"Liar, liar, pants on fire"

"Beware Greeks bearing gifts." During the Trojan War, the Greeks pretended they were surrendering and offered a gift of a horse. The gift was accepted and brought through the gates of Troy, but once the Trojans were asleep, the Greek warriors hidden inside the giant horse exited and slaughtered the citizens of Troy. This July 2011 file photo shows a replica of the legendary Trojan horse at the entrance of the archaeological site of Troy, Turkey along Turkey's Aegean coast. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell'Orto)

January 18, 2013 6:22 pm  • 

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com