Tag Archive for vandalism

Some jerk peppered the playground

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Have you ever touched your lips or eyes after handling hot hot peppers? I have. Unfun. Someone is trying to compete with razor blades on playgrounds. It’s a sick society. Hot peppers on the playground lead to school evacuation | The Sideshow – Yahoo News. Habanero peppers hidden on a playground led to the evacuation…

AVN anti-vaxxer vandals

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The AVN (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network) has vandals that support them. This does not make them look credible again. Billboard urging child vaccination vandalised in Fremantle. Two billboards in Fremantle promoting immunisation of children, have been defaced. The billboards on South Street share stories of local parents who follow an alternative type of lifestyle…

Marie Laveau’s tomb regularly vandalized

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Voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s tomb is regularly vandalized by those who think their wishes will be granted by painting an ‘X’. Now someone has gone beyond that, and painted it all pink, highlighting the problem with cemetery maintenance in NOLA. Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 painted pink by mysterious vandal |…

Mean squirrel vandalizes bikes in Iowa

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Squirrel caught vandalizing Estherville, Iowa, professor’s bicycle. A strange case of vandalism was solved Thursday, when a squirrel was caught vandalizing a math professor’s bicycle at Iowa Lakes Community College. The ravenous rodent chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in incidents Wednesday and Thursday. This is weird. Why is…

Stigmatized properties – How does publicity affect value of “haunted” houses?

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This is a fascinating look into stigmatized properties and their market values. As aside, you’ll note support for the fact that ghost hunter shows are influential. Mostly a bad influence unless you have a tourism business at the property. How much does Satan worship lower a Las Vegas mansion’s value? – latimes.com. The vandals came…

Liberty does not mean you can scrawl your message on a priceless painting

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Delacroix’s iconic ‘Liberty’ intact after vandalism – FRANCE – ART – FRANCE 24. A painting that is the enduring image of the French revolution and adorned the 100-franc note for nearly two decades was vandalised this week at the Louvre-Lens museum, but officials there say it has not sustained any permanent damage. According to judicial…

Native American petroglyphs vandalized and stolen from federal lands

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Petroglyph thefts near Bishop stun federal authorities, Paiutes – latimes.com. Ancient hunters and gatherers etched vivid petroglyphs on cliffs in the Eastern Sierra that withstood winds, flash floods and earthquakes for more than 3,500 years. Thieves needed only a few hours to cut them down and haul them away. Federal authorities say at least four…

Mad phantom gluer of Ireland

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Well this is weird! BBC News – Letterkenny glue attacks: more houses are targeted. On Wednesday morning, up to 60 cars and houses in the Glencar Park area of Letterkenny had their locks glued by a disguised man who was captured on CCTV. Local locksmith, Conal Kelly, said the glue renders the doors useless and…

Vandals admit burying “orgonites” at Serpent Mound. Yeah, that’s illegal.

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Vandals admit muffin-crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound | The Columbus Dispatch. A group of “light warriors” buried what may be hundreds of small muffinlike resin objects, embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystals, at Serpent Mound with the intent of realigning the energy of the ancient Native American site in Peebles. The Ohio Historical Society…

Bigfoot the hooligan!

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Many of you have probably heard about this story of the Bigfoot attacking the Winnebago in Pennsylvania. We linked to it on Leftover Links. The reason why it didn’t appear on the main page before this is: 1.) There is no evidence for this story to be true or even worth considering – like tabloid…

Alberta petroglyphs vandalized and ruined

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Alberta aboriginal rock etchings defaced with drill, power washer, acid. Ancient aboriginal pictograms and petroglyphs on an Albertan rock formation have been systematically destroyed by cultural vandals using a rock drill, acid and a power washer. The obliteration of the etchings on the Glenwood Erratic near Pincher Creek in southern Alberta was discovered last week,…

Haunted mansion torched by vandals

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The way this story is presented gave me pause. Why would anyone THINK it was paranormal? Why even suggest it? Oh… that’s business. Fire mystery at ‘haunted’ mansion coming uncloaked A mystery is coming uncloaked. An overnight fire at a “haunted” mansion in Clovis was not supernatural, according to firefighters. Wolfe Manor has frequently been…

GM wheat crop vandalised in U.K.

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BBC News – GM wheat trial at Rothamsted vandalised. A man has been charged with criminal damage following a break-in at the Rothamsted Research centre where a trial of GM wheat is being held. Rothamsted said that crops had been vandalised, causing “significant” damage. The incident took place on Sunday morning at the centre’s test…

Ghost hunter vandalism: Hard to keep trespassers out of Wolfe Manor when the curiousity is high

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Ghostbusting Burglars at Wolfe Manor | abc30.com. Mystery and a long haunting tradition are drawing burglars inside a Clovis mansion. But, they aren’t just breaking in, some are posting their crimes on the internet. Fires have even been set inside the former sanitarium by vandals and thieves. Action News tracked down some of the people…

Grave robbers in modern day Miami

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More graves found desecrated at cemetery Grave discoveries continued at a South Florida cemetery after more coffins were found desecrated. Miami-Dade Police were called to the scene of Lincoln Park Cemetery in Miami, Wednesday, after people visiting the cemetery discovered the bodies of deceased babies missing from their graves. The bones of adults were also…