BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)—The Bridgewater Triangle is New England’s own great mystery zone—and now, it is making its way to the small screen.
The horror-thriller The Bridgewater Triangle will be produced by Noah Hawley, who is known for his work on the popular shows Bones and Fargo.
So what is the Bridgewater Triangle? Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, it’s an area of roughly 200 square miles, where several supernatural events have allegedly been witnessed.
Dancing ghosts, phenomenally large black birds, a phantom trucker, and mysterious balls of glowing light are among the unexplained sightings in the area.
According to legend, the unusual behavior in the region stems from a Native American curse on the region following King Phillip’s War.
The series will give viewers a glimpse at an apocalyptic event that hits 17 New England communities in the triangle, according to Deadline Hollywood. In the show, based on Brian Miller’s short story, only three estranged siblings can end the terror.
The Bridgewater Triangle has been investigated before—in 2013, Aaron Cadieux directed a documentary on the phenomena. It provides first-hand accounts of unusual activity in the area, including Bigfoot sightings, UFOs, and ritual sacrifice in the woods.
Cadieux is excited for the upcoming series—as more people will learn about the supposedly haunted area.
“The fact that it’s FX, and it’s Noah Hawley that’s involved, I mean this is a big deal,” Cadieux said. “We helped bring the Bridgewater Triangle to the forefront with the documentary I think, but this FX series could really put the Bridgewater Triangle on the map, which is pretty exciting for everybody who lives down in that region.”
The red-headed hitchhiker of Route 44 from Rehoboth is the most famous of the lore, according to Cadieux.
“It’s this hitchhiking phantom that supposedly walks the side of the road, poses as a hitchhiker,” Cadieux said. “You’ll hear the various urban legend stories—he’ll disappear, if you have three people in the car with the fourth seat open, he’ll suddenly appear in the fourth seat. If you pull up to the Rehoboth-Seekonk line, and you stop the car, honk your horn three times, shut your lights off and turn them back on, he’ll appear in front of the car.”
But these all remain folklore and legends at the moment—there is no real evidence or explanation behind these happenings.
“The Bridgewater Triangle as a whole is more or less a buffet of the unexplained,” Cadieux said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports