DIGHTON ROCK


A Brief History: Dighton Rock is located in the Dighton Rock State park located at 3rdAvenue in Berkley Massachusetts. The Dighton Rock is a large boulder that was formerly located within the Taunton River near Berkley Massachusetts. The boulder was first discovered by colonists in the late 17thcentury and was noted as significant due to the abundance of ancient petroglyphs with no known source inscribed on the rock. The rock now resides in Dighton Rock State Park with the intention of preserving the petroglyphs. The rock was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


Haunted History: The mystery surrounding the source of the petroglyphs makes Dighton Rock an easy target for paranormal theories and extraterrestrial claims. Though there is alleged paranormal activity indirectly reported by museum caretakers, there is nothing verifiable and little to describe. One of the most popular paranormal claims associated with Dighton Rock is its role as one of three points making up the Bridgewater Triangle, a 200 square mile area in which there are reports of UFO and bigfoot sightings, animal mutilations, and various paranormal phenomena. It is important to note that these reports are not directly related to the rock itself.