It was a crisp October afternoon in 1998. My boyfriend and I had just returned from doing a few errands in Logan. I had planned to go to the Honeyville Haunted Corn Maze that night with my sisters. I had just asked my boyfriend if he wanted to come with when I noticed how red and warm his ears were. I asked him if he was feeling okay. He said he wasn’t and that he better go home for the night ( I later learned that he was just nervous for the night he had planned out.) I was sad that he couldn’t go, but thinking that he was sick, I was glad he was going home to get some rest.
As evening approached, my two sisters and I arrived at the gate of the haunted corn maze. These haunted corn mazes really scared me and I was nervous to go inside. We started walking slowly through the corn maze. Screams were heard in the distance as other maze goers were getting spooked by the frightful characters hidden in the maze. Monsters and zombies were hiding around every corner just waiting to jump out and scare those brave enough to enter the corn maze.
A few turns into the corn maze we were scared by a werewolf that had jumped out at us. We screamed and then went on our way. I happened to look back and noticed that this same werewolf that had just scared us was now following us. I started to get a bit nervous and began walking faster. A few twists and turns later, I looked back again and saw that he was still following us about 20 feet or so behind us. I asked my sisters, “Do you think that werewolf is following us?” Unknown to me that they were in on it, so of course they say, “No, I don’t think so.”
After a few minutes of him following us and me looking back, I noticed that he was starting to get closer to us. My mind began to think the worst things like “Is this someone that knows me and is just trying to scare me?”, “Do they want to kidnap me or my sisters?”, “Will my face end up on a milk carton?”. I grabbed onto my sisters and I told them “Let’s run.” As we began running, I looked back and noticed that the werewolf began to run after us. I was really freaked out by now!!
We were running as fast as we could, but the werewolf soon caught up to us. He was right behind me. He reached out and grabbed hold of me from behind wrapping his arms tightly around my arms. My sisters were still right by me and at the time I thought they were trying to help pull me away. They later told me that they were trying to hold me there because I was fighting so hard to get away from this person who I thought was a madman. As I was fighting and trying to escape this person’s clutches, I looked down and saw that this werewolf was holding a piece of paper with my name on it. I thought this was weird that this crazy person knew my name. I finally calmed down a bit and opened up the paper realizing that it was for me. I opened the folded paper and inside were the words “Will you marry me?” I was still scared and must not have been thinking clearly because I looked at the person who still had the werewolf mask on and said “You had better be Shawn.”
Needless to say, it was my boyfriend, Shawn. He was so out of breath from breathing through a tiny mouth hole in the mask and chasing us and trying to hold on to me so I wouldn’t escape that he was still trying to catch his breath. He removed the mask and got down on one knee. After telling me how much he loved me and that he wanted to be with me forever, he asked me to marry him. I must not have been too mad at him for scaring me to death because I said “YES.” We were married two months later and have been together for 15 ½ years now.
Thank you for sharing your engagement story with us Tiffanie and Shawn! Let’s just say, Shawn is lucky to have escaped the night with a bride-to-be instead of a black eye. Congratulations on over 15 years of marriage! What an accomplishment. We are thrilled to share your story here.
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