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Schuylkill County Residents Keep Finding Bizarre Printed Message in Grocery Items

UPDATE: These notes are now commonly referred to as the Schuylkill Notes.

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores.

The Canary spoke with two residents of western Schuylkill County Thursday who say they found the exact same message inside random items this week.

Bizarre Printed Message Inside Items Found at Local Grocery Stores

Here’s a look at the message they found:

cult message in food packages 2

It’ll make your head spin trying to read it and understand it.

Note Found in a Box of Infant Tylenol

The folded up piece of paper seen above was found inside a box of Infant Tylenol by a local mother on Wednesday, June 3.

When we chatted with the woman, she said, “At first glance I thought maybe it was instructions for the medication, until I saw the words LIES in large lettering.”

Nothing about the package of Tylenol tipped off the shopper that something could be wrong.

“The box was completely fine and the season on the bottle itself were completely fine,” she tells us.

The woman tell us she didn’t see the note at first and actually gave her child some of the Tylenol. And since finding the note, she can’t get the fact that it was inside the package out of her head.

“I was a mess after finding it because I gave my son some of the Tylenol before finding it in the box. So, I called the company, took all the info and they wanted me to call poison control right away, just in case,” she said. “I’ve been up all night because of it and also checking on my son. It was definitely unpleasant finding something like that in, of all things, medication for babies.”

Note Found in a Box of Duncan Hines Cake Mix

This is the message another woman found at a grocery store just over the Schuylkill-Lebanon County line on Sunday. She tells The Canary it was inside a box of Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix she bought the day prior:

cult message in food packages

The cake was supposed to be for her co-workers the next day. Needless to say, after finding the note, the woman threw the entire mix and box in the trash.

Again, the box didn’t look compromised in any way. Nothing would have tipped her off that something was amiss.

She tells us, “It was folded real small so the only word on the front was LIES. And I thought, ‘Oh my God, what is this? I was scared and I thought, ‘Why would someone put this in here?”

“When I unfolded it, I thought, ‘Man, the world really has gone crazy’,” she says.

“Some Sort of Monster” Responsible

Neither woman believes the manufacturer of these products had anything to do with the appearance of these notes. They each think someone is going around to these stores and sliding the messages inside.

The woman who found it in the cake mix says, “I think it’s people going around putting them in random objects so when people buy them and open them, it’s there. It’s very scary.”

Finding the note earlier this week still weighs on her mind.

“Every single day I think about who would’ve done this. Has to be some sort of monster. It just ain’t right,” she says.

Not the First Time in 2020

These messages are appearing again just as civil unrest flares up around the country. And perhaps there’s a connection to that.

But it’s not the first time these messages appeared in grocery store items in and around Schuylkill County.

Back in April, at the height of the pandemic scare, our friend at reported on the same exact message appearing in grocery items.

Coalspeaker actually took the time to type out the bizarre message in an attempt to find a duplicate of it online. That search turned up empty. We got permission to avoid typing it out on our own because it said it took him several hours because it was nearly impossible to follow:

Secret socities (SS) ties to terror’m/shoot’gs & other crises r not report’d. but JFK warn’d of SS. Europe’s ARYAN ELITE & their SS/fronts (Vat’n/Jesuits/Mason/lesser royalty) lead’g SS masquerad’g as other rels. r the ILLUMINATI. Secret rites/SIGN SYS. unit SS. Oprah/Obama/Putin/Osteen/Gates/Dalai Lama/Trump…sign (1). SS’ symbs. relate to Saturn, god of time/Lord o/t Rings: Vat/EU/Mafia’s RING of star/ring kiss’g; Prayer Wheel; UN/China/Islam’s cresent w/star/ball; beads/dots (rosary/bindi)’Jew’s hexag’m… SS say Sat. was near Earth (Golden Age when ‘Gods’ rul’d man). Er. elite/SS front 4 a tiny, anc. race call’d Dragon Kings (DK). Their long/red-head’d skulls, unmask’d images, cave cities…were found in Peru/Easter Isle/Black Sea reg…DK agenda is: Social’m, Caste sys. & SS elite’s SEX’M/pedophilia & anti-family bias. To rule, DK’s need disarm’d-surveill’d pop’ns. World leaders know fear/crisis make people submissive. SS’s off-shoots: KKK/Mormons…More key/capstone; Kaaba; wings/bird; eye/1/2 face/target; grail; obelisk; gate/arch/dome; Skull-Bones; NAZIS’ BLACK SUN… SS tip-off terms; New Age/day/era/dawn/hope/NWO… 1) It uses set signs (e.g. okay gest); body pos’ns; special mot’ns of corss’g, touch’g (ring/ear/watch), unexplain’d POINT’G, pinch’g, (lapel/cuff)…& colors (orange/red…). More symbs: police/mil.’s pentagram-(gon)_/chevrons….;flower (BP); ranbo (LGBTQ); shell/spiral/snake/knot; tower-clock; “i” w/ color’d dot; blue/white (BMW)… SS breed corrup’n locally to int’ly. Drugs/media/univs./pub.ed/i’net…r tools of control.

What Does It All Mean?

No matter how you fold it, it’s a pretty messed up message. We asked each of the women who found it recently to try and decipher the meaning of it.

The young lady who found it in the Infant Tylenol tells us, “I was worried about the medicine itself was messed with, but maybe its just a harmless conspiracy theory note. I have some people telling me everything in that note is telling truth and then others that are saying completely different. You hear and see a lot of crazy things in these crazy little towns.”

