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Old 10-31-06, 04:29 PM   #1
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Mysterious Mysteries

Share your true stories of the unexplained here.

I'll start. The strange lights in Missouri. What are they?

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Old 10-31-06, 04:42 PM   #2
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I used to live in Joplin. There are dozens of "spook light roads." I did a few drunken vigils on some of them with friends and never saw a thing. However, we did see some strange **** where I lived.

One night my mother and my brother were taking the dog for a walk down the road. They were past where the pavement ended and were on a newish dirt road when they saw a ball of fire silently float up from the ground to dissapear about 20 feet in the air. My guess is methane or some other gas disturbed by the development going on in the area.

But then, years later, my mother and me were out at night, walking the dog. Further down the road, which had been paved and new houses built, there were still a lot of woods. We were barely past the last house and on a new section of dirt road when we noticed 3 white lights maybe 100-200 yards into the woods. They were at tree-top height, evenly spaced, and slowly rotating around in a circle. We watched it for about 5 minutes to rule out that it was car lights. Couldn't have been, anyway, since all close roads were downhill from where we were and that area was roughly on the same elevation. Baffled and creeped out we left for home. When my brothers and me came back, they were gone. The next day a friend and I set off into the woods. We found a big, round clearing approximately where I estimated the lights to be. There was a small circle of saplings in the middle of the clearing, all bent in, forming a kind of den of branches that you could have comfortably fit 4 adults. This was all in winter, by the way, as the woods would get way too thick to be able to move around. We never got the guts to camp out in the clearing. There was enough randomness in the placement of the trees that it didn't look like they were planted there by someone. But they still seemed to have an order. I still haven't ever been able to come up with a decent explanation of just what the hell was going on.

Every other spooky or somewhat "supernatural" event that's happened in my life can be rationally explained.

Well, except for the stairwell at my first apartment. That was pretty nuts.

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I'll never forget the strangest thing that ever happened to me, because there were a ton of witnesses, and it was broead daylight.

I was in Jalisco, Mexico relaxing at a beach on Puerta Vallarta. I come out of the hotel after a nap, and heard a bubch of commotion on the tidewall. Now I come from the coast, so I am very familiar with two major dangers of the beach--riptides and sharks. I have seen firsthand people die or disappear from one or the other. So I figured some poor sap was on his way to drowning, and scanned the horizon for sharks.

There was about 15-20 people frantic--and I mean hysterical--yelling out a flurry of miras and "Santa Marias", and pointing at the sky.

Okay. My brain was trying to process the scene. No one is drowning, maybe a plane is crashing? So I stopped scanning the ocean, and started to monitor the horizon.

Nothing could have prepared me for what they were pointing at.

I...we...saw three HUGE lights. Like suns, but shaped like torpedo cigars. They were a vivid orange, with a yellowish outer layer. One was in front, and the other two were slightly behind. This told mybrain that they had some sort of mass to them, as they were not flat like spotlights. More luminescent.

Well, I was not going to jump to conclusions, as they were sitting there for about 10 minutes, long enough for us to study them and for the brain to re-calibrate the experience as a "real but unknown event". Sorta like making love for the first time. So I run down a list of what I could be seeing, leaving out UFO--because UFO just stands for Unknown Flying Object, and that much I already knew. I needed more solid definitions. Finally I came up with a plausable definition: I was watching the reflection of cruise ships creating a mirage against the atmosphere. Not my best logic, but it workrd for me...sorta. I knew in my heart that it was a weak, scientifically unfounded explanation. I needed pictures to take back to my brother's lab at Emory for a full spectrum anayisis.

Here is where things got freaky.

As soon as I center the objects in my viewfinder, and about to press the shutter, they leave.

Not vanish. I mean boogie. Dash. Jet. Bon Voyage. Speed away. I can't explain it. They got the hell on...fast. Faster than something that big should move. Let alone three. In unison.

No picture to corroberate the story, so I asked my sister who was with me at the time what happened. She told me she saw the exact same thing, and she was 1/2 a mile down the beach.

As I was walking in a stupor to meet her, all I heard was chatter. Hundreds of confused voices. Everyone on the beach saw the same thing. Just what that was, I couldn't tell you. I'm still trying to be objective about it.

It's a mystery.
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Share your true stories of the unexplained here.

I'll start. The strange lights in Missouri. What are they?

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C'mon, people...it's "Halloweeen". No more mysteries?
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Old 10-31-06, 08:58 PM   #8
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Yes....why have I not been haunted yet by the ghost of a nymphomaniac? This has perplexed me for many years now...
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Old 10-31-06, 09:10 PM   #11
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Colonel Jonathan Buck died and was buried in 1795. His family and friends
of one of the founding fathers of Bucksport, Maine, and a hero of the
American Revolutionary War, erected in his honor a grand monument marking
his grave in 1852. Soon after the erection a mysterious image started to
conspicuously appear on the memorial. Repeated attempts to remove this
image have failed. The image, you may ask? Why, its an image of a female
leg and foot.

Okay, there's got to be story here and its probably tawdry. Yes, there is a
story and yes, it is cheap and gaudy.

Colonel Buck, a well respected married man with nine children, war hero, and
the Justice of the Peace in the Puritan town that shares his name, had a
long term dalliance with a widow woman in a neighboring township. Soon he
became the father of ten children. For a dozen or so years things were kept
under the table. Jonathan slipped money to the widow and she kept quiet.

Whether the woman wanted more money or she wanted to move to Bucksport to be
closer to her lover or she wanted her illegitimate crippled son to be
claimed a rightful heir to the Colonel or she became pregnant again, we
don't know. But we do know that she and Col. Buck had a terrible falling
out. Col. Buck, acting as the official Justice of the Peace, accused the
woman of practicing witchcraft and had her burned at the stake.

Just as they lit the fire she exclaimed, "Jonathan Buck, listen to these
words, the last my tongue will utter. It is the spirit of the only true and
living God which bids me speak them to you. You will soon die. Over your
grave they will erect a stone that all may know where your bones are
crumbling into dust. But listen, upon that stone the imprint of my feet will
appear, and for all time, long after you and you accursed race have perished
from the earth, will the people from far and wide know that you murdered a
woman. Remember well, Jonathan Buck, remember well."

Pretty nifty isn't it? Now we know why the image of a woman's leg and foot
appears on his gravestone.

Col Jonathan Buck's grave

Well, thats not all. There's just a teeny bit more to the legend.

Just as the flames started burning out, the little crippled boy ran up and
grabbed a charred leg from his mother, which broke off right below the knee.
He then proceeded to smack his father with it. The rest is history.
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several years ago i lived in a duplex and there both me and my wife saw shadows out of the corner of our eye, when we moved in we had 2 cats neither one would come inside, even trying to bribe them with lunch meat would not work, one of them ran away and the other one we took to live with my parents,
we brought him inside one night and he just backed up against the door and hissed. we were not sure at what
we did not stay there long
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If you ever are....and can't keep up with her, give me a call. It sounds like a worthy ghostbuster cause to me!!
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Oh yeah, and just what the **** was Mothman?
What's a Mothman? Is that where mothballs come from?
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