Authorities on Thursday were trying to figure out why hundreds of panties were found alongside a road in Ohio. The underwear, mostly belonging to women, were strewn along a road in Berne Township, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus.
Fairfield County Deputy Gary Hummel said the panties were left in trees and on hillsides. Some of them were still folder the way they’d come in packaging. Some of them appeared to have been worn. There were nearly 1,700 pairs in all, in a mix of colors and patterns.
Ohio Investigators are “baffled” where the panties came from and how they got where they were. There were no reports of a transport truck crashing in the area. The collection of undergarments filled 10 large trash bags.
In the 1970s, a new chapter in women’s taste opened. It seems panties became even more popular due to the ongoing sexual revolution. In today’s society, they have become an item of great interest in themselves.
Considered by some to be risque, panties have caused the lingerie industry to take advantage of their erotic associations. Lingerie chains such as Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood hold annual modeling shows to showcase new varieties of undergarments and other assorted lingerie.