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Category Archives: New England Folklore

  1. Cryptober Day 5 – The Devil Monkey of Danville, NH

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    October 6, 2020 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Our first swing through New England’s menagerie of mysterious (and probably mythical) creatures has reached New Hampshire, a state possessing …
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  2. Cryptober day 4 – The Dover Demon

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    October 5, 2020 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    In April of 1977, several teens witness a strange creature in the woods around the small town of Dover, Massachusetts. …
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  3. Cryptober day 3 – The Spectral Moose of Maine

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    October 4, 2020 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    Many strange creatures are said to stalk the woods of Maine, but none is quite so famous as the so-called …
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  4. Cryptober day 2 – Come on Feel the Melon Heads

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    October 3, 2020 by Bret Kramer (aka WinstonP)

    In the woods of southwestern Connecticut, so they say, in certain lonely places, you can encounter a strange group of …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. “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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