Farmer grows pumpkins with human faces

ho02.jpg This article about a farmer in Ohio who grew creepy pumpkins with human faces on them was apparently in the January 1938 issue of Popular Science. via Modern Mechanix


  1. Aha . . . this explains the pajama-soaking nightmare epidemic among Popular Science readers in early 1938.

  2. If you really want to scar/scare a friend who’s passed out drunk, take him and leave him in a field where these are growing. Night would be creepy, but even in the middle of the day, it’d give one the heebies. Would be interesting as a strategy for alcohol cessation. ‘Course, every year he might have to leave the country for the whole month of October for somewhere that gourds don’t grow.

  3. They would be even creepier once carefully carved- eyeballs, nostrils and a thin line between the lips should do the trick.

  4. I saw an old newsreel-type short about a farmer who was doing this on TMC’s One Reel Wonders. This farmer made his pumpkins shaped like skulls rather than human heads, though. I was a little disappointed to see that Vegiform site only had lameass elves and stuff and no skulls.

  5. mmmmm this isn’t about feces at all. while looking at the photo i noticed that the fonzes face is in the bottom left hand corner.

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