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nacho:
Because I NEED to kill time at work or else I'll start doing hard drugs, post weird mystery shit in here.  Things that are unsolved only.  Disappearances, weird shit, etc.

And, yes, I have the keys to the Bermuda Triangle and I'll be back by 11pm.  Don't post that shit. We all know that.

An example of what we all don't know about, is the Sweating Sickness.  Origins unknown, almost always fatal within hours, and vanished just as mysteriously as it appeared.  Though Wikipedia has theories, of course:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweating_sickness

Cassander:
What about the Sally Hemmings debate?  Did one of America's greatest figures repeatedly impregnate his wife's half-sister and own his own offspring as slaves?  or are you more in the x-files realm?

Cassander:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_revenant

Revenants! 

So, obviously they belong to the folklore realm, but apparently several exhumations in English cemeteries have shown corpses buried in the manner mentioned in these medieval accounts: the head removed and placed between the legs.  of course, this trope continues today in zombie stories. 

so, if not true, then what was happening?  Apparently no one on wikipedia is learn-ed enough to offer explanations.

Cassander:
oh, and did you ever look this up? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodsmen_of_the_World

very odd that their wiki entry has little history or explanation of the workings of the organization.  i'm not saying they're as occultic as the Masons, but obviously their little club is still going very strong. 

nacho:

--- Quote from: Cassander on June 15, 2008, 12:24:38 AM ---What about the Sally Hemmings debate?  Did one of America's greatest figures repeatedly impregnate his wife's half-sister and own his own offspring as slaves?  or are you more in the x-files realm?

--- End quote ---

The trouble here is that, while we don't have the answer either way, anyone who reads about Jefferson outside of the classroom history books readily accepts any hideous thing you accuse him of.

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