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Mysteries revisited: the enigma of the Bridgewater Triangle

By T.K. Randall
December 14, 2022 · Comment icon 8 comments

The area is notorious for peculiar phenomena. Image Credit: Pixabay / KELLEPICS
High strangeness abounds at an alleged 'paranormal vortex' found in the heart of Southern Massachusetts.
Sometimes referred to as "America's Bermuda Triangle", the Bridgewater Triangle region was first defined by author Loren Coleman who documented Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown as the three 'points' of the triangle.

Within this otherwise unassuming area there have been countless reports of unexplained phenomena.

Hockomock swamp, which means 'the place where spirits dwell', is said to be home to all manner of unusual creatures including Bigfoot, giant snakes, giant birds and even pterodactyls.

Around 1,700 years ago, the area was used as the hunting grounds and burial site of the Wampanoag people and is still believed to be home to their chief deity of death and disease - Hobomock - after which the swamp itself is named.

Elsewhere, the Freetown-Fall River State Forest, far from being a wonderland of nature, is said to be the site of various ritualistic murders, animal sacrifices and other sinister practices.
One of its most distinctive landmarks is Profile Rock - an outcrop in the shape of a face which is said to hold special spiritual significance for the Wampanoag.

The region is also known for countless UFO and fireball sightings, as well as tales of poltergeists, Native American curses and much more.

Another point of interest in West Bridgewater - the Solitude Stone - bears the inscription:

"All ye, who in future days, Walk by Nunckatessett stream Love not him who hummed his lay Cheerful to the parting beam, But the beauty that he wooed."

Over the years, several suicide victims have been found within the vicinity of the stone.

It has since come to be known as the "suicide stone".

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
Sounds like an interesting place. I also heard of the mysterious Bennington Triangle, an area of southwestern Vermont.  
Comment icon #2 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Sounds like an interrsting place full of stories do we have anything more than stories?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Alchopwn 1 year ago
The Bridgewater Triangle is my stomping ground.  The dimensions run thin here.  This is the real Lovecraft Country.  The supernatural focus of New England.  If the new year isn't too cold I may go BF hunting in the Triangle with my infrasound monitor again in the winter.  I actually live closer to the Hoosac Tunnel, but I have a little cabin in the Triangle which I bought off a friend who is getting too old to look after it.  You likely won't see me if you come here as I am a large stinky man in a ghillie suit who howls and bangs sticks against trees to attract bigfoot.  The people who ... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Torviking 1 year ago
Thanks for that, real friendly…
Comment icon #5 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
Like the Pine Barrens? Probably not..... But the authors of books exaggerate and lie too..... Like the Pine Barrens.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Piney 1 year ago
Hocomock doesn't mean anything about spirits in Northeastern Algonquian. Haahka Maahk "Bear Place" 
Comment icon #7 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
Okay, jersey devil which was a myth based on a ruse ben f made up to trash some guy.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Alchopwn 1 year ago
Do Satanic worship inspired murders count?  The local police all have stories to tell.  I also highly recommend a trip to the abandoned Taunton State Hospital, because an asylum in the middle of a supernatural hotspot is always such a  good idea.  I think it might make even 13 Bats less of a skeptic.

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