Paul Bunyan may have gotten his stolen axe back – although he’s still clutching that giant candy cane – but another theft in town was even bigger and more brazen.
Someone stole a giant tent. At a lot by a thriving intersection, no less.
The lot in question dustily sits at the northeast corner of North Campbell Avenue and East Fort Lowell Road.
Folks have set up to sell everything from area rugs with naked lady silhouettes to pumpkins, from chopped firewood and Christmas trees to tiger striped faux fur car seat covers.
My tiger seat covers are grey and black.
But now they don’t have a tent to protect them from the elements. Wherever will we go for our naked lady area rugs?
Upon closer inspection, it seems the area is haunted. My first photo captured a host of orbs, which are either believed to be spirits or dust on the camera lens, depending on whom you ask.
Orbs on their own will not bring bad luck. Some folks, like Tucson’s ghost girl Rebecca Petithory-Hayes, get backyards full of them with no ill effects. She says they seem to be drawn towards electricity. They also seem to be drawn to her since she’s a historian with a penchant for researching ghosts.
But this particular corner, which is across from a Nico’s Mexican taco place that just shut down and relocated, may be one of those jinxed areas.
Every town has them. Whatever business tries to thrive in the jinxed place fails.
Another jinxed area of town, an Eastsider tells me, is near East Wilmot and South 22nd Street. The area has seen a slew of businesses come and go, including Cory’s Eastside Cafe. The restaurant died years ago but still has its sign in place.
One more jinxed junket has to be downtown. Its redevelopment, or lack thereof, kind of proves that one. Storefronts still sit like missing teeth.
And someone would probably steal a tent if there were one to steal.
What do you think?
What other areas have you seen lead to a stream of failing businesses?
Do you believe in jinxes or is it all a bunch of hooey?
What’s your take on orbs?