And the person who found it in the cake mix actually thought it was her jokester boyfriend playing games with her at first. Then, she saw someone else post about finding the same exact note.

“Okay maybe it wasn’t my boyfriend,” she said. “Because when I questioned him, he was so serious and said, ‘Where did this come from?’. I said, ‘Don’t act stupid, you did it and he swore up and down he didn’t!”

She theorizes: “Honestly I think it’s someone who is heavily opinionated about the KKK and Illuminati. It says that public education, sports, drugs, and universities are tools of control. That’s odd because it feels like we’re being held hostage with life anymore. Like, first the COVID, now riots and now these are popping up everywhere. It feels like the feeling you get when someone is watching you and you can feel them staring at you. Scary. I don’t really know how else to explain it.

“I think that whoever is doing this is just doing this to make other people see things the same way he/she does. It could be a person who’s heavily involved in crime and trying to get word out before they get into trouble. I’m really not sure what to think.”

“How did the same message wind up in a cake box as well as children’s medicine,” she wonders. “Who and why?”

Any Other Discoveries?

Did you find a similar message recently? Let us know in the comments or use our News Tip Hotline form to let us know.

And let us know what you think it means in the Comments below. We’d love to hear your theories behind it.

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  1. Jenn kreutzberger

    June 5, 2020 at 1:01 am

    I found 2. Both in clothing I bought at the Goodwill in Cressona Mall shopping center. One in the pocket of a man’s dress shirt. The other in a shirt also. But on separate shopping occasions.

    • admin

      June 5, 2020 at 2:07 am

      Thanks for sharing.

      • Diane Mountz

        June 6, 2020 at 7:33 am

        Interesting. I am from the Carlisle area. Just happened to see this. About 5 years ago, I found something like this tucked into my car door.

        • Skyler

          July 23, 2021 at 8:04 am

          Found it in a Hormel meal. Just yesterday. My mom is into this whole conspiracy thing and I knew exact that was what it was meant to mean. Its ever since the election people have been coming up with these theories more and more.

          • Canary Commenter

            January 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

            Can you tell us where it was found?

          • D

            March 6, 2024 at 8:32 pm

            This is not a conspiracy. Your mom is correct. Lists many things in history that you were not taught in school. Look up Steve Quayle, Timothy Alberino, L.A Marzulli, Trey Smith on elongated skulls/Anunnaki, Egypt. History Channel David Wilcock, Sabrina Wallace psienergy. Super soldiers, V2K, etc.

    • Emily

      October 16, 2021 at 8:55 pm

      I found one in my Lindt chocolate bar. It’s doesn’t say lies on it though, it looks a little different

      • Canary Commenter

        January 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

        Where did you find this?

        • Allison

          November 15, 2022 at 2:15 am

          I found one tonight in a box of Sargento Balanced Breaks! Purchased a week ago at the Cressona Giant.

    • Trista

      March 29, 2022 at 9:32 pm

      I found 3 days ago in a box of fruit snacks in berks county. Needless to say the box wasn’t tampered with and my kids ate the entire box before I found the note.

      • DeeDee

        April 14, 2023 at 9:20 pm

        They are from a local group that frequents the area. I find them nearly everyday at work tucked into or between books or the shelves.

        • Kaleb

          April 15, 2023 at 10:18 am

          DeeDee, don’t leave us hanging! Tell us more! A ‘local group’ of whom? What do they call themselves? What do they do other than leave cryptic notes? You may have The Answer To The Mystery!

    • DeAnn LeTourneau

      July 9, 2023 at 10:15 pm

      I found one but it doesn’t say lies. It was I n a pack of landolakes margarine, it was underneath the flaps and it was sealed. Don’t know how they could slip it in it was up against margarine. I bought it from the Giant.

  2. Deb Loris

    June 5, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Found 2. One walking and one in a brand new movie that was just bought. Also a bag of birdfeed with some message printed inside of bag. Schuylkill county ……

    • Kanit

      August 3, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      So was the movie or bird feed bag tampered with at all? If not, how did it possible get there except at manufacturing.

    • Amy Downs

      April 28, 2023 at 8:58 pm

      Found a different version of tiny folded scary conspiracy note like the other commenters have mentioned here, in a HotTamales sealed box from the Dollar General store in New Ringgold, PA Schuylkill County

  3. Jennifer

    June 5, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I found one in a box of crystal light drink packets. Box was not opened and packets were unharmed.

  4. Brianna

    June 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Found one in a coat pocket bought at the Community Aide in Selinsgrove, PA

  5. SgtG517

    June 5, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Reminds me of the labels on Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

    • Goren

      April 13, 2022 at 10:21 pm

      Yeah except Dr Bronner’s soap labels weren’t conspiracy theories. It was his message about bringing a new peaceful world through friendship, acceptance and care of the earth (also, natural soap & its benefits). Dr B was eccentric, and yes the presentation of the labels was rambling & unusual, but he definitely wasn’t a conspiracy theorist. Just a new agey religious hippie-ish type.

  6. Debbie

    June 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    This is extremely bizarre it would make more sense if they were found in the same thing but the diverse placing of these notes is kind of scary. My mom & aunt live in that county.

  7. Catherine Dallago

    June 5, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Yes I found it months ago, saved it for a short time & threw it our didn’t understand it or why or what,creepy too!

