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 […]

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.

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3 07, 2015

Happy Fourth of July from the Folklorist!

By | Friday, July 3, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

July Fourth, a nationwide celebration of independence, filled with barbecues, sunshine, and fireworks. All over the country, pranksters have been celebrating Independence Day in rambunctious ways since the nineteenth century.11667391_986406514723334_1132219277674767410_n

In the town […]

23 06, 2015

Witch Rock

By | Tuesday, June 23, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

In the small town of Rochester, MA, a rock that sits on private property, at an imposing height of twelve feet. It is branded with a painted silhouette of a witch, along with the words: “Witch Rock”. But the question […]

12 06, 2015

Underwater Dwarf Man

By | Friday, June 12, 2015|Hidden History Blog|

 

Alambegwinosis, the Penobscot word for dwarfed, literally translates to “underwater dwarf man” in the Algonquin language. These creatures live in deep pools of rivers or on the bottom of deep lakes. Typically, three feet tall, the water dwarfs have long […]