The Haunting Story Behind the Megadeth Song ‘Mary Jane’

Originally posted by Ultimate Guitar

BY Justin Beckner

Former Megadeth bassist, David Ellefson was born and raised in the small town of Jackson, Minnesota. Like many small towns, Jackson Minnesota has an urban legend about a young lady named Mary Jane Twiliger, who was buried at Loon Lake Cemetery in the early 1880s. The urban legend was translated into one of the band’s most misunderstood songs.

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