    • Deborah Nordby

      June 5, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Very creepy! I live in central NY I’ve never heard of such a thing. My parents live in Schuylkill county in PA.

  8. Barbara Hitman

    June 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t see any cause for concerns. No one will ever know the who or why. Let it go, say a prayer. No one should fear the unknown. I don’t.There are endless unknown theories. Go have some fun.

    • Sanity Janson

      August 13, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      The issue with it is when people are tampering with food products, who knows what else they could have done! There are definitely harmful substances that can be folded into a note, and who knows where this freak’s hands have been. This is a case of food tampering, and they will be caught and charged. And when they do get charged, I have no doubt they’ll think it’s ‘proof’ that the world is out to get them. But at least they’ll be off the streets.

  9. Sandra R

    June 5, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    I found one a few years ago and I can’t even remember what the product was. I threw it away. Now I wish I hadn’t. All different products? Could this be a sleeper cell message? Just a shear guess.

  10. Brenda

    June 5, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    My daughter found one at Dollar General in a Mac n cheese box. Just under the flap. Not sure what it’s about, but it’s not a hopeful message.

  11. Noty

    June 6, 2020 at 2:37 am

    This should be reported to the FBI.

  12. R

    June 6, 2020 at 5:31 am

    I can read it and understand the note just fine.

    • admin

      June 6, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Prove it. What does it mean?

      • Melissa Steffes

        June 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

        I read it fine too. It’s saying there are secret societies and how to identify them with their symbols and who they are. It also lays out their agenda, how they worship and how society is controlled by a secret society thru fear and socialism. At least that’s what I understood by reading it.

        • admin

          June 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm

          Thanks for your interpretation. Appreciate it.

        • Elza Ku

          January 24, 2024 at 5:58 pm

          Agreed. Let’s stop using the term “conspiracy theory” as I have found time and time again that doing a few minutes of research will turn up many affirming truths. I believe these notes to be a WARNING to us the search out the truth, and discover our need to begin THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. We have been lied to our entire lives by controllers who desire a New World Order, where they take charge of everything, and we the people are no more than mere serfs.

  13. Carol Graver

    June 6, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Found one in a box of Suddenly Salad about 3 weeks ago. Needless to say, it creeped me out and I threw the whole box away

  14. Bob

    June 6, 2020 at 5:57 am

    These are all over the place at Shikellamy state park. Usually on the ground or picnic benches. Whoever it is even takes the time to wrap them in plastic and weight them down with a paperclip.

  15. Mike T.

    June 6, 2020 at 6:46 am

    I’ll tell you what it is.
    It could be likened to a stenographers short hand notes.
    If you were to look up each separate phrase or set of words you would learn quite a bit about how the world is ruled and controlled by secret societies and the rich elites.
    My guess it is someone who is associated with QANON. (UTUBE – “FALL OF THE CABAL”

  16. Kyle

    June 6, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Unfortunately, while everyone believes this could be scary, God warned us A. Not to trust any man B. That all men lie lest God be telling the truth and C. Read the Bible
    FYI- most of this is true
    Vatican runs the world
    US is owned by the Vatican
    Pedophiles run everything
    JFK was right on- they killed him
    Secret Societies run this world
    Someone tries to tell you, and you are scared and throw it away?
    So many people talk on it…
    But it can’t be true.
    Wake up people,. They mock you everyday.
    The executions have been televised

    • MARIE

      June 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

      I agree with everything you are saying! We are living in a sinful demonic society. God is the way the truth and the life. I am awake. The media is run by the very same evil.

  17. Jmjtusa

    June 6, 2020 at 9:58 am

    it has been “reported” that the tyrant in chief, wolf, found one between RALPH levine’s chicken ‘breasts’

  18. Ann D

    June 6, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    So….am I the only person who thinks that “Kyle” should take off his tinfoil hat & read something other than the bible and conspiracy theory websites?

    Does your basement have a wall where everything is connected by red yarn or is there no room because of the hitchhikers you have tied up down there?

    The question isn’t whether you’re TOO paranoid, it’s are you paranoid enough?


    I know a false flag when I see one! Fight the power, man!

  19. Jess D.

    June 13, 2020 at 3:11 am

    I found one in a can of smoked oysters I purchased from Giant in Chambersburg, PA

    • admin

      June 13, 2020 at 8:15 am

      You mean in the packaging around the oyster can, right? In the can itself would be … disturbing.

      • Jess D.

        June 13, 2020 at 2:26 pm

        Yes, tucked into the box.

  20. Amanda C.

    June 13, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I use to work at Boscov’s in Pottsville back in 2012 up until 2014. I found these a few times dropped on the floor and randomly put in different places throughout the store. I use to think how creepy it was. I have done research on the Illuminati and have found that it is very interesting. I don’t doubt for a second the things they talk about are real or true.

  21. Katelyn

    June 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

    I am from Selinsgrove and I just found one of these notes in a Ramen Noodle Cooker at a Dollar General. Absolutely bizarre.

