In what sounds exactly like a plot in a horror film, a New Hampshire farm has been getting terrorized and the FBI is on the case. For the past two years, Rickety Ranch in Hollis, has been on the receiving end of threats, damage, and even abuse to the innocent animals.
The sender of the threats is demanding $250,000 and will be happy to settle the ongoing disputes with the town if needed, however; the FBI is unaware of any disputes that would’ve led to such threats. Not only was their damage to farm vehicles, but animals were so heavily abused that they died in the torturous acts.
The FBI has issued a $10,000 award for anyone who can provide them with information that will lead to the location of person involved as well as the arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible. In addition to putting up reward notices all over the state, the FBI has made it clear that this type of threat and damage will not be tolerated.
“We’re asking anyone with information about who is terrorizing them to come forward and share that information with us so we can put a stop to it, and bring whoever is responsible to justice,’ said Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston division.
Rickety Ranch is an educational farm that prides itself in being run for kids and by kids.
When a the owner of the farm was called, he refused to comment.
Commenters shared a wide variety of opinions regarding the threats, however; several questioned why there weren’t any security cameras in place to try and catch the culprit.
Other are suggesting that the owner of the farm may be the one behind the crime or may be responsible for causing the threats.
“A farm for kids…may be time to have the owner investigated.”
The majority of commenters agreed that the worst part about this case is the fact that animals have been abused and killed.
“Property damage and threats are awful but animal abuse is on another level. Just horrific.”
One commenter suggested that they recruit armed volunteers to spend time guarding the farm.
“I’m sure they could find enough volunteers to sit outside hidden and armed. I would volunteer my time.”
Others suggested that maybe this is the start of a mass murder of both animals and humans…
“Serial killers start out torturing animals.”
Whether the farm owner is responsible for some type of dispute or not, it’s sad that the animals would have to pay the price. It would be in everyone’s best interest to move the animals or guard them from anymore harm. Surely there is another farm in the area that would house the animals until the case is solved.
Considering these threats have been going on for two years, one would think that someone would’ve thought to keep the animals save by now instead of seeing them get abused repeatedly. For all the damage that has occured to their farm vehicles, they could’ve purchased a decent camera to monitor the area.