It was January 22nd, 2003 when then 17-year-old Jon Siesling killed his mother and two younger sisters inside their Michigan home.
The current resident, Amanda Gee has been scrutinized by neighbors for her Halloween decorations this year.
Gee decorated the front yard of her home with three gravestones and caution tape. A baseball bat and crime scene evidence markers were scattered on the lawn. The front door, meanwhile, featured “HELP US” scrawled in fake blood with the silhouettes of people clamoring to exit the home in full view of the entire neighborhood. Which was inspired by murders in 2003
“For 18 years, people have been driving by here honking, stopping to take pictures, and yelling at me because I live here,” Gee told WZZM 13. “My son spent all four years at Kenowa Hills High School being bullied because of it. Since all everybody sees when they pass by is what happened here, I decided to just give it to them.”
“People act like we don’t know what happened here,” Amanda said. “I’m not a monster, but this is my way of letting everybody know we do know what happened here.”
The home has been owned by the Gee’s family for many years and in 2003 the house was being rented out to Amandas now deceased friend Sharon Siesling.
Amanda was not only friends with the family that was murdered there, but she also had to clean up some of the blood before moving back into the house.
According to ATI, Jon Siesling struck his mother with a bat. As she was then crawling away up the stairs, he cut her throat. After she was dead, he went after his 15-year-old sister Katelin and killed her as well. Six-year-old Leah Siesling had been playing in the front yard during the murder of her mom and sister. After walking inside and finding her home covered in blood, she began to cry. Her older brother then stabbed her in the neck and tucked her corpse into bed.
Gee said that she never meant to offend anyone with the display, which has since been taken down. She also said her family annually commemorates the tragedy on its Jan. 23 anniversary, and that Sharon “was a great friend to my mother and also a friend of grandma.”
“We’re not heartless. We’re not monsters…But it happened,” said Gee. “This is my way of saying, ‘I am absolutely aware of what happened here.’ Come knock on my door. Then ask me what I had to clean up. Maybe this is my way of dealing with it.”