Kamis, 24 Agustus 2017

Miles Faucett Case

Elizabeth Potts

It was New Years 1888 and Miles Faucett was invited to Josiah and Elizabeth Potts’ home for a party in Carlin, Nevada. That was the last time anyone ever saw Miles. There was some suspicion about the Pottses because they were seen on Miles’ property and they were seen using his sleigh and buggy. The townspeople were sure that the Pottses had something to do with Faucett’s disappearance so they searched the property, but nothing could be found.

In September 1888, the Pottses moved from Carlin to Wyoming and the Brewer family moved into the old Potts’ home. Mrs. Brewer was a correspondent for the Elko Free Press and wrote under the name “Busy Bee”. On January 5, 1889, she wrote to the paper saying that she believed her house was haunted. The ghost wasn’t violent and nothing serious had happened; just a lot of strange noises, like rapping on headboards and banging on doors. However, where most of the noise came from was the cellar where jars of preservatives were being messed with.

On January 19, when the noises from the cellar got to be too much, they investigated and after a bit of digging, they found some human remains. The body had been cut up and partially burned. Due to items found in his pockets, the body was identified as Miles Faucett. The Pottses were arrested and sentenced to death.

The day before her execution, Elizabeth slit her wrists, but was saved by a doctor. The next day, she and her husband went to the gallows together. Elizabeth was a large woman and it made for a gruesome hanging. The rope severely cut into her neck, which caused blood to pour over her white dress. Elizabeth Potts is the only woman to ever be executed by the state of Nevada.

Bahasa Indonesia:
Saat itu adalah tahun 1888 dan Miles Faucett diundang oleh Josiah dan Elizabeth Potts ke rumah mereka untuk berpesta di Carlin, Nevada. Itu adalah saat terakhir Miles Faucett terlihat hidup. Ada dugaan bahwa pelakunya adalah Potts karena mereka terlihat di properti milih Miles dan menggunakan kereta berpeluncur ski miliknya. Orang-orang percaya bahwa Potts bertanggung jawab atas hilangnya wanita itu sehingga mereka mencari bukti-bukti di properti milik Miles, tetapi tidak menemukan apa-apa.

Pada bulan September 1888, keluarga Potts pindah dari Carlin ke Wyoming dan keluarga Brewer pindah ke rumah lama Miles. Nyonya Brewer bersurat-suratan dengan Koran Elko Free dengan nama samaran "Busy Bee". Pada tanggal 5 Januari 1889, ia menulis kepada koran itu bahwa ia percaya rumahnya berhantu. Hantu itu tidak mengganggunya tetapi ia merasa sesuatu yang serius telah terjadi karena sering mendengar suara-suara aneh seperti ketukan-ketukan pada papan kayu dan gedoran-gedoran pada pintu. Namun meskipun begitu, suara-suaranya lebih dominan berasal dari gudang bawah tanah, tempat menyimpan bumbu-bumbu makanan.dan keadaannya begitu kacau.

Pada tanggal 19, ketika suara-suara dari gudang bawah tanah tak tertahankan, mereka menyelidikinya, dan setelah menggali, mereka menemukan sisa-sisa manusia. Tubuhnya dipotong, dan sebagian dibakar. Berdasarkan dari benda yang diketemukan di sakunya, tubuh itu dikenal sebagai Miles Faucett. Keluarga Potts ditangkap dan dijatuhi hukuman mati.

Sehari sebelum dieksekusi, Elizabeth memotong nadi di tangannya tetapi diselamatkan oleh dokter. Hari berikutnya, dia dan suaminya dibawah ke tiang gantungan bersama-sama. Elizabeth adalah wanita yang bertubuh besar, sehingga menjadikan keadaan hukuman gantungnya menyeramkan. Tali gantungan berkali-kali putus yang menyebabkan darah terciprat di baju putihnya. Elizabeth Potts adalah satu-satunya wanita yang dihukum mati di negara bagian Nevada.

Miles Faucett Case Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Yohanes Octa

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