Family Trapped in Corn Maze Called 911

I *always* get lost in those Halloween corn mazes, but never that lost that I had to call for help. That's what a family did after getting lost inside a 7-acre Salem, Massachusetts, corn maze:

A voice recording of the 911 call was made available to the media on Wednesday. The exchange:

Woman: "Hi, I just called. I'm still stuck at Connors Farms. I don't see anybody. I am really scared. It's really dark and we've got a 3-week-old baby with us."

Dispatcher: "Just relax. Calm down. Your husband is with you right?"

Woman: "Yes, but my baby?"

Dispatcher: "OK. I understand and the police officer is on the way."

Woman: "We thought this would be fun. Instead it's a nightmare. I don't know what made us do this. It was daytime when we came in. And I never take my daughter out. This is the first time. Never again."


Can't you just trample some maize and force your way out of the maze?

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Oh, I didn't thin kyou were. I just think you were going a little heavy-handed. It's really all in the interpretation of comments, sometimes. Sometimes, if you're not glowingly agreeing with something, your comment is interpreted as negative or "not constructive". Being "not constructive" or adding "no value" is a pretty subjective thing.
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@ted - I am serious about cutting down negativity on Neatorama.

We've started deleting negative comments that don't have any constructive values to the discussion.

The mechanism that's available to us (on WordPress) is limited - there's no voting or hiding comments. Only deletion, but that will have to do right now.

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Hey, Alex.

I just took s look, and there are about 5 or 6 comments I've made in other threads that are no longer there. They certainly weren't of the vonskippy variety, so you may be going down the tougher path with the censorship, interpreting things a little heavy-handedly. You're free to do whatever you like, of course. Just sayin'.
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We need to clarify something. Negative comment doesn't mean disagreeing with the post author or other commenters - we continue to welcome differing points of views on the blog, as long as those points are made in polite, constructive manners.

More and more, people leave comments that don't add any value to the discussion because they can do so easily on this blog (for example, no account registration is required before you leave a comment). These are the negative comments that we're fighting.
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