Americans Take Halloween Way Too Seriously: Proof

October 28th, 2005 | researchmaterial

The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.

The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said. The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles…

(Found by Xeni Jardin, thanks)


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