- Unlike the rest of the national television audience, local residents will have the distinct privilege of watching “The Bridgewater Triangle” from within the Bridgewater Triangle.
Unlike the rest of the national television audience, local residents will have the distinct privilege of watching “The Bridgewater Triangle” from within the Bridgewater Triangle.
“This is definitely the biggest break in the film’s two-year lifespan,” said Aaron Cadieux, co-director and co-producer with Manny Famolare of the 2013 documentary, which explores the numerous reports of odd and malevolent occurrences within the reportedly haunted hotspot.
The film will make its national television debut Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. on Discovery’s “Destination America” network, which will air a 42-minute (broadcast hour) version of the 90-minute documentary under the title “America’s Bermuda Triangle,” a name Discovery hopes will help draw in a broader audience, Cadieux said.
For the uninitiated, the Bridgewater Triangle is a 200-square mile hunk of Southeastern Massachusetts where reports of paranormal happenings abound, including sightings of UFOs, Bigfoot, ghostly panthers, giant birds and fiendish dogs. Also reported: grotesque cattle mutilations, a vanishing hitchhiker and unexplained disembodied lights and noises.
Contained within the Triangle’s borders are the three Bridgewaters, Raynham, Mansfield, Norton, Easton, Brockton, Taunton, Abington, Freetown and Rehoboth.
To celebrate the national debut, Cadieux of Dartmouth and Famolare of East Bridgewater are hosting a free viewing party at Christopher’s Lounge at 1285 Broadway in Raynham. The event is open to the public and will begin at 8 p.m. with a screening of the original full-length directors’ cut.
Then at 10 p.m., the pub’s many televisions will be tuned in to Destination America as “The Bridgewater Triangle” makes its national debut, with additional members of the cast and crew on-hand to celebrate.
Cadieux said Discovery estimates the film will have an audience of 100,000 to 200,000 viewers nationally.
The first-ever full-length documentary on the subject, “The Bridgewater Triangle” features eye-witness accounts by local residents and an all-star cast of paranormal researchers, folklorists and authors providing expert analysis.
The independently-produced documentary, which was filmed entirely in Massachusetts, has been featured on the nationally-syndicated Coast to Coast AM radio show; WCVB’s Chronicle; and Fox 25’s Zip Trips. The film has also been covered in the nationally distributed Rue Morgue magazine.
On the festival circuit, the documentary won the Audience Award at the 2014 Terror Con Film Festival in Providence; Best Documentary at the Winter 2015 Macabre Faire Film Festival on Long Island, New York; and Best Local at the 2015 Granite State Film Festival, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“The Bridgewater Triangle” is available on UltraFlix, NanoTech Entertainment’s 4k movie streaming service, and on Blu-ray and DVD.