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King Memorial Drive

Kirtland, Ohio

During the 1800s a doctor secretly performed abortions and killed deformed babies in this building. After being thrown into the basement, the babies were then buried in a knoll outside the house. Many people claim to feel eerie chills when passing the knoll and to hear cries of babies coming from the basement.

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Smooth Operator says:

October 11, 2005, 11:02 am

Melonhead country?

Kelly says:

October 17, 2005, 2:14 pm

No clue…?

Ali says:

January 23, 2006, 7:10 pm


Miah says:

January 29, 2006, 5:32 pm

Yeah that is close to melonhead country.

stupid says:

August 2, 2006, 2:56 pm

this sounds stupid loser

horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 6:44 pm

um ok what the hell!!! this ledgend has got to be fake.

Curt says:

November 11, 2006, 11:05 pm

Yeah it’s in melonhead country, Right across that crybaby bridge thing, I have been there twice nothing happend..But i did get lost in Kirtland and it was a pain in the ***.

Scotty K says:

December 21, 2006, 6:49 pm

Probably related to the melonhead rumours

*person* says:

January 8, 2007, 10:03 pm

dont be so quick to judge maybe it is true and you are just to stupid to have heard of it

Derek says:

January 8, 2007, 10:22 pm

you all are just wusses. Like to see yous go there at night.

Brent says:

February 16, 2007, 12:12 pm

Kirtland is the location of the cult murders in 1989. That’s why some locals call it Cultland. Many stories and strange **** in it’s history. That city is messed up.

Jennifer says:

March 26, 2007, 6:36 pm

That’s terrable. In the 1800’s, you only had a few choices if you were to have children out of wedlock; either deal with being ridaculed and go without the church’s help (if needed),make sure your family has money to take care of you and the little one(s),adoption, or abortions. It was a little harder to be ‘on time’ with the abortion because it was hard to tell how far along the expectant was. 5 months is the legal limit to preform the abortion.
Also, it was a lot harder to get along in life being disabled, ect.
I am curious how they knew, pre-abortion if the unborn child would be handicaped, disabled or disfigured.

unknown says:

April 2, 2007, 3:39 pm

awww those poor things didnt even have a chance what kind of selfish person would do that too people who didnt even have a chance at life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

gong says:

June 22, 2007, 12:33 am

this is interesting i my not be a expert at goast stories but this i beleive and i cant beleive someone would do this stuff

Protected says:

August 8, 2007, 6:56 am

yes.. i belive somebody would do such a thing…but is this really realistic? i mean, i dont know i havnt been…and ha, no would i like to go there in the middle of the night… but I mean can baby’s cry when there THAT premature anyway…?

RacerE7773 says:

August 9, 2007, 11:02 pm

I’ve driven the area on the way to the mall, but never heard or saw anything.

Kaya says:

August 14, 2007, 7:27 pm

you guys i live in kirtland and there are alot of strange things here. like the whitches grave the mellonheads and everything like that and if you go to look this stuff up at the historic site it is all true they have the doccuments to prove evrything that has happened here!

Colby Ward says:

September 12, 2007, 11:35 pm

Me and my friends have been there numerous times during the day and at night and still we have not yet found anything or even a clue to the MelonHead excistance. That doesnt mean that their isnt anything there but I havent seen anything. I think the only way you will ever truly find something is unless you spend the night there or go at night during a full moon. But I am going to try those ideas. We have also looked for the burnt down building thats supose to be there and we spent almost 3 hours during the day trying to find it and couldnt. If anyone has any questions email me or if you have been there and know more info. I will still try and keep looking.

Unknown says:

October 3, 2007, 4:51 pm

That story is not true. Story comes from the cult murders in Kirtland. The leader moved in with the family. He gained many followers. Him and the cult followers tied up the family, shot them, then buried them in their own barn. There are many books published on this incident.

