The Story Behind This Vanishing Vermont Town Will Leave You Baffled

Vermont is famous for its haunted tales and sordid stories of the past, and the Patch Hollow massacre is a good one. While this story may not be as well-known as others, it doesn’t make it any less real. Deep in the woods of Wallingford lies Patch Hollow, a small community that was made up of 5 families in the early 1800s.  The events that took place here on May 11, 1831 would change the history of Patch Hollow forever.

Today there are no physical clues as to what happened that fateful night – no make-shift knife left at the scene, no bodies, and aside from a few crumbling foundations, there isn’t much evidence that a civilization ever existed here. However, the well documented accounts describing the Patch Hollow massacre are detailed and still chilling to this day.

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