Originally published Aug 28, 2013. See update below.
Get offa my lawn!
Owners of Paseo Grill say a giant concrete monument mysteriously showed up on the front lawn of their restaurant. It weighs hundreds of pounds, and nobody knows where it came from or why it is there.
The concrete pillar is rough in texture and appears to have been ripped from its foundation and somehow ended up in the front lawn.
The wording on the block is even more bizarre than its arrival.
“It says ‘In the year of our lord 2012 Creer Pipi claimed this land for azathoth,” Rawlinson said. “It’s kind of a problem that we’re stuck with, a very heavy problem.”
The owners of the restaurant want the owner of the concrete block to take it back. However, it’s not been reported stolen and there’s no way to know who it belongs to unless the owner comes forward.
The text on the block refers to Azathoth which is a deity in the Cthulu mythos, based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. So it could be a prank, perhaps made by some literature students or just some really big H.P. Lovecraft fans? I know we have some knowledgable commentators here…
UPDATE (16-Sept-2013) Here’s who did it.
Eric Piper and J. David Osbourne aren’t cultists (that we know of), by they did build a 300-lb. monument to the dark Lovecraftian god Azathoth and left it on the lawn of the unsuspecting Paseo Grill in Oklahoma City two weeks ago.
Note that the language on the plaque: “Creer pipi” is an anagram of Eric Piper. They did it as an art stunt and a statement about land ownership or something. They are sort of jokesters so its all in good fun.