Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:40 AM
Growing up in Stratford, CT, there was a place teenager used to visit called "Dracula Drive." It was in the extreme north end of town. It may have actually been in Shelton, CT; the area changed drastically after they built the new Route 8. There was a stone house in the woods nearby. It was in an area near Rooosevelt Forest. Urban legend has it that a family of people stricken with encephalitis, people we called "melonheads" lived in the house, hiding from the rest of humanity. Story was they would eat you if they caught you in the woods at night, which was perfect fodder for any number of stoned-out teenagers who partied in those same woods, right at the stone house. I went back there recently and the street we used to call Dracula Drive is now titled "Beards Sawmill Road" which sounds a little creepy, too, if you ask me.
I know this was just an urban legend, but with all the posts about Trumbull and Shelton, does anyone remember the spot I am referring to?