A photo of the lake
|Theories|| · A cryptid|
· Demonic presence
The Bennington Triangle is an area of southwestern Vermont within which a number of people went missing between 1920 and 1950.
Precisely what area is encompassed in this hypothetical "mystery triangle" is not clear, but it is purportedly centered on Glastenbury Mountain and would include some or most of the area of the towns immediately surrounding it, especially Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, and Somerset. Glastenbury and its neighboring township Somerset were both once moderately thriving logging and industrial towns, but began declining toward the late 19th century and are now essentially ghost towns, unincorporated by an act of the state legislature in 1937.
On November 12, 1945, 75-year-old Middie Rivers, a local outdoorsman with much experience, guided a hunting party onto Glastenbury Mountain. While returning to camp, Rivers got ahead of the others and vanished. Police and volunteers launched a search party for the hunter, but found nothing. The only clue was a single bullet found by a stream.
On December 1, 1946, an 18-year-old Bennington College coed named Paula Welden went on a day hike on Glastenbury. She got a ride to the trailhead and several eyewitnesses confirmed seeing her on the trail. When she failed to return to school, over 1,000 volunteers searched the area. Despite a $5,000 reward and investigators from the FBI, Welden was never seen again.
Three years to the day after Welden's disappearance, James Tetford vanished from a bus bound for Bennington. He boarded it in St. Albans, Vermont, and although passengers confirmed his presence on the bus, he was not on it when it reached Bennington.
On October 12, 1950, eight-year-old Paul Jepson disappeared as well. His parents were the caretakers of a local dump. Paul's mother left him sitting in her truck unattended for several minutes, but when she returned, he was nowhere to be found. Bloodhounds managed to follow his scent to a nearby road, but immediately lost it.
Three weeks after Jepson's disappearance, Frieda Langer was hiking with her cousin Herbert Elsner when she slipped and fell into a stream. She told her cousin to wait for her while she ran a short distance back to their campsite to change into dry clothes. When she didn't return, Elsner went back to camp and discovered that Langer had never arrived. Various search teams made five different attempts over the next week, but found nothing. Langer's body did not turn up until the next spring, where it was found badly mangled in an open area that teams had already searched repeatedly.
- In the late 1800s, a stagecoach traveling on what is now Route 9 near Glastenbury, Vermont, encountered a Bigfoot-like cryptid that attacked and overturned the vehicle.
|North American Locations|
|Bennington Triangle · Blood Bowl · Bremen Troll Bridge · Bridgewater Triangle · Clown Motel · Devil's Gate Reservoir · Devil's Kettle · Devil's Tramping Ground · Disney's River Country · Doveland, Wisconsin · Helltown · House of Blue Lights · Island of the Dolls · Langville, Montana · Shirtwood Forest · Spider Gates · Stairway to Hell · Urkhammer, Iowa · Zone of Silence|
|South American Locations|
|Flannan Isles Lighthouse|