Von Dune'll Getcha if You Don't Watch Out!
October 8, 2011 7:04 PM Subscribe
My in-laws are in town and are arguing about a weird family story/old news story. Help me get to the bottom of this!
posted by coppermoss to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So, my late grandfather-in-law would tell his kids (in the late 60s) and grandkids (in the mid-90s) that a boogeyman-type character named Von Dune (or a variation on that pronunciation... Van/Vaughan/Vonn, etc. Dune/Duyne/Doon, etc) would come and kill them if they got out of their beds at night. My mother-in-law insists that at one point, she Googled the story to see where her dad got it from, and found that there was a real guy in Arkansas with the same name who had kids that were kidnapped back in the day, and so he roamed around and kidnapped and murdered kids in the countryside until he found his kids. I just Googled everything I could find and couldn't verify this. Please hope me!