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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Aunt Jinny: The Wicked Witch of Hillsborough

Updated 2 months ago.

In Episode 86, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in search of the wicked witch Aunt Jinny, who plagued her neighbors with spells during the mid-1700s. Still, some had their doubts about Aunt Jinny, maybe she was just a cranky old widow. But those doubts were removed on Jinny's deathbed. It turns out, she wasn’t the only witch in town.