Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 5th, 2011
Art: Jerry D. Coleman.
Ripped from the Forteana file, a newspaper report of a version of the “Mad Gasser,” infamous from Mattoon, Illinois, in 1944, has been located in the Lake County Citizen, Florida, on page 1, for November 8, 1935.
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In 1935, Lake County, Florida, was an isolated, sparsely populated area, accessible only by rail, with limited access to outside news.
Credit to David Hoes who discovered this 1935 item and passed it along to me.