Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Melonheads" in Michigan

Well, after a long sabatical, I am back now and ready to pick up the task at hand. Writing about the things that are odd, weird, wacky and straigt out paranormal and occult-like. I have recently returned from a trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan and boy do I have good info to share.
While there, I learned about the "Melonheads". Now, other states such as Ohio and Kentucky have their own Melonhead legends that have become quite popular, to the best of my knowledge, this is not a legend. From the research I have done, from talking to people in the area and from reading, these Melonheads are real. This, in realityl, is a sad story. It is not paranormal, but it is "dark" in its own way. Let me know what you think:

The Melon Heads story comes out of Holland, Michigan. It begins with a brood of children born with hydrocephaly (water on the brain). These children were living in the woods in the Saugatuck area. Their medical condition caused them to have huge, swollen heads. In the story, the hospital in the area that was treating the children long ago had to close, and the children having nowhere to go, were released into the w.oods with nowhere else to go and with noone to take care of them. For decades, people have talked about the Melonheads but they tended to stick to themselves, eating what they hunted and grew and because they rarely ventured into populated areas they weren't spotted often and because they weren't privy to medical care, with their condition they most likely died young. Sadly, the story of the Melonheads ended just as lonely as it began.


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