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Unpleasant find while boxing today...
Board: State: Connecticut
Nov 11, 2011 3:27pm
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This isn't for the faint of heart, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had the misfortune of stumbling across something like this while letterboxing.

My friend and I took her daughter to box at Hubbard Park in Meriden today. It was cold, but it was a good day to box. We were looking for one of THE APEMAN's boxes and saw a woman with some bags. We thought she was planting a box because she was looking around her. We hid behind a tree (which had a box near it) and watched her. She had some sort of packet so we thought for sure she had planted something. And then she took out a rattle and shook it at the cardinal directions. We realized quickly that she was doing some sort of ritual and took off. I kind of thought maybe she was just disguising that she was hiding something.

We went off, found a bunch of boxes and then came back to the tree she had been at. We looked and didn't see anything but when I peeked behind the tree I found a recently killed, large rat with... well, let's just say it was killed by a person. Clearly. We don't think it was a coincidence either...

To say we were creeped out is the understatement of the year. Her daughter THANKFULLY did not see and we ushered her out of there really fast.

Has anyone else seen anything strange like this before while boxing?
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654365 by What The Scout
Nov 11, 2011 3:45pm
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That story tops any story I could tell!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654365 by What The Scout
Nov 11, 2011 4:03pm
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That story tops my story of catching two adults "in the act"...in terms of strangeness. I go to that park frequently and I've NEVER seen something like that before.

And, slightly off-topic. Have they re-opened the road around the duck pond yet? Last time I drove by it was blocked off.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654373 by Teeker
Nov 11, 2011 4:07pm
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Nope, it was still blocked off. I think they're setting up the Christmas lights? Not sure. We parked at the lot by the old skating house/duck pond.

If you go to the park then you'll know exactly where it was I saw it. She was right in the open. You know when you go to the entrance road that goes around the duck pond? There's the wooden bridge slightly off the road to your left. She was at a tree right by the stream maybe thirty-fifty feet from the bridge (I'm bad at judging distance). Anyone walking by could see her.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654365 by What The Scout
Nov 11, 2011 4:07pm
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Oh that? That's just the old Connecticut rat curse ritual. Seen it hundreds of times.

AB
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654374 by What The Scout
Nov 11, 2011 4:09pm
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I can picture exactly where that is...and which box you were going after.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654376 by Teeker
Nov 11, 2011 4:15pm
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The first of It's Time To Play The Music. Belongs to APEMAN.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654375 by artboy
Nov 11, 2011 4:20pm
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Ok, AB, I'll bite.

And what would the purpose of this ritual be? Is it only effective in Connecticut? Why would you want to see this hundreds of times? Does it have to be a rat? How old is this ritual? Do the rats suffer? Have you seen that woman before, and did she do the ritual correctly? Do they name the rat before they perform this ritual? Do they chant something like "Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho"? Can anyone perform this ritual, or do you have to be liscensed? How much does it cost?

Inquiring minds don't really want to know...

;)
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654382 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 11, 2011 4:27pm
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Possibly a Santeria ritual. Cairbbean Catholic influenced religion. Not sure of spelling. Down here in Florida larger animals are used. Goats, pigs, chickens...
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654382 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 11, 2011 4:30pm
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Do they chant something like "Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho"?

I know you are, but what am I?
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Reply to: #654387 by FloridaFour
Nov 11, 2011 4:32pm
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If it is that, is such a public location used often? I mean, it was right in the open.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654388 by wassamatta u
Nov 11, 2011 4:41pm
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

You said the secrect word!!!!! ;)
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654382 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 11, 2011 5:48pm
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I believe you need a Voo Doo License when practicing the black arts within city limits but not on public land outside the city limits.

Maybe she still has no electricity and is putting a curse on the power company????

Whatever works.

I'd rather see that than a mountain lion. Lotsa weird stuff and people in the world. Here in NYC that would be pretty tame. We see worse on the subway. Seriously.

MM
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Reply to: #654406 by MissMoon
Nov 11, 2011 6:05pm
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We see worse on the subway. Seriously.

