Perplexing pentagram

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City, Wakamow Valley unsure of origins

A pentagram and five candles in the former Wild Animal Park are a mystery.

“We don’t actually know anything about that,” said Crystal Froese, director of community relations for the Wakamow Valley Authority.

She added there haven’t been any calls about it. However, the weather is just starting to get nice enough for more people to be out and about in the parks and on the walking trails.

“Between the city and us, we’ll take the candles out. We don’t want anybody burning anything down,” said Froese. “We don’t want anyone to have a weekend campfire down there.”

Movies have been filmed in the park, but Froese said a film crew did not likely leave it behind.

“It’s pretty odd,” she said. “The movie crews are usually pretty good at leaving things the way they found them.”

While it will be tidied up, its origins remain unknown.


“Strange things. It’s a bit of a mystery,” said Froese. “It’s a full moon. So it’ll be a good story.”

Barb Fysh, the city’s recreation services manager with the parks and recreation department, said the pentagram is likely from WolfCop. The Saskatchewan-made film shot some scenes in the animal park.

“It’s a mark on the ground. I think that it’ll eventually just disappear in time,” she said. “The place was certainly cleaned up after this movie production.”

But she wasn’t sure where the candles could’ve come from. She didn’t think it was leftover from the WolfCop filming.

“The filming itself was authorized to have pyrotechnic display that they let us know about and the Moose Jaw Fire Department was down and inspecting it,” said Fysh. “The candles may have been from somebody else. Because lots of people are down in the park, it could be anybody.”

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Organizations: Wakamow Valley Authority

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