Nantucket MA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Nantucket Massachusetts USA. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Massachusetts. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Massachusetts attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Nantucket Massachusetts hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Monsters in Massachusetts
The Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; and tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
Speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); and the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Massachusetts
Old North Church, where silversmith Paul Revere began his famous ride; the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod; the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge; the idyllic island of Martha's Vineyard; the Salem Witch Museum; Faneuil Hall in Boston, where revolutionaries conspired; The Salem Witch House, once the home of the infamous Judge Jonathan Corwin, who sat at witchcraft trials so bizarre, cruel and deadly that the governor of New York granted asylum to those accused who were fortunate enough to escape (the trials seemed so strange even for their era that a team of investigators was afterwards sent from England, where the execution of witches had ceased and where witchcraft executions on such a scale had not been seen for nearly half a century, during the chaos and puritanical insecurity of the English Civil War); Boston's Freedom Trail, taking in many landmarks; Minute Man National Historical Park; a recreation of the lifestyle of the Pilgrim Fathers and of Wampanoag Native Americans, as well as a reproduction of the Mayflower, at Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth; the original House of Seven Gables in Salem; the Colonial houses of Deerfield; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Old State House; Old Sturbridge Village, where the lifestyle of the early nineteenth century can be appreciated; and the frigate USS Constitution in Boston, are among the attractions of Massachusetts.
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