Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 16th, 2012
On Sept. 27, 1887, The Fall River Daily Evening News reported that some people thought “The naked wild man of Dighton” was the ghost of a Viking who had helped mark Dighton Rock.
That’s all the story says, but it is apparent that something, or someone, was sighted in Dighton often enough to be known as “the naked wild man of Dighton.”
Hermit? Bigfoot? Madman? Ghost? Other mentions in the press of that time will be hunted down, if at all possible. “The Naked Wild Man of Dighton,” The Herald News, Fall River, Massachusetts, April 2, 2012..
The “Bridgewater Triangle” is one of those phrases I coined; for more see Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures.
Dighton is part of the Bridgewater Triangle.