There’s no shortage old legends and creepy stories from New England, but the location of these tales may be a lot closer than you might think! Next week, on Thursday, September 27, we start the countdown to Halloween with a program at the Torrington Library during which we’ll take a look at some local legends relating to Vampires, Witches, and Werewolves. That’s right, these creatures may be things we think of in relation to Hollywood movies or old England legends, but here in our own backyards there are several fascinating stories of them.
In Rhode Island a rash of unusual deaths were attributed to the work of vampires, and at the same time towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts believed the same. We often hear about the infamous Witch Trials of Salem, but few people know that in Connecticut there were also many people put to death because of accusations of witchcraft. And werewolves… well, few people even think that werewolves are real creatures, but throughout the Northeast there are stories dating back to Native American times of strange half-human, half-wolf, creatures that lurked in the woods. Are there any explanations for these legends, or do they remain unexplained? Come find out, the results may surprise you!