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Nightmare on Elm Street

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On January 30, 1932, in the town of Bladenboro, at the Elm Street home of Council H. Williamson and his wife Lydia, a series of fires occurred in five different rooms of the house. A window shade and a curtain would burn. After this fire was put out, another window shade would catch fire. The most serious happening was when a young girl's dress suddenly ignited. She escaped injury. Later a pair of trousers hanging in a closet took fire. There were twenty fires in all, the last occurring on February 1, 1932. Tomlin discusses the theories that surrounded the fires, from the scientific to the paranormal.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 5, Oct 2005, p140-142, 144-145, il