The following story is based on true events. In certain cases, incidents, characters, and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Barring the occasional tweak, the incidents detailed are actual occurrences and to the best of the author’s knowledge, as true as the diary that details the dates.
The house exists and stands alone even today; the neighbors live in its barren shadow even today; the dead men are dead and buried, and the forest exists, even today. The truth is as macabre as ever and as deeply hidden as ever, and the author of this story, with great effort and precaution, avoids the house on Avenue 22 even today.