In the pastoral hamlet of North Pole, Alaska, someone or something killed 26 chickens and arranged their bodies in a peculiar pattern.
The massacre was discovered Monday (5/24/10) at a coop on Sharon Road. The heads of the animals were completely severed and nowhere to be found. But most startling was that the animals were arranged to form a line 15-feet-long that terminated in a circle.
Alaska State Troopers are baffled as to the motive for this slaughter. Yet, they suspect the odd tableau may represent a threat toward the farm owners. Until they can better investigate the matter, those name will not be released.
Some Voodoo ritual? Or, when there are no cereal crops, do those forces responsible for crop circles manifest their work through whatever might be found on the farm? Or, worse still, as this is North Pole, AK, can we now assume to know why Santa's suit is so red?