World-renowned cryptozoologist Loren Coleman has been researching and investigating cryptozoological mysteries since 1960. One of the world’s foremost leaders in the field, Coleman has written extensively about cryptic animal encounters from all corners of the globe. In 1983, Coleman published his most famous work, Mysterious America. In a chapter detailing his findings in Southeastern Massachusetts, Coleman dubbed the region, “The Bridgewater Triangle”. www.lorencoleman.com • www.cryptomundo.com
Known as the “Cult Cop”, retired Freetown Police Lieutenant Detective Alan Alves spent much of his career investigating satanic activity in the Freetown State Forest region. Often regarded as an expert on satanic crime, Alves has served as a consultant on cases involving satanic crime from all corners of the globe. During his many years of service on the Freetown Police Department, Alves witnessed many strange and disturbing things.
Paranormal researcher and author Chris Balzano has been investigating paranormal activity in the New England region for a number of years. Recently, Balzano released two books detailing accounts of paranormal activity within the Bridgewater Triangle. 2007’s Dark Woods: Cults, Crime, and the Paranormal in the Freetown State Forest, and 2008’s Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle, are two informative sources for readers interested in learning more about the Bridgewater Triangle.
Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He has authored over a dozen books including Weird Massachusetts, and has written articles for The Boston Globe. He also serves as the series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Belanger is all-too-familiar with the many stories surrounding the Bridgewater Triangle. www.jeffbelanger.com
New England Paranormal Research founder and author, John Brightman, has been investigating strange occurrences in the Bridgewater Triangle for over a decade. Recently, Brightman published Dark Gift, a fictional novel based on his numerous investigations in the Freetown State Forest. Growing up in Freetown, Brightman is well-acquainted with the many stories surrounding the State Forest region. www.neparanormalresearch.com
In the winter of 1978, Joseph DeAndrade encountered what he described as a “tall, furry, man-like creature”, at Clay Banks Pond in Bridgewater, MA. DeAndrade has since devoted his life to proving the existence of the “Bigfoot of Bridgewater”, and investigating the many mysteries of the Bridgewater Triangle. Throughout the years, he has organized a number of expeditions into the Hockomock Swamp region with his groups the Bridgewater Triangle Expedition Team, and later, the Paranormal Investigation Organization.
Derek Gunn is an independent researcher, artist, writer and musician. His love of oddities, curiosities and the paranormal began in childhood with books and TV shows like In Search Of, That’s Incredible and Ripley’s Believe It Not. In 1993, he began researching the Bridgewater Triangle, UFO and cryptid reports and other anomalous phenomena from the Bay State. He is currently working on his first book Amazing Massachusetts which will be the culmination of his research. Mr. Gunn has been a guest on such shows as Ghost Chronicles and Spooky Southcoast and spoken at many schools, libraries and groups. www.amazingmassachusetts.com
Whaling City Ghosts founder Luann Joly has been drawn to the paranormal from a very young age. In 2012 she published Dead Whispers, Ghostly EVPs, a book and audio CD featuring a large collection of electronic voice phenomenon recordings obtained during her many investigations. A self-described “ghost magnet”, Joly has reported a number of ghostly encounters within the boundaries of the Bridgewater Triangle. www.whalingcityghosts.net
Andrew Lake has been researching Southern New England hauntings for a number of years. In 2011, Lake released Ghosthunting Southern New England, a book detailing his experiences in some of the region’s most haunted locations. Lake has spent much of his time investigating reports of ghosts in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. www.greenvilleparanormal.com
Mike Markowicz is a Massachusetts-based Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) specialist. A leader in the field, he has been featured on a number of radio and television programs including WBSM radio’s Spooky Southcoast. In 2009 Markowicz released EVP: Electronic Voice Phenomenon: Massachusetts Ghostly Voices, a book and audio CD featuring a number of his EVP recordings, including some recording captured within the Bridgewater Triangle.
Joe Murray is a lifelong resident of the Bridgewater Triangle area. A mixed blood Scottish, English, and Native American, he is an avid researcher focusing on factual hidden historical events and Native American studies. He brings a well-rounded and impartial approach to every project he is involved in, and prides himself on his objectivity and his insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth, wherever that may lead. He is currently working on multiple projects including publishing a book of poetry, and publishing a book on the formerly hidden history of the founding of The United States of America.
Paranormal researcher Chris Pittman has been investigating odd occurrences in Southeastern Massachusetts for a number of years. With an extensive background in the study of both UFOs and archeology, Pittman is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on all aspects of The Bridgewater Triangle. www.cellarwalls.com
Tim Weisberg had some of his first paranormal experiences in the Bridgewater Triangle, which ultimately led him to create Spooky Southcoast, one of the world’s most popular paranormal radio shows. A journalist by trade, Tim has also authored two books, including Ghosts of the SouthCoast, which features hauntings within the Bridgewater Triangle. www.spookysouthcoast.com