An Investigation and Inquiry into Unsolved Crimes, Mystery's , The Bizarre ,Macabre,Unusual and just strange events and unique properties and buildings which played a part in that have occurred in Tri State Area
Sadly they found 88 yr old George Pochibas body this afternoon on a grass field about a mile from his home It appears searchers never checked the fields in this area and concentrated on the wooded areas instead.
He was found by a farmer cutting hay in his fields .
July 6th 1944 would turn into a day of Tragedy when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tent would catch fire in Hartford Connecticut where 167 people who came to see the circus that hot sunny afternoon never made it home. http://www.circusfire1944.com/
The actual cause of the fire and who caused it or how it started has been debated even to this day but it is known the fire was so devastating because the tent material was waterproofed using gasoline and paraffin wax.
But few people realize this tragedy could have played out right here in Pittsburgh as the circus made a stop in Pittsburgh east Liberty community a couple of weeks before the Hartford Tragedy .
It was during the war years and a chance to get away from the stress of war means the tent would have been packed here and many more lives likely would have been lost. But with luck the circus went off with out a hitch and proceeded on. Pittsburgh was very worried about Nazi Spy's coming to do sabotage during the time period as Black out drills where also conducted yet no one knew the very danger they faced by simply attending the circus that summer .