'Shrine' to missing persons found in the woods

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Halloween came a little early this year.

A man hiking through the woods in Long Island claims to have found a shrine with dozens of posters of missing people.

James Rankin posted the video online and said he found the mysterious area near private properties in Berkeley Jackson County Park.

In the footage, he says he also found a camp, complete with a large tent, bedding, open cans of food and a fire pit -- all of which are arranged in a circle in the deserted woods.

The missing persons posters line the camp. There are about 25 of them -- and they seem to be real.

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According to Metro.co.uk, Jennifer Kesse who has not been seen since she went missing on January 24 2006.

Meanwhile, the woods featured posters for people who are no longer missing -- Brenda Heist who reappeared 11 years after disappearing, or Tim Bosma, whose body was later found.

Rankin explained on Facebook that he passed all the information along to the police, but they gave him an answer he wasn't buying.

Officers told him that these were simply decorations for a Halloween party, but Rankin has a theory about that.

"If these were "Halloween party" decorations, why have they been hanging there for weeks or months?" he wrote in a Facebook post.

You can watch the full video posted to YouTube below.

Warning -- it contains strong language.

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