posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 10:15 AM
Okay ATS, I was hoping you might be interested in helping me solve a somewhat intriguing (to me at least) mystery. I have tried to find answers on my
own and have failed so far. I was in Paris, France last year, around February, and I was homeless. It was cold, which usually meant you had to keep
moving at night to stay warm. This resulted in a LOT of walking, and a strange discovery...
Luggage. I'm talking airport luggage, giant rolly-bags...scattered everywhere! I found this phenomenon in multiple locations, but all of them were
near to or within the banlieues. I'm not talking several, or even a dozen, or even a couple dozen bags. When I say a LOT, I mean it looked like
multiple airliners had just dumped their entire cargo bay in one location (usually a couple streets, up to about a block).
Even more strange though, is that there is an entire looting community that is aware of this phenomenon that comes out at night and picks these sites
clean by morning, then sells the stuff on street markets the next day. These luggage bags start out completely packed full, too. There are clothes,
shoes, iPods, postcards, letters to family and friends, etc. I'm not exaggerating when I say it literally looked like these bags were just jettisoned
from a commercial airliner.
So the mystery is, where is all this stuff coming from? Who did it belong to? I spent weeks in Paris living on the streets, often times awake for days
and nights simultaneously because it was too cold to sleep, and not once could I find any indication of where this luggage was coming from. None of
the looters I talked to knew, and there's nothing about it on the internet (that I could find). I found about three or four different sites but none
of them were repeat locations, at least not while I was there.
Does anybody here know anything about this? I am at a loss, but I am fascinated.