  22. Ray fang

    July 8, 2020 at 12:42 am

    I went to take a leak and I almost went down to a knee cause I thought I was passing a stone and this lies paper shot out with my urine. I went to grab some tp cause I messed the seat and one was in the toilet paper roll. Then when I went to wipe the seat off one was on there. Then I went to flush and someone did an upper decker with the lies paper up there. I started getting scared finding all of these and started to think I was taking a panic attack but then I realized I didn’t leave my coach the whole time and I was just trippin balls on acid staring at my phone. Probably just bad acid

    • Canary Commenter

      July 8, 2020 at 1:10 am

      Sounds like bad acid or really good weed? Funny story but you wrote “coach” instead of “couch” and that’s a shame.

  23. Leah T.

    July 8, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Maryland, here. Gaithersbug. I found one in a box of cereal this morning.

  24. Steve Smith

    July 24, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I found one in a box of General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros. I purchased it at Dollar General in Barnesville, Pa. I called General Mills and they offered to send a coupon for s new box or check for the value of the purchase…. no thanks.

  25. Aaron

    July 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Just found in gaithersburg giant. Chocolate bar wrapper

  26. Faith

    August 6, 2020 at 9:47 am


    I was at Walmart in Saint Clair last night and bought a book. I didn’t see it until I came home and saw what I thought was a bookmark….it was the note.

    I think it’s the same group who drops packets of conspiracy information at churches. My church received two packets from them and so did other churches.

    • Canary Commenter

      August 6, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Very interesting. Hadn’t heard about them being found in books. Maybe because no one buys books anymore :/

  27. Jess

    August 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One popped out of a chocolate bar I bought. Lidnt Sea Salt.

    Freaked me out. Glad to at least have a reasonable explanation.I’m in Carbon County, bought it at the Giant on 443

  28. Dave S

    August 15, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Last week I found one of these notes in an box of protein bars purchased at Walmart, St Clair. Certain words were underlined. I tried to figure out what it means, but it made no sense to me at all.

  29. Eric H

    August 21, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Found one today (Aug 20, 2020) pinned to a tree just off a trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park while examining some rock formations. Not identical to one pictured, but same format with LIES in caps printed twice. Has a couple of different references, like Fauci and POPE, and drops some other ones.

    • BLGRN

      August 21, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Found one today in a box of Cheez Its purchased from Family Dollar in Tamaqua.

  30. Jennifer

    August 23, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I just found one in a box of Froot Loops purchased from Giant Cressona.

  31. Craig Strachan

    August 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I just found one on the kitchen floor here in
    Lehighton. I don’t know where it came from.

  32. Syd

    August 24, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Found one in a yogurt packaging in lehighton. Creepy stuff. Don’t know whether to believe it or not. Freaky whether it’s fact or fiction

  33. Barb

    August 24, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    These have been appearing in folded clothing in the retail store that I work at since 2019 fall season. Direct from overseas.

    • Michael Manganelli

      September 15, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Bard can you please contact me about this?

  34. Hilary

    August 29, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I found one today in a box of pasta I bought at Target in Lancaster.

  35. Bartleby

    September 5, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Just found one in a grocery item from Weis Markets in Pottsville. I didn’t see it until I opened the carton and it fell out. What a bunch of junk.

  36. Manus McCracken

    September 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

    One found in Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate box

  37. Betty

    September 22, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Found one in CVS brand cetirizine hydrochloride (generic Zyrtec), this afternoon after 4 pm. The paper was folded & slid under edge of top flap of box. Hazleton, PA

  38. Cass

    September 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    my mom found one in brownie cake mix bought at the dollar general store. Very strange.

  39. Jacob Bensinger

    September 29, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I found one of those notes in a coat pocket that I bought at Cabela’s in Hamburg, Berks County, PA.

  40. Daniela Hallick

    October 1, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Has anyone found out what this is??? I found it laying on my kitchen floor all folded up when I woke up this morning and I’m kind of freaked out. No one in my house has seen it before.

  41. amanda

    October 2, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Just found one of these in a Froot Loops box near State College PA. It was tucked under the lid, and I thought it was just a kid’s toy, you know sometimes they are in different cereal boxes. But this freaked me out! I know someone else who got one and they called the police.

    • Ig

      October 3, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      I found mine purchased 10/1 at the S Atherton Giant. My box of crackers was located one aisle over from the cereal. I noticed they were recently stocked. May be useful to figure this out?

  42. Case

    October 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Found one. We’re not sure in what but It was in something bought at cvs in cressona. Pretty awesome haha

  43. Ig

    October 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Found 1 in a store brand box of snack crackers purchased earlier this week (10/1/2020) in state college, pa. Same as article; unopened box with nothing suspicious other than the note inside.

  44. Ginger Bloom

    October 10, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I just found one in a box of Alpo Liva Snaps for my dog. I live near State College, PA. Now I am afraid to give them to her.

  45. Kathrine

    October 11, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    I just found one in a box of Premium Saltine Minis that I just bought at the Giant off Union Deposit Rd in Harrisburg. Kind of freaked out but the product wasnt touched. I think someone is trying to get their point of view out and only in time will we see if any of it is true.

    • Canary Commenter

      October 12, 2020 at 12:08 am

      Not really a fan of the Premium Minis. Sounds like a great idea, in theory, but they just like all edge and no middle part of the traditional Premium cracker.

  46. Angel

    October 12, 2020 at 11:06 am

    I just found one in gluten free cookies bought from Aldi’s in Coal Township.

  47. Debra

    October 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Giant on Union Deposit. Oct. 12th 4:30 p.m. the folded paper fell out of a hot chocolate box.

  48. Teri

    October 13, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I just found one in a box of Great Value brand of shake n bake at the N. Atherton Walmart in State College, PA.

