Al Hunter’s Story Archive

The Franken Berry Scare

February 1972 was a busy and historic month. The Winter Olympics opened in Sapporo, Japan. The FCC created cable television as we first knew it. David Bowie introduced his “Ziggy Stardust” alter-ego during his world concert tour.  Richard M. Nixon became the first U.S, President to visit the People’s Republic … Read More

Kings Island: Trespassers Will be Eaten

It should come as no surprise to you that I have an affinity for Disney’s Haunted Mansion. I’ve been fortunate enough to have ridden the popular theme park ride at Disneyland in California as a little kid with my mom and again as an adult with my family. Likewise, I … Read More

The Beatles: A Day in the Life

Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles were wrapping up what many critics believe to be the greatest rock ‘n roll album ever made, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” by recording it’s last track, “A Day in the Life.” In my opinion, that track is the most influential song … Read More

The Ghost of I.U.’s Lambda Chi Alpha

This story originally appeared in March, 2010 At the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, Hence Orme lived on a large estate farm in Glenn’s Valley, an area on Indianapolis’ south side near Morgantown & Bluff Roads, which he intended to use as a model for modern scientific farming. Hence Orme’s … Read More

Where Have You Gone, Robert Allen Latta?

It’s Presidential Inauguration time in America again. Rather than tax an already over saturated media market filled with D.C. Inaugural stories, I thought I’d revisit a memory from another Inauguration Day right smack in the middle of the Reagan Revolution — an incident which, if it happened today, would bring … Read More