Just ran across this via CNN, and I have to admit it gave me a chill.
As Gannon and Duarte investigated the deaths, they began to see a trend. The cases spanned 25 cities in 11 states, and at least some of them were connected by a creepy symbol left near the water’s edge: a smiley face painted on trees and other surfaces.
The detectives believe that the smiley faces were left by the killer or killers. They varied in size, with each face more haunting than the next.
The most sinister was found in Iowa. It was drawn in red with a devil’s horns. Next to the smiley face was a note that read, “Evil Happy Smiley Face Man.”
I have a number of theories, ranging from a gang of pissed off ex-girlfriends who are out to torture and kill drunken frat boys, to a super-secret cult of smiling fanatics. Regardless, it’s rather creepy, and I couldn’t help but think about that new movie The Strangers that starts next week.
It certainly gives me ideas. So what do you folks think? Feel free to speculate!