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Category Archives: New England Folklore

  1. Yankee Yarns – Alton Blackington’s radio show of New England folklore

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    January 18, 2020 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    As Arkham Gazette #4 finally comes together, I wanted to share something I discovered as we put the issue together.  …
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  2. Two New England Cults: ‘The Live For-Evers’ and ‘The Church of the End Times’

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    November 7, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    One plot staple of Call of Cthulhu (and in many other Lovecraftian RPGs and Lovecraftian fiction) are cults – so …
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  3. Guy Fawkes Night in New England

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    November 3, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    While Halloween is now past, in New England, until about a century ago, there was another night of masks and …
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  4. New England’s Alchemists, pt. 2: Bulkeley and Lodowick

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    October 24, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    (You’d be forgiven in thinking that I’d forgotten about our various orphaned posts, but I really do intend to wrap …
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  5. New England Halloween folklore

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    October 17, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    It has been a while since I’ve updated the blog here.  Sadly time is at a premium of late and …
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  6. “Black” Dinah Prince – an 18th century ‘witch’ in York, Maine; pt. 1

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    August 16, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    One of my interests is account of witchcraft (you can imagine I’m always using air quotes around that term unless …
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  7. The Dover Demon, 40 Years Later, part 1

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    April 21, 2017 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Tonight is the 40th anniversary of the first sighting of the so-called Dover Demon and, in honor or such as …
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  8. “Supernatural Folklore in Rhode Island” (1956)

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    August 31, 2016 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    As part of my Internet roamings for all things Lovecraftian, New England-y, curious, and otherwise useful to Keepers, I spotted …
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  9. Joe Froggers – a Marblehead Specialty

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    February 23, 2016 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    From Yankee Magazine

    Marblehead, as we’ve previously mentioned, served in large part as an inspiration for Kingsport, especially the version presented in Kevin …
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  10. The Disappearance (and Alleged Recovery of) of J. Bruce, of Winchendon

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    February 10, 2016 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Here is a strange case of a disappearance (and quite possibly the murder) of J. Bruce, supposedly solved by a …
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