We were introduced to Ron, the “Mole Man,” in the first season of the History Channel’s American Pickers. He is, by far, the most memorable character who ever appeared on the show. Ron’s good pal, and fellow picker, John Burkett, has put together some videos showing some more of Ron’s tunnels and picking finds.
In my original review of the episode, I mentioned that Ron’s tunnels reminded me of something from the Silence of the Lambs. John quickly came to the defense of his friend and assured me that Ron was a sweetheart and even offers tours of his tunnels to anyone who wants to see them. That might be true, but the night vision clip in the first video might just keep me up tonight.
I have to admit, Ron has some pretty cool things squirreled away in his tunnels, as you can see in the second video. It just boggles the mind to think about what Ron has built with his own two hands and a total disregard for building codes. What do you think? Would you want to take a tour of Ron’s tunnels?