  49. Heather D

    October 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    So what do these products have in common? Manufacturing Company? As in the parent company. Distribution Centers? And if none of those, then what organized group is behind this that targeted members working in plants with access to add to did products before sealed?

  50. Heather D

    October 13, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    So what do these products have in common? Manufacturing Company? As in the parent company. Distribution Centers? And if none of those, then what organized group is behind this that targeted members working in plants with access to add to did products before sealed? Had the FBI been contacted?

  51. Chloe

    October 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Oct 14 found it inside children’s equate ibuprofen grape taped inside from lehighton walmart.

  52. Michele

    October 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

    We’ve seen 2 of these with slightly different wording in our local dollar General bear South Mills, NC!

  53. Debra

    November 2, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Shopped at Giant on Union Deposit, Harrisburg, PA.
    This is the second one that has been in my groceries. This one was in a box of PopTarts.

  54. D. Boone

    November 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Found one in Lloyds pulled chicken purchased at Walmart in Hambug PA. Very Bizzare!

  55. Kristine

    November 24, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    I just found one of these in a box of cereal that i bought from giant in carlisle… how is this not getting more attention?!

  56. Amanda H

    November 29, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    We found a few of these in books at the walmart in seliensgrove. Each one was in books by african american authors or with strong african american characters. Also found in books by stephen king. We like to flip through new books when we go and happened to be in about 5 or 6 different books we had picked up including books that our 10 year old daughter would read (magic treehouse and goosebumps)

  57. Lisa Raffiani

    November 29, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    I found the same mot inside a box of SunMaid golden raisins just two days ago. I ordered groceries online from the local walmart and when I opened the box this more fell out.
    Has me feeling extremely uneasy and not sure how to handle the situation

  58. Shay F

    December 18, 2020 at 9:24 am

    I found one in a box of gluten free blueberry mix! It’s so weird!

  59. Sara

    December 24, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I just found one in a box for a Tofurky ham roast with a glaze from the renders in Schuylkill Haven. I decided not to eat the product.

    • Traci Francis

      September 25, 2021 at 11:39 pm

      I found it in between the vacuumed sealed package and the label wrap of Tofurky sausage from Walmart in Lewisburg PA. When I mentioned it a friend said that she and her daughter have found this note tacked to trees at a park in Williamsport PA

      • Canary Commenter

        September 26, 2021 at 12:08 am

        Tofurky? Would rather eat the note 😛

  60. Ben

    December 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Just found one today between the lid and the foil seal of my Maxwell House coffee. Had to jump online and see what the heck it was.
    Odd that it seems to be a Pennsylvania thing.
    Mine came from the Walmart in Lewisburg.

  61. Sarah

    December 30, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Found one tonight 12/30 in a box of cookies. Forty-Fort PA. Very odd!

  62. Heather

    January 1, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Found one 12/30/20 in a box of Cheeze-It Grooves at Boyers in Lykens, PA.

  63. Nerfkid

    January 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Found one in an 8pack box of trident gum in Sullivan county

  64. Elise

    January 12, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I am from the hazleton area and found one in my box of Vans gluten free crackers bought from weis in hazleton. I was so creeped out Atleast I know I’m
    Not the only one.

  65. Elizabeth oliva

    January 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Found one today at the bottom of a Mexican Frosted Flakes box. People got too much time lol it was in a grocery outlet in palmyra

  66. Laura Koppenhaver

    January 20, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Just found one in a box of Weis brand ziti pasta. Purchased at Weis in Millersburg.

  67. Arby93

    January 21, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve just found one in an oyster box that we bought. (In Palmyra P.A.) It says different things than the ones in the picture. Id like to upload it if there’s a way.

  68. Arby93

    January 21, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    We found one in a box of oysters from there probably around the same day but just noticed it today

  69. Kaleb Brown

    February 1, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I found two in the last week. One at the floor at Lowe’s in Selinsgrove, and one in a box of sweetener packets from Wenger’s in Mifflinburg. I’ve shown them to several friends of mine with credentials in psychology, they believe this is an expression of apophenia, the inference of nonexistent patterns, in this case, from current events. It’s kinda concerning that this outré expression is so widespread.

  70. Steven

    March 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Found one very similar to the ones pictured in a Chobani 4 pack between packaging and yogurt cups. Purchased at Berwick PA Weis in November 2020. I still ate the yogurt. Lol. Even called Chobani to report it and got some coupons.

  71. J. C. Miller

    March 14, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    On March 13, 2021 we found a similar note inside a box of boursin purchased at Giant in Lehighton. Very creepy!

  72. Jayne

    March 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Found one today in Lycoming County…

    Food item from Dollar General.

  73. Jill T

    May 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Found one in a Clio yogurt bar from Weis in Elizabethtown.

  74. RingtownResident

    May 15, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Found one in in the General Mills fruity pebble’s with marshmallows which I got from the dollar general in Ringtown Pennsylvania

  75. Josh

    May 16, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Found one today stuffed in a “alter eco” chocolate bar in Danville PA.

  76. Megan

    May 26, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I found one today in a pasta salad mix from the Clinton County Walmart. However, 3 years ago I found these tacked to trees at Bald Eagle State Park.

