Dayton lore has it that the Flying Heads were legendary undead monsters from the Iroquois and Wyandot Indian tribes. The winged heads appeared huge and disembodied with fiery eyes and an empty, soulless expression. They flew through the air, pursuing humans to chase and devour. The origins of The Flying Heads varied greatly from tale to tale. In some accounts, a Flying Head was created from a violent murder scene– the severed head of a victim grows to an enormous size, and emerges from a mass grave, taking revenge by committing heinous acts of cannibalism.