It was a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock film in Fall River that was enough to give anyone the chills.

Over on Fountain Street by the South End of the city is a residence that's been getting some pesky and unwanted visitors lately. I was visiting a friend of mine one day towards the beginning of the month and noticed a large group of pigeons, but never thought anything of it. It's just a flock of birds, no big deal – or so I thought.

That was on August 4, only eight days ago. Apparently, the house was being used as the pigeons' personal coop for quite some time. The small top window where they're all gathered had an opening just big enough for the pigeons to sneak through to escape the weather. This was going on for over a year until all of sudden someone finally fixed the hole.

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My friend was casually listening to the police scanner when she heard a reported call involving 20 or so pigeons casually hanging out in the hallways of the building. This makes me wonder:

  1. Is this the same house?
  2. If yes, shouldn't someone have checked to make sure the place was clear first before closing up the hole?

Fast forward to today: an update that the pigeons are gathering again, confused with what to do now that the home they've been squatting in has been boarded up. Perhaps there's something more to the inside of this place than we know, but whatever it is, these pigeons are relentless. Just take a look at the peck marks on the shingles.

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Part of me feels bad for these birds, but at the same time, I wouldn't want them inside if it was my house.

I swear, you can't make this stuff up.

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