On February 25, 2022, Mark Birdsall revisited the Blue Man story on the front page of the Huron Daily Tribune. Read the article.
Birdsall, Mark. “Last surviving ‘Blue Man’ prankster amused by interest in tale six decades later.” Huron Daily Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022, https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Last-surviving-Blue-Man-prankster-amused-by-16943485.php. Accessed 27 Mar. 2022.
Coulter Mitchell created a short video (5:23) about Huron County’s Little Blue Man for the Elkton Historical Society that includes interviews and reenactments of some key scary moments. A good authority confirms that the events are more or less true, although the blue man costume is fancier than the original. (Hey, isn’t that the same guy that was at Autumn Fest?) Don Weiss, one of the three pranksters, is interviewed, as well as several “victims.”
Watch the video.
Mitchell, Coulter. “Elkton Blue Man.” Huron Daily Tribune, 3 Dec. 2018, https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/The-Elkton-Blue-Man-13440046.php. Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.
On October 3, 2018, the Huron Daily Tribune featured two photographs from the Elkton Area Historical Society Museum promoting the permanent Blue Man exhibit. The exhibit includes a cardboard cutout of the original Blue Man. Read the article.
Battel, Brenda. Photographs for “A Blast from the Past” slideshow. Huron Daily Tribune, 3 Oct. 2018, https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/A-blast-from-the-past-13275804.php#photo-16266348. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
A comic version of the Little Blue Man pops up now and again at Huron County events. While his color is blue and the helmet looks like a football helmet, that’s where the similarities with the original Little Blue Man end. Nice try, though. Thanks for keeping the memory alive. Read the article.
Massman, Bradley. Photograph for “‘Little Blue Man’ returns to AutumnFest.” Huron Daily Tribune, 4 Sep. 2018, https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Little-Blue-Man-returns-to-AutumnFest-13200097.php. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
A “Blue Man” display was discussed. Read the article.
“Elkton Area Historical Society Meeting Notes.” Huron County View, 7 Sep. 2017, https://huroncountyview.mihomepaper.com/articles/elkton-area-historical-society-meeting-notes. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
This is an early commemoration of the 60th anniversary? I think it was a slow news day. Read the article.
Centofanti, Cindy. “Little Blue Man Goes Viral on Internet.” Huron County View, 27, Jul. 2017, https://huroncountyview.mihomepaper.com/articles/little-blue-man-goes-viral-on-internet/. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
This is a republishing of a 1959 article about the major hoaxes of 1959. It’s kind of funny. And it has photos of the original 1959 story about the hoaxes. The story includes a picture of the Little Blue Man. Read the article.
“Bigfoot, Blue Man and Flying Saucer Hoaxes in 1958.” New York Daily News, 17 Nov. 2015, https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/bigfoot-flying-saucers-blue-men-hoaxes-1958-article-1.2438174. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018
I’m not sure if the story would have been resurrected for a 50th year anniversary if it hadn’t been for Dan Depner and his corn maze. Donald Weiss, one of the original culprits was interviewed for the story along with Dan Depner and several other Huron County locals who were involved with the event when it occurred. Read the article.
Weisenbach, Traci L. “50 Years Ago, ‘Little Blue Man’ Shook up Elkton.” Huron Daily Tribune, 30 Oct. 2008, https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/50-years-ago-Little-Blue-Man-shook-up-7303802.php. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.
Dan Depner’s Hunted Alien Maze drew attention to the 50th anniversary of the Blue Man of Huron County. Robert Quinn, who was a Huron County Sheriff’s Deputy at the time of the prank was interviewed for the story as well as Dan Depner. Read the article.
Henson, Stacey. “A Prank in Huron County that got out of Hand Made National Headlines 50 Years Ago.” The Saginaw News, 2 Oct. 2008, https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2008/10/a_prank_in_huron_county_that_g.html. Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.