Little Lurkers in Mad Middlebury

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Little Lurkers in Mad Middlebury

Little Lurkers in Mad Middlebury
Little Lurkers in Mad Middlebury

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Middlebury, Connecticut is the home of Little People’s Village, tucked away in the woods.  Little People’s Village, located off route 63, is a tiny village made out of crumbling doll houses and odd structures.  The little city is located next to an old stone house.  The origination of the tiny city differs somewhat depending on the story teller, but two theories have emerged dominant over time.

The first is that the old stone house was the home of an older man and woman who lived quietly alone in the woods.  Rumors circulated that the woman was, in fact, a witch and that is why the couple lived in seclusion.  Only after their violent deaths did people find out what was going on in those dark woods.

The wife began seeing fairy people in the woods.  At first they were peaceful and provided a source of companionship and entertainment for the old woman.  Unfortunately, that peace did not last long.  Shortly thereafter, the small group of little people began demanding a tiny village be built for them.

The woman convinced her husband to begin the tiny village and as the years passed the tiny city grew and grew.  Ultimately, the tiny town served as a blueprint for the growing madness of both husband and wife.  After many years passed, the man lost his mind.  He killed his wife and then committed suicide.  They were terrorized by the little people to build the village and were eventually driven mad.

Little Lurkers in Mad Middlebury

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The second story is similar to the first, but there was only a man in the stone house.  He also lived in seclusion and kept to himself.  Some say he was mentally ill and began building houses for each one of the voices he heard.  Others says that the little people began visiting him at home and threatened to bother him for his remaining days unless he carried out their wishes.  They terrorized him and commanded him to build the village.  He was also driven mad but stories say that when he was finally so insane that he could not keep up the work, the little people killed him and hid him away in the woods.

All that remains now of the tiny town is walkways, steps, foundations, crumbling walls and random pieces of mortar and masonry.  One thing that strongly remains is the throne in the center of the city.  It was carved upon request by the little people who ran the town and rumor has it that anyone brave enough to sit in it is sure to meet death within seven years.  While the town lies in ruins, the energy remains.

Visitors who stumble across the tiny town on route 63 now report feeling an ominous energy or a negative energy field almost as soon as they locate the first tiny structure.  Locals say the area is haunted, either by the tiny people who inhabited the land or by the average size humans they drove insane with their demands.  Visitors report seeing spirits, orbs or apparitions.   Many have issues with photos taken at the site.  Those brave enough to linger report hearing voices and some have even lasted long enough just to be driven to insanity.

Megan Borchert
Megan Borchert
Lover of all things unusual, Megan is a staff attorney for the state of South Dakota. When she's not stuffed in an office writing case synopses, you can find her at home with her army of Schnauzers, snuggled up with some strong wine and a good book.

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