Really enjoyable thread. (Until the 9/11 tit for tat took over)
My favorite mysteries have been covered earlier in the tread, so here's a little doozey from reddit..
Circleville is a small city in Ohio that has a population of over 13,000. Its biggest event is the annual Circleville Pumpkin Show. It is also the home of a mysterious letter writer known as the Circleville Letter Writer. Starting in 1976 residents of Circleville began receiving mysterious, vindictive letters. Thousands of letters, written in block letters were sent to city officials and even normal citizens. One recipient of the letters was school bus driver Mary Gillespie. She received letters accusing her of having an extra-martial affair with a school official. On August 19, 1977 Mary’s husband Ron Gillispie received a phone call seeming to indicate the identity of the writer. He left his house with his gun to confront the writer. He was found dead a short distance from his house. His car was driven off the road and his gun had been fired once. He died as a result of the crash and it is unknown why he fired the gun. It is unclear if it was an accident or murder. Later, while driving her bus, Mary saw signs along her route harassing her. She went to take one down and discovered a booby-trap meant to fire a gun at her. The gun belonged to her former brother-in-law Paul Freshour. Freshour was convicted of attempted murder and was thought to be the Circleville writer. However, while incarcerated the letters continued despite him being in solitary confinement without access to letter writing material and his mail being monitored. He was denied parole because of the letters and received one himself after his parole was denied.
A letter box on a bridge. It's such a very British prank.
Really good thread.
One that I heard a few years ago was about the film "A Few Good Men". A lot of people have probably seen it ("You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!"). It's basically about 2 U.S. marines who were court martialled for killing another marine. They claimed that they was ordered to do it by their superior. Ultimately, the superior is found guilty of ordering it, and the marines was set free. That's the background stuff. It turns out that the story was based on a real life incident and one of the two real life marines (called David Cox) felt aggrieved that he wasn't consulted about or paid royalties for the film. He spoke out publicly and intriguingly claimed that there were a number of inaccuracies in the film and that the real story was much more sinister. He said that he was going to file a lawsuit against the film makers and that he planned to write a tell all (auto)biography about the incident.
He disappeared immediately afterwards, and 3 months later his body was found. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. The case was never solved, but needless to say many believe that it was ordered by the U.S. Military.
Not unsolved mysteries as such but every month I get a travel magazine called Wanderlust. This month they are featuring "Mysteries worth travelling for"
The Main articles feature fairly normal stuff like the Aye Aye in Madagascar, The Nazca Lines (which are genuinely strange considering how long ago they were drawn - just how did they know what they were doing?), Avebury (which I have been to) there is half a village in the middle of it but beautiful on a misty morning like when I was there.
Gobekli Tepe - the oldest man made site in the world.
However its the 20 Mysteries worth travelling for that took my eye
Easter Island Moai, Chile
Gobi Rock Art, Mongolia
Lock Ness Monster, Scotland
Stone Spheres, Costa Rica
Eye of the Sahara, Mauritania
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Sailing Stones, USA
Lost City of Ubar, Oman
Socotra, Yemen (the dragons blood trees)
Marfa Ghost Lights, USA
the Yeti, Himalaya
Standing Stones, Laos
San Augustan Statues, Colombia
Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
Tasmanian Tiger, Australia (Extinct?)
Lourdes, FranceSiem Reap, Cambodia - The Search for the Holy Mountain
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Maybe there was more than him involved in it all, or perhaps a copycat.
1) What does the fox say?
2) Whats the meaning of Stonehenge?
Yeti / Abominable Snowman
Edit, sorry wrong thread...
I would like to report this post - my picture was posted up without my permission. Jeez, I should have shaved
Is that your tummy button and tats I see?
jaze, for the last hour,Ive been reading that Cicada 3301 mystery ( feck ye, whover posted about it , had never heard of it before today .
The Warning part of it, is very ominous
Damn you, Damn you to hell, I say !!
So, looking to read more, I wiki-ed it, and got this
''This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference.
18:26, 6 October 2013 Black Kite (talk | contribs) deleted page Cicada 3301 (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cicada 3301)''
feck it anyway
update from sept 2013
''Anonymous 09/11/13(Wed)00:01 No.13404677 Replies: >>13405108 I won in 2013. I am now a member. I can't really say much about it, other than it's pretty insane. They'd excommunicate me if they even saw me claim to be "in" in public.
The puzzles did finish this year. I got an email, which led to more and more personalized puzzles. So you're right, it is over. For now.
Everybody just needs to wait until 2014 to see... This next one is supposed to be the "final" one, and will is supposed to reveal something even greater.''
If ye want to know more email me for clues
I'd love to know to what extent if any 9/11 was an inside job
Of the richest and most powerful people, who knew what before during and after that day, I'm curious to know