Yes, just past the gates of Dowling College, lies the so-called Midgetville. Contrary to folklore, this isn’t a community for little people. But its history is perhaps even more interesting.
Sources suggest that the legendary small houses were once the chicken coops and farm buildings of the Vanderbilt Mansion, and later, it was converted to an artist community and today they are occupied by normal people.
As per Statemaster.com, it is now a private, gated community. All of the original buildings still exist, as they are registered historic in the Town of Islip.
Whether its an unsolved mystery, a popular misconception, or sometimes just a big hoax urban legends are an inevitable part of any culture.
Usually they are handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation and many times have their origin in some vaguely twisted version of a true story. Regardless of their veracity, however, these are the 25 most popular urban legends still being told from List25.com.