In response to a clue dangled before her by Laughing One, we’ve precipitately returned to the place where Flyss watched the bounty hunter kidnap an old man two months ago.
As detailed in this chain of posts, she had followed the BH to this rural spot in Southern Colorado, and watched him pull a gun and step inside a shed some distance behind an isolated farm house. While she crept up closer to get a view, he invisibly traversed hundreds of feet and emerged behind a stand of trees nearly beside her.
In retrospect, Flyss reasoned that there must have been an underground tunnel between the shed he entered and the one he exited, but because she’d been spotted and had to flee, she never verified her hypothesis.
This is an updated photo of the scene, taken last night:
We could find no evidence of any passageway departing from the entrance point (the structure on the far left) nor one emerging near the exit point (beneath the green light on the right.) We did, however, find indications that new dirt had been laid down, sod placed in certain areas, and heavy cinderblocks and other debris dumped on top.
Due to the proximity of an occupied farmhouse, we were unable to attempt to immediately rent a backhoe and excavate the site, as Flyss would have preferred. We did, however, note this pipe protruding about halfway between:
The presence of the manholes suggested to me that the pipe is merely an air-lock break for a large rural water main. But Flyss was of a different opinion.
(continued in the next post) — Strattera