While I would love to return to the woods and check out the path again (perhaps love is the wrong word, but I do plan on going back), the area has since been roped off as a "protected" zone. Apparently, some rare bird's been spotted there and now no one is allowed encroach upon its habitat. Of course, I've never seen any living things in there, let alone an endangered bird, so the whole thing is more than a little off. Add to that the fact the Mayor's office is directly responsible for the move, and you get what looks more than a little like a cover-up of some sort. The presence of guards seems a little heavy handed for protecting a bird as well. Regardless, the path is currently off limits.
So, instead I've been trying to find out more about the players involved in all of this. I've written about Mayor Huntley several times, and there's very little else to say about him, but there are others I'd like to investigate. I'm going to spend some time researching the tattooed man and the mill's foreman, Stanley Fouts. Perhaps there is more on them than I previously imagined.
At least that will give me something to do.
Until next time...