It was funny at first, before realizing that these people really felt in danger! I suppose that it could have been the response of anyone whom gets lost in the shuffle of things. People needed help, and the appropriate authorities were contacted.
This past Wednesday, October 12, was when a Massachussetts family opted to participate in some local Halloween activities. Their city of Salem, Massachussetts regularly has festivities for residents and visitors to enjoy. One of these pleasures for the population to enjoy includes a seven-acre corn maze (a maize maze…) that is meant for general entertainment. Yet, this one truly lost all notions of fun that might have been involved!
A little after 6:30 p.m., a call was made to the 911 service of Danvers, Massachussetts. A lady told the operator that she and her family were lost, trapped, within an area of The Connors Farm. Albeit not yet twilight, their surroundings were completely dark. The corn stalks were towering, and this family could not find their way out!
The family, including a mother, a father, a five-year-old, and a three-week-old baby, had gone to the farm to have Halloween fun with the children. They entered this maze, which stretched for seven acres, and included nine-feet-tall corn stalks. While inside of the maze, they began to realize that they had gotten lost, and they did not believe that they could get out before dark. After having reached a state of panic, the mother used her cell phone to call 9-1-1!
She told the operator that they meant to have fun, but it turned out to be a nightmare (Happy Halloween)! Danvers Police were dispatched to the farm, and a rescue effort began. Officers and a rescue canine entered the field to find the family. After a total of five minutes, all of them were located. They were all of twenty-five feet from the maze exit!
The maze is complete with signs and maps inside of it, for visitors whom may happen to get lost inside. Farm-owner Bob Connors stated that his farm maze was constructed to be puzzling, yet it is filled with maps and signs for people to read, in the event that they do become unable to locate the exit.
Mr. Bob Connors reported that he regularly uses the farm for holiday and Halloween celebratory activities. This season, he has the maze shaped in the forms of The Headless Horseman, with the phrases “Danvers, MA” and “Salem Village” carved into it. Connors said that his maze usually takes up to an hour for explorers to wander through, successfully.
Connors did sympathize with the family, realizing that they had a young child with them. Yet, he does not plan to take the maze down, as he anticipates a surge in visitation because of this incident. “I have a funny feeling it’s going to be a real busy season”, he told reporters!
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