That’s what Ernie Hawes ( who handles the stones) told us. They think the Los Angeles police are looking for them. LOL. I dont understand why they aren’t telling everyone the truth. Email me at email@example.com and I’ll share the email string where I asked. He told me on Oct. 11 he’d be sending my intermediate entry but that my wife’s novice stone was lost or stolen. I still haven’t gotten mine. Not a good look for the USFG.