The Haunted Orchard

1618 Portage Rd
Wooster, OH 44691


The Melrose apple was developed during World War II by Freeman S. Howlett at the Ohio State Agricultural Experiment Station in Wooster, Ohio.

First introduced to the public in 1944, it failed to ever take off due to its lackluster taste. So Freeman decided to cross pollinate it with the PHARAOH APPLE he received as a gift from an EGYPTIAN scientist. This created a very tasty apple.

Freeman had a DENTIST friend and asked him to pass it out to all his patience especially the CHILDREN.

They all fell in love with the new apple creation and craved the taste......It wasn't long though before the side effects started to develop with all those who ate the MELROSE APPLE.

Strange things started happening to their body and mind. The TOXINS in the apple made the people CRAZY. They started KILLING & DISMEMBERING each other.

This caused Freeman to go INSANE and he was eventually hospitalized.

There were so many DEATHS that the police put Freeman in jail and sent him to the electric chair to DIE for creating the MELROSE APPLE that destroyed so many lives.

Come visit THE HAUNTED ORCHARD to see and feel what the MELROSE APPLE can do for you!

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