It seems like this neighborhood is doomed to forever have at least one really strange group. I’m talking of course about the house next door to me that stood empty for years until some months ago a bunch of musicians bought the place.
They never did actually move in other than to stay a few nights. What they did do was move in an unbelievable amount of music gear of all kinds. I swear they somehow managed to put six times as much stuff in there than there was physical room for.
The good news is that last week they brought in several large trucks and moved everything out. A “for sale” sign appeared in the yard that day.
The bad news is that it came back down two days later. Today the new owners moved in. Seeing them unload stuff into the house made me really curious. Just how much wrestling equipment do you suppose any one family needs? These people had enough stuff to have equipped not one but at least two full gyms. Possibly more.
I will say this for them however, they’re quiet. The most I’ve heard out of the place is a few odd grunts, groans and other noises that sound like impact events on large pieces of meat.
I’m sure it takes no great imagination to guess that the large pieces of meat are in fact the occupants practicing their trade on each other.
As you might guess from the title there’s another bit of dubious clue activity going on this week and this one has got to be one of the lesser likely clues that I’ve heard in quite a while.
According to a rumor that seems to be increasingly popular Bob has taken up a new sport. Skiing. Allegedly he was seen buying two whole custom sets of bogner sky-wear along with new skis and all of the other usual paraphernalia that goes with that sport.
I have a hard enough time thinking that Bob is off skiing but it gets better (read- more unlikely than ever). The rumor goes on to say that this three and a half inch high rodent is trying out for the next winter Olympics.
I’ll believe that one when I see it.
[tags]nutjob hills, bob, missing, weird, strange, odd, clues, rumors[/tags]
There’s a really strange rumor going around town for the last few days. It involves a local guy that for years most people around here have only known as “Greasy” because of his amazingly oily skin. For years he’s tried every known (and several unknown) type of oily skin treatment known to man. He’s spent months at a time researching and concocting new formulas, trying to find himself a permanent cure that would release him from the moniker that he despised so much.
From what I’ve heard, his plight came to be known to our recent new resident and he was invited out to the mansion. He wasted no time going out there. He was not seen for several days and then last night he returned.
The familiar shine was gone from his skin, while he looked somewhat pale, he was happier than anybody can remember seeing him. The only thing that doesn’t quite ring true is that he refuses to say anything about how this miraculous cure was achieved.
Somehow that part doesn’t quite ring true. He’s had this problem all of his life and he’s said many times that if he ever finds a solution he would see to it that everybody with a bad oily skin problem got it so that they wouldn’t have to go through life with the misery that he had to endure. Now that he has found a solution he is unwilling to even discuss it, let alone share the secret with anyone.
We’ve got a new resident in town and he’s certainly manged to get a lot of people talking about him quickly. I think the first clue was when one of the largest, most expensive homes in the area was sold in an online transaction. No, the new owner didn’t buy “sight unseen”. Apparently he had some representatives handle inspecting the property and close the deal. However he himself did not appear until three nights ago.
He rolled into town in a chauffeured limousine that was not only the largest one to ever roll through town, it was also the strangest. On the roof of it, instead of the traditional sunroof so common these days, there was two sets of yakima racks upon which were fastened two containers, roughly the size and shape of coffins. This is easily the first time I have ever seen a limousine used to transport luggage, especially such large containers. I only wish that I’d had a camera handy, it would have made an interesting picture for certain.
There’s no word yet just who this mystery person is but one thing’s for certain. He’s got loads of money. I heard that when the deal for the mansion was closed, the Realtor was paid off in cash, delivered by an attorney accompanied by some VERY unpleasant looking bodyguard types who had large telltale bulges under their jackets that were obviously large caliber firearms.
The next day a work crew came in and started erecting a twelve foot high privacy fence with a double gated entryway around the entire premises.
More oddness comes from the fact that the workers were all imported and apparently do not, or at least will not, speak English. Preferring instead to keep to an eastern European sounding language that, while not German, sounds Germanic in it’s roots.
I can see that this new resident is going to be interesting at the very least.
[tags]nutjob hills, odd, strange, visitor, new resident[/tags]