Last surviving ‘Blue Man’ prankster amused by interest in tale six decades later

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, Accessed 27 Mar. 2022.

The Elkton Blue Man

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, Accessed 24 Dec. 2018.

A Blast from the Past

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, Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.

‘Little Blue Man’ returns to AutumnFest

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, Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.

50 Years Ago, ‘Little Blue Man’ Shook Up Elkton

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, Accessed 20 Dec. 2018.