Charles Elliot Ritter was a thirty-six year old man with the brain of an eight year old child. However, one day his best friend, Marylee was attacked by a guard dog after trespassing into a neighbor's backyard. Bubba saved her, but everyone had believed that he was the one who attacked her. Four vigilantes tracked him down and executed him, with the leader of the group placing a pitchfork in Bubba's hand to make it look like it was self-defense. Due to being well-respected members of the community, the story was believed and the killers got off scot-free. Not long after, Bubba's spirit returned and possessed the scarecrow he died in, to take revenge.