reply to post by broadwaybaby1991
Responding to this post as it moved me the most and to endorse/verify the "stories" told within.
One , completely agree with the term/saying "melonhead hunting". Anyone intrigued and heading to Kirtland to investigate used this ; myself and a
select group of friends who researched , noted , drove , walked , and foraged the areas certainly did.
Second , I agree with the use of "Cry Baby Bridge" as a term of endearment/moniker to the bridge in the photo and agree not to the voodoo woman
story but wholeheartedly to the drowning of "experimental evidence".
Third , I have heard "whimpers" or "cries" at this bridge and have ruled out native animals to the region and mass hallucination. This I will
personally attest to as it was one of our own "tests/experiments" that we did.
Fourth , my suggestion is to NEVER shut your car off anywhere! I can recall two times , very visibly , experiencing the phenomena of a perfectly good
running vehicle malfunctioning. Once at this bridge and the other further up the dirt road. I just told that dirt road story not to long ago and
remembered it as if it happened yesterday.
Fifth , yes there was a doctor (to which there is conflict as to whether he was actually licensed to begin with , disbarred/discredited , or even a
doctor at all - this is in accordance as to how the "urban legend" was told to you) who performed most often and inevitably unbearably painful
surgeries/experiments on orphaned and/or abandoned/unwanted (as I came to understand it parents of these children were often ridiculed and looked down
upon in social circles) children afflicted with water on the brain. My (our) interpretation of the surgery/experimentation was in essence to find a
way to drain the fluid in a constant manner with shunts and/or to drill into the skull where the pockets of water where. I do not recall the findings
as it relates to the shunting but the latter resulted in re-accumulation of fluid and in most cases more so then originally was there. As you would
expect this caused greater pain due to swelling pressure in the child's head and greater disfiguration. My (our) research also showed that as the
number of unsuccessful surgeries/experiments rose , the doctors sanity began to wither away and this is where the accusations of many forms of abuse
(through the experiments themselves and physical) cropped up leading to the eventual snooping of law enforcement officials.
Sixth , I do not believe the children were cannibals. I am uncertain though as to how they became inhabitants of the woods. Again , it is all how the
story was told to you (children rebelled and killed the doctor , the accidental killing of the wife in the fire etc). All I know is that somehow they
made it past the barricades (heavier and sometimes Kati barred doors and shuttered windows) and the fenced in property. Which if I recall correctly
was nothing more than a split rail type fence with chicken wire securing the openings it left.
To conclude this response , I without a doubt have experienced many different oddities , occurrences and phenomenon when it comes to the "melonhead"
legend as myself and three other friends made this into our hobby/pastime. As much as I'd love to say I still have the maps we drew of the different
locations , the notes we took , and even artifacts we found ( I'll cover one of them in a post that I will start under my user name) I will always
have the experiences that are my stories , which when I tell them , never fail to give me goosebumps!.........which I think is a combination of the
passion I had for this and the recollection of being spooked.