In the city of
Waterbury Connecticut, not far west of Holy Land, is a curious tract
of land that is home to a local legend. Flanked by a major highway,
private homes and business, this triangle of forest and swamp is not
easily accessible. Hidden near its apex are the remains of what has
been the inspiration for this lore. The popular name for this spot is
The Little People Village but it has also been called The Daemon
There are many different versions of this strange
legend but I'll try to summarize the most common facets of this odd
deep in the Waterbury forest, an elderly couple lived alone. The
home in which they lived had been built by the old man, and had a very odd
construction. Soon after moving into their strange home, the old man
began to hear voices. He was not sure where these voices were coming
from until one evening when he caught a glimpse of the little people
living in the forest. The old man decided to build a small village
for these little people to live in, hoping to start a friendship
with his new neighbors.
things went well, and the man told his wife that the little people
moved into the miniature cottages he had build . He explained that they slept
in them by day and only came out at night. His wife still had not
seen these little people, but humored him since it all seemed
harmless. With time though, the old woman noticed her husband began
acting strangely. Concerned, she asked him to stop building
these Lilliputian homes and spending so much time with his
imaginary friends. The old man was upset by this and explained to
her that they were real and not people, but
little demons. He told her that if he stopped they both might be in
man continued construction and began building a throne for the king
of the demons. Once the throne was complete, he invited his wife to
see his fine craftsmanship. Unfortunately, this was just a ploy by
the old man to lure her to sit in the throne where he would kill
her. The demons had ordered him to consummate the throne with the
blood of his wife.
having killed his wife he began to realize that he was next. The
demons no longer needed him and would kill him too. In fear for his
life he quickly added bars into the windows of his home before the
next night fall, and locked himself safely inside. Unfortunately
this did not protect him from the demons. Through the evening he
could hear their voices in his head telling him to kill himself.
Before daybreak, he went insane and fulfilled their wishes by
said that if you drop by the village at night, you can still hear
the voices of the demons lurking in the forest.
hearing such a wonderfully odd story, I had to visit the village. At
the time, I was accompanied by
Adam Grossman (aka Isaac Dolom) of the now defunct podcast
Dailysonic. We had just visited Holyland and decided to try and
locate the village to top off our day.
arrived, I noticed there were only two points of access. One was a
driveway for a business and the other a home. Both had ‘No
Trespassing’ posted everywhere. Determined to see the village, we
approached the home to ask permission to cross their property. To
our surprise the family inside was more than pleased to give us a
tour of the village.
walked through the junkyard behind their home, the woman and young
boy began to tell us about how they had seen satanic rituals had
taking place at the village. They also mentioned how they would not
go to the village at night since they had seen demons lurking in the
swamp behind it.
Once we arrived at what was said to be the home of the elderly
couple, I quickly noticed that though it was oddly constructed from
stone and slag as mentioned. It didn’t appear to be a home. Closer
inspection of the building lead me to believe that it had been a
Once we passed the home, we came
across the first miniature cottage.
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