Why an Oklahoman restaurant has a monument to the dark god Azathoth

Dear Oklahoma City: There is either an extremely dangerous cult in your town, or there's someone with a sense of humor. Either way, if you aren't prepared for your soul to be devoured by a Lovecraftian horror beyond imagining, you might want to cancel your reservation at the Paseo Grill.

The restaurant discovered a three-foot tall, concrete block on their front lawn last Friday. The roughly cut block bears a bronze plaque with the inscription “In the Year of Our Lord 2012 Creer Pipi claimed this land for Azathoth.”

The New York Daily News describes Azathoth as such: "Azathoth is a fictional being mentioned in science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s stories. The primordial power is sometimes seen as the god of chaos." They will be among the first to suffer at the Outer God's return, I imagine.

Because the restaurant is located in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo Arts District, authorities seem to think that the block is an artist or art student leaving behind one of their works as some sort of prank (albeit a prank that three strong men could only budge a single inch when trying to move it), and not the terrifying act of some dark cult determined to awaken the horrors beyond the universe from their dark slumber, to come to Earth and then dine on the souls of man just as the bodies on man dine on the Paseo Diner's Fresco Chicken Farfalle.

Time will tell who is correct.

H/t TrueCrime!

[Via the NY Daily News]