Here Are The 10 Strangest Things That Ever Happened In Mississippi
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and these stories definitely back up that claim! From an unusual mental institution escape to a man coming back from the dead, these 10 stories are by far some of the strangest in the state’s history.
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8. An Unusual Target
In the spring of 2013, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus was in Tupelo. In town for a series of performances, the travelling circus was made up of several animals, including an Asian elephant named Carol. In the early morning hours, Carol was in the outside area of the Tupelo BancorpSouth Arena when a car drove by and fired into the area. Luckily, Carol was not seriously injured by the single bullet that struck her.
9. Satanic Suspects
In 2013, members of the group Satanic Temple traveled from New York to Meridian in order to perform a ceremony, “Pink Mass,” in Magnolia Cemetery, specifically over the grave of Catherine Idalette Johnston.
10. Unidentified Flying Dinosaur
According to several photos that are floating around, it looks like soldiers did a lot more during the Civil War than fight battles. In the photos, taken in approximately 1864, the soldiers are standing around with a prize they allegedly shot down from the sky – which is believed to be some type of a pterodactyl.
What did you think? Strange enough for you? Know of some other strange tales in Mississippi’s history? Share your thoughts 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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