  77. Stacie

    May 30, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Just found a similar note, but not the exact same, in a jello vanilla pudding box. Not sure when I purchased it, a few months ago I think. Kutztown PA

  78. Raymond

    May 31, 2021 at 4:21 am

    Im a little late to the show. by about a year lol. I have two of these. one is a word for word, space to space copy and one is an original. But I do know alot about this subject. Iv’e been trying to find the writer of these notes for quite some time now and if i could get some info on who he is that would be great. contact me at

    • Canary Commenter

      May 31, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      There are at least 3, maybe 4 versions of this note floating around now. We’re looking for someone to get a full set and we’ll give them a free ice cream cone*.

      * – Offer not valid

  79. Ashley edison

    June 23, 2021 at 8:26 am

    I found one yesterday in my kids fruit roll up box it fell out. Got it at the dollar store in Milton. Very interesting 🤔

  80. J

    July 17, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Found one tucked in a box of Stevia sweetener packets purchased from Giant in Bloomsburg, Columbia County. Purchased June 2021.

  81. Nem

    August 8, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    My husband found one last night in his Hormel Compleats that he took for lunch. He said it was tucked in the packaging and fell out when he opened it. It was bought at Boyer’s in Ashland in the last couple of week.

  82. Cheri Brennan

    August 12, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Found one in a Milk Bone treat box. It is upsetting that someone can invade our products. Paper this time, poison next time? This needs to stop. We will have to pay more because companies will need to make their products impervious.

  83. Berks County Skeptic

    August 27, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    My associate found one in his Bumble Bee Quick Catch ready to eat Mexican flavored Tuna Rice Bowl. He just bought it and said it isn’t in stock often, so this must be fresh.

    Walmart in Hamburg, PA.

  84. Lititz retiree

    September 1, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Found one today when I opened a box of Raisin I’d purchased at our local Giant food store. Crazy and concerning.

  85. Jason Porter

    September 19, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    We found three of these notes along a trail near the visitor’s center at Middle Creek WMA. They are smaller, without the large, ‘LIES’, but the style and subject matter is identical. The notes we found were folded to a tiny square, wrapped in saran wrap, held shut with a paperclip, and thumb-tacked to wooden railings and to a tree. They were likely placed along the trail in the past week since, even wrapped as they are, the heavy rains a few weeks prior would have left signs.

  86. Peter Blackburn

    September 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Found a note outside of Penn College in Williamsport, PA. This one seemed to be updated with references to PFIZER, Fauci, and covid. General message still the same. Seems pretty strange that most of these notes are all in the central PA area. Found in a saran wrap bag.

    • Canary Commenter

      September 26, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Yeah, there may be as many as 4 versions out there.

  87. Russ and Kelly Garrett

    October 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Hi! Found one today in Hanover, PA. I bought three boxes of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Walmart. I opened one and it was fine, the second is where the note was. I turned the box upside down to dump seasoning packet out and the note fell out with it. Checked the third and it is fine. Ours doesn’t say Lies on it and has about Fauci, Opra. Very creepy but seemed familiar with things we have seen on You Tube. Box was sealed like everyone else said. It is disturbing, keeping thinking on how they got it in there without anyone else noticing. Glad a friend on fb found out about this article and am able to share and see others are finding them, you’re not alone on this.

    • Kutztown Gal

      October 27, 2021 at 10:02 am

      We found one in Kutztown 10/23 at the Weis in a box of Arrowhead Mills cereal. We’ve reported it to Weis and to Hometown Food Company (parent company of Arrowhead Mills) and recommend that they proceed with a food safety alert with the USDA (GAP) as the paper and ink is not ‘food safe certified” and also report it to homeland security due to the disturbing nature of the content. I recommend that the publisher of this blog reach out to HS or the local FBI office. These producer of these notes could become braver and put even more dangerous items in the packaging (I think they are slipping them in where there is no glue)

  88. sylvia coffey

    December 2, 2021 at 2:30 am

    I found a note like this in a box of Great Value Lasagna.. what the heck.

  89. Tricia W.

    December 8, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I just found one today (12/08/2021) on the sidewalk near my house (Kulpmont, PA). This is not the first time I have found one of these and also different versions but I found all of mine on the ground outside. Summer of 2020 I found one outside of a grocery store in Coal Township, PA. The first one I ever found was at a popular athletic field in Kulpmont, PA in Spring of 2014. Sometimes the notes were saran wrapped and sometimes not, but always paperclip is present.

    I personally do not believe that this is the work of one person but rather a group. I actually believe that the people that comprise this group are all members of Secret Societies (Masons, Shriners, etc.) and that these members want to get the message out there of what it is they have discovered, however, they do so anonymously because otherwise they would face the repercussion of disclosing “secrets” to the public. I feel like the scattering of these notes come from a place of desperation within the individuals whom produce them. The desperation of being privy to such information as they do yet being unable to openly share the information, as it is a heavy burden to carry the weight of such a disturbing theory and be sworn to secrecy.

    I am prone to I believe this theory of mine because of certain common denominators, such as: cost of production of the notes, superior grasp of shorthand communication often associated with the well-educated upper-middle class and upper class of society, opportunity of access to manufactured goods – within distribution facilities where the products are easily accessible (as Masons, for example, tend to frequent positions of influence, such as an executive or management position in a food distribution facility), the ability to scatter the notes without being seen would possibly require some type of privilege to access certain places under cover of darkness, for instance, while a grocery store or clothing store is closed.

