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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2010, 02:27:45 PM »
Unsolved mysteries updates!

Tara Calico:

One for RC:

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

Here's the first photo:

http://www.greatsociety.org/uploads/userfiles/3/calico.jpg


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,544305,00.html?test=latestnews

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The Latest Mayday Ad:
This is one that McGraw and Fajwat can waste their day on...

http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/

From Wikipedia:

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The May Day Mystery refers to a series of cryptic ads which have been placed in the Arizona Daily Wildcat, the newspaper of the University of Arizona, every May 1 since 1981. (In 1983, 1988, 1999 and 2005 the ads technically ran on April 29, April 27, April 29 and April 29, respectively. May 1 fell on a weekend in those years, when the Daily Wildcat does not publish.) The ads have appeared on other dates as well, usually in early December. While the ads at first appear to be an intellectual game, there is an underlying message of political and economic revolution.

The first ad contained three handwritten lines: "SR/CL: RICHMOND", a string of Simplified Chinese characters, and "MAY DAY, 1981". The Chinese characters translate literally as "Chairman Mao ten-thousand years old", which is usually interpreted as "Long live Chairman Mao". [1]

There are a number of recurring themes in the ads, including:

* The Orphanage: A secret society, supposedly behind the ads
* The Prize: An unspecified reward for anyone who "solves" the mystery; in a safe deposit box
* Smiley Guy: A stylized smiley face that appears in some of the ads
* SR/CL: An unknown acronym
* White Rabbit/Wonder Bread: Unknown commodities transported by the Orphanage
* Martin Luther

Bryan Hance, a former student, discovered the ads as an undergraduate and is the first person known to seriously investigate them. He started a website in 1997 to document his investigation, and has attracted a small group of followers. He has been in contact with "The Orphanage" and others (such as "the Pimp") by email, post and phone since 1999. He has received many packages in the mail containing everything from coins and photographs to printouts from websites. He has also received many gold coins and bills, totaling over a few hundred dollars. He has been told that the money can be spent any way he wants, though Bryan tends to use it on paying the server bill.

The ads are placed by Robert Truman Hungerford, an eccentric lawyer who claims to be the legal counsel for the organization. While he refuses to discuss the origin of the ads, he has said that it is possible that he is insane and that the ads are "the ravings of a madman".

The meanings of most of the Mayday Mystery ads are unsolved.

http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/09-dec9.html









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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2010, 03:21:28 PM »
I had never read that Tara Calico story. Creepy.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2010, 03:31:51 PM »
Did you miss this thread last year?  Some cool stuff on the earlier pages.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2010, 05:26:40 PM »
I need to go back and check some stuff out, I think. With a lot of these news and link threads I'll be like, "Ooo, I need to read that when I have time." Then I never do.

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2010, 03:39:46 PM »
Did I miss this in the thread?  The Stardust mystery.  Though, as of 2000, it's no longer a mystery.  Maybe why I left it out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Dust_%28aircraft%29

I'm a fan of the STENDEC part of the mystery (still unanswered):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Dust_%28aircraft%29#.22STENDEC.22

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vanished/stendec.html

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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2010, 11:24:27 AM »
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On June 15, 1989, a Polaroid photo of an unidentified young girl and boy, both bound and gagged, was found in the parking lot of a convenience store in Port St. Joe, Florida. It was theorized that the girl in the photo was Tara and that the boy was Michael Henley, also of New Mexico, who had disappeared in April 1988. According to investigators the picture had to have been taken after May 1989 because the particular film used in the photograph was not available until then.  Her mother believed the girl in the photo was indeed her daughter due in part to what appeared to be a scar on the girl's leg similar to one Tara received in a car accident. However, the FBI was unable to conclusively prove that it was Tara in the photograph.

Um...the girl was nineteen and the photo was taken only about 8 months after her disappearance.  How do you NOT positively or negatively ID the picture?
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2010, 11:33:58 AM »
Yeah, I don't get that part of the story.  That's the trouble with some of this shit.  It was her daughter!  Or was it!??!?! *commercial break*

Anyway, I've got "Lost City of Z" on my Amazon Wishlist, and the more I read about it the more I really want to get it in me.  So, a new one for this thread:

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

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Along with his son, Fawcett disappeared under unknown circumstances in 1925 during an expedition to find what he believed to be an ancient lost city in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. Just such a city has indeed recently been found at the latitude,longitude coordinates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_City_of_Z_%28book%29

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/earth-environment/article6982391.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/mar/21/research.brazil
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2010, 03:42:53 AM »
That's an awesome story.
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2010, 06:15:38 PM »
Nothing new... And nothing really mysterious.  I just realized that the Nazi mysticism shit wasn't really represented in this thread... Though I could swear I posted something about the Antarctica expedition... Anyway, the full catalog of all the goofy shit the Nazi's did (much overblown by modern fiction):

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

And the fruitier stuff (as well as a Wikipedia-style "discussion" on Nazi mysticism), is at:

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

Then you can click through to other articles for three hours.

Mainly, all they did was traipse around the wilderness trying to prove that everybody who mattered in history was somehow Aryan.  Oh, and to seal Jews in tanks of freezing water to see what would happen to them after three hours.


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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2010, 06:18:22 PM »
Oh-ho!

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

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The Taman Shud Case,[1]  also known as the "Mystery of the Somerton Man", is an unsolved case revolving around an unidentified man found dead at 6.30am, December 1, 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia.

Considered "one of Australia's most profound mysteries",[2] the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to his death and the cause of death.


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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2010, 06:31:37 PM »
And the mystery of the last two U-Boats which, clearly, had been up to something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-977

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-530

U-530 sounds more like they just went rogue after a mutiny.


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Re: History's Mysteries
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2010, 04:57:09 PM »
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Re: History's Mysteries
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2010, 11:35:39 PM »
A claim that they found Earhart:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/4070865/Claims-Amelia-Earharts-plane-found

They found a Lockheed Electra buried in coral.

There's lots of folks who say this is crap, but it backs up a theory by an archeologist in 07 that she went down at roughly the spot where they claim to have found the plane.

We'll find out for sure in a few weeks.