This is the last I'll say about this, then I just want an admin or Galen to look at this and decide...
I know it was untouched and unclaimed when I found it, no sign, no torches, monster spawner was still there, chests seemed untouched.
I found this area 3 weeks ago so I don't remember if I broke the bars or not, but based on the picture they are with the stuff I said I got from the chests. Everything in the chests were random like you'd normally find.
There was no sign of life, exploration, or it being a claimed area. The was no torches, crafting tables, doors, etc. and no sign. ALSO, in one pic you can see that one chest exploded and left it's contents on the floor....showing that it was a newly spawned chunk.
I hope that is good enough to help you figure out what happened (talking to Bri, Zero, Galen, etc.) and that this is decided on soon