The following two cases occurred within one mile of each other: Case #43 is an article, detailing an unsolved grave robbing case, taken from the Central Valley Tribune in Allenburg, PA, on January 23, 2011. Case #44 consists of three documents that show the aftermath of a disturbing painting, drawn by third grade child.
A newspaper clipping from Local News, Central Valley Tribune.
The article reports of corpses going missing at the Allenburg General Hospital morgue. In the first incident, 5 bodies went missing, and several disappeared each night after. It became evident that the security footage was being tampered with on the nights the bodies were taken. The conclusion is that it was the work of sophisticated grave robbers. However, Anne Olson, the widow of one of the missing, seemed to believe otherwise. In her words: “It’s written that the dead will walk the earth… I cannot blame the hospital when it is the hand of God.”
The following was sent to my office anonymously. It was unmarked and without postage. There were no prints found on the package or the contents.
The documents seem to be original. Due to the personal nature of the issue, I assume our source has a close tie to the teacher, Mrs. Morton, or the Jameson family. The elementary school that Ben Jameson attends is Lincoln Elementary in Allenberg, PA.
Lincoln Elementary is approximately one mile from Allenberg General Hospital”
A painting by a nine year old child, Ben Jameson. On one level, it is a typical child’s painting – a long, winding path leading to a house on a snowy hill, green trees, and snowmen lining the banks. However, nothing else about the painting is typical. Ben drew blood coming from the snowmen’s mouths and eyes. He also drew dead men with blood gushing from their heads, as if they were bludgeoned. The trees seem to be bleeding, as well. It is as if Ben Jameson saw a horror film, and created “monster snowmen” in his mind, as a child might do. Or it could be something more.
A letter home from Ben’s third grade teacher, Mrs. Morton. It tells Ben’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jameson, that Ben drew the painting during art. When asked to explain, he said that it is what he saw outside his window on a “snow day”, and that this is what snowmen and trees “always look like”. When asked about one of the dead men, Ben told her that the snowmen killed him – “because I told them to”.a horror film, and created “monster snowmen” in his mind, as a child might do. Or it could be something more.
A letter from Ben’s parents to Mrs. Morton. In the brief letter, they express their shared concern about the painting. However, they are adamant that Ben does not watch or read anything inappropriate for his age, and is, in fact, extremely sheltered when it comes to current media of any kind. They end the letter this way: “The only logical explanation is that it happened exactly the way Ben says it did.”
The robbing of the morgue could be a simple explanation, as the article said – a theft ring targeting valuables of the dead. However, Allenberg is a working class town, and the valuables of its dead citizens would not be worth the time and energy of a sophisticated heist.
In the case with Ben Jameson, I realize that, no matter how much his mother may protest, young boys will have wild imaginations. However, Ben adamantly believes that he saw “snowmen”, with blood on their faces, in his yard.
After a person dies, their body continues to lose fluid and blood, and as soon as 8-12 hours post-mortem, the skin turns pale white. White as snow, perhaps.
posted on Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:41 am
I also found a Facebook post re: Ben Jameson’s drawing (Document #1). It was posted by his babysitter, Molly Elm. The comments that follow are not typical.