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Thursday, June 18th – Guest: Peter Muise

Peter Muise – Legends and Lore of New England

For over 300 years, stories of witches, sea serpents, magical folk, and pirates have amazed and terrified residents of Massachusetts’s North Shore. Join author Peter Muise as he explores the legends, folklore and weird traditions of mysterious New England.


Author Peter Muise, with degrees in anthropology from Bates College and Brandeis University, has been exploring New England legends, folklore and weird traditions for 20 years. He’s been blogging at New England Folklore since 2008, and he is the author of Legends and Lore of the North Shore, and his recent work has also appeared in Sam Baltrusis’s 13 Most Haunted Crime Scenes Beyond Boston. Peter has appeared as a guest expert on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.


Legends and Lore of the North Shore

Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies, 500 AD to the Present (contributed chapter “From Puritans to Pukwudgies”)

Real Witches of New England (contributed chapter “Witchcraft Never Died”)


New England Folklore

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