(They're not, particularly. There's about six houses, with fairly typical foundations, and the first floors are all about 3-4 feet off the ground, no more than you see in other well-built houses that aren't on a flood plain.)
Pretty quickly my eye is drawn to this:
Oooookay, that's an 80s Ford station wagon that used to belong to the Torrington Police Department. Something about the interior looks weird, so I try to see past the glare.
There's a lot of glare, and the interior is dark, and the reality is...counterintuitive.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:
- an 80s Ford station wagon from the Torrington Police Department,
- parked on the banks of the Connecticut River across from somebody's house,
- with a casket in the back.