The 4,000-year-old stone ruins of America’s Stonehenge command respect. The passing millennia, the elements, and the cultures that evolved and perished around this sacred megalithic complex have all made the series of stone walls, structures, and giant carved rocks on this granite hilltop in Salem, New Hampshire a wizened enigma. Finding a stone wall in the forest of a small New England town is by no means an anomaly, but finding these stone walls joined with intricate man-made stone chambers and lining up with enormous arrowhead-like monoliths that mark lunar and solar positions during events such as solstices and equinoxes, makes this place an archeological and spiritual question to ponder.
There are many variations on this legend, but one common theme involves Mary Worth, a pretty young girl who suffered an accident and was disfigured in her face. Her parents hid all of the mirrors in the hour from her, but one day Mary got too curious and found one. When she saw her reflection she went inside looking for her old image. Today she's said to come out of the mirror and attack anyone braze enough to summon her by looking into the mirror and calling her name three times.
The Boogeyman is a legendary monster; it has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster vary from person to person. It is created from the mind of the child as an embodiment of terror; a confrontation of their fears. Parents have been known to threaten their children with a visit from the Boogeyman in an effort to get them to behave.
A creation of Dr. Jacqueline Woolley and her research group, Children's Research Laboratory, at the University of Texas for the purposes of studying whether an original, fantastical being could really capture the imaginations of children. The basic premise is that on Halloween night, a child can set aside any unwanted candy they collect during their trick-or-treat outing and the Candy Witch will then fly to their homes while they are sleeping and exchange the candy for toys. She is a friendly, kind witch, not a scary or mean one.
The Easter Bunny is depicted as a rabbit bringing brightly colored Easter eggs, who is sometimes depicted as clothed. Legends state that this bunny will either fill baskets, or bring baskets, with eggs, candy and gifts to the homes of children the night before Easter. The Easter Bunny will either hide the baskets for the children to find in the morning or will place them in a designated location.
Ephraim is described as an "evil, foul-mouthed shade" that seems to be provoked by women. He's been witnessed by several people and in addition to 'scaring the daylights out of people', he hurls insults and profanity-laced tirades at women. He's also been known to call out the name "Catherine" and was seen by one witness beating a woman as she lay on the ground. Activity reportedly seems to be located in the southeast corner of the cemetery and in addition to EMF spikes, certain areas of this corner of the cemetery will cause a compass to spin wildly or point in a direction other than magnetic north.
John Titor is an alleged time traveler from the year 2036. He claims to have come back in a car with time travel capabilities. He began posting on Internet message boards in November 2000 and for months he posted on various boards answering questions about time travel, giving warnings about wars that were to come in the future, and never breaking character. In March 2001 he stopped posting and went away -- possibly back to his own time/worldline.
A type of fairy from Irish folklore, usually taking the form of a little man in green attire who enjoys partaking in mischief. He is neither good nor evil but simply lives for being a trickster and guarding his pot of gold which resides at the end of a rainbow. They are solitary creatures who make and mend shoes and enjoy practical jokes. If captured by a human, the leprechaun has the power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release.
Located in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New England, the biggest of the Pukwudgees was a chief of seven bands of these magical creatures, and legend says that though this mighty chief was no taller than a regular man’s knee, he was dangerous. He could order his clan to perform deadly magic on their human neighbors. This chief was said to wear a string of brightly-colored shells around his neck, and he wore clothes made entirely of green leaves. He carried a white bow made of oak wood. The chief had more powerful magic than any Wampanoag medicine man. The creatures lived in the swamps and around the bays and salt ponds, and they hid their homes in the tall marsh grasses. This creature has also been mentioned by name in the central part of the United States. Also spelled: Puckwudgees
This phantom hitchhiker legend dates back to the 1950s. The hitchhiker has been described as disheveled, red-haired, with a beard, and wearing a red flannel shirt. He's often seen in the winter at night on Route 44 on the Rehoboth/Seekonk line.