A bizarre message from the Blount County Sheriff's office has gotten lots of attention on Thanksgiving Eve.

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The message, HERE, alerts folks with missing packages from Fed Ex to remain patient and calm.

They currently have deputies en route to find out why hundreds (some estimates say 300-400) of packages have been thrown off a ravine.

In addition to officers looking into the situation, a Fed Ex rep is also on the way.

The Fed Ex rep also has a truck for gathering the packages from the ravine.

Why would someone throw hundreds of Fed Ex packages of assorted sizes off a ravine near Oneonta, Alabama?

That question remains unanswered and authorities aren't sure where to even begin. This story is developing with more information forthcoming...

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