I believe you. That Jared guy is everywhere!!!!!!!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654406 by MissMoon
Nov 11, 2011 6:32pm
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Well, if that's what she was doing, then the rat's sacrifice may have been a good one. The way the storm was handled was ridiculous. NOT that I believe it is the fault of any of the workers who came out and were restoring lines. No, I think it goes above them, as it usually does.
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654382 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 11, 2011 7:03pm
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Have you seen that woman before, and did she do the ritual correctly?

EXACTly!!! i mean, was she fully clothed or will it not work because she was supposed to be nekkid as a jay bird in the full moonlight - and aren't you glad you didn't run into THAT???

~tigs (who will absotively posilutely NOT be performing this ritual in a park near you!)
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654420 by tiggermama
Nov 12, 2011 3:31am
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nekkid as a jay bird in the full moonlight

Well, now, THERE'S a mental image to start the day on! Thanks, Tigs!
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654390 by What The Scout
Nov 12, 2011 4:55am
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They were saying there was some sort of "magical energy" flow yesterday - being 11/11/11. There was even a news report saying that they closed the Sphinz (or one of the great pyramids) because they believed people would go their to worship yesterday.
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Reply to: #654480 by MMACJ
Nov 12, 2011 5:54am
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Yeah, and all those Egyptian rats were like swiping their foreheads, "Whew!"

AB
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654410 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 12, 2011 4:27pm
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I believe you. That Jared guy is everywhere!!!!!!!

Is he annoying or what? You hold him down and I'll shove a big mac down his throat and ask himn if he would like fries with that! HEH!!!

MM
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Reply to: #654480 by MMACJ
Nov 12, 2011 6:10pm
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They were saying there was some sort of "magical energy" flow yesterday - being 11/11/11

I went to visit my mother, who informed me that it was now The Age of Aquarius...and then she kept asking me to sing the song...
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Reply to: #654410 by Bubbaloo Magoo
Nov 12, 2011 10:24pm
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I believe you. That Jared guy is everywhere!!!!!!!

BEST. REPLY. EVAR. :D :D :D

-gollygee
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654390 by What The Scout
Nov 13, 2011 6:08pm
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My husband has seen remains in another park, he was asked to identify it as human or animal....but you'd think they would try to go somewhere more remote... gross to just leave it there....
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Reply to: #654933 by FloridaFour
Nov 13, 2011 6:21pm
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Wow, I can't imagine finding remains and not knowing what it was. A few weeks ago I found the legbones of a deer and yesterday while planting a box I found a random, massive bone in a tree. No idea what it was from, but I suspect it was possibly a dogs chew toy? I mean, it was too big to be anything that lives near me... I hope.
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Reply to: #654933 by FloridaFour
Nov 13, 2011 6:49pm
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The remains he had to identify were just some organs.... intestines and stuff. So he cut it open and found grass and stuff inside... definitely not human, which was all the police were worried about. He was thinking a pig or something.

If a large bone was up in a tree, maybe a bobcat or something dragged it up there?
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Reply to: #654952 by FloridaFour
Nov 13, 2011 6:55pm
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Finding organs... eww. I think I'd rather find bones...

I should clarify that the bone wasn't HIGH in the tree. It was a two sister and it was wedged in the split, probably a little less than shoulder height for me, and I'm 5'5" approx. It looked more like someone put it there, but who knows.
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Reply to: #654953 by What The Scout
Nov 14, 2011 3:29am
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It looked more like someone put it there...

Maybe if they had a dog like mine, they probably did! My dogs would occasionally emerge from the woods with a deer bone in their mouth, so after prying it away from them, I'd put it up high in a tree so they (or other dogs) couldn't get it again....quite a simple explanation really ;-)
sojourner
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Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #654365 by What The Scout
Nov 15, 2011 11:22am
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I can't get this out of my head since the day you wrote it. Every time I heard a noise in the woods this morning, I was afraid that I would look up and see a gnarly old woman shaking maraca's.

Thankfully, all the noises I kept hearing were deer running around :-)
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Reply to: #655291 by GreatBigSabres
Nov 15, 2011 12:38pm
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It definitely taught me not to go boxing alone! I wasn't this time, but I can't help but think about how much more freaky it would be had I been alone!
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Reply to: #655302 by What The Scout
Nov 15, 2011 1:46pm
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I was alone today and freaking myself out the entire time.
At least I'm not having nightmares :-p