Every town has its unique lore and urban legends. We recently told you about Pittsburgh's absolutely bonkers fake Burger King, for example.

But there's something truly spooky going on in southeastern Wisconsin. Since the 1950's, residents have traded stories about a remote society of ex-circus workers living in a mysterious, unseen village.

We took a look at the legend of Haunchyville:

HAUNCHYVILLE IS A RECLUSIVE COMMUNITY OF EX-CIRCUS WORKERS IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN. CRACKEDCON THE ENTRANCE TO THEIR ENCLAVE, MYSTIC DRIVE, IS GUARD

THE DETAILS VARY, DEPENDING ON WHO'S TELLING THE STORY: THEY LIVE IN THE WOODS... OR MAYBE A CORNFIELD... OR IS IT A SYSTEM OF CAVES? THEY HIDE IN PLA

MAYBE THEY'RE ALL TRUE. IS ALL THIS CONFLICTING INFORMATION THE RESULT OF THE LOCAL RUMOR MILL? CRACKEDcO OR IS IT EVIDENCE OF A NOMADIC COMMUNITY IN

LOCAL REPORTER LINDA S. GODFREY SAYS THERE WERE LOTS OF CIRCUS ENCLAVES IN WISCONSIN. AND WHEN THOSE CIRCUSES BROKE UP, THEY HAD TO GO SOMEWHERE. CR

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THE PROTECTOR IN THE 1950'S, A YOUNG BOY STUMBLED UPON THE COMMUNITY. THEY SENSED A KINDRED SPIRIT, AND SPARED HIS LIFE. CRACKEDco NOW AN OLD MAN, HE

THE FARMER A LOCAL FARMER WHO FELLED A TREE, EXPOSING THE HAUNCHIES' CAVE SYSTEM, WAS FOUND HANGING FROM HIS OWN BARN. CRACKEDCO THERE WAS A MESSAGE W

THE RINGMASTER ONE LEGEND SAYS HAUNCHYVILE WAS FOUNDED ON MURDER. CRACKED INSTEAD OF BEING FORCED INTO RETIREMENT, THIS VERSION SAYS A GROUP OF CIRCUS

MAKEOUT POINT ONE GROUP OF HAUNCHIES IS RUMORED TO LIVE IN THE WOODS NEAR A LAKE IN GRANT PARK. CRACKEDCON WHEN LOCAL TEENS PARK AT THE LAKE TO FOOL A

CUl BONO? THE ONE PIECE OF TANGIBLE EVIDENCE FROM MYSTIC DRIVE IS THE $276 FINE YOU'LL GET IF LOCAL COPS CATCH YOU TRESPASSING. POLICE CRACKEDC ONE OF

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