Mystery piano in woods perplexes police

By | November 25, 2008

A police officer examines an oddly placed piano in the woods of Harwich, Massachusetts.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. – cnn

Strange quantum effects do allow for the spontaneous creation of matter, including an entire in tune piano, but this would be highly unlikely.

2 thoughts on “Mystery piano in woods perplexes police

  1. ruralmysteries

    Wow… wow! In 2006, we found a pair of black and white boxing gloves in a cage in the middle of a rural wilderness near Applegate, California. We didn’t call the police, but maybe we should have at least called Xenophilia.

  2. Xeno Post author

    I love the idea of completely random stuff appearing for no reason. Perhaps some day we will discover that the engine driving the Universe is totally mindless randomness. Life on earth may be the result of that. It may also eat things. Like socks. Perhaps after a certain number of socks are eaten, a thing must be created somewhere to keep the balance. That piano is probably the result of 20,000 lost socks.

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