Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hanged By The Neck Until Dead

Neat video below of a hanging man prop.
Such a disturbing form of death.
And literally an ancient one.

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I remember a friend of my father's coming over the house when I was young. He looked pale and distraught. And was rambling about something. My parents calmed him down and he said "..on the way over here...I saw police cars....shining a light into a tree....so I looked up....there was a man...hanging in the tree! a man!"

4 comments:

ShellHawk said...

In my mind, I always hear, "You will be hanged by the neck until you cheer up!"

The Gill-Man said...

Whenever I see a hanging man prop, this story always goes through my mind;

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/halloween.asp

GoneferalinID said...

I've seen my share of the real ones. I always found it an odd way to choose to go. Very few are found in trees, but they sure look like props when I get one. This is one prop that I don't think I would make. I'd hate to remind a family member of such a horrific thing.

The Frog Queen said...

Yeah, for the same reason I have never been able to even think about putting one of these in the display.

Besides not being "long dead" - which is our standard.....it just makes me feel creepy....in the not good way.

Cheers!