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 Monster of Lake Champlain

Updated 8 months ago.

In Episode 38 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit Lake Champlain on the Vermont/New York border in search of a lake monster whose legend dates back over 500 years to the time of the Abenaki and Iroquois people. The story of a 40-foot serpent shows up in many newspaper accounts as well as folklore over the centuries. But in the 1940s, things changed, but why? There have been hundreds of witnesses over the years, but can Jeff and Ray find one willing to share their own story?