Re: "Blue Star" postings
Rich Clark (richc@WAGNERPA.COM)
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 13:40:04 EDT
At 09:07 06/12/96 -0500, Settummanque, the blackeagle (MAJ)
Mike L. Walton wrote:
>In the past, we have been getting postings here about this "Blue Star"
>tattoo with some kind of drug laced with it. Can someone here please
>tell me (and Kyna Hendra) if this is true and we should be concerned
>about this; or if this is another "urban legend" which gets communicated
>at about the same frequency as the "Craig Sherwood" postcard thing.
Jan Harold Brunvand's book, "Curses! Broiled Again!", deals extensively
with the "Blue Star" and other urban legends. It's highly unlikely that
there is a problem with LSD-laced tattoos being distributed to our
children. However, if this legend discourages children from taking
things from strangers, then I guess it serves a useful purpose.
Brunvand's books are very interesting. The other 3 that I have are
"The Vanishing Hitchhiker", "The Choking Doberman", and "The Mexican
Pet". It's great fun to have someone tell you about something that
really happened to their wife's brother-in-law, and to open one of these
books and show them the exact same story. If anyone knows of any other
urban legend books, please send them to email@example.com.
Rich Clark - SM T171/CA P171 - Delaware Dist - Cradle of Liberty Council
Summerfield UMC - Philadelphia, PA
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