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Shoot Me NowFor The Love Of All Things Sacred

For The Love Of All Things Sacred
Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by

Some of you may remember last year’s nor’easter that took down a tree in my backyard.  And with it?  A tree house, trampoline, swing set, playset with slide, clothesline, fence and half of a Japanese maple.

Eventually we saved enough money to have the remaining tree cut out, although the stump was left standing.  If I included the stump in the job, it would have been even more money.  And by then my daughter had already claimed it as the next back yard climbing apparatus.

For a few weeks, Elizabeth would stand on the stump, flip over it and sit on it.  That is, until it came to life.  And started to ooze.  Vivid day glow orange blood.

I don’t know if it was the full moon, the change of the season or simply a spell cast on it by a mischievous sprite.  But what I do know is the tree stump is now alive.  And bleeding.

Over the course of two weeks, my daughter now walks around the stump – almost shivering as she passes.  She has told me under no uncertain terms that the stump gives her the creeps.  And she wants it out.  NOW.

What I haven’t told her is what I saw late Saturday night.  I was mindlessly gazing out of the kitchen window at the eerie glowing stump.  It was then that the orange ooze began to move.  To practically slither and crawl as an image slowly began to form in the middle of the dripping tree remains.

Squinting, I tried to bring the figure in to focus.  And that is when I saw the yellow glowing eyes staring back at me.

I cannot tell you what happened after that.  For the tale is far too gruesome to share with such innocent readers.  But what I will tell you is this.  If you ever have a tree taken out of your backyard… remove the stump.  For the love of all things sacred…  REMOVE THE STUMP!

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  • I’m glad you posted this, if you leave this situation any longer anything is possible. I’m the tree stump stumper “you may have heard of me” I’ve grabbed my tools and I’m on my way.

  • Have you been reading too much sci-fi? The Twilight series? The glowing orange is pretty creepy.

  • That has to be The Scariest tree stump EVER!!!

  • It looks a little like a mini-volcano with the ooze…

    I’m sure it’s just sap or something, though.

  • Ok. First things first – back away from the Stephen King novel. Now, call your minister, priest, rabbi, voodoo medicine man, or whatever and tell them to come over immediately for an emergency exorcism/demon banishing/tree blessing! Very strange…

  • That’s kind of a freaky stump you got there. If it were me I’d have it removed in a heartbeat. Then again orange might be cool for Halloween.

  • thats great photos and strange..

  • ScoMan

    We had a stump like that at my primary school.

    I used to love it and the ooze bit. But then I was a very disturbed child who enjoyed watching the remains of the tree suffering and dying a slow, painful death.

  • I think I must be a little strange because I look at those photos and think “Cool! I wonder what causes it?” and want to poke at it to find out what it feels like.

  • If you grab a drill and make holes in the stump, you will be able to remove it yourself (yes, we are cheap enough that I know that). Meanwhile, you can set up a little tree shrine to placate the tree gods.

  • OMG! It reminds me of Harry Potter where Sirius was hiding in the hollow tree stump!!!

  • Funny….on a cold rainy Friday.

    Now I know why they charge so much to get rid of the stumps.

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  • Hey Katherine! Ah yes, the Manitou! The spirit of the woods. Well, wood. Indigo

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