Not-So-Local-Loves: The Neon Boneyard

Hello from Las Vegas, Nevada- where I’ve been soaking up the sun (and surprisingly cool, Fall-esque temperatures,) playing the occasional slot machine and eating way too much food since my arrival this past Saturday morning. While my “Local Loves” posts throughout the month of October have predominantly been about macabre and unusual New England oddities- […]

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Return to Danvers State Hospital…

When I was 19, my friend and I- having been out in Danvers, Massachusetts one afternoon so she could purchase a new guitar from a store in the area she liked- decided to try and swing by the notorious and long since abandoned Danvers State Hospital to see it with our own eyes and determine […]

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About Sevilla Jones…

To get to New Boston, New Hampshire (a real place!) from where I live takes just under two hours if you’re traveling the back roads as I so often do- and although that may seem daunting to some- the view is worth the mileage. Winding around mountains, over rivers and streams, past sweeping farms and […]

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With Regard to Josie Langmaid…

Continuing with my Tour de Spooky in and around New England in preparation for Halloween, I recently stopped in the small town of Pembroke, New Hampshire to visit one of the most unusual and unexpectedly grisly monuments erected to commemorate the victim of a serial killer- and which sits directly across the street from the […]

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Paying Respects to Mercy Brown…

It might not be October yet (but it’s close!) and we may still be a few weeks away from Halloween- but that doesn’t mean I can’t discover/visit and share some of the more creepy, macabre things around the Northeast. Along with being undeniably beautiful and picturesque- New England is also reportedly one of the most […]

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I Want to Believe…

Back in July, I had briefly mentioned how much I had enjoyed the most recent season of “Unsolved Mysteries” currently on Netflix- although I was surprised that one of the episodes was dedicated to a phenomenon that occurred not too far from where I currently live back in 1969. I was even more surprised to […]

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Mystical, Magical…

When I was a kid, Summer vacations always consisted of at least one trip to Mystic, Connecticut with my family- typically for a day spent at the aquarium, followed by dinner and ice cream at Olde Mistick Village across the street. I’d always come home happy, full of French fries and soft serve- and wanting […]

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Local Loves: Bowman Mausoleum

I’ve been spending a good portion of my time off in Vermont these days- driving through small, quaint communities and listening to music or stopping to take pictures of the scenery while I social distance and savor the fresh air. Vermont is an interesting state- filled with all sorts of unusual history and attractions- one […]

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