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Swedish hunter baffled by naked sculpture find
The Local (Sweden) ^ | 10-23-2012

Posted on 11/01/2012 3:07:07 PM PDT by Renfield

A hunter made a macabre find in the forest on an island off the east coast of Sweden at the weekend, stumbling across several life-sized wooden sculptures depicting tied-up naked women.

”My first thought was ‘what the hell is this?’,” the hunter, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Local.

The man was hunting on the island of Enskär, in the Söderhamn archipelago, when he made the disturbing discovery.

As he was walking along he suddenly bumped into a fenced-off area in the wood, where he spotted what looked like a naked woman tied to a tree.

Upon closer inspection, however, it turned out to be a life-sized wooden sculpture of a woman.

“There was one tied to a tree that looked quite real. And another bent over a log,” said the hunter.

As he walked around the area he found several other, more primitive-looking sculptures depicting naked men.

“These were almost like totem-poles, with prominent eyes, coarsely carved limbs and rather large-sized penises,” the hunter explained.

He told The Local how he really didn’t like what he saw in the woods and that it seemed “awkward”.

“I wouldn’t go as far as saying I was scared or anything, but it just looked wrong in every possible way to see a woman tied to a tree.”

After snapping some pictures of the strange find, later posted on photo-sharing website Instagram, as well as and on Facebook, the hunter moved on.

By the time the local paper Söderhamnskuriren caught wind of his discovery, the sculptures of the females had already been taken down.

Since the pictures were published in the local paper, there has been a lot of talk among the locals and across the country about who might be responsible for the freaky wooden figures.

When the paper contacted the person believed by many to be behind the scheme, the man reportedly denied it.

The discovery has since been given a lot of media attention, with international newspapers contacting both the hunter and the local paper to find out more about the find.

And among the locals there are mixed feelings:

“Lots of people got back to me about the sculptures. Some people seem to think it's admirable craftsmanship; others that it is a sign of hatred against women," the hunter told The Local.


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; sweden; weirdness

1 posted on 11/01/2012 3:07:17 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Time for a bonfire.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 3:11:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Renfield

They take a little time to assemble, but I bought five of those from IKEA.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 3:12:50 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal (On November 6th, AMERICA tells Obama to stand down.)
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To: Renfield

Splinters!....We hates the splinters we does!


4 posted on 11/01/2012 3:18:42 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Renfield

I bet some lonely Swede was just trying to get a little woody


5 posted on 11/01/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Renfield
Bubba - I did not have relations with that exquisitely carved firewood woman. Which part of Sweden did you say this was in ?
6 posted on 11/01/2012 3:28:38 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Renfield

Darn, so that’s where I left them.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Renfield
Lars and the Real Girl, Part 2
8 posted on 11/01/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Renfield

Al Gore’s Scandinavian harem.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Renfield

Wood nymphs.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 3:44:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Renfield
Pinocchio’s true love has been found. Love is a many splintered thing.
11 posted on 11/01/2012 4:31:24 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Renfield; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
What's worse is the dang tree the sculpture was tied to...

 

12 posted on 11/01/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Renfield

Looks like something that would be shown in an episode of Criminal Minds. IMHO, this is creepy.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Responsibility2nd; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
When the paper contacted the person believed by many to be behind the scheme, the man reportedly denied it.

He didn't want to be charged with statuetory rape.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
They take a little time to assemble, but I bought five of those from IKEA.

LOL - You owe me a new monitor!!

15 posted on 11/01/2012 7:35:50 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Someone has knotty thoughts.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 7:45:18 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: MaryFromMichigan
I'm an expert.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 7:57:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Renfield; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Lazamataz
Shooting Team America 2 on location?


18 posted on 11/01/2012 10:47:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: BenLurkin
When the paper contacted the person believed by many to be behind the scheme, the man reportedly denied it.

A moose once bit his sister. He was trying to lay a trap for revenge.

19 posted on 11/01/2012 10:48:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Renfield
Hmmm, looks like the ‘artist’ did a lot of sanding on those boobs. Fixation? or Obsessive compulsive?
20 posted on 11/01/2012 10:52:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Michael.SF.; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
I bet some lonely Swede was just trying to get a little woody.

The Be-atles wrote about a similar experience in Norway once expressing their fondness for Norwegian wood.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 6:30:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Do the statues weigh the same as a duck?


22 posted on 11/02/2012 6:49:53 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Manic_Episode
I don't know how to get down off of one of those statues but I do know how to get down off a duck.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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