It is spooky season my friends, and what could be spookier than ghost stories from our own little area?
From paranormal activity to alien sightings, the Bridgewater Triangle has been a source for creepy happenings for years.
The Bridgewater Triangle is a 200-mile triangle that spans from Abbington, Freetown, and Rehoboth and is covered by many towns/cities in between, including our very own Bridgewater.
For some history on how this piece of Massachusetts got its name, we have to look back to the early years in American settlement. Researchers who are curious about why this land could be haunted have speculated that English settlers weren’t very kind to the Native Americans who originally lived in this area.
The Wampanoag Tribe was one of the larger groups that lived in the area that the triangle covered. In the center of this “triangle” is Hockomock swamp. A lake named by the Wampanoag Tribe to mean, “place where spirits dwell”. This lake was later called “Devil’s Swamp” by the English Settlers that overtook the land.
So, people either believe this place has been haunted since the beginning of time or started after the war between the Wampanoag tribe and the English settlers, either way, some spooky stuff has happened in this little triangle.
Sightings of strange things include giant snakes, bigfoot, UFOs, ghosts, people going missing, helicopters, random balls of light, poltergeist activity, and cult sacrifice rituals.
Now, let’s talk ghost stories.
A few spots in the Bridgewater Triangle have been noted as a hub for paranormal activity. One of the most notable would be “The Ledge” which is an 80-feet deep rock quarry. People have reported feeling the urge to jump when on the ledge of this rock, said they hear people telling them to jump, seen ghosts of people jumping, and many have actually jumped off.
Cult activity is also high in this area and reports of cults are as recent as the 1990s. People have reported finding mutilated humans and animals that were believed to be used for sacrificial rituals.
Some say they’ve seen a large, shaggy creature that is assumed to be bigfoot. Many have reported seeing UFOs lurking beyond the trees.
Could any of these sightings be real?
Areas within the Bridgewater Triangle have been greatly explored by anyone seeking answers about this unusual land, and you can access the land from many different towns or cities.
If you do feel inspired to check out this spooky piece of Massachusetts, enter at your own risk.