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Monsters and Mysteries of New England

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A talk by Jeff Belanger.
in the North Hill Bridge Room, 865 Central Avenue, Needham.

New England is home to monsters, mysteries, and cryptids of all kinds: Bigfoot, Champy the lake monster, sea serpents, pukwudgies, the pamola, and the Dover Demon just to name a few. This program delves into some of the many monster legends Jeff has chased over the years. Be careful… you may just find yourself thinking twice before you take your next stroll through the woods!

Those of you who have seen Jeff Belanger before – welcome back! If you have not, you are in for a treat. Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. A natural storyteller, he’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books (published in six languages). He also hosts the award-winning New England Legends weekly podcast, which has garnered over 4.5 million downloads since its launch, and ranks in the top 1/2 percent of all podcasts as far as popularity according to Listen Notes.

Jeff has been ghost hunting all over the world, from a former TB asylum in Kentucky, to medieval castles in Europe, to an abandoned prison in Australia. Jeff got his start as a journalist in 1997, where he learned how to connect with people from all walks of life. For his work, he’s interviewed thousands of people about their encounters with the profound.

This talk is free and open to everyone.

We thank our Program Sponsor, North Hill, for their kind support of our Program Calendar.


March 24
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Gloria Greis, Executive Director
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North Hill
865 Central Avenue
Needham, 02492