You've no doubt heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but what about the Bridgewater Triangle? While no planes or ships have mysteriously disappeared there, the Bridgewater Triangle has its own creepy stories to tell. Located in a 200-square-mile area in southeastern Massachusetts, the Bridgewater Triangle has been known for centuries as a hot spot for UFO sightings, ghosts, curses, Native American lore, and more. The spooky stories from this region range from fascinating and amusing to downright gory and horrifying.
From vengeful ghosts to cult sacrifices, it's time to turn out the lights, get under the covers, and prepare for some creepy Bridgewater stories that are sure to make you question your next trip to Massachusetts.
A UFO Appeared in the Sky in 1760
It was just another morning in New England in 1760 when a strange noise that no one could identify began echoing from the sky. Witnesses observed a strange, glowing shape above, bright enough to cast a shadow in broad daylight. The light was reportedly seen in both Roxbury and Bridgewater, MA, by multiple people. The local papers recorded it, and it became the very first UFO sighting in the Bridgewater Triangle. It was the first of many strange incidents to come.
Sightings of Mythical Thunderbirds Have Been Reported in the Area
Certain Native American tribes believe in the thunderbird, a legendary, giant condor-like bird with great powers. In the Hockomock Swamp located in the Bridgewater Triangle, there have been numerous sightings of giant, pterodactyl-like creatures similar to thunderbirds. One sighting is of particular note.
In 1971, Police Sergeant Thomas Downy was driving near Bird Hill in Easton, MA, when he claimed to have seen a six-foot-tall creature with a wingspan nearly double its size. He watched the bird fly off, and went to report it to the Easton Police. They laughed, but he's stuck to his story.
The Area Played a Huge Part in a Native American War
If you don't believe in UFOs or Bigfoot, then maybe a little spooky history is more your speed. In 1676, Chief Metacom of the Wampanoag tribe, also known as King Philip, was allegedly on his deathbed after a bloody and fatalistic war. In what is now known as King Philip's War, Native Americans tried to drive the English Colonists out of New England. Chief Metacom was shot to death in a swamp two years before the war's end.
According to legend, he called out a curse upon the Bridgewater Triangle before dying in the mud. Now a dark curse hangs over the land and is often blamed for many of the area's strange occurrences. A website dedicated to the mysterious phenomena of the Bridgewater Triangle claims to have debunked the tale.
There May Be a Violent Cult Roaming the Woods
When the police start to get involved, you know something is up. Beginning in the 1990s, the Freetown police found mutilated cats, cows, and other animals in nearby forests. All seem to have been killed in ritualistic manners, and it has been suggested that it is the work of Satanic cultists. The perpetrators of these mutilations were never caught, and no one knows to this day what group or individual was doing it.