View Full Version : Vermont/New England folk lore?

November 5th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Dunno if anyone will have an answers for me, but figured this would be the place to ask...

I'm interested in learning more about the local folk lore of new england, specifically vermont (where i live). I've looked online with little success. I did find an interesting site on appalacian folk magic & lore, but it was more to the southern appalacians not the green mountains of vt. Now, i mean to go check out baily-howe library at UVM whenever I get teh change, cause i know they have a "vermont collection" but does anyone know of any good sites or books or any other resources I could check out? Also any information on local indian tribes would be cool too, I've searched for abenaki information but didn't find too much (info relating to religion and spirutal beliefs that is).

November 6th, 2006, 03:56 AM
Well I did find this...The New England Anomaly (http://www.newenglandanomaly.com/newenglandanomaly.htm)

That's all I've got.

November 6th, 2006, 02:10 PM
sweet :) thanks for the link.

November 6th, 2006, 03:31 PM
When in Vermont, I used to visit the old graveyards scattered all over the countryside while on drives. When I began researching them I found that there was a belief in Vampires that went back to colonial times. It was largely forgotten until bodies were disintured and found to have been decapitated or the bones all dismembered and put back together in odd places so the dead could not rise and walk around. I found this article:

Bioarcheological and Biocultural Evidence for the New England Vampire Folk Belief

I'm sure there is more to be found. I can't remember the specific Vermont articles I read.