The Unexplained: A mysterious dwelling of evil spirits

An abandoned house is reclaimed by the forest rising up in the Bridgewater Triangle on the edge of Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts.

The home of floating orbs, fireballs, poltergeists and other spirits, giant serpents, aliens, and even UFOs.

There is an area about thirty miles southwest of Boston known as Hockomock Swamp.   Hockomock is the Algonquin word for “place of the devil,” the dwelling of evil spirits.  You probably wouldn’t want to tarry too long here.  Not only does it emanate strong vibes of a malevolent nature, but most of those who have stood there for a spell also relate that they knew they were being watched.  They could not find anyone or anything doing this, but that gut feeling everyone knows, was present all around.

In this general area, many strange things have happened.  The strange things have happened so much that they have been cataloged in several different books.  Loren Coleman, a paranormal researcher, was asked to write an introduction to one of these books. 

It was Loren that gave the name The Bridgewater Triangle to the spooky area.  He had examined all of the otherworldly events there and had determined and mapped the general perimeters of the area.  The book in which Mr. Coleman’s introduction appears is Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle by Christopher Balzano.

This is such a creepy area that even outsiders such as hunters and fishermen cannot get over the odd feeling that they have when visiting: the feelings of being watched—being watched by dangerous eyes—the odd noises and echoes, and the mysterious lights they encounter.  Area citizens have reported the ghost of a mysterious hitchhiker, a giant bear, a cat the size of a Great Dane, and a huge, black, killer dog that dispatched two sweet ponies.

This 200 -square-mile southeastern Massachusetts hot-spot has long been home to floating orbs, fireballs, poltergeists and other spirits, giant serpents, aliens, and UFOs, Bigfoot-type creatures, and this one really got my attention:  giant swooping birds, sometimes described as Thunderbirds.  I once wrote about a giant swooping bird that terrorized the Rio Grande Valley in the mid-1970s, then, disappeared.  It was very similar in description.

If you look at a map with The Bridgewater Triangle outlined, you will see that it includes Bridgewater, Taunton, Whitman, Middleboro, and smaller towns—with the approximate points of the triangle being located at Freetown, Abington, and Rehoboth.

Along with Bigfoot sightings near the Hockomock Swamp, there have been terror-filled reports of a swooping pterodactyl-type creature with at twelve-foot wingspan.  There have also been grotesque cattle mutilations reported.  No information has arisen, about who or what could have done this.

There have long been rumors about a Native American curse over the area.  The curse was due to the loss of a revered relic of the Wampanoag people—a wampum belt that was lost during King Philip’s War.

There are several landmarks and historical sites that are in the triangle, and some that might even draw the curious:  The Hockomock Swamp, itself, The Freetown-Fall River State Forest—a real paranormal activity magnet, Profile Rock—a site of Native American significance—the place where the wampum belt was handed off from Philip to Anawan, The Solitude Stone, an inscribed stone which pays respect and marks the spot where a vanished person’s body was discovered.

Loren Coleman, the crypto-zoologist, is the founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.  He published a book of his own in 1983, Mysterious America.  He included The Bridgewater Triangle as one of America’s mysteries.

The Bennngton Triangle and The Bridgewater Triangle, are triangles that rival the mysteries of The Bermuda Triangle.   They are not that far apart.  There may be more.

    SMH

Sara Marie Hogg is the author of It Rises from the Pee Dee. Please click HERE to find the book on Amazon.

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