A billboard asking passersby "ARE YOU SCARED?" and answering that question with "YOU SHOULD BE" is scaring some motorists in Monterey County.
Charlie Baker sent in photos of the billboard, located along U.S. Highway 101 in Prunedale, California saying they were the "creepiest" road signs he'd ever seen. "My daughter, Lindsay, started crying the other day when she saw it," he said.
KTVU reached out to Meadow Outdoor Advertising, which hosts the billboard, where an employee connected the station to David Roache of Allied Board Purveyors, based in Texarkana, Texas. Roache declined to speak on camera or on the phone. But he emailed KTVU that he finds the billboard "tasteful and fun." He called it a "spirit board," which, he added, is "harmless."
The billboard directs viewers to check out BobsBoard.com, which talks about "Great Uncle Bob" who traveled around the country, "satisfying his blood lust in random lover's lane murders." The website states Bob was a serial murderer who built a "spirit board" to speak to his victims and ask forgiveness.
At the bottom of the website there is a disclaimer that states "we are contractually obligated to market and distribute Bob's Board in its original incarnation, as per our agreement with the estate of Bob. We do not condone nor agree with the views of Bob."
Roache did not provide Bob's last name, or more details about his alleged crime spree.
As for taking the billboard down? Roach was emphatic: No way.
He's planning more for San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles.