New long blog post from Jason Colavito on H.P. Lovecraft and Megalithic New England

“H.P. Lovecraft almost certainly never visited Mystery Hill, which was not a tourist attraction at the time Lovecraft lived. It was private land in those days. The site did not open to the public until 1937, when William Goodwin purchased it, rebuilt it to resemble a European megalithic site, and gave it its longtime name.”

“It should be fairly obvious from their description, usage, and placement that Lovecraft’s stone circles [in “The Dunwich Horror”] were modeled on Old World examples”