Monday, October 11, 2010


A bomb was just discovered in the Marble Cemetery! I'm not making this up. Check out the news report here!

Here's a little message for the person responsible. Soon, you will wake up in the middle of the night to find a pale, elfin girl with colorless hair staring down at you. Don't bother to beg for mercy.

(And I would just like to state for the record that I wrote the previous post long before I heard about this. What a bizarre coincidence!)

UPDATE: This report from the New York Times leads me to believe that the device was discovered at the OTHER Marble Cemetery. (Yes, there are two of them. They're about a block apart, and people tend to get them confused.)


Anonymous Ari the Awesome said...

Wow!!! Why would someone want to blow up the Marble Cemetery?

It's a very strange coincidence that you made a post about blowing things up on the same day that the Cemetery got a bomb threat. Weird!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

OwO Interesting... Caretaker took a bad job taking care of the cemetery though D: Leaving the bomb there I mean orz

But this story makes me regret not going to MC this weekend ;A;

5:05 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

FREAKY!!!!! what sick person would want to blow up dead people??!?!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Bridget/Undiscovered Universe said...

any theories why Kirsten/Ananka?

6:24 PM  
Anonymous the person of the people said...

a logical explanation for that:
luz or deedee left it when they were planning on closing off another section of tunnels. either that, or its terrorists planning another go at us-in which case, your message makes a lot of sense. terrorists are meanies.

7:19 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

Really. Interesting ii swear it wasn't me!

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that is sad maybe they are tring to lure kiki again

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe an evil relative was mad he got written out of the will?

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. So there's a New York Marble Cemetery two blocks away from the New York City Marble Cemetery? I can see why that would be confusing.

I had the distinct displeasure once of being too close to an unannounced use of a very small amount of C4 explosive (about 2 tsp), carefully shaped, molded, placed, and covered with a wet sandbag, being used for a very specific demolition. Whole bricks (plural) of the stuff just laying around in trash bags? That's scary. That's really scary.

Robert in San Diego

9:17 PM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...

Whoa that's crazy! How did you find out what the note said??

1:33 AM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...

Oops that's not what I meant at all XD haha I posted in the wrong place.

But that's crazy! Maybe they were trying to find the shadow city haha. No just kidding but you never know XD

1:40 AM  
Anonymous kikistrike'sgrrl said...

Sounds weird. Maybe someone is trying to lure Kiki back. Heck, if i lived down there id be over there ASAP.

I found pics of the marble cemetary on google earth. and i was like XD where's Augustus Quakenbush's grave!

3:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

idiots. all of 'em. i dont care what they say otherwise, its stupid to not turn a mysterious bag in to the police. or at least, put it back without figuring out what the contents are-i woulda looked in there if i found a bag like that. its also really stupid to try and blow up dead people. NEWS FLASH: theyre already dead, so you cant kill them!!
but i guess it could have been a drop point, and the other guys might have forgotten to pick it up. there are numerous theories someone could come up with. i think thats what ill do now, i love doing that sort of thing. im good at it, too, because of my paranoia. someone tells me that theres somebody out there who wants to give me a hug or hold my hand, its gonna strike me as creeperish-not like somebody has a crush on me. and if they did id find them creepy. extremely creepy.
now, enough babbling aimlessly for today. . . .

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb theory time.

Kids playing with explosives usually, or at least one hopes usually do the deeds in an open area. Just in case. Or to better see the bang. Or for "plausable deniability" just in case. Or because they EXPECT big scorch marks.

How much open space is there in New York City? Probably a lot, but much of it is monitored, or in active use. I don't think any budding amateur demolition artist is going to be testing home-made soup can depth charges in the Central Park model boat pond without someone noticing.

Someone MIGHT have carted the explosive to the cemetery for a little out of the way experimenting, except a) it's not that big a space (vault spelunking might pass unnoticed, but not explosions) and b) if you'd be testing something you'd bring a completed infernal device to test.

I'm thinking explosives deal gone bad. Maybe an old fashioned "blind drop" left in a tree branch that fell into the cemetery.
It is still an astounding amount of explosives.

Robert in San Diego

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Normally I'd expect bombs in the cemetery to be tests. However, both Marble Cemeteries, while remote enough for crypt spelunking without too much comment, are too public of locations for setting off things that go boom just to check on the design. You'd never hear about someone testing a home-made depth charge built into a soup can at the model boat pond in Central Park during the day, for example. I hope anyway.

Besides, one tests completed devices, and the explosives found were in their packaging. Unless the bad people were carrying an empty infernal device separately, and were going to fill it at the location, this doesn't seem like it was being carried to use. Unless the goal was to blow down the gates of the cemetery with a couple whole blocks. Which would be WAY too much explosive. I mean it -- C4 is strong stuff (link goes to when it actually explodes.

I'm thinking explosives exchange gone bad. Someone was supposed to leave it in the fork of an oak tree branch or something for someone else to pick up, and somehow it fell into the Marble Cemetery. That or someone found it, realized what it was, and decided to dump it before they got into trouble for having it.

Robert in San Diego

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

Oh my God, I started freaking out until I got to the update. Phew. But what sick person would do that? Unless it was for some practical reason like there was actually a secret entrance to the Shadow City and the Irregulars had to block it off because an evil ferret-loving man planned to take over NYC, and then New York, and then the U.S.A, and then the world using the Shadow City!!!
Okay. Now I'm afraid that might happen. Okay. In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out, In-out,

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Toodles*** said...

Oh yeah, and anonymity's, did you know that you could have a name without opening an account for something? You just click on NAME/URL where you would normally pick Anonymous, and type in your name. You don't have to put a URL.

I was actually an Anonymous myself for a while, until I figured this out. Of course, I can imagine why you would want to be an Anonymous. Oh the things you could do.....

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Toodles:
Thanks for the naming tip.

My friend's alternate theory to mine is that someone was "prepositioning" material to fight zombies. But if that were so, there would be another plastic bag out there, filled with baseball bats or machetes.

Robert in San Diego

8:36 AM  
Blogger falcon said...

I like the sound of that message in chalk

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Patricia said...

Oh dear.

Just out of curiosity, which Marble Cemetery is Kiki's Marble Cemetery?(so I know which one to visit if I ever go to NYC, haha.)

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the chalk message and hand-written note part of that mystery's extremely creepy. It's too bad they didn't tell what it said...
It's also creepy that someone takes an interest in blowing up the dead. People really should find better things to do with there time...

Kitty: Yeah your right, that caretaker wasn't doing a good job at all. I wonder if he got fired for that.

10:58 AM  

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