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Saturday, October 30

Hatchetman Road

Before I begin, let me say that there are actually two Hatchetman stories. The better known one is in the area of Gobles, Michigan. There is also one in Huntsville, Ohio though. The two are of no relation, though they have very similar stories.
                The Michigan Hatchetman (http://www.michigansotherside.com/Articles/HatchetManRoad_Michigan.html) apparently haunts a patch of 28th avenue in Michigan. There are a couple stories in the link there of people claiming to have seen weird things. It would appear that the Michigan Hatchetman is more than just Paranormal. With ghost lights and beams from the sky, the Michigan Hatchetman is almost extraterrestrial. Unfortunately there aren’t many stories about him, making him a much lesser Urban Legend. Supposedly there is a fallout shelter somewhere in the area where the Hatchetman made his family live, eventually losing it and killing them all. Supposedly, if you leave your car idle near where his ghost is, then he will track you down and kill you with his hatchet.
                The Ohio Hatchetman (http://www.forgottenoh.com/Counties/Logan/hatchetman.html) doesn’t seem to have a set area, but from what I’ve found, the Hatchetman Road of Ohio is in Bristol. The Hatchetman in this story is named Andrew Hellman, a tailor from Germany. He too killed his family, poisoning a couple and hacking his wife to death. He hates women who stray onto his stretch of road.
                This is almost exactly like any other road/bridge haunting Urban Legend. Bunnyman, Goatman, Hatchetman, they are similar in more ways than just having “–man” at the end. My conclusion is that this is just another story made up to scare people sitting around a campfire; I can’t find anything other than “eyewitness accounts”. With no basis in fact, I label this one nothing but a legend.

9 comments:

  1. Hatchetman Road in Ohio is in Huntsville

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  2. Nowhere near Bristol

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  3. Huh. Well thanks for that information. I'll fix that.

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  4. Hatchetman Road is also in Bristol. . .

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  5. I thought it was, but Anon up above says it's nowhere near it. I personally know I've never actually driven to Bristol to seek out this Hatchet fellow so I wouldn't know.

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  6. It is in Bristol. I've been there as a teenager with my buddies to party. They are making a move about HATCHMAN ROAD.

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  7. It's in huntsville... I've been there...

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  8. I live in Gobles, MI and the stories that are passed down to my generation do not match this story.
    However, it doesn't change the fact that there is a Hatchet Man Road and there are very strange things that occur, such as ghostly shapes and lights that are seen when driving down the road. It is a place that all of us kids are warned of and is a place that we often avoid.

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  9. What year was this family suppose to have been killed and the names

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