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(Thrillist)   The true story of the 'Glowing Green Man,' Charlie No-Face of Pennsylvania   (thrillist.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Urban legend, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, George Cole, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Folklore, 8-year-old Ray Robinson, Green Man  
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2020-06-23 4:22:54 AM  
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2020-06-23 6:42:06 AM  
To the pain
 
2020-06-23 6:47:32 AM  
I grew up around that area and my Dad told me stories about the Green Man.  He had met him several times will working for Bell Telephone and getting called out to repair the damage caused by storms.  Ray would talk to my Dad while he was up on the pole.  Dad, being a WWII Marine combat vet, wasn't startled or frightened by his appearance.
 
2020-06-23 6:58:14 AM  
A truly harrowing and tragic story. Remember that people suffering similarly horrific disfigurements and medical conditions exist all over the world, and as decent human beings, we must show them kindness and treat them with dignity.
 
2020-06-23 8:45:44 AM  
Reminds me of James Vance the dumbass that survived blowing his face off with a shotgun because he said Judas Priest subliminally told him to kill himself.
 
2020-06-23 11:09:56 AM  
I never heard a thing about him.

Tragic story.
 
2020-06-23 12:56:12 PM  
I grew up in Ellwood in the 70s and 80s and never heard of the guy. I kind of wish I had.
 
2020-06-23 12:59:51 PM  
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2020-06-23 2:45:55 PM  

SleepyWeasel: WWII Marine combat vet,


I can't imagine there is much those people haven't seen.
 
2020-06-23 5:35:12 PM  
I'm from Somerset County, east of Da Burgh, but not *that* far away, and I've never heard of this guy.

Wish I could ask my buddy Ken about him, but Alas!  He went *way* too soon, from a cerebral aneurysm.

Wonder if Charlie was a friend of "Iron Balls" McGitney?
 
2020-06-23 10:52:34 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I'm from Somerset County, east of Da Burgh, but not *that* far away, and I've never heard of this guy.

Wish I could ask my buddy Ken about him, but Alas!  He went *way* too soon, from a cerebral aneurysm.

Wonder if Charlie was a friend of "Iron Balls" McGitney?


I've texted and emailed friends since I posted, and no one in or from Pittsburgh (or the surrounding areas) has ever heard of this guy.

Sorry about your friend.
*hug*
 
2020-06-24 1:22:21 AM  

lindalouwho: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I'm from Somerset County, east of Da Burgh, but not *that* far away, and I've never heard of this guy.

Wish I could ask my buddy Ken about him, but Alas!  He went *way* too soon, from a cerebral aneurysm.

Wonder if Charlie was a friend of "Iron Balls" McGitney?

I've texted and emailed friends since I posted, and no one in or from Pittsburgh (or the surrounding areas) has ever heard of this guy.

Sorry about your friend.
*hug*


Thanks.  It was weird.  Ken Shannon was always more than a little bit of a goof.  He could have taken over for the Imp of the Perverse any day of the week, on five minutes notice.  But he was doing OK as a fast food manager, and had a wife and kids.

There was no advance warning, no symptoms, no nothing.  Just BAM! and he was dead.  He went *way* too young - early thirties.  It was rough on his family, but they've managed to make their own lives now.

Jubal and I try and keep his memory alive, and raise a glass to him.
 
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