Thursday, February 4, 2010

Coincidence or Fate?: "Shot Through the Heart"

(With apologies to Bon Jovi)

Henry Ziegland jilted his Texas girlfriend in 1883. The poor girl was so heartbroken that she took her own life. Attempting to avenge her death, the girl's brother shot Ziegland. Believing he had killed him, the man took his own life by shooting himself in the head. However, the bullet had only grazed Ziegland's cheek and embedded itself in a tree.

In 1913, Ziegland was trying to cut down that same tree, but found it difficult enough that he turned to dynamite. The explosion sent the bullet flying through Henry Ziegland's head, killing him.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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