On October 23, I posted a comment on my blog entry for October 22 saying I’d seen a suspicious vehicle parked along the interstate with a stain of something on the back, dripping from the trunk to the ground, that looked a lot like dried blood. It seriously creeped me out and though I knew there was probably an innocent explanation, I called 911 to report it.
Some people have asked me for updates on that. I didn’t expect to hear anything more about it, and in fact I didn’t hear anything, but yesterday I was on the interstate again and passed the same car parked in the same place. The trunk was closed this time around. And the dried whatever-it-was was clearly dark orange, not brownish-red as I’d thought before, and it looked much more like paint than blood.
When I saw the car the first time, the sun was setting and I was going westbound. The back end of the car was facing east, and was thus in shadow. The second time I saw it, it was broad daylight. Given the fading light, I can see why I got the color wrong at first.
So anyway, false alarm. I’m glad! (Though I do wonder why the car has been parked there for so long and hasn’t been towed. Shrug.)