This Day in Death

3.21.12: Neglected Irish Loner – SECRETLY DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 1:23 am March 23, 2012

Ooh, I can already see this post isn’t gonna end well.

 

For those of you unfamiliar with the old limerick “Elderly Irish Loner,” it’s a classic poem that tells the story of a lonely immigrant named Alan Moore who died in his home, but wasn’t found until months later when someone noticed that he still hadn’t taken his Christmas lights down. For those of you that are familiar with it, I’d just like to take this opportunity to call you out as fucking liars because I just made that shit up. Well, partially. That limerick doesn’t exist. What does exist, however, is an identical horrible, horrible reality:

It wasn’t until Sunday that a passerby asked police to take a look. On Wednesday they formally identified the badly decomposed remains inside as that of Moore, a 62-year-old immigrant from England who had lived alone in the town for a decade.

That… is R. L. Stine-level goosebumpification. But, really, why would you expect people to go charging in to check out the situation? Whenever you see a house with Christmas lights on in March it’s safe to assume the place is a meth lab. Either that or poor people live there. In both cases the best approach is to avoid the situation entirely. You don’t need to be seen hanging around with any of “those types.” Christ, you might run for office some day!

 

Source: CBS News

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