    And last but not least, the individuals are privileged with vast amounts of time and resources in which to produce and distribute the notes, as it is no small feat and would require a certain level of expertise and dedication (as is, again, often found within members of certain positions within our society).

    I cannot remember what the product was but I actually found a note inside a sealed food package, so the note had to have been placed within the food item at the production level.

    I have spent the better part of my 20s and 30s studying “conspiracy” related topics and one of the most prevalent messages I have found in regards to the “Illuminati” is that they are bound by a guideline in which they must provide the public with certain truths. The manner in which such truths are disclosed is often esoteric in nature and veiled in symbolism. An example of such truth disclosure via esoteric symbolism would be the “All-Seeing Eye” within a capstone hovering over a pyramid printed on a $1 bill. Have you ever seen the tiny little owl discreetly tucked within the design on the perimeter of a $20 bill?

  90. Laurie Beth Youngs

    December 12, 2021 at 11:09 am

    I found one last night in a box of Pillsbury cake mix didn’t have the word lies on it but the rest is dead on

  91. Amanda

    December 23, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    I just found one of those papers in a box of Blue Bonnet butter sticks. The message was a bit different though. It talked about shootings, chick-fil-A and a bunch stuff I didn’t read.

  92. Lisa

    January 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    I found 2 . 1-21-22 and 1-23-22. First one in my box of lucky charms the other in cornbread mix. These are very disturbing . Both items came from the same store

  93. Rachel Blazina

    February 5, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I got one today in a bid of great value applesauce squeeze pouches!

  94. Missy

    February 16, 2022 at 5:09 am

    I found one this morning in a box of cereal I purchased from Redners in Fredericksburg, Pa

  95. leeann schnabl

    February 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    I received one in a box of Betty Crocker cake mix I got from giant

  96. Bob

    February 24, 2022 at 10:44 am

    I found this same note in a box of canned cat food that I bought at a Wies market in Muncy two years ago.

  97. RobiLew

    April 9, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Found on the kitchen floor after unpacking dinner from a Chinese restaurant in Schuylkill county… very creeped out & attempting to find out what the heck this means & who’s big idea this was?? By the way, note was exactly like the picture but without the BIG LIES in the beginning.

    • Canary Commenter

      April 9, 2022 at 4:29 pm

      So, it was put in at the restaurant?

  98. Dee

    April 12, 2022 at 5:46 am

    This person sure has been busy! Just noticed this article. The person is obviously trying to warn people about some long-time conspiracy theories they believe are real. Surprised the lizard people weren’t mentioned.

  99. Shawn

    May 6, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I found one but looks just a little different. It doesn’t have the big LIE words in it. I found mine in a Velveeta shells and cheese box.

  100. Pamela Steranko

    May 16, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I moved to Texas and I miss the uniqueness of my mountain home ,the Skook.
    I didn’t find any notes in any boxes,just wanted to say I miss “yous”.(the plural of you)

  101. Curt

    May 30, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    I just found the message in a Crush signals drink mix box, I already drank a packet of it, box was sealed tightly and single packets were not tampered with in my opinion only an employee of the company could have placed it in there there is no way to “squeeze it” into the box.

  102. Anonymous Please

    June 9, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Found another one on a hiking trail in Swatara State Park!

  103. Maggie

    June 12, 2022 at 11:05 am

    I just found one today in a box of Puffs in a CVS in Mifflingburg, PA.

  104. Trail Walker

    September 2, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Found over a dozen in Weiser State Forest Roaring Creek a long the trails. Tacked to trees or hung with paper clips. Person is obviously schizophrenic and should seek help. The fact they could care less about littering plastic, paper clips and thumb tacks all over our state parks and forests is actually the most disturbing. I pulled them all within hours of them being left behind so I wasn’t far behind whoever is doing this. Please, keep your litter out of our parks or else.

  105. Lalyssa

    October 3, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Found today in box of Milk Bone Stacked dog treats purchased at Giant in Lancaster, PA. I thought at first it was a coupon. The version I found doesn’t have the larger LIES but similar message.

    • Gary

      November 10, 2022 at 10:01 pm

      Also found in a box of Milk Bone Stacked, purchased from Giant in Cressona, PA.

  106. Margaret

    October 10, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Found two today in Memorial Lake park, Lebanon county. Wrapped neatly in small pice of plastic wrap and paper clipped to branches of trees.

  107. Kelly

    October 12, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I just found one in a box of pasta salad that I purchased at Giant in Lancaster, Pa. Everything inside of the box was sealed and it seems it was slipped in through the bottom of the box. Still creepy though…

  108. Amanda

    October 25, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Just found one in a box of fortune cookies I purchased in Elizabethtown. So I guess it’s still a thing.

  109. Tammy

    November 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Just found one tucked into the flap of a box of Ready.Clean Protein Bars that I purchased from Walmart in Hamburg.

  110. Ryan Edwards

    December 7, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    These are still being found today, 12/07/2022. Giant grocery store in New Cumberland, PA. Box of nabisco graham crackers. No wordage in the note saying “LIES”. Full note similar formatting and font size.

  111. Heather Roeder

    February 24, 2023 at 1:45 am

    We just found one of the notes similar to the one posted above in one of the (2) packages of Snow Cap lard bought at Wal-Mart in Bloomsburg,PA!! Definitely appears to be conspiracy theories however most of the note seems to be true about events happening in the world. Very odd and a bit eerie!

