From the saanich newspaper.
Stolen gnomes mysteriously return two years later.......
Marjorie Fenwick's kidnapped gnomes really do love her. Two years ago, all five of her cherished gnomes were missing overnight from the front yard of her saanich home. Now, mysteriously a couple of days before christmas, four of the foot high goblins were back, a year after the fifth member of the team also returned home, though it came back with a painted bullet hole in the middle of its head.
Both times, the kidnapped goblins were placed behind the back tires of the fenwicks vehicle in the driveway. The four stragglers, however returned unchanged.
During the ordeal, the thief kept fenwick informed about where her gnomes were. Although there's never been an explaination for the painted bullet hole, the goblin team has been on a holiday.
There was even a note the day the gnomes went missing. "They will be happier elsewhere" said the unsigned note.
Than a month later, fenwick and her husband wayne got some photographs in the mail. pictures of the goblins sitting on the upper steps of a BC ferry, as well as photos of the goblins atop a motorcycle beside a manning park sign. There was even pictures of the kidnapped gnomes standing beside a gopher hole.
Before the photographs even arrived, she had run classified advertisements in the News groups papers asking that the gnomes, which she had built and painted 37 years earlier be returned.
Several people called from across the island, people who awoke one morning to find strange gnomes stolen from other homes, planted in their front yard. She and wayne checked out each call.
None of the goblins were their missing crew.
"I'd like to thank (the person) who took my gnomes on a holiday she said recalling that her gnomes went missing about the same time all over northn america and the united kingdom also took mysterious holidays.
The goblin theft craze got so big that ontario provincial police in huntsville ontario warned residents to lock up their gnomes. A year earlier more than 100 of the diminutive lawn ornaments taken by college pranksters, were found around the hydro plant in town.
The garden goblins were stolen over the summer before turning up at the plant. Police said the gnomes were stationed all throughout the plant. They sat them in hydro trucks to look like they were driving. No suspects were ever found.
Now I have seen strange gnomes over at galaniomamas place. In the closet, in the basement, why are they not in the front yard? I think the caped one is stealthing out at night stealing goblins.