Did anyone out there in Kinja-land actually see this in person? Cleveland.com gathered some great eye-witness accounts a few years back, and for those of us who weren't there, Sheridan's pics are a wonderful testament to good intentions gone wrong. [Viral Forest]


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All photos published with permission from Thom Sheridan. Please do not reproduce.