The Haunting Of Beelzebub Road: South Windsor’s Most Chilling Street
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Journalism students at South Windsor High School have written several stories that will be included in upcoming weeks on South Windsor Patch. Here is a piece on one of the town’s most interesting street names, written by sophomore Andrew Kronenwetter and senior Ava Shasha, submitted by their teacher, Cara Quinn.
Beelzebub, by definition, is 1: the devil, or 2: a fallen angel in Milton’s Paradise Lost ranking
next to Satan. Beelzebub claims to cause destruction through tyrants, to cause demons to be
worshiped among men, to excite priests to lust, to cause jealousies in cities and murders, and to
If you drive down the long bumpy Beelzebub Road, you might not think much of it, but there are
more chilling stories beneath the bumps on Beelzebub, and it starts decades back. With a road
originally named “Lovely Street,” unexpected events would change the road forever.
In the summer of 1922, on Aug. 14, South Windsor resident Mina Bissell went looking for
her cow. Mrs. Bissell would not be seen again until Dec. 11, 1930. But when she was
found, it was only her skeletal remains left. Before her skeleton and bones were found, her
clothing was found 11.2 miles from where her remains were found.
Bissell’s death was apparently caused by foul play, but who would murder an innocent woman?
Walter Green, son of Mina Bissell. There have been a lot of stories and speculations about Green.
Most claim he was an “odd” and “strange” person. Neighbors of Green alleged he was a violent
man, others claimed he was crazy, while others believed he suffered from Alzheimer’s. So it has
been rumored that Green was admitted to an insane asylum, and escaped. The Prowl was unable
to verify these accounts.
No one was ever charged with the murder of Mrs. Bissell, but many people believe Walter
Green, her son, was the most likely suspect.
Green and Bissell both lived in a house near the field on Beelzebub, which would later burn
down due to a fire. If you drive down Beelzebub, you can still see where the house once stood.
On Sept. 23, 2003, Avery Street Church members awoke to the news that a fire caught in
the education wing of the church, destroying and badly damaging the sanctuary. The fire had
made the church uninhabitable.
While the church is called “Avery Street,” the church’s address is set on Beelzebub Road. But the
church is named Avery Street, because why would a church name itself something related to the
While those are stories in old newspapers, there have been some claims from other South
Windsor residents, under an article written on the CTMQ website about Beelzebub. Many people
to have seen an unknown man walking the streets of Beelzebub, some have claimed to
have an eerie feeling when on the street. But one common factor is that when it comes to cell
service, Beelzebub is known as a “dead zone,” if you look at your phone no matter what provider
you have, you will notice you only have one bar all the way down the road. coincidence?
You will hear many different stories, and theories about this road. Some people believe that there
is no connection between the name of the street, and the happenings of the street. some people
claim none of the stories are true.
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