Letter – Many more dark secrets to share

RE: “Unlocking dark secrets of Victoria’s 150-year history,” July 26-Aug. 1

Many more dark secrets to share

RE: “Unlocking dark secrets of Victoria’s 150-year history,” July 26-Aug. 1

Dear Sirs,

I was shocked and appalled by this issue of your otherwise fine publication.

First, the cover, featuring a gruesome photo of some hideous human-bird mutant frightened both myself and my cat Groober to the extent that we spent the entire day after first viewing it cowering in a closet.

Second, I feel it is most irresponsible of you to reveal these black episodes from our fair town’s past — especially given the tender sensibilities of some residents such as Groober and myself. I have had nightmares horrible beyond description as a result.

However, I must commend you for omitting mention of some of the most horrid episodes of Victoria’s past — such as the satanic boy scout troop, the sale of human body parts by a local butcher, the Beacon Hill Park crucifixions, and the real reason why part of the legislative buildings have been sealed off forever behind a three-foot-thick welded steel door.

More in sorrow than in anger, yours sincerely,

Robert Tyhurst,Esquimalt

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