The Great New York Pumpkin Mystery Still Remains Unsolved 20 Years Later

Whatever the reason may be, the month of October is often a nostalgic one for New Yorkers. Whether it’s the crisp fall air knocking the cobwebs off of old memories or some other reason, something within us ignites the action of reminiscing. With that said, many of you may remember that it was just over 20 years ago that Cornell University was struck with a pumpkin prank that remains an unsolved mystery to this very day.

Need us to refresh your memory on this unique year in Ithaca? Then keep reading below.

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Do you remember when Cornell’s pumpkin prank happened? Make sure you share your memories with us in the comments! To learn about other real-life stories that’ll get your attention, read about how This Disturbing Murder In New York Was So Creepy It Inspired A Movie.