, compete total blackness. Not more than a second after getting out of the car, we all heard a very loud, deep and clear voice. It was a dialect directed at us which was not of this century. It sounded like really old English, it was very hard to understand. I cannot describe it in words, or recall what was being said. It had a desperate and evil tone, like a scripture...It was frightening. The voice seemed to fill the entire area, as if it was coming from no one place or direction. We listened for about 7 seconds, then quickly jumped back in the car and sped out of there as fast as possible.
There are two explanations, neither are very comforting for us. It was a encounter with a lone pyschotic cult member, or it was a paranormal experience. It was way too elaborate to be a normal person just trying to freak us out. If it was a human, he was extremely sick in the head. Night time in there is a world in itself, I do not advise venturing in after dark.
I made an account specifically for this thread. Kinda weird how there was a recent post too.
I go to the Freetown State Forest A LOT. I would probably say I've been there a total of 150+ hours. I my Dad lives in it, and my mom lives a few miles away. The spot is a place I go a lot with my friends to mess around, see what we can, if anythings weird going on. I've done a ton of research on it, and tried to find the creepiest places.
Theres a few things that are posted on the internet.
- 41.730082,-71.067389 Put that on google map, and switch it to satelite. It's an abandoned house with an abandoned car. Well the car was there in 2010, and now it's gone. I dont know where it went, it was a 60's GTO with no engine, wheels roof caved in, rotted to crap. And it's not there anymore. No clue why. House remains there untouched. Granted its missing a wall. There are three nearby sheds that surround it also, but I've never checked them out. Going this week.
Theres a picture of me on the car. You can also see it on google earth. I've been to this place 4 times, the first two no problems. The third, rocks were thrown at my friends and I as we were walking to it. Large rocks from the woods. We didn't see anyone or anything. The last time I went with my friend and she was on my back when we heard stomping noises, didn't see anything but heard the stomping louder. Like marching, needless to say we ran out and didn't look back.
- There is also a pet cemetery that they say is the most haunted place in the forest. I personally have never been for some reason, but I hear lots of stories of things that happen there.
- There are also a lot of 1600's-1800's graveyards all surrounding the area. There's a few on main roads and just randomly in the woods. There's also a child cemetery.
I've never seen anything directly happen that would raise my suspicion in the area. Just tons of weird noises at the Assonet Ledge. My friends car dies repeatedly everytime we're in the forest for no apparent reason. 2008 car btw.
Never seen or heard anything about cults. There was two people who were suspected of it in the late 70's early 80's and it has stuck. I find it very hard to believe there is anything going on there cult wise. Worst thing out there is a drunk redneck with their jeep.
It's a huge party spot, there's bonfires, potheads, four wheelers, etc. But it's definitely a very spooky place.
EDIT: I just realized that the place I linked to is the iceshack/icehouse everyone has been looking to find. Im actually scared out of my wits. It all makes sense with everything that has gone on there.
^^^ It is one of the creepiest places in New England.. there is a new book, dark woods:paranormal in the freetown state forest... it reveals tons of new information, and locations(but does not detail exactly where they are)
What I found most fascinating is the Native American connection to modern day paranormal sightings. The Wompanoag tribe decared the land evil long before Europen settlement.. and rarely ventured in or settle within the forest.
The book detail's King Phillips war(1675-1678) Sometimes called the first Indian war...It is estimated that the Native American population of southern New England was reduced by about 60 to 80 percent. Many events of that war happened right in this area, which explains the unusual occurences within the "Bridgewater Triangle." More than 330 years later, the extermination of a entire people left a permanent scar on the land.