The Jack-O-Lantern Slaughter of 1903
Posted by Patrick Valenza on
In the Fall of 1903, a series of brutal murders took place along the outskirts of Valley Park.
Known as the "Jack-O-Lantern Slaughter", these crimes were committed by children rumored to be under a hypnotic trance.
A total of 13 victims were found with face carvings on their torsos resembling that of a Halloween pumpkin.
It is believed the murderous children had training in their diabolical handiwork by an mentor whose identity was never discovered.