Pentacle part of popular pulp picture show

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It wasn't wiccans or satanists who left a strange pentacle and five candles in the former wild animal park.

The pentacle found in the old Wild Animal Park was left behind by the Wolfcop film crew.

"That's the fire we had. We had a permit and stuff from the city, but I guess the guys wanted to leave their mark," said Hugh Patterson, one of the producers of the upcoming made-in-Saskatchewan film Wolfcop. "It's a little bit of our original sacrifice scene."

The strange display was first pointed out to the Times-Herald on Saturday, but had been the subject of some discussion and fascination for several days prior.

"I would have thought it would be a little cool to find down in the valley as a kid, for sure," said Patterson. "It's something to talk about, anyway.

"If all of a sudden there were a couple dead cats and sheep around there, we'd really have some problems," he quipped.

Patterson did admit that the timing of the discovery was — though coincidental — a bit of "good press" for Wolfcop.

The film, which he described as "just an action-packed thriller … best experienced on the big screen," will screen in Cineplex theatres starting June 6.

He said Moose Javians will "definitely know which scene" the strange display appears in.

"There's no doubt about that … they'll recognize all of the Moose Jaw scenes," said Patterson. "They're pretty hard not to recognize, and there's lots of little Moose Jaw bits … they're all spread out nicely."

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Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw

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