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Mum Takes Down 'Triggering' Halloween Decoration After Visit From Cops

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Mum Takes Down 'Triggering' Halloween Decoration After Visit From Cops

A woman has apologised and taken down her 'triggering' Halloween decorations after a neighbour called the police.

Renee Ryan, from New South Wales in Australia, hung a human-shaped figure tied up in brown bags with knotted rope in her garden to mark the spooky celebration.

Credit: Facebook/Renee Ryan
Credit: Facebook/Renee Ryan

Posting snaps of her decoration on Facebook, Ryan explained she had spent three and a half hours constructing the 'body'.

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However, some people thought the decoration in poor taste, and in an update on Facebook, Ryan explained the police had paid her a visit following a complaint.

She wrote: "The cops just came to my house and told me people had rang them and said there was a body hanging from a tree."

In response to the complaint, Ryan removed it from her garden took to social media to apologise for the decoration, which she admitted could be 'triggering' and acknowledged it could cause a 'strong reaction' in some people.

In a lengthy Facebook post detailing the scenario, Ryan wrote: "To the person that called the cops again. I know who you are and I appreciate you and I am so sorry for your loss.

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"At the end of the day the Halloween decoration was nothing more than foam, cardboard, plastic bags and sticky tape and if it was deconstructed in front of you it would still be the same."

She continued: "Removing the decoration isn't going to remove the pain that your heart is experiencing.

Credit: Facebook/Renee Ryan
Credit: Facebook/Renee Ryan

"People seem to think triggers are the worst thing ever. I have learned through personal experience that triggers are a true opportunity for growth.

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"The decoration has caused a strong reaction in many people which says there are still many people hurting from the loss of loved ones."

She also revealed that she had lost a loved one to suicide at just 17 and was left with unanswered questions.

Ryan ended the post: "No one can tell you how long you are to grieve for. Least of all me.

"My hope is that you seek the support that you and others need during this, so that in time you are able to carry on with an open heart full of love and are able to remember these beautiful souls for the life they lived and not for the way they left."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Renee Ryan

Topics: halloween, Australia

Claire Reid
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