LoCoSuMo question.....

Friday, July 12, 2002 8:36 PM

I heard a rumor that someone on LoCoSuMo got there earring caught in the netting and it ripped there ear off. Any truth to this? Or is there a different side to it?

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:07 AM
Isn't it considered an honor when a coaster gets it's first rumor of death and destruction? :)

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 6:38 AM
It should be, it's just like the 1st gen freefall rumor that the girl had her scalp and hair ripped off, or the person's arm that was chopped off on The Beast's tunnel. Honestly no one would be able to rip there ear off, if their earring got cought they would realise and so would the ops. SIlly goose.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 7:07 AM
No, I think we would have heard about this on the news...but yes, what an honor! 3 months into it's operation and already a rumor of death ;)

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:37 AM
If an earing get's ripped out it just tears the cartilage underneath the hole, it's happened in gym class countless times, while it's painful it heals pretty quickly, I could not possibly see how the whole ear could come off because human flesh does not easily tear it is only easily punctured.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 11:05 AM

I didn't start the rumor but I heard it from a friend on AIM. He said it was on someones webpage on there IB website. Thanks for clearing it up for me guys.

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Saturday, July 13, 2002 12:45 PM

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/scalped.htm

Sadly the story of someone getting scalped on a ride has some truth behind it...

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:53 AM
I feel sorry for that little girl on the Himalaya.. even though it was some time ago...
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 1:20 PM
This is not a rumour, I was the one who originally posted about it in my TR on the URC message board.

The whole ear was *not* ripped off, just a chunk of it. Yes, she bled quite a bit, but it was far from life threatening.

Anyone who's been on LoCo can understand how an accident like this would happen, when you combine a ride that tosses people's heads around in a wild manner with an ear ring and mesh nasty stuff can occur. The girl also appeared to be knocked silly as they literally had to drag her out of the car and lay her on her back in the station for a good 30 minutes before reopening the ride.

Obviously there'll be several people who'll immediately chime in that I'm full of it, and I can understand the disbelief; but I've been on URC long enough to be respected and believed, and have *zero* reason to lie about the event.

I *love* Indiana Beach, and I told the story to illustrate how wild the ride is, and how it's likely going to have to be altered before the end of the season.

*** This post was edited by CortexBomb on 7/14/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 1:58 PM
LoCoSuMo is also sinking...
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 2:26 PM
Oh God! lol

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Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:18 PM
Hey, it's not as if I have a big name around here, but cortexbomb is right. It did happen, at IB, on LoCoSuMo, and he did post about it on URC in his TR.
Just trying to clear up any confusion. By the way, this is HIGHLY possible. Anyone who hasn't been on LoCoSuMo would have no understanding, but it is EASILY believable after riding this ride.
Matthew
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Sunday, July 14, 2002 10:09 PM
I couldn't ride it the day I went, but can easily see this happening. Ow. Major ow.
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