October 2, 2007

SEEMS LIKE THE LEAST OBJECTIONABLE THING SOMEONE COULD LEAVE ON YOUR DOORSTEP:

Mystery man leaves trail of stone heads (Paul Stokes, 02/10/2007, Daily Telegraph)

Police are on the trail of a shadowy figure who has been dumping giant carved stone heads on village doorsteps at dead of night.

Mystery man leaves trail of carved stone heads
Each of the foot-high carved stones had a hand-written rhyme taped to it

The man has left at least 13 at locations 100 miles apart in Yorkshire at Goathland, near Whitby; Kilburn, near Thirsk; Arthington, outside Leeds, and a village near Selby.

But another delivery of three heads outside a village post office could solve the mystery, police hope. The mystery man was captured on CCTV in Braithwell, near Rotherham.

First reports of the discarded heads emerged last week when Fiona Gould, who runs the Forresters Arms hotel in Kilburn, found one on her patio. Five more were discovered in other parts of the village.

She said: "Some people think it's a curse - but we have no idea who we might have offended. One woman claims there's a link to werewolves."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 2, 2007 8:02 AM
Comments

Giant ain't what it used to be.

Posted by: erp at October 2, 2007 1:41 PM

erp's right: call me back when the Easter Island heads are missing.

Posted by: Just John at October 2, 2007 5:16 PM
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