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Hundreds Of Strange, 'Threatening' Cards Were Found In Western Suburbs

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 23, 2016 5:29PM

Police are investigating after hundreds of strange, vaguely-threatening cards were found around the Western suburbs this week. Aurora, Illinois police believe they were created and placed around town by an anti-abortion group, and do not pose a threat to the public.

"We received numerous inquiries about cryptic cards with a threatening undertone left on vehicles in Aurora and other areas," a statement shared Friday on the Aurora police Facebook page reads. "We now know they were apparently placed by an anti-abortion group. There is no credible threat to the general public. We do not foresee having any further comment on this investigation and are not seeking any further information from the public. We appreciate those citizens who contacted us."

Here are two examples of the cards:

The cards have peculiar messages such as "Something terrible is going to happen in Aurora 12/31/16. If you are vigilant and watchful, the clues will appear as you travel the roadways. The answer is all around you. But will you find it before the evil dead is done? Seek 'It Happens 12/31/16' in the book of face." Presuming that someone with too much time on their hands wrote the cards and is referring to Facebook, the Tribune checked it out and found a Facebook page with several anti-abortion posts and posts that call out Aurora's Planned Parenthood.

The page also specifies that "the terrible event that is going to happen on 12/31/16" referred to on the cards involves abortions at Aurora's Planned Parenthood.