The original acid park is closed, but they have rebuilt the whirligig park in Wilson, NC. Our crew decided to visit the abandoned one instead because that’s where the horror stories originated from.
When we visited, there was keep out signs everywhere and since we didn’t ask the property owner if we could enter before-hand, we’ve decided to stay out and shoot the video from public zone.
According to urban legend from wilson, Vollis Simpson’s daughter was driving home late at night after having done Lysergic acid diethylamide / LSD. During her drive, she began hallucinating and crashed into the park. She didn’t survive and was killed in the ensuing wreck. After her death, her father had dreams of what she saw at the night before she died. Over the next forty years, he set about to memorialize her tragic death with massive reflector-covered windmills. This is the background story of how whirligig park or acid park was created.
I asked the locals on its current status and they told me the place is closed because they’re in the process of renovating and transferring the usable whirligigs to the new park. The new whirligigs park is located in downtown Wilson with all of Simpson’s original work along with new ones. Locals also claimed that the place isn’t haunted and the story is made up. The whirligigs in the park was simply made due to Simpson’s desire to create art.