19 March, 2010
Regarding: "Mom, I Caught A Troll!"
I just received a phone call from my mother in-law, who lives in Paducah, KY and who also never uses the Internet, so she has not been aware of the troll story.
She began to tell me "a true story" that someone down there had told in someone else down there. This woman, who has a child with down's syndrome told the exact same story, and that her son had caught him a troll and put him into the closet and she had come home from work and found him there, only this time it was a Jehovah's Witness. This story has run rampant, literally around the world this week. On my blog I have the ability to see how many readers I have, how they arrived to my site and usually what city they are in. In the past 4 days I have had more than 6,000 unique hits on my blog, literally around the world, all searching for the story of the troll in the closet. It is almost laughable, but truthfully it saddens me at how many people would lie and use their mentally challenged children in such a lie just to get a laugh. How crude is that? Maybe I am alone in this, but it really makes me hurt for these individuals who are mentally challenged and their own families use them in a lie so that others will laugh at them.