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Fatalities at Kings Island


5/14/12 at
10:11:43 AM

One death that occured at Kings Island that I believe everyone is calling the ghost of the Eifel Towers is when John Harter climbing to the top of the Eifel Tower from the outside, looked over the side and was hit on the back of the head by a counter weight which then knocked him over the side plunging to his death. He landed on top of the elevator and was electricuted on his way down. This was Grad Night 1983. I went to school with John Harter at Delaware B Hayes. He was drunk when he fell. We were walking around the park when some friends told us that someone had thrown a cows heart off the elevator. After they lower the elevator they found John's body on top. He was hit on the back of the head which then made him fall, he hit all the posts and was electricuted by all the cables so when he hit the top of the elevator the impact made his heart explode from his chest. 2 weeks later at Graduation his younger brother excepted his Diploma and everyone stood for him.

* This post was modified at 5/14/12 10:27:51 AM *

Re: Fatalities at Kings Island by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 5/14/12 12:28:45 PM
Wow....that is a sad story.

Why in the world would you climb an Eiffel Tower replica while drunk? whyyy?

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Re: Fatalities at Kings Island by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 5/14/12 2:00:14 PM
This topic has already been discussed at length on this forum and you're mixing two separate stories into one. It's no longer open for discussion. You can review the comments made in the past, but nothing further needs to be said.

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