On August 23, 2008, 51-year-old Michael Hearon traveled from his condo to his farm in Happy Valley, Tennessee with plans to mow the lawn. That morning, neighbors saw Michael leaving the farm on his ATV—the last known sighting of him. The next day, Michael’s friends visited the farm and saw his truck parked on the road with the windows rolled down. Michael’s trailer was also attached to the vehicle with his lawnmower loaded on top of it, but the farm’s lawn had not been mowed.
Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow's Eve, and placed an ember in them, to keep evil spirits away. When Irish immigrants first arrived in America, they discovered pumpkins and a new Halloween tradition was born!