to local legend, it all began in the spring of 1971. That’s
when visitors to Rye, New York’s Playland Park started hearing
strange sounds. Sirens, wailing, and chirping - all coming from
a large, rectangular building. The curious and brave tried to
uncover the origin of these mysterious noises. They boarded
vessels resembling the heads of ferocious beasts and were swept
away into the darkness, emerging minutes later babbling incoherently.
The cautious chose to stand and watch, taking note of the building’s
guardian: A witch smiling slyly as she hovered over the boarding
As the years passed, the building
emitted more blood-curdling sounds; baffling declarative statements
such as, “I’ll eat your brains!” “It’s alive!,” and “Off with
it!” These developments prompted a new legion of explorers to
venture into the darkness. Those who returned could only utter
two words: “Flying Witch.” Were these horrified souls referring
to the witch overhead? Or was it something inside the building
that put them in an eternal state of shock? Nobody dared to
investigate, lest they too become victims of the Flying Witch.
Laff In The Dark/www.laffinthedark.com
wasn’t until April 2003 that an adventurous
duo from New England, with an exclusive story
on their minds, set off to investigate the lore
of The Flying Witch. They entered the rectangular
building and were never heard from again.
However, weeks later, a park groundskeeper made
a remarkable discovery along the park midway,
not far from the building.
in the early morning sun were various cameras,
a camcorder, a notebook and enough battery power
to light up nearby New York City.
this small pile was a CD-Rom.
groundskeeper gathered the articles and brought
them to his supervisor, who immediately loaded
the CD-Rom is his office PC. There was but one
file on the disk, slugged “Witch.”
The supervisor opened it.
What follows is what he and his groundskeeper
saw that day.