The Former Krejci Dump Near Greater Cleveland’s “Helltown” Is Linked With Local Legend
How could one forget the iconic Helltown legend of Northeast Ohio? This tale surrounds Boston Township, Peninsula, and Boston Heights, and other portions of land in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park area. According to legend, this community is haunted, hosting lost souls and a so-called Highway to Hell. Stories surrounding Helltown also tell of a mysterious chemical spill and a giant python prowling the local woods. Legends in Greater Cleveland are an amazing oral tradition, but they’re just that… legends. Stories. Make-believe. However, if history has taught us anything, it’s that humans often preserve a piece of truth in their myths and legends. What truth could there be to the legend of Helltown? With the tales of a chemical spill in mind, let’s dissect this story.
Legends in Greater Cleveland are fantastical, but there’s an ounce of truth hidden in even the most outrageous tale. What do you think about the tales of Helltown and the Krejci Dump? Are you surprised that there this local legend isn’t entirely made up? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Have you ever heard of the so-called Melon Heads? If not, this is definitely the next local legend that you need to dig into!
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Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.