but to be fair the thing I found in the woods IS legit pretty creepy
Not wanting to become the first five minutes of a Supernatural episode, I took my pictures VERY quickly & then bolted for the van, which I’d carefully parked pointing in the direction of ‘out’.
That said, I got home that day & immediately posted this to twitter:
okay so um if crossing running water stops evil spirits then crossing a cattle grate oughta do it too, right? like, they’re liminal the same way?
cos if not well i might need more salt
Which caused a certain amount of concern among my followers, who responded in a variety of ways, from practical advice:
Amadis: What’s the cattle grate made out of? If it’s iron enough you’re probably good
Ian: I thought the idea that running water, like salt, is “purifying” not sure cattle grate would do the trick but it’s all in the mind. What about a moat of bleach?
Steph: Cattle grates are cold iron, right? Probably fairly effective against the woodland kind. Probably not as effective against the city kind but I mean that looked like the woodland kind.
to, well. Y’all KNOW me by now.
Ari: …what HAPPENED
Brigid: Are you gonna make me have to reinforce the Box Of Protection For My Peoples?
Melissa: …….. What did you do?!?
Nobody found the bones reassuring, oddly enough.
Ari: …please, please, don’t go exploring. and don’t tell me if you already did. please. oh my. why. (I retract the why, I know you too well.)
me: did … did you think i was going to NOT go exploring? have you MET me?
Melissa: That’s…um…a Thing….
me: yeah i pretty much took pictures & then bolted for the van
Further information was sought.
Skulleigh: Are those vertebra? I don’t think a cattle guard will do it unless maybe you throw down some salt as you go over. And if there’s a fence line.
me: yes. yes, those are vertebrae. also three of the cattle grates in question came with fences. guess i better go back out with the salt.
Melissa: About how high is that shelf?
me: that’s the ceiling
Some of my friends are pretty good at ‘blunt’.
Kit: Welp, yer definitely cursed now
I am very, very glad I know enough to know this isn’t a human pelvis.
Anyway nothing creepy showed up in the night & as far as I can tell I’m not cursed, so it looks like I got away with it!
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