11. Dead Body Mistaken for Halloween Prop
Halloween in the USA is almost as big as Christmas. People deck the halls with morbid decorations and every house on the block becomes haunted. Ghosts perch onto street lights and ghouls hang from trees. Sometimes, these props look so real. Sometimes, they are real.
Residents from Frederica, Delaware, woke up one day to find what they thought was a Halloween gag hanging from a tree. It actually was the body of a woman who had committed suicide.
Dozens of passersbys saw the body hanging about 15 feet from the ground before someone finally reported it.
In another case, a teenager died while trying to “fake” hang himself at Michigan’s Sparta Horse Farm, when it was offering Halloween attractions in 2001. Caleb Rebh saw a skeleton hanging from a tree and decided to take its place as a prank. But when he let go of the rope with the noose around his head, the tree whipped back sealing the rope tightly around his neck.
Spectators thought he was acting as he slowly lost his life with both feet on the ground. Eventually, employees realized he was in real danger and tried to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.