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 Wicked Witch of Monroe

Updated 8 months ago.

In Episode 62 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger cruise down to Monroe, Connecticut, in search of Hannah Cranna: The Wicked Witch of Monroe. Hannah died in 1860 and was loathed by everyone in town. She used her witchy reputation to get things she needed like food and firewood. If she didn't get her way, she was known to throw curses around like confetti. Many say she still haunts the road near her grave. Perhaps her final curse is still being executed...