Boston MA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Boston Massachusetts USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Massachusetts. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Ghostsafari.com. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Massachusetts.
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Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends and Ghosts in Massachusetts
The Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; and the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; and tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Massachusetts
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Clarksburg State Forest; J A Skinner State Park; Robinson State Park; Brimfield State Forest; Tolland State Forest; Erving State Forest; Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; Pittsfield State Forest; Douglas State Forest; Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Ames Nowell State Park; Nickerson State Park; Bradley Palmer State Park; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Harold Parker State Forest; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; Granville State Forest; Cutler Park; Mount Tom State Reservation; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; Pearl Hill State Park; Cape Cod National Seashore; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Clarksburg State Park; Blue Hills Reservation; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; and Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.
So you want to see America. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Honolulu, Philadelphia, Miami, Kansas City, Savannah, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, St Louis, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, New York, Atlantic City, Boston, Albuquerque, Skagway, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Atlanta, Corpus Christi, Sacramento, Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago, Fairbanks, Seattle, Los Angeles, Juneau, Santa Fe, Houston, San Diego, Washington DC, Minneapolis and Sitka. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades and the Grand Canyon. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We at ghostsafari.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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