Bridgewater Triangle Mysteries

Hosted byGeorge Knapp

Bridgewater Triangle Mysteries

About the show

Joining George Knapp, co-director of a documentary chronicling the Bridgewater Triangle, Aaron Cadieux, along with paranormal researcher, Christopher Pittman, discussed the weird triangle and the mysteries surrounding it including ghostly hauntings, cryptic animal sightings, UFO encounters, and geological oddities. A 200-square-mile area in southeastern Massachusetts, with the towns of Abington, Freetown, and Rehoboth roughly forming the apexes of the triangle, the region was first defined by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in the 1970s, Cadieux detailed. Coleman received reports of a lot of strange animal sightings in the Hockomock Swamp area, a vast overgrown wetland, that includes Native American burial grounds.

A number of Bigfoot were reported in the Hockomock Swamp during the 1970s and 80s, as well as large dogs with red eyes. Pittman noted that the Swamp has a massive amount of water, layers and layers of decaying vegetation, and unusual sediments underneath that have magnetic minerals that might account for why compasses and GPS devices sometimes malfunction in the area. In 1979, there was a UFO flap in the Bridgewater Triangle, with sightings of a number of large, low-flying craft, including one with the width of about five 747 jets.

The Dighton Rock, a large trapezoidal-shaped boulder found in Taunton River, has carvings on it that have puzzled archaeologists for hundreds of years, said Pittman. He suggested that various groups or explorers may have carved on the rock over different time periods. "The thing about the Bridgewater Triangle is that you've kind of got this intersection of documented sightings, factual claims, and...this swirling maelstrom of legends and folklore" that can be harder to verify, Pittman continued. One such Native American legend is that of the Pukwudgies, 2-3 ft. troll-like creatures that are said to roam the forests of the area and possess sinister intentions and magical powers.

Internet Search for Time Travelers

First hour guest, physicist at Michigan Technical University Robert Nemiroff talked about his search of the Internet for evidence of time travelers. Working with a group of research students, they sought to find prescient content using the terms "Pope Francis" and "Comet ISON," specifically on Twitter feeds that were predated to a time period before these terms were in the public consciousness. However, these particular search terms did not turn up in the Twitter database they accessed. Though one tweet did mention a Pope Francis, it was written in terms of speculation rather than a prescient remark, Nemiroff reported.

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