Originally Posted by jay allen
I know Hiram well....I've got a crazy Uncle who lives there. I always refer to it as the "Stephen King" town. I've driven through there dozens of times and have NEVER seen anyone on the street. It's a spooky place that Hiram,Maine.
Having spent four years in Maine, the one thing that always struck me is that they're the perfect place to set Stephen King's stories. Mainers have such a "live and let live," "if you don't bother me, I won't bother you" attitude, that I have no doubt that an entire town could turn into vampires and remain that way for years. The locals wouldn't do a thing about it, other than avoid the town.
I imagine exchanges like this:
- Tourist: "We were thinking of driving to Jersalem's Lot for dinner."
- Mainer: "No, sir. It's a funny place. You don't want ta go theyah."