Haunted Shadows Lake Trail is a self-guided journey of over one mile through
the woods and weeds along the shore of Lake Lewisville in The Colony. Now in it's 12th year!
The Story Behind Haunted Shadows Lake Trail
Years ago under the Good 'Ole Boy system a local farmer named Brody found a unique way to profit from the misfortunes of the public. For the right fee, Brody would accept troubled individuals and place them to work on his secluded farm. The Sheriff's department often found Brody's offer an attractive alternative to the criminal justice system. With Insane Asylums a thing of the past, there were families that were only too ready to "place" their embarrassing problem with Brody when he promised to make their problem "go away". There were even cases of traveling carnivals that found Brody, again for the right fee, was willing to take on their freak show beings who had worn out their welcome.
Out of sight and out of mind, the Brody system worked well. Brody grew wealthy and the troubled souls found that while they were protected from public persecution, they had paid a stiff price. The discarded ones found themselves almost totally isolated from the society that had rejected them. Within this protective enclave they worked, lived, and died. Many are now buried under nameless tombstones on the farm's cemetery; a testament to their forgotten lives.
It was the end of an era when Brody passed away. An era that the public should have been ashamed of, if only they had known. But while Brody's passing ended the wretched system, many who worked on the Brody property are still there. Their bitterness toward society has been simmering for decades. They have been plotting their revenge. They are out there on the trail. Haunted Shadows Lake Trail.