11 01, 2016

Pecos Bill

By | Monday, January 11, 2016|Hidden History Blog|

 

peso billWay back in the days of the wild west, there arose the story of Pecos Bill. Bill was born the 18th child, but bounced out of a covered wagon crossing the […]

9 11, 2015

Guy Fawkes Night

By | Monday, November 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

Known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night, Firework Night, Pope Day, or Gunpowder Treason Day, the 5th of November marks the anniversary of a failed attempt to kill the Protestant King James I in 1605. The first […]

9 11, 2015

War of the Worlds Broadcast

By | Monday, November 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

On this day, October 30, 1938, Orson Welles’s infamous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds first aired. Many people have heard the story of Welles terrifying the nation 77 years ago by accidentally causing them […]

9 11, 2015

Haunted Lizzie Borden House

By | Monday, November 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

Most people have heard of Lizzie Borden, a young woman accused of the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA in 1892. She wasn’t convicted, and the murder remains one of the […]

9 11, 2015

Carrie Nation

By | Monday, November 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

Carrie Nation was a radical member of the temperance movement in the early 1900’s. Growing up, her family was very poor, and her mother suffered delusions of being Queen Victoria. Carrie, spelt Carry by her uneducated father, […]

9 11, 2015

Haunted PC

By | Monday, November 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

In September 1984, Ken Webster of Cheshire, England was experiencing “poltergiest events” in his home: objects thrown around or moved, and strange noises, mostly in the kitchen. One day, he accidentally left his computer on in the […]

14 09, 2015

The Birds

By | Monday, September 14, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

This week’s Folklore Friday:

Poster for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

On August 18, 1961, in Monterey Bay, CA residents across the city woke up to thousands of sooty shearwater birds covering their homes, lawns, and streets. […]

28 08, 2015

Matinicus Rock

By | Friday, August 28, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

Matinicus Rock, Maine, 1827, a thirty acre area haunted by a single ghost.

Two lighthouses marked the North and South ends of the area. When asked why the North tower was locked, a Coast Guard officer explained “to […]

21 08, 2015

New England Sea Monsters

By | Friday, August 21, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

While the Loch Ness Monster may be the most famous aquatic creature, there are plenty to be found (or not found) in the New England area.

In Vermont, Lake Champlain is home to Champ, a long lost cousin of […]

14 08, 2015

Fairy Investigation Society

By | Friday, August 14, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

Around this time last year we filmed our Cottingley Fairies segment. Too bad those girls didn’t know about the FIS!

The Fairy Investigation Society, founded in 1927 by Quentin Crauford, attracted mostly Theosophists (those who seek answers about nature and divinity […]