Monday, February 25, 2013

The Whistler Mystery...!

Often what at first seems like an annoyance can become a full blown mystery! A pretty scary one at that!

I think that the mysterys in life that play with your mind are by far the most disturbing, don't you? s your imagine can make things much worse than they may really be. I've heard it said that our imagination can be our biggest enemy! However, the imagination wasn't the only bad thing for this young girl. I'm sure that it only helped intensify the situation, though!

The Phantom Whistler

In February, eighteen year old Jacquelyn Cadow of Paradis, Louisiana began hearing wolf whistles outside her bedroom window at night. The home she shared with her mother was also broken into by an intruder. She reported the incidents to the authorities, but nothing came of it. Night after night, she heard the same whistles until she announced her engagement to State Trooper Herbert Belsom. The whistler changed his tune to a menacing funeral dirge.

Around this time, Jacquelyn also received telephone threats, the voice on the other end of the call promising to come to her home and stick a knife in her if she went ahead with her marriage. Her sleep continued to be broken by whistling dirges and bloodcurdling moans. Newspapers picked up the story, and hundreds of curiosity seekers began driving by the house in the hope of catching a glimpse of the phantom whistler or his victim.

Jacquelyn suffered a collapse when she, her mother, her aunt, and a New Orleans States-Item reporter heard the whistler at work. The reporter and Belsom searched the yard, but found no one. Investigations by the State police and the sheriff’s office turned up nothing. The harassed bride-to-be, her nerves shattered, tried staying with relatives. The whistler soon followed. And when she went to the home of Belsom’s parents, the whistler called her mother with a message: “Tell Jackie I know she’s at Herbert’s house.”

On October 1, she and Belsom married. Was the whistler at the wedding as he’d promised? If so, he never spoke up, nor did he carry out his threats. The local sheriff considered the case closed—a hoax by persons he declined to name. Who was the phantom whistler and why did he choose to terrify Jacquelyn Cadow? We’ll never know.

I do hope that this young girl was finally able to get on with her life. Maybe she was able chaulk this whole thing up to a very bad experience and move forward to a much more peaceful life.

We better have our coffee inside this morning. A little storm is bringing in some bad weather.


Gorges Smythe said...

The above is an example of why it's best to moderate all comments. Please get the comment removed before people start clicking on the link and get a virus, or encourage a pervert, whichever the case may be.

Sixbears said...

That's way up there on the creep scale. The poor girl.

linda m said...

That really gives me the creeps. I sure hope the young girl was able to lead a normal life after getting married. I agree with Gorges about "Anonymous". Sure don't want some unsuspecting reader to click on that link.

Dizzy-Dick said...

I bet it was a jilted admirer. She must have been a "looker" to have a phantom whistle at her. Phantoms are choosy you know? (grin)

JO said...

quite a mystery there. Wonder if he had the garden wired and was somewhere else sending the whistles by radio?

I sure hope you storm doesn't bring the wind like we had yesterday.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Guess I'm going to have to start moderating comments. Way too many spammers out lately!

Sorry about that!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Sixbears...
It's a shame that there are so many creeps like this around!

There will be a special place for them when they are caught!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
I agree about the creeps! Seems like we have a lot of them showing up lately!

There are some scary folks out there on the loose!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Dizzy...
That sounds almost like the voice of experience. You didn't have one visit you, did ya?

Thanks, buddy, for coming over today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Now days you never know what the weather is going to do!

We have had some pretty strong winds as of late.

Thanks, sweetie, for the visit this morning!