Unassuming American communities are haunted by tales of mysterious, homegrown nightmares. Hometown Horror unravels the origins of these frightening stories of the undead, ghouls and monsters lurking in the shadows through eyewitness accounts and historical records.
A dark energy overshadows Baraboo, Wisconsin, home to the Ringling Bros. circus dynasty. Every inexplicable event and ghostly encounter is a chilling reminder that this modern town was built on top of an ancient burial ground.
Angola, a small town in upstate New York, is stalked by a horrific apparition called The Pigman. Rumored to be a disfigured butcher with a taste for blood, he's deeply interconnected with a deadly train accident that shook the town 150 years ago.
A quaint Texas town comes alive after dark with the sounds of giggling and pattering footsteps. Ghostly children run amok while demonic dolls attack their owners -- but that's just the beginning. The land itself smolders from an ancient curse.
A infamous cave system runs beneath Hannibal, Missouri. Locals believe ghostly experiences within the town hark back to sinister scientific experiments and missing children considered long lost underground. But are there darker forces at play?
The village of Freetown, Massachusetts, sits next a vast forest associated with unexplained events, bizarre accidents, and satanic cults. Many believe dark forces were released when the ancient guardians of the forest were displaced by settlers.
Strange sights and sounds terrorize the people of Perryville, Kentucky, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The undead soldiers invading the town appear to be drawn to mysterious bloodstains marking the floors of historic homes.