A couple of days ago I posted a trivia question here.
You left me guesses as to what happened in the tiny rural village of Plainfield, Wisconsin circa 1957.
Some guessed that was where and when I was born. NOT. I was greatly amused when "Cousin Pam" (who is actually my S-I-L's cousin) thought you were making me TRULY older than dirt by guessing 1957 as my birth year. Thank you, Cousin Pam, you are sweet. My ACTUAL birth year is 1953, same year Watson and Crick made the first model of DNA, which means I was nearly 4 in 1957. I TRULY AM OLDER THAN DIRT!!!
Lynn suggested there was a Big Foot sighting.
Leigh had a whole passel of creative suggestions.
Jenn the Dust Bunny wondered, among other things, if there was a cow tipping.
Kirby asked if a famous rock band was formed.
The truth, which some of you knew, is far more gruesome. Plainfield was the home of the grave robber and serial killer, Ed Gein, who treated his victims as if they were animals, tanning their hides to upholster chairs and cover lamps. You can read lots more about it here, if you so choose.
He was the inspiration for several horror movies including "Psycho," "The Silence of the Lambs," and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." (photo & movie credits from Wikipedia)
Growing up 30 miles from Plainfield, we did not need Urban Legends to share around campfires on Halloween - - - we had Ed Gein, and truth in THIS case was much stranger than fiction.
Later, Wisconsin was also home to another even scarier mass-killer named Jeffrey Dahmer, who would take your arm and leg and leave you headless, but we'll leave THAT tale for another Halloween.
One last thought for this little Halloween post - - - the quiet, idyllic, beautiful countryside may not be as innocent as you think. Watch out for every hay bale!!!
Especially if that bale looks like this:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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Google is a good thing. How else would I have gotten the answer right.
Wow that was a sick and frightening story.
Great addition to your post. I actually thought about my post when I read yours and started to mention it in my first comment.
Keetha, where did you get that picture of the pig bale? Is it in Indiana? We saw a bunch of really weird looking ones on our way to the Covered Bridge fest. A whole family of them. It was a little troubling...
Whoa that's crazy, of course I guess serial killer traditionally ARE crazy!
I remember those men. Scared the crap out of me! When the Jeffrey Dohmer story hit the news I was thankful he didn't get my brother.
He had gone after gay men in Milwaukee and my brother, who is gay, lives in Milwaukee.
Love the hay!
Big Daddy would've gotten right away. Maybe I should worry, but he knows his killers. HE and I are both obsessed with the crime shows on A&E. And Big Daddy reads alot of books on that, I actually think he missed his calling. He shouldve been in forensics. At the very leave computer forensics. I keep telling him to go back to school for that.
I'm a True Crime junkie and I missed that - darn. Oh well, I was excited to find out who the rock band was going to be though...I was just sure I was right!
By the way, I don't think Jenn is the Dust Bunny, she's being held hostage by it! hahahahahahaha
My Uncle Matthew, who was born in '54, named his first two cats (who were from a litter of kitties that my cat had) and named them Crick and Watson :) How's that for trying to prove to you that I know what you're talking about LOL
Kristin - The Goat
*I suppose I don't have to prove nothing cuz you've already met me :)
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