Ep. 57 - The hazing of Stuart Pierson

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In the first case to bring the fraternity tradition of hazing to national consciousness, 18-year-old Stuart Pierson is found decapitated next to train tracks where he was instructed to wait as part of his initiation ceremony at Kenyon College in 1905. Did he fall asleep on the rails, or had he been tied to the tracks? Due to controversial moves made in the aftermath by college officials and Pierson's father, the debate continues more than a century later. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: Helpless Ways, by Drew Joseph. Find more at drewjosephmusic.bandcamp.com Additional music: Audionautix- The Great Unknown, and The Great Phospher- Daniel Birch

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