That it was a travel book which would tell ME COOL PLACES TO VISIT INSTEAD WITH SOME OF cool places to visit Instead with some of stories it was hard to even figure out where they took place until reading further in Even then
not all places gave concrete info on where to visit these areas even though they were public all places gave concrete info on where to visit these areas even though they were public Some really needed photos but didn t provide any So for addresses and photos I d have to search the internet I would have iked to hear ghost stories from the area and would have The Economics of Agricultural Development loved an index in the back of town by town As I said an ok read but I wouldn t bother reading it twice and has no gotta buy it value to me I really enjoyed this book It would be a good book to have with you when you are traveling in Massachusetts The ghost stories are not terribly scary but some of the items border on just plain weirdike the Museum of Burnt Food Even if one is not going to go to Massachusetts this is an enjoyable read This book was coolI grew up in Mass so there was some cool stuff I didn t know that would be a GREAT idea to check out sometime Wish it was bigger Who would have thought there are so many bizarre and uniue goings on in my own innocent Bay State This volume is stuffed full of fun facts Shallow Grave local history andittle known oddities in this great new addition to the Weird seriesThis book is so engagingly written I often had a hard time putting it down for the night Jeff Belanger has really done the egwork in unearthing every stone and peering into every nook *AND CRANNY TO UNCOVER THE LITTLE KNOWN PEOPLE PLACES * cranny to uncover the ittle known people places things that have influenced the Bay State A floating island crashing into waterfront backyards Cars rolling uphill Ghost ships balancing rocks and Bigfoot It s all here amusing mysterious scary and strange There are giant chairs spooky abandoned asylums and the Cat in the Hat Did you know D Another rather routine entry in this series which is wearing a Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) little thin after the Weird New Jersey and Weird New York books how many abandoned mental hospitals and epitaphs can one read Or mysterious hills I would advise them to get better ghost stories and better regional stories spend aittle time writing the books and put a ittle effort into the next one. Craft was and is today; for the really daring unlock some of the spooky secrets at the Houghton Mansion or stay a night at the Concord's Colonial Inn Look out for the Pukwudgees circle around haunted trees in cemeteries and enjoy one of the ongest named akes in the world or try climbing Dighton Rock and unravel the messages in its centuries old carvings It's all here It's all weird and it's all in Massachusetts A brand new entry in the best selling Weird US series Weird Massachusetts is packed with all that great stuff your history teacher wouldn't teach you So get ready to join our author on his great adventure It's a journey you'll never forg.
download Weird Massachusetts: Your Travel Guide to the Bay State's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird)I ive in this weird state and have heard some of these folktales and My Lover legends It s great to see them in print and to recognize some of the places I fit right into this state A mix between anecdotal stories folklore and historical information about obscureandmarks A fun not serious read and a must read for the person obsessed with ocal small town obscure adventures despite massachusetts being my home state and being very familiar with many of the towns and
uirks mentioned in this book i just could not get intomentioned in this book i just could not get into usually i suck these books up ike water and re read them constantly with weird illinois i actually took a state make a color coordinated different attractions i wished to visit but this one was almost a chore to read it was still interesting and very true to the weird state s tradition but i just found the stories of MA very mediocre maybe massachusetts just isn t that weird Cool shit I was worried this one might have hidden secrets and Mobilizing New York legends that areike known by everyone who s not fresh off the boat Nope It has a few of those sigh yes there s a fish sculpture at the Massachusetts state house tell me one time this most uninteresting fact world but it s the Massachusetts state house tell me one time this most uninteresting fact world but it s things you wouldn t know I pride myself on getting in touch with my home even temporary ones I ve only been in Boston for a year but I ve immersed myself in it enough that even native Boston friends sometimes ask me Aspects of South African Literature local history uestions or recommendations But this one had uite a few new facts for me to file away Like on a rock near Martha s Vineyard on an island called Nomans Land carved into the rock are words that possibly translate to Leif Erikkson Vinland there is an entire cliff in a uarry painted in skulls and bones that I am going to have to get myself to when I have a free weekend because photoop first American UFO sighting was in Massachusetts in the 1630s As books on the occult folklore and urbanegends or mysterious places go Jeff Belanger s Weird Massachusetts Your Travel Guide to Massachusetts Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets is mediocre at best if nothing else Belanger s claim to fame is his superficiality at paranormal research often minimally sourc. Massachusetts and
not too of a stretch some would say But we dug a The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused little deeper and found all kinds ofocal egends bizarre beasts surprising cemeteries and uncovered the best kept secrets from all over the Bay State Our state certainly celebrates than just tea parties the Red Sox and Patriots; folks from Massachusetts cherish their weird history too Our brave and valiant author Jeff Belanger toured the state with camera and notepad in hand as he waded through cranberry bogs and trudged up the Berkshires to uncover the state's odd and offbeat If it's unusual or unexplainable or fantastic and in the Bay State you'll find it all here Ed even by the standardsweird not too
of the genre and relayed with a flippant tone But as a travel guide particularlythe genre and relayed with a flippant tone But as a travel guide particularly ocal color and flavor mixed in and with a real atmosphere of scary moments than any real revelations of Truth I don t necessarily believe a ot of the information in Weird *Massachusetts But It Is Certainly Atmospheric Weird Massachusetts Is A * but it is certainly atmospheric Weird Massachusetts is a ess worthwhile read if than a Orality in Igbo (African) Literature little dispensableI veived in Massachusetts albeit in exactly four of its 300 plus municipalities for my whole 40 plus years but there were many examples in the book whether of folklore or just plan interesting sites whether natural or touristy of things I was entirely unaware of given that Weird Massachusetts is pretty clearly aimed at a general non Modern English in Action (Level 12) local audience particularly given its apparent place within Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman s Weird franchise that I as aocal found it interesting was a credit to the title individually A serious mark in its disfavor is insufficient respect paid to the Native American peoples who have resided in Massachusetts for millennia before Europeans arrived in the 17th century while not uite Eurocentric per se Weird Massachusetts also doesn t necessarily Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms listen to Native American voices in describing Native American folklore and tradition and that s a real problem never mind the outdated andess respectful terminology for the Wampanoag Narragansett and others who were here
first add to that that at east one of the stories described is uite obviously abject bullshitadd to that that at east one of the stories described is uite obviously abject bullshit discussion of Satanic activity in Plymouth and Bristol Counties in an era in which satanic panic was all the rage but almost entirely debunked and with prejudice and the book is than a The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal little problematicBut taken for what it is ephemeral fluff designed to entertain rather than educate Weird Massachusetts was fun and I suppose even assuming that I m being generous because I m aocal that suffices for the purposes of my significant uptick in reading during the COVID 19 pandemic It was just an ok read A ot of it dealt with stuff that wasn t weird or interesting to me so I skipped uite a few stories I got this book from the ibrary under the impression. N Weird Massachusetts See how the world's biggest elephant now fits into a peanut butter jar and why it brings good The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) luck to studentsisten for those unexplained booms in Nashoba discover the hidden secrets at Wizard's Glen and Altar Rock escape from the Sea Witch and the Cape Cod Mermaid check out the Museum of Burnt Food or eat an apple from one of Isaac Newton's famous apple trees';but whatever you do don't pick up a red headed hitchhiker on Route 44 With so many places named after the devil it's a wonder we're not called the Devil State or the Witch State but see for yourself at the Witch Museum dedicated to educating the public on what witch.