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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Piano Found in the Woods? OK, who lost a Piano?

    OK, who left their piano outdoors, up there in Massachusets?

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    (CNN) -- Was it a theft? A prank? A roundabout effort to bring some holiday cheer to the police? Authorities in Harwich, Massachusetts, are probing the mysterious appearance of a piano, in good working condition, in the middle of the woods.

    Discovered by a woman who was walking a trail, the Baldwin Acrosonic piano, model number 987, is intact -- and, apparently, in tune.

    Sgt. Adam Hutton of the Harwich Police Department said information has been broadcast to all the other police departments in the Cape Cod area in hopes of drumming up a clue, however minor it may be.

    But so far, the investigation is flat.

    Also of note: Near the mystery piano -- serial number 733746 -- was a bench, positioned as though someone was about to play.

    The piano was at the end of a dirt road, near a walking path to a footbridge in the middle of conservation land near the Cape.

    It took a handful of police to move the piano into a vehicle to transport it to storage, so it would appear that putting it into the woods took more than one person.
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    Asked whether Harwich police will be holding a holiday party in the storage bay -- tickling the ivories, pouring eggnog -- while they await word of the piano's origin and fate, Hutton laughed. No such plans.

    Harwich police have had some fun, though. Among the photos they sent to the news media is one of Officer Derek Dutra examining the piano in the woods. The police entitled the photo "Liberace."
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    awesome.

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    Dangit! That's where i left it!

    What would've been hilarious is if someone was out there spooking people by playing the Halloween or Twilight Zone theme.

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    PCad was carrying it on his back on a training ride on the MTB. He had to hurry back here though to post in the ask pcad thread, so he left it there.
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    It's amazing the stuff one would find in the deep woods when I lived in North Carolina.
    Mostly washing machines, an occasional rum runner, a sprinkling of old refrigerators (guess someone was trapping kids), and once a cast iron tub.

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    Anyone who's tried to move a piano into a nice, easy hardwood-floored home knows that whoever did this must have been REALLY committed to the joke.

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    I was entertaining the squirrels and this big assed moose. The bears didn't care for it though, so I had to leave quickly....didn't get a chance to go back an get my piano.
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    Who are our Massachusetts foosters? this sounds like a job they'd have done.
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    I vision a pianist who enjoys the outdoors. I can relate...

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    Yup. That's my Aunti at work again.....
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    It's probably Babe Ruth's piano.

    http://www.1918redsox.com/piano.htm

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    well played.

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    I think it's cool, assuming that it was a group of crazy artsy sorts. It really begs to be photographed on a regular basis as it decays into decrepitude, with props and people and stuff.

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    I heard that an old tradition was to go into the woods and decorate a tree for the animals... maybe someone went out to sing songs for them too...

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    Of course, MA is strange anyway...

    I was at Cape Cod, and heard someone pronounce the name of Eastham as East-ham and I just knew that had to be wrong because every other name in MA that ends in ham is usually pronounced as um like Chatham is pronounced Chat-um and Needham is Need-um. But, then I heard it again, and a third time from a shop owner. So, I actually asked a local, and they said that it was the exception to the rule, and really was East-ham.

    No real reason for writing this, but it is about Cape Cod, and a little unusual...

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    Most likely it was the witches lulling the young Goodman Brown.

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    It's been there since 1937. The woods must've grown around it.


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    ...but if you played a piano in the forest, would anyone else hear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HPS View Post
    ...but if you played a piano in the forest, would anyone else hear it?
    Only the falling trees.

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    For the record... It wasn't me

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    it was Tori Amos
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    For the record... It wasn't me
    everyone who believes that, stand on your head...
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    It would be even cooler if it was a grand piano in the middle of the desert ... and Duke Ellington playing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    It's amazing the stuff one would find in the deep woods when I lived in North Carolina.
    Mostly washing machines, an occasional rum runner, a sprinkling of old refrigerators (guess someone was trapping kids), and once a cast iron tub.
    Same here. As kids, we use to hike through some NC woods and find some weird stuff.

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    you can find some amazing things in the desert...

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