Laughing Sally

File under: Local Amusement Parks of the Past. This is Laughing Sally, who used to be the "Fat Lady" at a small park that used to sit in front of my local zoo. The weird thing was, she was situated about 8 or 10 feet from the ground, above the door as you would enter a ride (which I believe was the "Spook House"). She used to rock back and forth and cackle madly, which scared the ever-loving crap outta me as a small child. (I also remember one thing about the horror ride: in the dark, an old-fashioned mop would emerge from nowhere and threaten to hit you in the face...weird.) Alas, the park is long gone, and Sally, newly attired, now resides in the lobby of a local restaurant.