New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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The Legend of the Boston Massacre

Updated 8 months ago.

Episode 46 -- Our Independence Day Special! Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Boston's North End and swing by Paul Revere's house to discuss the Boston Massacre. On March 5, 1770, five colonists were killed in the streets of Boston by British soldiers. Six more were wounded. The event became known as the Boston Massacre. This tragedy helped start a revolution because of a now-famous and legendary engraving made by Paul Revere. The only problem is... Revere's image doesn't depict what really happened. Fake news? Propaganda? We explore the legend!