The Bye Bye Man - Section 2: 'Eye on the Bye Bye Man' to the Imaginary Ghost Summary & Analysis

Robert Damon Schneck
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Admittedly, the story of the Bye Bye Man "does not have a satisfying resolution" (145). Schneck admits that part of why the story spooked him might have to do with hearing it on Halloween, as well as that Eli, the original narrator, sacrificed accuracy for the sake of a compelling narrative. To investigate the possibility of the Bye Bye Man's existence, Schneck decides to try to pursue information about either the orphanage that the Bye Bye Man grew up in or the murders he later committed. Schneck travels to New Orleans and ventures to Algiers, the supposed location of the orphanage. According to the Algiers Historical Society, the orphanage did not exist. Schneck then decides that perhaps the Bye Bye Man had actually been raised in a home for disabled children, however, Schneck finds none...

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