9 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Mississippi
A state filled with stories of the supernatural, witches, and the elusive chupacabra, Mississippi history has its fair share of strange and shocking events. Over the years, many of these strange happenings have become common knowledge, while others are a bit more obscure. From in-state nuclear testing to a ban on a popular children’s television show, here are 9 shocking events in the state’s past that many don’t know about.
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9. Before constructing the Stennis Space Center, NASA gave residents a sample of the intolerable noise that was to come.
After installing loudspeakers that simulated the sound of a rocket, residents within a certain vicinity were given two choices – stay and tolerate the noise or accept a monetary compensation and move out of the area. The unbearably loud noise prompted all residents to accept the latter of the two options.
Surprised by any of these? Know of any other shocking facts about the state? Tell us in the comments section below!
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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