The legend of Haunchyville is as much a part of Muskego history as Pioneer Drive, Muskego Beach, Luther Parker Cemetery or DandiLion Park. The story seems to be passed down from one generation to another and is especially fascinating to teenagers who are known to go in search of the Haunchies every Halloween.
Folklore says that Haunchies are a band of little people (or elfs, dwarfs, goblins or midgets, depending upon who is telling the story) who came to Muskego after their days in the circus were over. They are said to live in a tiny village in the woods or a cornfield on Mystic Drive and do not like to be bothered. Supposedly, they are guarded by an old man with a shot gun and are also armed with baseball bats. If they catch you, they will cut you off at the knees so you will be just as short as they are. Many have tried to capture or photograph a Haunchy but so far the evidence is as elusive as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.
One thing is certain, if you do go in search of Haunchyville, you might want to bring a little extra cash or your credit card with you. According to the local police department, trespassers on Mystic Drive not only need to fear the Haunchies but the cost of paying a fine too. So be careful out there all you curious Haunchy hunters. Happy Halloween!