Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 18th, 2008
Lake Nippenicket (above) is a freshwater lake in the town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The lake borders a tiny portion of Route 104, and is near the vicinity of I-495 and Route 24. Most of the lake is included with the Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area, within the Bridgewater Triangle (a term I coined over 25 years ago to describe the location of an intriguing anomalistic and cryptozoological concentration in this section of southeastern Massachusetts).
Jeff Belanger has informed me that the island in the middle of Lake Nippenicket (“The Nip”) in the Bridgewater Triangle, Massachusetts, has disappeared. Red-haired little apes were seen on this island in the 1970s and 1980s.
Today, Belanger (see below) and members (i.e. Stacey, Tracy, and Tiffany) of a southeast Massachusetts investigative group ventured into the Hockomock Swamp (above) to photograph the former location of this island.
Belanger introduces Weird Massachusetts, (shown is Dighton Rock which is part of the Bridgewater Triangle) in the following video:
Jeff talks about the Bridgewater Triangle in this video:
Jeff and Chris Balzano discuss the little trolls of the Freetown State Forest and Hockomock Swamp:
Chris discusses the Bridgewater Triangle in this short video:
A chapter in my Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures specifically deals with the cryptozoology of this location and details the little ape sightings.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.