Top Mysteries writes “In Southern Vermont, northeast of Bennington lies a vast, beautiful, yet mysterious area of backcountry. It’s approximately 36 squares miles of unbroken wilderness with 12 peaks of over 3,000 feet in its Mountain range. The area is encapsulated by the Green Mountain National Forest; the forest itself is incredibly dense and supports a variety of wildlife including beavers, moose, coyote’s, black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and ruffed grouse. The forest has also been referred to as the state’s granite backbone due to the sheer amount present. It is this area where we can find the Bennington Triangle.
On the outskirts of the Bennington Triangle lies the town of Glastenbury. Glastenbury was originally charted in 1761 by Benning Wentworth who was the governor of New Hampshire. The town didn’t settle officially until the 1800s, but it was doomed from the start. The dense and rough terrain made the area dangerous and difficult to develop; the short growing season didn’t ease the settler’s struggle either, and the town would become officially disorganized by the State of Vermont in 1937.
As the years went by the obscure small town, whose population peaked at 241 came to the forefront when the inexplicable events that happened on its doorstep began to circulate, and in 1992 the legend of the Bennington Triangle was born. Author and folklorist Joseph Citro first coined the term and stated that the area was the most haunted area of Vermont, but the strangeness didn’t start with Joseph, nor the town.
The Native American’s spoke of the land being cursed and refused to travel anywhere near the mountains within the now known Green Mountain National Forest. The Native Americans would speak of those who went before them who would vanish in the area and never return to them. They also speak of a completely bizarre legend; an enchanted stone that wanders the mountain range which opens up and swallows a person whole if they venture too close.”