midget town

topic posted Sun, October 31, 2004 - 11:43 PM by  Unsubscribed
This was mailed to me by a very dear freind of mine. It concerns corospondence he had about the mythical midget town. A place I have examine via sattelite photos, and he attempted to visit. He wrote to a more knowlegable source on the subject.

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I'm glad you decided to write me concerning the phenomenon of "midget town" because it is one of the few things in my life that I take very seriously.

In this email, I will attempt to explain everyting I have understood thus far in my search for "midget town". I will try not to make this email too long, but once I get started on a topic like this, it's pretty hard to stop.

First off, there are several alleged locations of "midget town" all of which are located in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. There are many private residential areas in this neighborhood which one can easily attribute to a midget colony. The most convincing one (at least for me) lies adjacent to the the Virginia Country Club at the end of a long, dead end looking, street either called "Virginia" or "Country Club", (I can't remember). As you drive down this street you will see all kinds of "dead end" and "no tresspassing" signs designed to deter the casual observer. If you continue down this
street, you will reach a checkpoint with a wooden gate and a small button on the left hand side. Despite the threating signs, all you have to is push the button and the gate will automatically open. If you drive inside, you will notice that the first house on your left is equipped with a giant front door and doorknobs that look no taller than three feet high. The rest of the houses (as far as I can tell) appear normal. If you continue driving forward you will reach another gate which cannot be opened by non-residents, followed by a third gate which can only be seen in the distance (I have never reached the third gate). Make sure you're in and out of there pretty
quick because the residents are quick to call security. Also, on your way out, turn right on the first street you see and go about five or six blocks and you will see the house from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Seeing the house from "Ferris Bueller's day off" almost makes up for the fact that you got nothing out of this journey other than seeing one house with very low doorknobs.

This is what I have experienced first hand. Of course, it is no where near the stories and pieces of folklore which I have heard over the past several years. I have heard stories that midgets will come out and throw bricks at you or shoot beebee guns. About six years ago in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Tim Grobaty did a story on the legend of "midget town", saying there there was a rumor that midget town started following the filming of The Wizard of Oz, in which the the munchkin cast members got together and decided to establish their own community in Long Beach. Other than that, the
article provided no insights into the realitites of midget town.

The strangest part to me is that everyone in Long Beach (and beyond) knows about it. Even my friend's said that he and his buddies used to go looking for midget town when they were young. I've also heard of midget towns in both Irvine and San Diego (allegedly the one in san diego has its own Mcdonald's). That's about all the relevant information I can give about midget town. My best advice is for you to go and check it out for yourself.

Several of my friends said that they have seen midgets driving and walking around the general area, which I don't doubt. Let me know if you have any other questions. Sorry again for the long letter.

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