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Still from the movie, "The Bridgewater Triangle".  The creature called to me.  "keer...keer...KEER...KEER!"
Still from the movie, "The Bridgewater Triangle". The creature called to me. "keer...keer...KEER...KEER!" | Source

My encounter as told on Discovery Channel's Monsters & Mysteries

You Never Know Who Might Be Reading Your Work


by Bill Russo



While I have a steady audience for my more than 100 articles on HubPages, I never get thousands of hits in a day.

I feel lucky if four digits worth of readers visit me in a whole month. And yet, because of one item that I posted about two years ago, I am now in a feature Movie and on an episode of a hit television show.


It all started for me when I wrote a narrative that detailed what happened one night after midnight while walking my dog in the town of Raynham, Massachusetts.

I did not know it at the time, but the area is said to be part of the "Bridgewater Triangle" - a hotbed for ghostly appearances, Puckwudgies, giant snakes, UFOs, and many odd and sometimes fatal happenings.


A short, pot bellied, hairy little creature appeared under a streetlamp just a few hundred yards from my house. It beckoned me. In a strange language, something like English, it called to me.

"Keer.....Keer ...Keer....Keer....Ee wan chu....chu.....ee wan chu KEER KEER";

it implored, with its furry hand and arm reaching towards me as if to pull me in.



My dog - an 80 pound Rot-Shep mix who once tried to tackle a Bison - was so frightened by the creature that she cried and began shaking. Taking my cue from the canine, I made a hasty retreat to my house.

I told a few people about what happened, but kept largely silent on the subject for many years. After I retired and began writing on Hubpages, I decided to make a written record of the incident. The Hub got a fair amount of traffic and I received some emails from people who had heard of similar things.

In early 2013, Aaron Cadieux and Manny Famolare; the Co Producers of "The Bridgewater Triangle" movie contacted me and convinced me to be in their film. The movie premiered in October 2013 and has been playing to sold out audiences at colleges and other venues, mostly in New England. The movie has also been submitted to film festivals and probably will find its way to television. A Blu Ray and DVD release is planned for Summer of 2013.

For information about the film, google "The Bridgewater Triangle" documentary. You can go to the facebook page to find out where it is playing, or perhaps to arrange to have the film come to your town.

When I went to the premiere, at the University of Massachusetts Theater in Dartmouth, I was excited to see myself on the big screen, with a sell out audience of more than 800 people also watching. I thought I was going to hate myself, but my interview came out well and many people have said that my portion is the most compelling of the documentary.

For me, there are several segments that are amazing. Two broadcasters from a Boston TV station are featured. Their account of seeing UFOs at the Raynham Dog Track, is riveting. Retired police officer Alan Alves gives an astonishing and credible account of dozens of things that have happened in the area. The whole production is fascinating and I hope the entire country gets to see it.

The next exciting thing that happened to me because of my HubPages article, was a call from Discovery TV. A producer read my work, and they signed me for the second episode of Season Two of Monsters and Mysteries in America on Destination America and Discovery.

The film crew came to my former home in Raynham, where my son, Bill Jr. now lives. It was a 95 degree scorcher when we did the filming. They kept putting some make up stuff on my face to stop the perspiration, but it didn't work that well; so if you watch the show, premiering at 10 p.m. on December 22, and you see me sweating. It's not because I am nervous, it was just so HOT!!!!!!


At the end of this article there are links for the documentary website as well as for my original HubPages report:

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MY HUBS REPRINTED IN MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS

Another nice little thing that has happened to me with my HubPages articles, is that some of them have been reprinted in major newspapers with full writing credit to me. Other items have been put to print and distributed to far off family members - some of whom have yet to enter the computer age!

The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod online has used my work. A Maine newspaper republished my piece on Caribou songwriter Don Peters. My exclusive interview for HubPages with Don Peters came after he introduced me to Canadian Country music legend, Lloyd Snow (The King of the Malls).

Lloyd also gave me an exclusive interview which I published on HubPages and which has had a fair amount of interest in the U.S. as well as in Canada.

Now, I am just wishing and hoping for a publisher to offer to collect and distribute my articles in book form. Stop laughing ! ! ! ! It could happen ! ! ! ! You never know who is reading these hubs.

It is an exciting time for me, at the age of 70 to be in a movie and on a TV show. And it is all because of a single item I wrote on the Hub Pages site.

The moral of my story is write, write, and write some more. You never know where your writing may take you.

Thankyou readers and thankyou HubPages. I hope to see you all in the movies or on TV.

Haunted Massachusetts?

The Triangle encloses an area of about 200 square miles in Southeastern Massachusetts
The Triangle encloses an area of about 200 square miles in Southeastern Massachusetts | Source

Where is the Bridgewater Triangle?

The top point of the area is centered around the four towns in Massachusetts, named Bridgewater. They are Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and North Bridgewater. North Bridgewater was renamed "Brockton" in the early 1820s.

Brockton is world famous for producing the only unbeaten heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano, as well as for being the home of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who held the undisputed middleweight title for many years.

The bottom points of the triangle are the towns of Rehoboth and East Freetown.

The Bridgewaters are part of an enormous wetland called the Hockomock Swamp. This region was home to the great native American Sachem (chief), Massasoit, who not only gave his name to the state of Massachusetts; but also is credited with saving the first European settlers from starvation when they first landed in the new world in the 1620s.

Massasoit shared his food and his knowledge with John Carver, William Bradford, Miles Standish and the rest of the Europeans. He not only was present at the first thanksgiving, but probably is the sole reason there was a first thanksgiving.

After the Chief's death, tension grew between the Europeans and the new Chief, Massasoit's son, Metacomet (called King Phillip by the Euros). As the situation worsened war broke out between the burgeoning population of the new settlers and the native Americans.

