The US election cycle notwithstanding.... I still like (choose) to believe that ATS is better than an anonymous version of Facebook (with
Trump/Hillary threads essentially being memes). On that note, I'm asking for some help.
Depending on our age, we all grew up with the following mysteries/conspiracy theories (to name a few):
2) Area 51 and/or Roswell
3) Loch Ness Monster
4) Kennedy and the grassy knoll
I guess I'd call that the first level of mysteries/conspiracies. Of course many of us grew up and learned that there is not Bigfoot, nor was there
an alien crash in the US desert.
Although many/most/almost ALL of the conspiracy theories or unsolved mysteries I hear about I take with a healthy number of grains of salt... I still
find them entertaining to read about and think about. That is the purpose of this thread and what I'm looking for. Or to put it another way, I've
ran out of mysteries/conspiracies to read about (as far fetched as some of them may be). I'll call these second level (or in some cases "lesser
Some examples and some of my favorite lesser known mysteries/theories:
1) Dyatlov Pass incident (awesome and perhaps belonging in the first level)
2) The Filiberto Caponi incident. (I know - or truly believe - this was a hoax but reading about Caponi's alleged encounter was one of my FAVORITE
reads and I actually got chills when I let my imagination get away from me). You can check it out
but there are also other photos floating around).
3) Varo-Jessup: The Case for the U.F.O. (otherwise known as the Varo-Jessup Edition). This was a book that was written by (basically) nobody
special... until a copy of the book made its way to the authorities with "mysterious" annotations written in different color pens that "appeared"
to have been written by those with knowledge of extraterrestrial beings... or by ET's themselves. As with the Caponi case, I'm sure it's a hoax
but I still find it interesting and an enjoyable read. A PDF of the book is HERE
4) As a HUGE Jackie Gleason fan I'm embarrassed to admit that only recently I heard about the (ridiculous) fantastical tale about Nixon taking Jackie
Gleason to Area 51 and showing him some dead aliens. Of course this "revelation" came from Gleason's widow (or was it his ex-wife) after
Gleason's death... so there's that. As absurd as the story is, I find it wildly entertaining to think about.
Other things that I love to read about and wonder about are things like the Suicide Forest in Japan (which is real but seems to have a mysterious
element that MIGHT be a cultural thing) and... how could I not mention.... Planet Nibiru.
In conclusion.... I've read about SO many mysteries and conspiracy theories and alleged alien encounters and all of that to a point where I fear
I've almost run out of finding new things to read about. So, if anyone reading this has the desire and the time, by all means please give me some
new, lesser known but big mysteries to read about, think about, debunk... whatever.
Thanks in advance.