“I noticed it immediately, when I arrived” says Mayor Jenne De Potter. “There was nobody in danger of drowning. But you never know what enters people’s minds when they see a scene like this.”
The police, the fire service and an ambulance were all directed to the banks of the pond in Elene. Imagine the scene when all those gathered discovered that the four legs protruding from this Flemish waterway were not real, human legs, but falses. On the banks of the pond they also encountered a gallows and a notice board explaining the horror trail.
Mayor De Potter has decided that the trail can stay until Christmas. It was laid out by local residents and takes visitors along a 6km route to allow them to discover blood-curdling stories from this Flemish hamlet. There are five stops where you can use your mobile phone to access horror stories. The local residents who created the trail will have to foot the bill for the intervention by the emergency services.