Bridgewater Triangle

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The Bridgewater Triangle refers to an area of about 200 square miles (520 km2) within southeastern Massachusetts in the United States,[1] claimed to be a site of alleged paranormal phenomena, ranging from UFOs to poltergeists and orbs, balls of fire and other spectral phenomena, various "bigfoot" sightings, giant snakes and "thunderbirds", as well as the mutilation of cattle and other livestock.


Specific boundaries of the Bridgewater Triangle were first defined by paranormal researcher Loren Coleman in his book Mysterious America.[2] and said to encompass the towns of Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown at the points of the triangle, and Brockton, Whitman, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Middleboro, Dighton, Berkley, Raynham, Norton, Easton, Lakeville, Seekonk, and Taunton inside the triangle. Similar claims have been made about an area in neighboring Vermont called the Bennington Triangle.

Historic places and landmarks[edit]

Hockomock Swamp - Central to the area is Hockomock Swamp, which means "the place where spirits dwell".[3]

Dighton Rock - Also found within the boundaries of the Bridgewater Triangle is the Dighton Rock.

Freetown-Fall River State Forest- The Freetown-Fall River State Forest has reportedly been the site of various cult activity including animal sacrifice, ritualistic murders committed by admitted Satanists, as well as a number of gangland murders and a number of suicides.[dead link][4]

Profile Rock- The supposed site of where Wampanoag historical figure Anawan received the lost wampum belt from Philip. It is said that a ghost of a man can be seen sitting on the rock with his legs crossed or with outstretched arms. Located within the Freetown-Fall River State Forest.[5]

Paranormal Claims[edit]

Common to most of these areas is a mix of reported phenomena that includes reports of UFOs, mysterious animals and hominids,[dead link][6] ghosts and poltergeists, and animal mutilations.


  1. ^ Bridgewater Historical tidbits
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  3. ^ a b Muscato, Ross A. (October 30, 2005). "Tales from the swamp". The Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ a b NewStandard: 11/1/98
  5. ^ a b Balzano, Christopher; Weisberg, Tim (2012). Haunted Objects. Iola, WI: Krause Publications. pp. 33–34.
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