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This happened in April 2006, and I've only just remembered it.
I remember talking to a contractor who had taken part in the renovation work. He had witnessed nothing out of the ordinary himself but he added that the whole place was particularly unnerving and he wouldn't be too surprised if someone had started "seeing things".
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-
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