Early this evening (Saturday, the 12th, around 6:00 PM or so), the wife and I were coming home to Winterville when we spotted a robed man conducting what looked like some kind of ritual or service by the side of Cherokee Road. It was about a quarter-mile past the skating rink and just before the Beaver Dam Road intersection. The man was clad head-to-toe in heavy black robes (including a hood) and there was an ornate crucifix-like design embroidered on the back. He was doing his thing just off to the side of the road with his back to the traffic that was zipping by only a few feet away. Even more interestingly, he was flanked by two Georgia State Troopers who were presumably standing watch for his protection.
Anybody else see this scene and/or know what was up?
UPDATE: Driving past the site this morning (Sunday), I noticed that there are now a half-dozen crude, spindly crucifixes by the side of the road. They start in front of the cemetery and extend to the old day care center location. The fragile crosses are 75 or so feet apart and appear to be made from snow-white twigs/branches.