Friday, July 2, 2010

Penny Road, Saugus, MA


I've heard it again and again, the story of an old man who lives at the end of Penny Rd. in Saugus. Supposedly he killed his entire family and got put on house arrest. He sits by his window with a shotgun, and if you go onto his property, he'll shoot you. Just hearing this tale, you can easily count it as a myth. We can probably safely presume, that if you kill your entire family, your sentence will be much worse than house arrest. Even if you were under said confinement, there's no way in hell they'd allow you a gun. The reality of the situation, is that there IS an old man that lives at the end of Penny Rd. If you set foot on his property, an alarm will sound and you'll likely be arrested for trespassing. So much for that.

There's another story about Penny Rd. This one perhaps a bit more believable than the first, depending on your belief system. There was a little boy killed by a car on Penny Rd. It is said that if you drive by at night, you'll see him running through the trees, or standing on the road. I've driven here many a time at night, and never have I seen any such boy. I also haven't been able to uncover any news stories about a boy being killed there. If you have any information, feel free to post it in the comments!


  1. Knocked on the door in 1991 there was no answer

  2. Living in the city next door I’ve been to penny rd many times as a teen, The stories are true as far as I know. When you drive onto the road you come to a steep hill and at the top is a extremely bumpy road that you can barely drive 5mph. On the right side of the road right before the road starts leveling out there is a sigh that when your headlights hit it a certain way you can see a outline of a person in a running position on the sign. The story was a boy was hit and killed there and then the road became bumpy. Further down the road right befor you come to a turn there was a house that was half destroyed by falling boulders and written on the garage door was “we’ll be back”. That was like that for over a year. Now you come to the left turn where the “satanic “ house is at the end of the road. The “Private way, do not enter” sighs are really creepy. At the very end is the house on the left with a commercial gate so you can’t drive up but you can walk up on the right side. On the right side in the back is a creepy barn like building and the house looks like the windows are painted black. The story was they did satanic ritual in the barn killing animals but I only ever got to a few steps past the gate. This was in the 90’s so it’s probably has changed.