By this time there were more than 50,000 Euros in the new world and less than 5,000 members of Massasoit's Wampanoag nation. After the bloodiest war, per capita, in the history of the United States, the European settlers were the winners and the native Americans were nearly totally wiped out,

Metacomet was captured and ruthlessly beheaded. His head was mounted on a pike at the entrance to Fort Plymouth and remained there for 20 years - a long standing warning to any remaining "indians".

Before he died, Metacomet is said to have cursed the land and the Europeans and all of their children and all future generations.

Some people say that this is why the "Bridgewater Triangle" remains a place of death, UFOs, Bigfoot Creatures, Puckwudgies, Giant Snakes, Satanic Rituals, and many more eerie happenings.

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rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay

Very interesting! How exciting for you to be discovered via a hub article. I'll definitely mark the Dec. 22 date to watch the episode on the Discovery channel. If you have links you can provide to the FB page or website, I'm sure others would be interested in reading more about The Bridgewater Triangle. You may want to start a forum thread about how you were discovered by one of your hubs. HP staff and hubbers love to hear about these kind of successes. Best to you!


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Ralph Deeds 2 years ago

Great story. Congrats! [Pardon my skepticism about the "pot-bellied, hairy little creature." Perhaps it was a ground hog?? :-)]


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thankyou rebekahELLE. I think I will start the forum thread as you suggested.


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Hi Ralph. I don't blame you for being skeptical. If you get to see the documentary you might be a little less of a skeptic. Aaron Cadieux, the co producer of the Bridgewater Triangle was a one hundred per cent non believer. After hearing me tell of the hirsute little swamp thing that I saw, be became only a 90 per cent skeptic ! ! ! !


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rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay

Bill, you could insert a textual link to your hub so that readers can find the original hub that got the producers attention. I would insert it into your text that says: "because of my Hubpages article". You can highlight the words and insert the link. The Bridewater Triangle hub is an interesting read!


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

That is a great idea rebekahElle. I will do it. Thanks very much.


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A.Villarasa 2 years ago from Palm Springs

Thank God Atheists have not attacked you en masse labeling you a purveyor of things that are not explainable by our 5 physical senses.


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks for the comment and for checking in from the sunshine state, A.Villarasa. Many of my Cape Cod snowbird friends refer to Florida as 'Southern Massachusetts' because there are so many of us there in the winter. West Palm Beach and Lake Worth are my hoped for destinations in early February. Then, if I come across some extra funds, I would like to be able to head for Fort Myers to the Red Sox spring training.


Aaron 2 years ago

Bill,

It was an honor having your participate in our documentary!

-Aaron


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks Aaron. Your film, "The Bridgewater Triangle", is going to stand for decades as the definitive work on paranormal activity in Southeastern Massachusetts.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

I am so excited for you. What an incredible accomplishment and what a fascinating story. Congratulations once again!


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thankyou breakfastpop. I really appreciate the comment.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

I was contacted by Monsters Inside Me: Animal Planet, but my story was not about me but my daughter. She didn't want to do the show. You never know who is reading our hubs.

I watch Monsters and Mysteries all their shows, I will be watching yours on the Dec 22. Congrats on getting on the show. Voted up and Shared.


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Eileen Hughes 2 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Wow that is an incredible story. I believe you there are so many different things. My husband and his mates saw a mimi light miles from nowhere but people did not believe him


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Hi moonlake. It seems that a number of producers, scriptwriters and such are digging their way through the thousands of hubs, in search of fresh ideas for their projects. In time, we may see movie scripts, television shows, and even best selling novels; come into bloom from little seedlings sewn on HubPages. Thanks for reading and for the comment.


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks Eileen for the comment. I have read a little bit about those strange lights in Australia that follow people. Like the "Puckwudgie", the source of the legend seems to trace back to the original inhabitants of the land. There have been so many sighting of the lights in Australia, that I expected that most people would be believers.


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Another nice little thing that has happened to me with my HubPages articles, is that some of them have been reprinted in major newspapers with full writing credit to me. Other items have been put to print and distributed to far off family members - some of whom have yet to enter the computer age! The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod online has used my work. A Maine newspaper republished my piece on Caribou songwriter Don Peters. My exclusive interview for HubPages with Don Peters came after he introduced me to Canadian Country music legend, Lloyd Snow (The King of the Malls). Lloyd also gave me an exclusive interview which I published on HubPages and which has had a fair amount of interest in the U.S. as well as in Canada. Now, I am just wishing and hoping for a publisher to offer to collect and distribute my articles in book form. Stop laughing ! ! ! ! It could happen ! ! ! ! You never know who is reading these hubs.


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

What an interesting article! I lived in the Boston area for a while and never heard anything about this Triangle before. I'll have to come back when I have a little more time and read your original article.

Voting this up and sharing this incredible hub.


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thanks for the comment Aunt Jimi. I lived in the heart of the area for many years, and I had never heard of the strange happenings either....until some time after I saw an odd little swamp creature walk into the middle of the circle of light cast by a streetlamp, well beyond midnight, while I was walking with my dog.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

How Totally wonderful and exciting! Good for you! I will definitely be looking for the documentary. Up+++


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Billrrrr 2 years ago from Cape Cod Author

Thank you so much for the comment fp. For many years I did not say much about what I saw. Using somebody's sage old advice, "Write what you know about", I decided to set my strange experience down on Hubpages - partly so that after I am gone, my grandchildren and their children can read a little bit about me and see me as I was at the age of 68. I never expected the story to get any more than a few hundred hits but it has gone far beyond what I could have imagined.

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