The Man Eating Corn Maze
Just a few days ago, on the Saturday before Halloween, my wife and I decided it was a good day to take our son to the pumpkin patch. As an added bonus, the patch has what’s advertised as the world’s largest corn maze at 45 acres (Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon, CA). It was going to be my first corn maze and I was excited to go as a family. Although some of the maze had wind and weather damage, we found it quite fun navigating our way through a seemingly endless supply of 8 foot tall corn stalks, and eventually found our way to the exit in about an hour. After our fun corn maze day, I couldn’t help but share this strange corn maze story from Massachusetts.
If you ask the Danvers, Massachusetts Police Department what city residents should do on a Saturday night, they’ll tell residents to bother them. After all, their department motto is, “We Want To Be Bothered”. Obviously, that’s taken a bit out of context and what their motto really means is, please don’t hesitate to call if you need help.
And call them for help is exactly what one local family did when they felt they needed assistance. It was a Monday evening in Danvers, just after six in the evening. A mother and father had their two children with them, one of the children merely three weeks old. It was getting cold and dark and they were scared and lost somewhere in the local corn maze.
Knowing they could rely on their local police, who want to be bothered, the mother used her cell phone to call 911 just after the maze had closed for the evening. Help would surely be on the way. And it was. Police took a K9 officer to the last known location of the family of four…….the Connors Farm in Danvers.
The unlucky family had found themselves lost somewhere within the corn maze on the Connors Farm. Authorities expected to find the frightened family deep in the maze, and set out for an intense search. When the family was located, they were less than 25 feet from the exit of the seven acre maze.
I sure hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.
The moral of the story: Don’t panic……take a deep breath and relax.