Hosted, written, and produced by Jeff Belanger, New England Legends airs on select PBS stations. The Emmy-nominated television series explores the monsters, ghosts, oddities, and mysteries of New England.
Jeff Belanger is one of the leading lecturers on paranormal phenomena. Jeff brings a suitcase full of evidence, a multimedia presentation, over a decade of experience, and a lot of personality to the subject of the unexplained making it both entertaining and accessible to a wide audience.
Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today. He’s written books for both adults and children, he’s a talk show host, television producer, lecturer, and the founder of the new legend tripping movement. Since 1997, the former journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences.
History, belief, and folklore combine to create paranormal legends that challenge what we know about how the universe works. But are these legends more than just stories? What can we learn about ourselves in exploring the unexplained? Meet Jeff Belanger, the ultimate paranormal insider, and host of the New England Legends series on PBS. He is the Haunted Historian.
There's a relationship between ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, strange monsters, ancient mysteries, and other bizarre phenomena. Through legend tripping we experience a path to our past, a connection with our fellow human beings in our present, and a way to ponder our own inevitable future. Though no one can explain exactly how it all works, few can match Jeff's ability to bring the odd out of the fringe and into our living rooms and near our office water coolers.
Belanger's approach is fun and informative. He brings a lot of personality and knowledge to his work. He's the author of over a dozen books that have been published in six languages, the Emmy-nominated host, producer, and writer of New England Legends on PBS, the writer and researcher for the Ghost Adventures show on the Travel Channel, the host of the widely popular Web and cable talk show 30 Odd Minutes, he's a sought-after lecturer who speaks at dozens of events per year for audiences big and small, and he's a recognized media personality appearing on hundreds of radio and television programs and networks worldwide including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Biography, PBS, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, Coast to Coast AM, and The 'X' Zone.