It’s Folklore Thursday so here is a little legend from Rhode Island for you.
It is believed that Freddy Krueger was inspired by a creepy campfire tale in Rhode Island.
The stories of “Finger Nails Freddie”, a violent man living in the woods with long finger nails, date back to the 19th century. The story say anyone that wanders onto his former property in the woods is murdered.
It is believed that Finger Nails Freddie is actually a man who lost his family when neighborhood bullies lit fire to his home, leaving his face burned and vowed revenge on the town.
I’ve personally wandered about in the suspected area of woods where his house was thought to have been located. I haven’t seen any proof of a homestead other than the usual farm stone walls neither have I picked up on any off vibes.
Every legend has a kernel of truth to it, I wonder which part of this legend it is…