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A secret Santa has stunned shoppers in Pennsylvania by dropping $50,000 to buy 100 people their layaway gifts at Wal-Mart.
The anonymous donor mysteriously dropped off a check at a Silver Springs Commons store on Monday morning, reports The Patriot-News.
The "layaway angel" ? as he's been dubbed ? didn't want his name to be revealed and said he should just be called "Santa B."
Tanisha Burton, of Harrisburg, was astonished to find the $200 she had left to pay for toys for her daughter already covered when she went to the store later that day.
"It was definitely a surprise, and a blessing," she told The Patriot-News.
"I'm overwhelmed, and I guess relieved. I'm just disappointed I couldn't say thank you," added Robert Carolus, of Mifflin County, who also arrived to find his bill settled.
Burston and Carolus were just two out of 100 customers who had their balances paid.
Store manager Steve Myers said he'd seen $2,000 to $3,000 donations dropped off before ? but never so much as $50,000.
"He said he wanted to help take care of folks ? to bring everyone a special Christmas," Myers said.
Wal-Mart spokesman John Forrest Ales said the generous amount was "certainly high" ? but not a record.
And he revealed two similar donations of $51,000 and $59,000 had also been dropped off in Florida on the same day.
"It's amazing to see the random acts of kindness that happen at the holidays," he said.
"It's incredible customers are coming in and wanting to help their neighbors by covering their layaway balances for the season," he added.
The man who asked the world to remove funny bones with tweezers at the risk of a small zap is getting a little payback from fans of his beloved game.
John Spinello created the board game Operation in the early 1960s but now finds himself in need of surgery and a little short on money all these years later, reports USA Today.
Friends have created a page at Crowdrise.com with the goal of raising $25,000 for Spinello's medical bills. News that the creator of Operation needs help with a real operation is spreading fast, and donors had pledged nearly $18,000 by this afternoon.
Money also is being raised at ILoveOperation.com. So why isn't the 77-year-old Spinello a multi-millionaire given the popularity of his game? Because, as the Huffington Post explains, he sold it for $500 while he was an industrial design student at the University of Illinois.
That's all the money he's ever gotten for the game, whose rights are now owned by Hasbro. Spinello isn't bitter about that, or about being short on money for his necessary oral surgery.
"I prefer not to dwell on that aspect and focus more on the joy that the game has brought to so many over the years," he tells Huffpo.
Another person tested positive for Ebola in New York City. Why these people keep bringing plague into the US? Why are they keep doing that? NBC, Yahoo, and CNN has just reported the news. I am wondering why did they keep on bringing this Ebola to the US for?
A Pennsylvania family claims their house is haunted and has the pictures to prove it. CNN affiliate WPMT reports.
A home in Hanover, York County will be featured on a national TV show on Saturday. The homeowners say their house is severely haunted, with multiple ghosts and other entities.
Homeowner DeAnna Simpson says they?ve lived in the home for seven years, and put everything they had into buying it. She says she and her husband didn?t find out it was haunted until soon after they moved in.
?We put everything into this house,? says Simpson. ?And we do want to move, but we would have to list it at such a price where we could recoup what we put in.?
Simpson has ghostly photos, as well as photos from something that scratches people who come inside. She also has audio recordings of voices, children laughing, and dogs barking that were not in the house.
?Five plus,? she says of the number of ghosts in the house. ?I have some here that are protecting me, some women here that are protecting me, but the majority are bad, dark forces, inhuman.?
Simpson says one of the entities in the house is a demon. It appears in a photo as a 7-foot-tall shadow figure. While we were there, Simpson recorded orbs on her cell phone camera and it caught a clip of a shadowy hand reaching out.
When FOX43?s cameras went inside, our photojournalist Nick Petrillo felt his hand burning and saw a scratch on his wrist. Simpson put Holy water on him.
FEASTERVILLE, PA ? A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania.
The Bucks County Courier Times reports the accident happened around noon on Friday near a shopping center in Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
A photo on the newspaper's website shows the corpse, wrapped in what appears to be a white sheet, lying in the street as cars buzz by. The Bucks County Coroner's Office says the driver realized immediately that the door had opened and retrieved the body within minutes. The office says it "deeply regrets" the incident.
A passer-by who helped get the body into the van says he thought it was a prank, calling it "the most bizarre thing" he'd ever seen.