Did you know BSU is supposedly in the center of one of the most paranormal areas in the country? It’s called the Bridgewater Triangle. I’m not talking about Bermuda here- this is the triangle of paranormal activity that encompasses Bridgewater and parts of surrounding towns. So, what kind of stuff supposedly happens there?
Yup, we’ve got them. Reports of UFOs in the Bridgewater triangle go back as far as the early 1900s, but most of them happened around the 1970s, one of the most active periods in UFO history thanks to the famous Roswell Incident. There have been multiple sightings of crazy lights in the sky, including one made by a Bridgewater cop in 1994.
One of the best examples was seen by a local radio reporter in ’79. You check out an interview with him here. He and a friend saw a UFO that they described as a” home-plate” shape, hovering over the exit to the Raynham dog track. The guy was in the Air-Force so as far as UFO sources, go he’s pretty credible.
While the Bridgewater Triangle doesn’t have too many of your average haunted house stories, there is something a little more out of the ordinary. Supposedly on Route 44 in Rehoboth, there is a middle-aged male hitchhiker who appears at night. When people stop to give him a ride, he disappears. If you didn’t have enough reasons not to pick up a hitchhiker, this one’s enough to spook you out of it for good.
This 17,000 acre wetland is the center of the paranormal activity in the Bridgewater Triangle. Hockomock means “place where spirits dwell” in the Wampanoag language. People claim to have seen a Native American ghost paddling through the waters of the swamp. Sightings of floating orbs (if you’ve ever watched one of those ghost hunting shows you know what I mean- the thing that makes everyone freak out) are also very common in the wetlands.
The swamp itself is extremely easy to get lost in, so any one conducting supernatural investigations should be very careful.
Big Foot? & Other Creatures
Would it really be a “paranormal hotspot” without a Bigfoot sighting? According to legend, sightings of a 7ft ape like creature in the 70s led to a search of the swamp by the police, although nothing was found. And for you Jurassic Park fans, there have also been reported sightings of Pterodactyls flying over the swamp.
My opinion? Well as a hardcore fan boy of The X-files, I want to believe. Unfortunately, my research on the Bridgewater Triangle hasn’t uncovered anything really persuasive. I think this Halloween season, I’m going to try and get some hands on supernatural action. Maybe you should too! After all, we’re already here.
So do you believe in the Bridgewater Triangle? Feel like doing some paranormal investigation? Seen any Pterodactyls lately?