Mr. & Mrs.
Andrew Hanlon & Shannon Oakley
Christopher Hanlon & Brian Loper
The Mail Carrier
The Squad Sargeant
Kyle Lockard & Kim Folk
In 1782, the Industrial Revolution was in full swing.
The eccentric son of a local butcher in Kulpsville, PA took over the family business after his father mysteriously disappeared. Over the next several years, Heinrich Fleischman built the business from a small butcher shop into a powerhouse brand in the meat industry.
Fleischman Scrapple could be found on tables throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Oddly, as Heinrich began to automate the meat plant, requiring fewer and fewer employees, the population of Kulpsville began to dwindle. At first, everyone assumed it was due to the loss of jobs at the meat plant and people moving away to find other work. But, some weren't so convinced.
Townspeople disappeared leaving all of their belongings behind.
Local mail carrier, Gunther Boden (Bodie) was convinced that something was wrong and quietly kept track of the missing individuals on his daily mail routes. He expressed his concerns to the local residents who thought he was crazy. Bodie persisted, but his letters to officials in nearby Philadelphia went unanswered. Then, Bodie went missing.
The people of Kulpsville demanded answers.
Heinrich Fleischman agreed to host the remaining townsfolk at his factory the evening of October 30th, where he could give them a tour of the facility and assure them nothing out of the ordinary was happening. That same night, a small squad of soldiers was dispatched from Philadelphia to Kulpsville to investigate the missing mail carrier’s concerns. The soldiers attempted to gain entrance to the plant, but it was locked and impenetrable. Heinrich was defiant.
The slaughterhouse was burned to the ground.
The soldiers set fire to the building to burn Fleischman out. As the building was engulfed in flames, the soldiers could hear the screams of those trapped inside. That night was the last anyone ever spoke of Fleischman Scrapple or the Kulpsville Slaughterhouse. The stories were erased from all newspapers. The address was erased from all records. It’s like it never existed.
250 years later we come along.
There’s a new building built on the haunted ruins of the old slaughterhouse that used to stand at 1744 Sumneytown Pike. It is the home of Hanlon Creative, an ambitious digital branding agency that uncovered the truth and felt compelled to tell their story. Till this very day in honor of Gunther Boden, the mail carrier who tried to warn the town, the US Postal Service refuses to deliver mail to our address. Join us in recognizing the anniversary of these atrocities and celebrating the spirits of the dead as they moan for redemption.