Horrid Massacre - cover of Peter Edes 1806 pamphlet

“For the Moon Shone Bright” – The Purington Murders of 1806

[Please note – some of the descriptions in this article/episode are graphic. Use discretion with younger readers/listeners] You are lying in your bed on this hot July night. It has been a long, hot summer[…]

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Sarah Ware Headstone

The Murder of Sarah Ware

It is night. Darkness has fallen over the September night as the half moon rises and the stars begin to fill the sky over Penobscot Bay. Sometimes the night falls so deeply here in this[…]

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The Abiding Spirit of Father Moriarty

I know you don’t tell other people that you’ve had that experience, that one singular time when you were alone in your house and it happened: something inexplicable. Maybe it was when your parents first[…]

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The Eternal Mourner of Cuttingsville

He has waited for entrance into the mausoleum for well over a hundred years – learn the real story behind the enternal mourner of Cuttingsville, Vermont.

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The Last Flights

Ten thousand warplanes flew from or over Maine during World War II. Over the course of the war, a total of 48 aircraft crashed in the state accounting for 143 deaths. The vast majority of[…]

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To Step Off the Map

If you live in New England, sooner or later you’ll have this experience: you’ll find yourself driving down a road you’ve driven a hundred times before and you’ll notice something is different. At first, you[…]

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The Ghost of Catherine’s Hill

The cold wind blows across the empty fields. The trees have shed their rusted leaves and the moon plays hide and go seek with the thin and wispy clouds. It’s the time of year when[…]

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Men in Black in Maine – The 1976 Herbert Hopkins Case

It is September 11, 1976. You are sitting quietly in a living room near Maine’s Old Orchard Beach. The sea air is strangely balmy as you settle down for a quiet evening. Your wife and[…]

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Death Knocks Three Times

It won’t be long now. The night winds begin to gather the chill that will eventually drill into our bones once the damp, grey skies of November gather overhead, anchoring us to the sunset and[…]

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Was She Buried Alive? The Strange Tale of Mary Howe

How do we knew when a body is truly dead? Modern science shows us that the body dies slowly, not all at once as we used to suppose. It takes time. The body is a[…]

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