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Melonheads
Melonhead
An artist's depiction
Background
Type Being
Continent North America
Country United States
One-Time? No
Theories  · Hydrocephalic children
 · Inbred mutants

The infamous Melonheads are bizarre humanoid creatures that are said to live near Lake County, Ohio. They are strongly associated with Wisner Road, near Chardon, Ohio. They are also often sighted on King Memorial Road, especially in or near the nearby King Memorial/Larned Cemetery.

AppearanceEdit

The Melonheads are generally described as resembling human children or teenagers, but feral in behavior. Their heads are large and swollen, possibly due to hydrocephalia. They are often seen wearing ragged and dirty clothes, if any. Occasionally, Melonheads are described as having no ears, only holes where the ears would normally be on a human.

Possible ExplanationsEdit

There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:

  • Feral children
  • Inbred mutants

Notable EncountersEdit

My brother and I were driving along Mitchell's Mill, and I saw a quick flash out of the corner of my eye. I looked right and saw something by a tree. It was very blurry, though. I was so scared I screamed, and my brother looked out of his window. "What the hell was that?" he said. I guess he saw it too, because he turned around at the spring and we headed back. This was near Mentor Road, which is off of Auburn.

-Jay, account taken from Weird Ohio

On October 5, 2001, my stepfather, mom, stepbrother, and me were driving down Chilocothe Rd. in Chardon when we came upon this stretch of road that had fields on both sides and an irrigation ditch running parallel with each side of the road. Just then, I looked out my window and I saw him; a Melonhead! He, or it, was running along next to the ditch. Since the ditch was too wide to jump over, it was coming close (like it was about to jump), then pulling away. At the time, we were going about 45-50 mph. The Melonhead was actually keeping up with us.

He looked about the same height as me (five feet seven inches) and was wearing brown pants that were very ripped up and were held together at the seams by what looked like corn husks. Its head was a very light brown tint. It had two holes in the sides of its head, which I think were ears. Its head was swelled up, and its eyes were very big looking. Just as we turned a curve, it jumped into the woods.

-Tony, account taken from Weird Ohio

TriviaEdit

  • Some versions of the legends describe the Melonheads as the ghosts of deceased hydrocephalic children.
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