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 Pamola of Mt. Katahdin Brings the Cold

Updated 5 months ago.

In Episode 72, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger hike Mt. Katahdin in central Maine in search of the Pamola; a giant man-like bird with the head of a moose who is said to control the winter weather and punish those who dare to ascend Mt. Katahdin. Is there a connection between this creature, ancient Greece, the Navajo, and the U.S. Air Force? Is Mt. Katahdin cursed?