The Mongoloid House is located on Salem Road in Marion County, Ohio. It is an old, broken-down house with a barn beside it. They say it is haunted. According to the urban legend, a Civil War veteran who lived there killed his wife, set the house on fire and then hung himself.
Everyone in Marion County, Ohio has heard the legend of The Mongoloid House. Today, the house is abandoned and there is graffiti on the walls saying “Leave while you can!” and “This is hell!” According to the legend, the house was the site of a number of gruesome murders and it is now said to be haunted.
As the story goes, the first occupants of the house were a Civil War veteran and his wife. The couple couldn’t have kids, but when the wife suddenly got pregnant, the husband was suspicious. She ended giving birth to two children, a boy and a girl. However, the children were hideously deformed.
The husband refused to believe that the children were his and became convinced that his wife had been cheating on him. One terrible night, the couple had a fight and the man flew into a rage. He killed his wife with a shotgun, then set the house on fire and hung himself from the rafters.
Somehow, the children escaped from the blaze and they continued to live in the burned-out shell of a house, surrounded by the charred corpses of their parents. As the years passed, the children grew up and had children of their own. With each successive generation, the children that were born became more and more deformed.
They say that, back in the 1960s, the family who lived on the property were a peculiar-looking bunch, with hunched-backs, high foreheads, big heads, stocky builds and close-set eyes. Some people claimed that the family were all mentally-challenged or handicapped.
Teenagers would often drive by the house and antagonize the family by honking their horns or harass them by shining flashlights on the house. The people in the house would come running out and throw rocks at cars and beat on them with baseball bats.
The crazed family would often be seen hanging from trees like monkeys or jumping out of ditches at passersby. Some say they would fire shotguns into the air as a warning or even shoot at the cars. Others claimed they had paths through the fields and would use them to cut through and come out in front of your car, blocking you. If you got out of your car they would chase you down and kill you.
Today, The mongoloid house is abandoned and nobody knows what happened to the crazed family. They say that if you visit the barn you might hear strange noises and smell the stench of sulfur in the second story. The house is also said to be haunted, and if you go into the basement of the house for more than two to five minutes, you start to feel invisible hands touching you.
One young man who ventured out to the house tells this story:
“Me and two of my friends went out there at 1:00 a.m., and as soon as we pulled into the driveway, we saw a man’s face inside the house. We got out of the car and as we walked up there, we all starting feeling something. It was 80 degrees outside, and we decided to go down into the basement. It was so cold down there, and there was a junk refrigerator downstairs, and all of the sudden it started running. We decided to go back upstairs, and we walked out to the first barn where we heard a man’s voice growl, “go away!” We went out to the other barn and all of a sudden we heard a little girl screaming and crying. We kept hearing the man say, “Get out of here! Get out of here!” so we starting walking back towards the house. We heard a loud noise come from the first barn. Ever since then we have been back out there a bunch of times, day and night. There is something out there.”