This photograph of a cloaked man *(or woman?) dropping meat on (or near) a playground has started an internet frenzy. The Drudge Report linked it. And now I did too.. though I feel the Drudge Report may have a bit more pull when it comes to hits.
Nonetheless, here’s the bizarre tale, as we know it so far (with helpful reporting from the fine folks at the GASTON GAZETTE)
A North Carolina mystery is developing.. The photo was snapped of the person wearing what he or she is wearing, pacing through a park. And then came tales that raw meat was being dropped in the wake of the strange soul.
“We don’t know if it’s one of our residents with an interesting way of presenting themselves, or if it’s a trespasser,” said Lance Calhoun, director of operations for Southwood Realty.
Two pictures popped up on the Facebook group One Man’s Junk Sunday night and Monday morning.
BUT…a big but..
“There’s no validation that it was Hudson Woods. It could have come from anywhere. We don’t know if this is some bogus prank somebody is playing,” said Donna Lahser, spokeswoman with the Gastonia PoliceDepartment.
There is a chance that this is much ado about nothing, that someone is pulling you meat in favor or an internet sensation. A new meme.. a cloaked character silently walking through a park.
The fact it’s daylight sort of takes away from the horror of it all. But perhaps the person was too creeped out to walk the park at night.
From the GAZETTE article:
Many people accused the cloaked person of dropping raw meat near a playground in the apartment complex.
One resident said her husband found a bag of raw meat near their apartment about two weeks ago. They called maintenance to haveit removed.
Online commenters made the leap that the cloaked person left the meat. Police have made no such connection.
They say if someone witnesses suspicious behavior,it’s best to notify them immediately so they have a better chance to investigate the incident.
So with that said, we really don’t know much yet.
Except that someone may have or may not have dressed in a dark cloak, and may or may not have dropped meat. And may or may not have been dropping meat. And this potential something may or may not have taken place in North Carolina.
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