  112. Me

    March 27, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Found a different version in a Jiffy Greenhouse kit purchased at Lowe’s in Bloomsburg. 1/27/2023. Just found it today. I thought it was more instructions for planting. Nope.

  113. Gianna

    April 22, 2023 at 8:39 am

    I’m in Luzerne county and just found a similar note this morning in a box of Belvita biscuits! Super creepy and sad to see so many people receiving these. Any one know if this is considered food tampering? There was no damage to the box when purchased.

  114. Marcy

    June 10, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    June 10, 2023 Weis Markets – Sunbury, PA
    I found a similar one in a box of Boost. Box wasn’t opened and bottles were fine. It was actually under the bottles. The note I found was very similar, but it had specific words and letters underlined. I’m trying to decipher it.

    • Canary Commenter

      June 10, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks for reporting this. We actually just got another one, too. We’re going to type it out and let ChatGPT try to decipher it and see what artificial intelligence makes of it.

  115. Gregory West

    June 24, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    It’s nice (I guess) to know that I’m not the only one who has found one of these notes. I found one a couple weeks ago in an outdated box of Rice Chex. I bought it at the Surplus Outlet on Rte. 15 near Montgomery. The box appeared to be factory new. I considered checking with the FBI, but the wording seemed so random…

  116. Emily Q

    July 17, 2023 at 7:36 am

    Found one 5/7/23 inside a Miyokos Vegan Butter package purchased at the Target in Lebanon, PA. The butter was not tampered with at all as you can very much tell once the wrapper has been tampered with on a stick of butter. It was simply slipped between the butter and the box. Would be curious to know where these are coming from.

  117. Brian

    September 29, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Found one in the package of wet cat food. Item was purchased at Giant in Bloomsburg. Since it was in the cat food package I assume it was meant for the cat. When I showed it to her she nodded her head and kept on driving.

  118. DVO

    October 22, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Found one 10/23/23
    Wegmans in Wilkes-Barre in a Ritz cracker box.

  119. XJW

    November 20, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Found a note inside a foil sealed candy bar from Aldi’s in West York that came from Germany!!!

  120. LAT

    December 4, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    Found 4 of these weird notes without the word “LIES” hiking in the Moshamna State Park, Quehanna Wilds 12/3/3023

  121. Kirby L. Wallace

    December 29, 2023 at 8:37 am

    I suspect Dr. Bronner! 😉

  122. Interested one

    March 6, 2024 at 12:38 am

    CHAOS/ RIOTS/terror m r tied to secret soc: JFK warm’d of SS. A sign/symb/*word sys unites SS.
    Its tied to Satum, Lord oft Rings/time: Audi rgs; NBC/RA’S BIRD; *Pyra’dA. (*Para-mt); cross(+) w/ rg/fire (KKK); CIA/Harv.’s shield; lines/bars (Fox/Cdc); eye/1/2 face/ Target; Islam/EURO/Pfizr/ CHINA’S CRES.(or) &/Or STAR. SS’ agents/tams. create divn/confus’n, condn’g us 26 controld.
    Terms: Nwo-New day/era/age; change; identity.SS/rels..merge: *Vat/EU/Mafia/FBI’s rg kis’g/rg of stars-dots; cup/bwl (grail/NA); red/oran/bk..+/cr.IHOP (op=eye /Gulf/Mobl); N’cafe/Nazis’ bk sun;
    *Hindu’s swastika(*han); Malta +/dbl +/X-X’d obj (Nabisco/*Hamas); cube (DoED/Kaaba/Tefillin).
    SS/royals. FRONT 4 a tiny/old race call’d Dragh Kings. DK’s long skulls-eyes/archit.. were fnd in
    *Peru/*Turkey/East Is.DK’s agenda: surveil’ce state; *caste sys (*Caesar/Gaza); *elite’s male sx rites/domin’n; destabiliz’n (activ’m/immigrn/drugs/infla’n/shoot’gs); gun confis’n. Symbs: DD/7-11/ Bmw/”Nasa; key/comr.stone; crown; gems/beads; Spiral/e/9 (*Takis*Tex/Dak); tower/clock/bell; rainbo/arch/gate; lion; heart, *Pillar/*arro/wand sw d/tree(*Ama*zon); blu +. (Bk/Ritz/Ford); wing’d hom’d obj (horse); colord marks (Aim/Bai). Sign’g uses: freq point/dbl “thum upttouch’g(rg/lip)| winklpinchg(clothg|rais’g; hand fwd/fist(soc’m /homs/ok. .Opra’/Musk/rel-mil-polit. leadrs/locals sign. Symbs: Geom/lowerlstar/Ems/spin/g symbs (Sp/Nato/-MUK wheel/GE); torch/ltn’g: “*en-ergy symbs (UN’s grid/ivy/wb/B/*maze (*mus) “amp/lantn; shell; s’nake/S/tongue out (Da Sani-[‘can) =Sat= *Zion/Zen/*Ari-Zona & *En/Ani (Aryan); Any/Ali- high(Al-lah); B/b’riy; cas’*cade; tired/ alterd + -rays. (‘Dominos/VIJello/-Folgrs/SkippyMotts); symb w/ spark/dots. (Aleve/Post); Yales SKULL-BONES (Ger. (rat); opn book (Naacp/Sda), Watch Dark City. Our # 1 enemies r domestic.

    1/16/2024 around Carlisle PA area. Hanging from a bush.

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