Hi readers, I thought it was time to follow up on sublimecraft's brilliant threads, they really wetted the appetite and left me wanting more of this
chilling forteana, so I decided to pick up the mantle.
If you would like to leave suggestions for future O/Ps by all means private message me or alternatively post a reply to the thread.
Hopefully the following mysteries will both intrigue and compel you, and even if you're already familiar with them I hope to present a juicy angle for
which you can sink your teeth into. Or simply scratch your head at.
These scientific dilemmas still baffle experts to this very day, the explanations are inconclusive and no absolute answers have been reached. All I
wish do is touch on each event and present the facts (especially the spooky ones!), though I will leave you to make up your own minds…remember
folks, the truth is out there.
Coming up in Part 1:
1.Who was Kaspar Hauser, and why did people want him dead?
2.Bhutan 'Yeti' DNA
3. NASA's fake 'moon' rocks
4. The Hanging Rock incident
5. Did the Titanic sink another ship?
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1.Who was Kaspar Hauser and why did people want to kill him?
Making his mysterious appearance in 1828 ,Kaspar was the original forest boy. Thought at first to have been raised in the woods, it later emerged that
the youth claimed to have been imprisoned in a damp and darkened cell.
Initially with no knowledge of himself and relying on a tiny vocabulary the teen straggler was happened across by Georg Weickmann, a humble shoemaker.
Georg thought the boy to be a drunkard and accosted him, though his suspicions were quickly roused when Kaspar handed him a letter titled "To the
Honourable Captain of the Cavalry of the Fourth Squadron, of the Sixth Regiment of the Light Cavalry in Nuremberg".
After being presented to the Captain, and being bewildered by the seemingly alien beer & sausages presented to him, Kaspar was given bread and water
which he devoured keenly and was quickly dispatched to the local constables for questioning.
Down at the station repeated the same "don't know" and "take me home!" to any query thrown at him, a cycle only broken when an officer noticed the
boys dazed stupor, handing him a coin, this made Kaspar's face light up and he proclaimed "horse! horse!". When handed ink, pen and paper Kaspar wrote
"Kasper Hauser" in 'firm and legible handwriting', much to everyones surprise.
Due to the boys healthy and well fed stature, his healthy hair and fair skin, and most notably his vaccinations, he was thought by many to have had
aristocratic beginnings, though they noted the eclectic mix of both his well made and scruffy attire.
He also had some printed religious texts on his persons, including a spiritual manual entitled 'The Art of Replacing Lost Time and Years Badly Spent',
which seems a cruel yet sincere irony given his subsequent treatment.
Kaspar was handed to a jailer by the name of Andreas Hiltel, whose children (along with the physician ordered to monitor him secretly) managed to
impart both the alphabet and how to communicate to them on him.
Like a toddler he was shy, yet unembarrassed, and was very unsteady on his feet.
Public interest in the mysterious youth grew daily and crowds assembled to gaze as he ate and slept. Many thought, since he could hardly walk, could
speak only a few strange sentences, and was able to hear but not understand what was said to him, that he must be a feral child.
Here's the mystery…there were several assassination attempts on his life, whilst in the care of numerous aristocrats, prior to him supposedly
The text below is lifted from a Hauser wiki
On 17 October 1829, Hauser did not come to the midday meal, but was found in the cellar of Daumer's house bleeding from a cut wound on the
forehead. He asserted that while sitting on the privy he was attacked and wounded by a hooded man who also threatened him with the words: "You still
have to die ere you leave the city of Nuremberg." Hauser said that by the voice he recognized the man as the one who brought him to Nuremberg.
As was obvious from his blood trail, Hauser at first fled to the first floor where his room was, but then, instead of moving on to his caretakers, he
returned downstairs and climbed through a trap door into the cellar. Alarmed officials called for a police escort and transferred him to the care of
Johann Biberbach, one of the municipal authorities.
The alleged attack on Hauser also fueled rumours about his possible descent from the House of Baden. Hauser's critics are of the opinion that he
inflicted the wound on himself with a razor, which he then took back to his room before going to the cellar.
Kaspar was buried in a quiet country churchyard where his gravestone read:
'Here lies Kaspar Hauser, riddle of his time. His birth was unknown, his death mysterious.'
Who was Kaspar Hauser and why did people want him dead? Was he a princely heir, the keeper of a deadly secret, or simply
a fictitious character?
To this day nobody can peel the veil from this enigma of a boy.
A sketch by Hauser, 1929
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