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#1 Sep 8, 2011
Its late summer soon will be Halloween. Does anyone want to share a ghost story?
#2 Sep 8, 2011
On January 23, 1897, Zona Shue's body was discovered by a young boy. Zona was buried on January 24, 1897. Her mother felt her son-in-law Edward Shue had murdered her.
According to local legend, Zona appeared to her mother in a dream four weeks after the funeral. Supposedly, her ghost appeared first as a bright light, gradually taking form and filling the room with a chill. She is said to have visited her mother over the course of four nights.
She said that Edward Shue was a cruel man who abused her, and who had attacked her in a fit of rage when he believed that she had cooked no meat for dinner. He had broken her neck; to prove this, the ghost turned her head completely around until it was facing backwards. Armed with the story told to her by the ghost, her mother visited the local prosecutor, John Alfred Preston, and spent several hours in his office convincing him to reopen the matter of her daughter's death. Zona's body was examined on February 22, 1897 in the local one-room schoolhouse. her husband had "vigorously complained" about this turn of events, but was required by law to be present at the autopsy. He responded that he knew he would be arrested, but that no one would be able to prove his guilt. The coranor found her neck had been broken.Consequently, her husband was found guilty of murder on July 11 1897 and sentenced to life in prison. This would have never gone to court without a visit from a ghost.
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