Connecticut Magazine Explores Folklore with Comm Professor

Associate Professor Stephen Olbrys Gencarella is featured in a story about the folklore associated with what are known as the Moodus Noises, named for a village in Connecticut. Gencarella, who is also the resident folklorist at the Connecticut River Museum, took a staff writer from Connecticut Magazine on a hiking tour he developed of Mount Tom in Machimoodus State Park, where much of the folklore of the noises originates. Gencarella says stories about noises, which are believed to be caused by shallow earthquakes, date back more than 400 years.

Read more about their hike in Connecticut Magazine.