I received an e-mail that pointed me this ghastly thing pictured left. Fr. Erik Richtsteig found it in the sacristy of the "old church" (obviously a "new church" for his parish was built). It's definitely some species of maracca, but what a homely hair net this thing is wearing! Does it enhance the sound, mute it? What?
All I know is that it was used to inflict folk Masses on innocent people, says Fr. Richtsteig.
I found this to be one of a two-fold purpose. First, of course, as a percussion instrument used for the infamous folk Masses. Second, as a weapon, which strikes the head of anyone who might oppose said folk Masses.
Remedy: return the instrument/weapon to the neighboring Pentecostal/Assembly of God/Holy Roller church that it was stolen from - if not at once, then as quickly as humanly possible. I wouldn't want to see any more good Catholics get hurt.