Jack Ledger is not new to practical jokes. Everyone in Jefferson County knows to look twice and take nothing for granted if Jack is anywhere close by. Ten years ago, he put an alligator (baby) in the church baptistry and nearly gave the Reverend Charles McNutt a heart-attack. The next year when his buddy Tom Farmer ran for Sheriff and won, Jack somehow filled the jail cells milk cows. Since then, he's been trying (and succeeding) at outdoing himself every year. This year, he decided to have a little fun at President Obama's expence.
It wasn't that they weren't happy to see him. In truth, they'd looked for him for years. They just didn't expect him to ever come back -- certainly not looking like he did, but fifty-nine years will take its toll on anyone. This wasn't just anyone however, this was the famous Phantom of Flatwoods. And the years had not been kind.