Weare historian William Little has little patience for rumors of hauntings.  Here, John Hodgdon boldly investigates a spooky shade in his corn field …

Something about this story was bothering me as I drew it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.  Then, around panel 11 or 12, I realized I’d been drawing a modern 20th century tractor-laid cornfield!  It looked like this:

All the early accounts of early farmers I’ve seen refer to hills of corn on the recently cleared lands, so I went back and patched in a more appropriate cornfield for Hodgdon’s shade to haunt.

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