The Mahou Blog

April 16, 2009

Locked in a box for 7 years

Filed under: Uncategorized — mahou @ 8:45 am

On Thursday May 19, 1977, 20-year-old Carol Smith (not her real name) left Eugene, Oregon to visit a friend in the Northern California town of Westwood, almost 400 miles away She had no car or money for a bus, but she was used to getting around with her thumb, so she hitchhiked. 

“I just decided,” Carol later said in an A&E documentary, “that I was going to go down and wish her a happy birthday.”

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