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  • - [Narrator] The following is a catalog of events

  • that occurred over the course of two weeks in the year 2011.

  • These strange and unnerving happenings took place

  • in Greene County, Illinois, a rural, sparsely-populated area

  • located on the southwestern part of the state.

  • The incidents have yet to be explained.

  • Many theories have circulated as to what may have ensued,

  • but at the time of this writing,

  • nothing has been corroborated.

  • The events in question are presented in chronological order.

  • Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

  • (somber music)

  • Monday, February 28th, 2:10 P.M.

  • The accident is the biggest anyone in the area

  • has seen in 27 years.

  • A school bus full of Greenfield Elementary third graders,

  • on its way back from a field trip to a local farm,

  • collides with a dump truck and loses control.

  • After impact, its wheels skid off the road.

  • That's when momentum takes over,

  • causing it to roll three times before coming to a stop

  • upside down in an irrigation ditch.

  • Six children and one teacher are killed,

  • 14 others are injured.

  • When police arrive on the scene, alcohol is detected

  • on the breath of the dump truck driver, Ray Peck.

  • He is arrested on site and booked at the local jail

  • in Carrollton, Illinois.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd.

  • The only hotel in Carrollton, the Cat's Inn,

  • is booked to capacity.

  • Family and friends begin arriving in the town

  • to attend funerals and memorial services.

  • A brown van is spotted in the parking lot of the Inn.

  • Thursday, March 3rd, 10:00 A.M.

  • The funeral of Lily North, one of the girls

  • who died in the accident, occurs on this morning.

  • Lily's mother Candace does not attend.

  • Her husband, Jared, tells those who ask

  • that she's taken Lily's death very hard.

  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2:00 P.M.

  • A funeral for David Frost,

  • another casualty of the accident, happens.

  • It is a small service, only intimate friends

  • of the family are invited.

  • Alan Spencer, David's schoolmate and closest friend,

  • is said to look the worse for wear at the event,

  • even more so than the Frost family.

  • Spencer was in the bus during the accident

  • and even though he was sitting next to David,

  • he managed to escape with only a few bumps and scratches.

  • However, the tragedy has taken a psychological toll

  • on the young boy.

  • He has complained of nightmares as of late.

  • In these dreams, he mentions seeing his friend David,

  • head dangling from a loose, broken neck,

  • walking into his bedroom and whispering horrible things

  • to him in the night.

  • His parents have begun discussing taking him

  • to a child psychologist in order to help him cope

  • with his guilt and grief surrounding this accident.

  • (somber music)

  • Thursday, March 3rd, 4:00 P.M.

  • Mourners set up a road-side memorial at the spot

  • where the accident occurred as a way to commemorate those

  • who had tragically lost their lives.

  • About seven people visit the site between 4:00 and 7:00 P.M.

  • The mourners park their cars along the side of the road.

  • A brown van is seen amongst them.

  • There are songs and prayers.

  • Flowers, teddy bears and hand-written letters

  • are placed at the spot of the accident.

  • Candles are lit.

  • It is said to be a beautiful memorial.

  • Friday, March 4th, 11:00 A.M.

  • John Mayhew, the teacher who was killed in the accident,

  • is cremated, there is no service.

  • Lisa Mayhew, John's wife, takes the urn

  • containing her husband's ashes back home with her.

  • Friday, March 4th, 6:00 P.M.

  • The first death is reported that evening

  • when Jared North returns home from the grocery store

  • to find his wife, Candice, dead,

  • the top half of her skull removed with near-surgical

  • precision, her scalp is nowhere to be found.

  • In her hand, she is clenching her daughter's brush.

  • Police find no sign of forced entry

  • and hardly any evidence of scuffle.

  • A full investigation into the death of Candace North

  • is launched.

  • On the brush, Jared would later tell the papers...

  • - [Jared] She was holding Lily's brush,

  • it meant a lot to her.

  • Every night she would brush Lily's hair before bed.

  • I used to joke that Candace treated her

  • like one of those American Girl dolls, you know?

  • Now they're both gone.

  • - [Narrator] Saturday, March 5th, 3:00 P.M.

  • A memorial service is held on the football field

  • of North Greene High School that is attended

  • by over 700 people, including friends and family

  • of the deceased who had come in from out of town.

  • News of Candace North's murder

  • begins to spread throughout the event.

  • Sunday, March 6th, 10:10 A.M.

  • Alan Spencer's parents bring him to church,

  • but rather than forcing him to attend the service

  • where the accident would be discussed,

  • they let him use the playground at the park next door.

  • He is last seen climbing a tree at 10:30 A.M.,

  • when Janet Finch cuts through the parking lot

  • on her way into the church.

  • 15 minutes later, the congregation hears the scream

  • of Margaret Peters, who had been walking her dog

  • down the sidewalk.

  • The churchgoers empty into the street and find Alan

  • lying on the ground, his head twisted a full 180 degrees.

  • At the time it is believed Alan had fallen from the tree

  • and landed face first onto the asphalt, snapping his neck.

  • Investigators on the scene found a note in his back pocket,

  • it reads: "If you yourself cannot release,

  • "then it will come to take a piece."

  • Alan Spencer's parents later confirm that the note

  • is not written in his handwriting.

  • Sunday, March 6th, 3:34 P.M.

  • Examiners discover that aside from a broken neck,

  • Alan Spencer's corpse is missing four incisors

  • and two molars from his mouth,

  • none of which were recovered.

  • Strangely enough, his injuries mirror those

  • of his good friend, David Frost,

  • right down to the missing teeth.

  • Monday, March 7th, 11:19 P.M.

  • Cartoonist Dan Colb's Chevy Tahoe

  • is found on the side of the road

  • after running head first into a telephone pole.

  • When paramedics arrive, they discover him unconscious

  • in the driver's seat but breathing.

  • Colb doesn't have any relation to anyone

  • who died in the bus accident on the 28th

  • but his wife passed on from breast cancer two years prior.

  • The widower, who lives alone in Carrollton, has attended

  • therapy twice a week since the death of his wife.

  • And those close to him later claim that he never took off

  • his wedding band.

  • His injuries include a separated shoulder,

  • a head contusion and a missing finger,

  • specifically the ring finger of his left hand.

  • His wedding band is also missing.

  • He was taken to Saint Mary's General

  • and treated for his injuries.

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2:45 A.M.

  • Neighbors report screaming coming from

  • the house of Lisa Mayhew.

  • Police arrive to the home to find Mayhew in shock,

  • her speech is erratic and incoherent,

  • she is trembling uncontrollably

  • and she has an injury, deep cuts on her left arm

  • that appear to have been left by an animal.

  • Mayhew is given a sedative and treated,

  • but she does not answer any questions when asked

  • about where her injuries came from.

  • Police notice the urn that once contained

  • her husband's ashes in the bathroom, it is empty.

  • And it appears, by the look of things,

  • that she flushed them down the toilet.

  • Police find no evidence of forced entry into her home

  • but don't estimate the possibility of a break in

  • due to her bizarre babblings.

  • Some of the things she is quoted in saying

  • are outlined in the police report.

  • - [Lisa] I had to forget him or it would've killed me.

  • Its mouth was so wide.

  • So many teeth.