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 […]

9 08, 2015

The Omni Parker Hotel

By | Sunday, August 9, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

Boston’s Omni Parker Hotel is a historic and beautiful building in the city. Celebrities ranging from Judy Garland to Hugh Hefner to Whitey Bulger have stayed at the Omni, and some unwanted guests have appeared as well.

Between the walls where […]

31 07, 2015

Ram Tail Mill

By | Friday, July 31, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

Rhode Island, 1813. William Potter and Peleg Walker establish Ram Tail Mill. Powered by the Ponangansett River, the Mill spun wool and wove cloth, which is the origin of the name Ram Tail Mill.

Peleg Walker found his favorite job to […]

24 07, 2015

The Grove Street Cemetery

By | Friday, July 24, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

In New Haven Connecticut, Yale University shares a side with Grove Street Cemetery, dating back to colonial times. And like any old cemetery, it comes with many urban legends.

GroveStreet-610x438It’s rumored that secret […]