What or who were the people, houses or even neighborhoods you were warned by your parents or even peers to stear clear of?
I grew up in the barren nothingness desert near Twentynine Palms, California. Close to Joshua Tree National Park. Parents always warned me to stay away from a little almost-ghost town called Amboy. You have to take an isolated desert road just to get there. They told me there literally were devil worshippers, meth junkies and people just hiding from the law there (all true, no joke).
I never believed a single word of it until, as a teenager, I drove up out of curiosity, and saw some shiny debris scattered on the road. Got out and saw there were dozens of thumb-tacks strewn about on both sides of the road. I heard some shuffling in nearby bushes, and didn't give a second look. Hightailed it outta there and never tried to visit that road or town since.
Anybody else have stories of places they were warned against? Was it warranted?