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Choose one of the stories below or click on State Folktales to choose a folktale from another state.

  • Old Stormalong
    Old Stormalong is the ultimate sailor in the ultimate ship.

  • Sam Hyde
    Old Sam Hyde tells a tall tale and earns himself a glass of cider.

  • The Shaggy Dog
    A woman loses her pooch between Salem and Springfield and starts looking for her extremely shaggy dog.

  • The Telltale Seaweed
    An overnight stay in an abandoned Cape Cod house reveals a ghost.

  • The Twist-Mouth Family
    Find out what a college education is good for.

You can read more Massachusetts folklore and ghost stories in Spooky Massachusetts by S.E. Schlosser.

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