A boy experienced Ohio's Gothic terror last week.
It starts with a creepy house, like many American Gothic tales do, both fictional and those in real life:
Brunton bought the house in 2009, and reportedly died shortly after that -- but nobody in the community knew. Overgrowth had taken over the home, taxes had never been paid and nobody ever saw anyone entering or leaving.
Then, inside the house, things became unsettling:
Michelle McGrath says her 12-year-old son is adventurous.
When he saw an overgrown house in Dayton, he ventured inside.
However, what he saw may have scarred him for life.
“My son came home and said, he said to me that he had gone into an abandoned house and he found a body. And I said, ‘Wait, what?” said Michelle McGrath.
Authorities say he discovered the mummified body of a man, believed to be 53-year-old Edward Brunton.
“When he first came across it, he thought it was a dummy, or a mannequin or something,” she added.
Brunton had been hanging in a closet for five years.
Ohio: keeping the American Gothic alive.
Infocult: keeping an eye on things.
(thanks to Ceredwyn!)