…an old CCAD friend named Mike Olenick posted this on his Facebook page:

“Every year when Halloween rolls around I’m reminded of one of the great mysteries in my life from my freshman year of college in 1996. I would like to solve this mystery, and so if you know anything about it please let me know. I want to know who shit on the dance floor of the basement of the CCAD dorms (AKA the cafeteria) DURING the Halloween dance party. Was it a Stormtrooper? Or could it have been Godzilla? Or was it someone else? Did he/she have accomplices? Maybe you were there and saw something. Maybe you heard about it afterward. Maybe you were the shitter? Please feel free to share any pictures you may have of this event. Even if this remains to be one of life’s great unsolved mysteries, I will never forget Joe Frash holding a microphone and pointing to a turd on a floor repeating, ‘This is not funny… there is feces on the floor.’ Let’s share and tag the heck out of this until we get some answers. You can also tell me privately if it needs to remain a secret. Justin Shady, do you know anything?”

Yes, you read that correctly. On Halloween 1996, someone took (or left) a shit in the middle of the “dance floor” at the Halloween party in the cafeteria at CCAD. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the mystery shitter was, but I do have a bunch of photos from that night.

So here you go, Mike-O. I hope these jog someone’s memories… if not their colon.

Michelle Ciappa as a pregnant nun and… shit, two more people. The older I get, the more names disappear from my brain.

HAPPY CRAPOWEEN!

Dave Buenning as Uncle Fester and Emily Reineck, who also just so happened to be my girlfriend at the time, dressed up as a princess.

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Apparently, my idea of a costume back then was a bad wig, an ugly shirt, an elephant mask, and lipstick applied haphazardly around my lips. I still own (and wear) that shirt, though. Seriously.

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Two fellow RAs: Aaron Zimmerman and Jay Mueller as a priest.

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Mark Mattson in what might be one of my all-time favorite Halloween costumes.

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I can’t remember the names of the two guys on the left, but the fabulous man in drag on the right is Johnny Photos.

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Marcia Kranz, Jamie Coulson (in the mask and military outfit), and two more human beings!

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Aaron and Jay with two non-costumed folks.

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I want to say the guy on the left was named Jay, but I might be wrong. Princess Leia and Han Solo? No idea.

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Catwoman and Pale-Faced Girl.

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Jay and Michelle.

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Reagan (or possibly Regan), who, if I remember correctly, was student council president at the time.

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Meow!

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Mandy, Jamie Breitsch, Mike Olenick, and Brian (sorry, I can’t remember everyone’s last name). Mike is the one who put the call out on Facebook.

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More Jamie Breitsch!

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And finally, the obligatory gaggle of Stormtroopers. Though it remains unclear if any of them were Stormpoopers.

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So there you go, Mike-O! I hope these help.

A night I’ll never forget… because, you know, someone took a shit on the floor,

-Shady

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