Stephanie says:

October 16, 2007, 2:14 pm

Why would someone want to kill babies? And burin there bodies, that is just too sad to even be a haunted story.

alien says:

October 19, 2007, 2:59 pm

The Doctors name was Dr. Crow. He was a psycopath. That whole area in Kirtland has many odd stories associated with it. “Mellon heads”, Gravity hill, where you park your car, leave it neutral and it will roll uphill,etc. Being a resdent of Painesville for over 40 years, I worked in Kirtland at the Kirtland Country Club, and strange things happened there and all around Kirtland. Little Mountain Rd.,there is another haunted place. Its in the woods south of the road. While hiking thru the area, my friends and I saw what seemed to be a large orb of light floating thru the trees at about 10 feet above the ground. We saw it for more than 20 minutes before it just faded out. Anyone who lives in the area knows Lake County has alot of strange happenings there.

hektik says:

October 25, 2007, 4:50 am

ive been there many times, idk anything much about this story much but i will tell you that i been to gravity hill, its not big, but it is kinda interesting, and also a few other intrestings things close by in kirkland….im not a b/s liar like a bunch of people on here, ima bored 19 year old who looks for fun ish to do during the night, want info on how to get there or other places, or any places i could check out…id be happy to go with anyone out to these places to its fun lol …. email – or AIM thuggin365247

marty says:

November 21, 2007, 7:31 pm

For the record folks this story has been going around since I was in Jr. in Mentor. I am now 39, The Lundgren murders were long after this “folktale started” A friend of the family owns this supposed melon head property… some versions say the dr. performed abortions, some say he kept deformed patients, that supposedly set the house on fire and escaped…regardless melon head country along with melon head hunting is just a reason for the teenagers to go out get drunk and scare the hell out of each otheran

Beentheredoneit.... says:

February 22, 2008, 3:52 pm

My dad grew up in Kirtland, I also lived in Kirtland from 1981 till about 2000. The rumors are just that, rumors. When my dad was growing up they used to go “melon head hunting”. My dad and his friends NEVER saw or heard a thing. I used to go there alot also. There was a natural spring called Boot Leg Joe. How it got the name, I do not know. Wisner road runs from King Memorial to Chardon road. It used to be a complete road until the river washed some of it away. I have gone to the housed down at the ends of the roads and talked to the people who live there. They have never experienced anything. Oh, the witches grave is the grave of a man named Levi I believe. Been awhile since I have been there. And lastly, the Lundgrens are a different story for a different web site. I went to school with the oldest son Damon. I guess you could say we were best friends then. Such a shame he allowed his father to ruin his life like that. He was a good kid. Oh well…..

marie says:

June 6, 2008, 3:19 pm

well idk if thats true because well i don’t leave there so yea i live in laredo,texas well maybe it might be rumors that can start all that s*** well idk?

sparks says:

July 9, 2008, 7:30 pm

Um yeah this might be true IDK but
I heard of crybaby bridge and I haven’t been there
but I plan on it. Well I am going to go to
and search this up and I’ll give you info later.

donnie says:

July 12, 2008, 1:29 am

trust me everyone do not go to crybaby bridge or to the mellonheads youll most likely go to jail

Roxanne says:

September 17, 2009, 4:49 pm

hey while first of all way back then abortions were illegal so people had to go to someone that would do it in there own homes so this story sounds true. cause first of all you dont know that is not cause some times ghost only show them selves to some people. and second you werent around at that time to say if it was true or not if you were then you are really old so you cant say that its not true >:l

Fur says:

October 10, 2009, 9:14 am

We used to live near Lake County, and we’d hike through Chapin Forest and around Buttermilk Falls in the Lake Metroparks. It’s a really beautiful place, and so creepy. I wouldn’t want to be out there at night. Kirtland is definitely weird. All these stories plus the freaky Mormon settlement that was there make it a unique place in America to explore. Lots of woods for monsters and ghosts to hide in!

Chris says:

April 25, 2010, 5:32 am

Hah. Went there tonight. Did Wisner Rd. Stopped on crybaby bridge and me and my buddy got out. Walked around on the bridge. Nothing happened, but we did both seem to hear a strange growling noise off in the distance so we got back in, after a couple minutes my friend got out, and walked around again but after hearing a louder noise, booked back to the car and took off. On the way out, a raccoon crossing the street scared the living bejesus out of us.

bianca says:

May 22, 2010, 12:00 pm

how do i get there??

bianca says:

May 22, 2010, 12:04 pm

i think i’ve been there before with my friends. down wisner road, passed the bridge. we went down and parked by the woods and walked through. creepy stuff. we even put the baby powder on the back of our bumper when we went to cross the bridge again. turned off the car on the bridge and it rolled. theres no slant on the bridge so it was legit. got freaked out, we all went home, and checked the bumper for baby prints the next morning and they were there. no joke.

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