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Obscure paranormal mysteries that most do not know about

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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I wanted to make this post because many here know of the most famous paranormal mysteries of modern history as well as those that go back centuries. But there are some that are just as bizarre and enigmatic. I am a believer in the paranormal and have researched many stories and instances of paranormal activity, but some of these stories and citations were unbeknownst to me. I thought that it would be interesting to post a list of ten obscure stories that I found on the internet, and see what fellow ATSers that are interested in the paranormal think.

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Sorry mate knew about all ten of those and the Freddie Jackson airman case is probably in the top ten of paranormal cases!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Yeah, I knew that case as well. It's well documented. I however did not know about overtoun bridge or the S.S. Ourang Medan cases.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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I didn't know about Gef...I didn't know there had been a repeat of footprints in Devon, either. That I read about when quite young and it has fascinated me ever since.

Or the creepy gnome...hadn't heard of that. Too bad the video sucks...but it moved in a creepy fashion, didn't it?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Half of them ive read about, definitely some interesting reads. Thanks OP

1st ive heard of the ss ourang medan and personly id placed it as #1 but 2nd works
interesting stuff.


 
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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It seems the Ourang Medan is a bit of an urban myth investigators into the ship found no mention of it in any contemporary shipping records. As for Overtoun bridge
" The walls of the bridge are solid granite and are about waist high for a human. Trees and shrubs also stand higher than the walls and are visible over the tops of the walls. As dogs cannot see through or over the wall, there is no reason for them to suspect that there is a steep drop on the other side. The act of jumping onto the wall creates enough momentum to carry them over the other side" source en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Im sure the majority of these stories are myths though they are still interesting reads.


 
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Hey at least five of those were ones that I've never heard of. Thanks for making my monday a little better. I now have some interesting stuff to research on the web during the slower times today at work. Especially like the ghost ship incident.

Weird about the dogs jumping to their deaths on that bridge. Some of the dogs survived only to re attempt to jump off again. pretty strange stuff.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by dashdespatch
Sorry mate knew about all ten of those and the Freddie Jackson airman case is probably in the top ten of paranormal cases!


We are all so proud of you



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Never heard of Gef shame on you he has even got his own facebook page! (you should try visiting the cryptzoology forum here)


www.facebook.com...#!/groups/11118503209/?bookmark_t=group
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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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After doing some quick checking, with the notable exception of "Freddy Jackson’s Ghost", most of the remaining 9 events either have plausible scientific explanations (Overtoun Bridge, etc.; unconfirmed, of course), are identified as deliberate hoaxes (Gnome video, etc.), discovered to be fictional stories that eventually became accepted as real events (the short Story "An Unfinished Run" and the James Worson story), or have other questionable origins (SS Ourang Medan, etc.).

I am absolutely certain that events outside out present scientific understanding of the world regularly occur, but these cases are, for the most part, poor examples of these strange events; IMO at least.

Thank you and best regards,
Z



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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reply to post by DrZrD
 

Well I will be honest with you sir, maybe all the stories don't have the most solid backround with facts pertaining to records being kept on the books or what have you, but it definitely does not mean that some of the things listed did not in fact happen. If a person happens to see an apparition, but did not have the good fortune of having a camera at the time to photograph it does not mean that it did not happen. The overtoun bridge I have found, that many people have come forward with stories that corroborate and validate that the suicides have in fact happened. There are theories as to why, but no solid evidence that their theories are the reason why.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:09 PM
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There are several pictures of Gef



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Just pointing out they are NOT obscure and many people DO know about them



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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I will freely admit that The Gef thing is the most bizarre story I may have ever heard. I do not believe it, but I keep an open mind.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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I have been interested in Gef for many years the more i dig the more bizzare it gets!

There is a very interesting article here www.forteantimes.com... if you have a few minutes it also has the pictures of Gef Too!



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by dashdespatch
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Just pointing out they are NOT obscure and many people DO know about them


Just messin'



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the post ! I'd never heard of any of them !
Interesting !
Keep contributing



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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My dear ATS friend, I am not attacking the existence of paranormal phenomenon but that much better examples exist than this specific list of old and recycled events.

My research confirms work by others that people around the world experience various bizarre events everyday, yet less than 1 in 500 widely report their experiences and perhaps 1 in 100 of these successfully capture their experience with a camera. Does this imply that only less than 1 in 50,000 events are credible, certainly not, photographs becomes useless without a solid witness statement confirming the witness saw or experienced something at the same time. In fact, today, a good witnesses statement without photographic evidence is often more credible (but of less scientific value) than a well documented experience because very few hoaxers ever attempt to present a case without secondary evidence (pictures sell today, stories sell tomorrow).

Regarding the Overtoun Bridge animal suicides, Dr David Sands with the Scottish SPCA investigated several years ago and hypothesized that odors from mink found living in the foliage adjacent to the "suicide zone" and the fact that dogs cannot see the perilous drop before jumping the wall is at least a plausible explanation. While experiments support Dr. Sands theory, he is also quick to acknowledge that direct observations are lacking.
See links here:
Dog Suicide Bridge Scotland TV Documentary
and here.
Overtoun House
A plausible theory, yes, but a rigorously confirmed explanation, no.

Thank you for facilitating discussion of these strange matters.

Best regards,
Z



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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I get what your saying. Just wanted to state my point. Believe me, I know there are many more well documented and well known cases. I just thought these were interesting. With the paranormal at times it's more about what you believe of the story more so than the evidence that can be found by rational or even scientific means.




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