A Minor Mystery-Why? (Junk in the park)

I live next to a 44 acre woodland park. While walking through the woods, I came across some junk that some nitwit discarded. It was:
-a Chevy 350 short block
-next to it, a GM automatic transmission (without bell housing)
-about 40 feet away, a 1970’s Chevy driver side door-missing the glass
All items must have been there for years-the block has plants growing in it.
My question: why did somebody go to the trouble? You could sell the block for scrap…and the site is about 400 feet from a road-and short block is pretty heavy.
Pretty disgusting behavior-and irrational, too.

I find things like this on trail runs, also hundreds of feet from the road.

I know that a couple of the parks I run in used to be private land; farms, to be precise. I assume that the auto/tractor parts/buckets/old shovels were dumped there years and years ago by the landowner.

So, you reckon those ancient Sumerians etc were just disgusting and irrational?

If it wasn’t for people dumping their shit we wouldn’t have archaeologists.

Just sayin’.

serious resistance training.

Kids? When I was a kid, I used to find all sorts of cool junk in a dump near a farm and drag bits of it off elsewhere in the woods. I have no idea why

Just because there’s no easy access now, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t drive into the spot 20 or 30 years ago - maybe someone just drove in off the road?

It’s done by the organizations like the UK’s Bedstead Men.

Its kinda interesting to watch these artifacts decay. the door is still unrusted-but the plastic panel (inside) is deteriorating indo chalk-like dust. the fabric and foam [adding is all rotted away, but the chrome plated parts still look new. Like I say, it took some work to tote these items into the woods, and they could have been sold for a few bucks.

A year ago, I found various parts of a car from the 60’s in the woods of a state park, along with other assorted junk - parts of a stove, a pitchfork with a tree grown partway around its tines, part of an engine from what I think was a tractor, and more Grain Belt bottles than I could count. They are all originally from 40+ years ago, when the area was homesteads. (Every farm has a “junk pile” of some sort. This junk pile was apparently just left as is when the area become state property.)

I’ve been told I could probably get a few hundred bucks for the hood and trunk of the car - almost enough to make it worthwhile dragging heavy metal objects from the woods!

Another interesting wrinkle is that I grew up in this park. The state used to allow DNR officers and their families to live in the park. Both of the old houses there are gone - not decayed, but moved, somewhere. But you can still see where they used to be, though it is overgrown. So, in addition to the 40+ year old homestead residue, there is residue of 20+ year old residences as well. We didn’t leave any junk piles, of course, but there’s still the slab where the greenhouse was, and a slowly-rotting bench in the field where there used to be a front yard.

Once on an Audubon hike near Los Lunas we found several old concrete sewer pipes near the Rio Grande. They had graffiti such as “Love is a psychopath.” We figured many a make out session went on there at night.