The disappearance of the pipe organ

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials at a Roman Catholic church in Pittsburgh have a holy mystery on their hands. They say someone, somehow stole the building’s organ — and the 200 massive pipes required to play it.
WPXI-TV reported Friday that the music equipment worth $200,000 has disappeared from St. Justin’s Church.

Church business manager Skip Hary (HAW’-ree) says he’s baffled how anyone could get the organ out of the building.

He says it would either have to be maneuvered down narrow flights of steps, or lowered over a balcony. And the pipes can only be accessed by a ladder into the ceiling.

St. Justin’s, in the city’s Mount Washington neighborhood, closed last month after merging with another church.
Police say there were no signs of forced entry. (source)

Well this time the dissappearance of the organ is an actually mystery. In most parishes the organ wilfully disappeared. Really in most parishes if someone stole the organ nobody would notice since it was never used.


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