The Birth of the Bridgewater Triangle

Birth of the "Bridgewater Triangle"

This article that appeared in Boston Magazine in 1980 introduced the
Bridgewater Triangle to the New Englanders and laid out virtually every
 theme of strange activity that is still occurring in the area today.
In April of 1980, an extremely well written, well researched article appeared in Boston Magazine entitled simply, "The Bridgewater Triangle" putting the area and its strange history in the public eye for the first time. The article delineated an area marked by the points of Abington, Massachusetts to the north, Rehoboth to the west and the town of Freetown to the East. The authors, Peter Rodman and Loren Coleman, laid out incredible accounts from UFO sightings to run-ins with Bigfoot and other creatures, it documented everything  from murders to mysterious stone sites. The article virtually laid out all the fundamental themes that repeat throughout the history of the area known as the Bridgewater Triangle.

"Over the years, residents have recognized this particular area of the state for its strange and often sinister character and have taken to dubbing it "the Bridgewater Triangle." The triangle or Hockomock Swamp region covers an area of approximately 200-square miles...UFO sightings, mysterious disappearances, creature sightings, or a high incidence of accidents, violence and crime have been labeled "triangles," the most famous  being the "Bermuda Triangle" The term triangle is a commonly accepted way of describing what researchers of strange phenomenon call a 'gateway or window' area which is focus of unexplained activity. The Bridgewater Triangle seems to have been one of the focal areas for a long time," the article states.

To this day, the stories outlined in the Boston Magazine article are among the most famous of all the legends of the Bridgewater Triangle. The article blazed a trail for future researchers and in New England folklore in general. Parts of the article were reprinted in both Loren Coleman's "Mysterious America" and "Monsters of the Bay State."