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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:11 pm 
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I like weird stuff. Mysterious weird unexplained stuff.

Now, I'm not just talking paranormal stuff, though I admit I have a love affair with websites full of "real ghost pics" and "real ghost stories" and aliens and time-slips and whatnot. But it's easy to point out that stuff and say "swamp gas" with a bored voice and move on with life.

But there is plenty of weirdness in the world, that which is unexplained or obviously has a story behind it that's either been lost in time or classified. And these are definitely true, definitely weird stories. If anyone knows some good ones, I'd love to hear them.

One of my personal favorites is that of the Somerman man. Sometimes I'll look through the entire case on various websites, and speculate gleefully about who he was, what the secret code was, who the hidden woman was, and so on. Gives me a little thrill.

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:04 pm 
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And then there is Rachel Maddow's Amazing Case of the Mystery Feet.

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:35 am 
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I'd link to a thread on another forum on that topic, but they really like puns over there. There's a lot of neat stuff that pops up on the JREF boards if you wanted to browse the Science or Paranormal subforums.

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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:55 am 
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The Wow! Signal

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:26 pm 
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The Voynich Manuscript

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At least 400 years old, this is a 232-page illuminated manuscript entirely written in a secret script. It is filled with copious drawings of unidentified plants, herbal recipes of some sort, astrological diagrams, and many small human figures in strange plumbing-like contraptions. The script is unlike anything else in existence, but is written in a confident style, seemingly by someone who was very comfortable with it. In 2004 there were some compelling arguments which described a technique that would seemingly prove that the manuscript was a hoax, but to date, none of the described techniques have been able to replicate a single section of the Manuscript, so speculations continue.

http://elonka.com/UnsolvedCodes.html

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Inspy, we solved that one.

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:46 pm 
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In particular, solutions to the technical issues forming a barrier to its creation as a hoax have been found.

With that in hand, it seems quite likely that it was manufactured for sale as a priceless ancient text.

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:46 pm 
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And then there is Rachel Maddow's Amazing Case of the Mystery Feet.


Family of mine live near where these feet keep showing up. Creepy!

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