From the Creepy Cleveland Archives
Contributed by j d
Hi, After finding your site on a link from deadohio.com I stumbled on the ‘Melon-Head’s’ page. Below is a story/submission I can add:
In reference to Miss S’s note, when I saw the link for the ‘melon-heads,’ first- I was taken back- I knew that place and had been there many times. As I read on, I knew nothing about this in Kirtland but instead a house inbetween geauga lake and bainbridge. Out there off of old geauga lake road, was/is a corner house with two giant eagle stone statues at the end of a home’s driveway. Back then in the mid 1980’s (for me,) I don’t even remember any complete ‘stories’ about the place, the people or anything else, but it was said that weird things went on there- nothing about large headed kids or people, etc, just the label- the ‘melon-heads.’ Another part to things was that on the unlit dirt roads that lead to the place that people sometimes popped up out of nowhere in the blackness of night on the road, and in nearby farm fields that statanic rituals were held.
Once when driving out there we did see two people that with car headlights just ‘appeared’ out of nowhere walking towards us along the road- it was pretty freaky, they looked freaky, they very pale in skin color, I didn’t stop to ask, and it was ‘extra’ spooky that night. To hear that Miss S actually babysat for those people, that there was nothing to the stories of anything of the place, why the statues were there – this was a trip in the way-back machine for me and ‘finally’ an explanation for the ‘melon-heads.’ The ‘real’ story in the region out of the Kirtland area didn’t seem to make it over to this other place that I ever heard or that any of us knew back then.