Atlas of the Odd: The Bewitching History of the Hawthorne Hotel

"Where there's a witch, there's a way, you know." - Aunt Clara – Bewitched Atlas of the Odd: The Bewitching History of the Hawthorne Hotel Welcome to Atlas of the Odd! This is an October series focusing on haunted locations throughout New England that you can visit right now. They’re open to the public and have histories of happenings that will make your spooky season one to remember, so get out there and explore them! You never know what you might find! Standing nice and stately at 10 Washington Square West in Salem, Massachusetts is the storied and illustrious Hawthorne Hotel. This imposing structure has been home to television studio sets, presidents, military dignitaries, and Bradly Cooper. Ladies. Even more impressive than the guy from the Hangover movies is the fact that it’s also been called the 4 th most haunted hotel in America by Travelocity. If it comes from a gnome, then it has to be true. This hotel has stood for over two centuries in the

Fitch Bits: Redemption Rock

Redemption Rock is a glacial stone outcropping, made out of granite, and in the shape of a flat topped ledge, on a ¼ acre reservation in Princeton, Massachusetts. It’s mere feet from the main road but still eerily quiet. If it’s not obvious yet, it’s also where teenagers go to make out and drink. Damn kids. Anyway, it also happens to be historically significant and a very important setting in the world’s very first bestselling book. Check it out for yourself and you’re going to see this inscription: Don’t touch it, though. You never know what some gross teenagers did to it. That inscription tells the story of the ransom of Mary White Rowlandson. This is really her story. Fitch Bits: Redemption Rock In order to fully understand the story of Redemption Rock, you really have to understand the cast of characters. It’s nothing without them and how they interacted during the long and brutal King Philip’s War and it all starts with the man himself. King Philip "'Sup&

The Ultimate Guide to Pukwudgies! – Part 3 – Pukwudgies

“The Pukwudgie is also native to America: a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature distantly related to the European goblin. Fiercely independent, tricky and not over-fond of humankind (whether magical or mundane), it possesses its own powerful magic. Pukwudgies hunt with deadly, poisonous arrows and enjoy playing tricks on humans.” – Excerpt from Wizarding World – J.K. Rowling The Ultimate Guide to Pukwudgies! – Part 3 – Pukwudgies Okay, so here we are! This is the end of the Pukwudgie series and we’re going to talk all about these little guys! Now, first off, you’re probably wondering how we went from part 1 to part 3. Well, it’s simple, actually. The Ultimate Guide to Pukwudgies! – Part 2 – Freetown Forest is a Patreon exclusive! It’s a deep dive on all things Freetown State Forest and the insanity that goes on there. We go into detail about ghosts, its connection to King Philip’s War and the Wampanoag, lots of murders, and satanic cults! Oh, and there’s some light swearing.