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Old 07-19-2008, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You are given the power to see the solution to an unsolved historical mystery. However, you can only choose one mystery.

What mystery would you uncover?

Me? I'd want to know if Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and if not, who were the other shooters.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would want to know unequivocably if Jesus was real and what was the basis for the obviously exagerated stories regarding his life.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would want to know unequivocably if Jesus was real and what was the basis for the obviously exagerated stories regarding his life.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That wily bastard... How does he do it? It's a miracle!
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would want to know unequivocably if Jesus was real and what was the basis for the obviously exagerated stories regarding his life.
We don't know for a fact if the stories were exaggerated. I don't think it's obvious.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The one that's always bugged me Oak Island. What the hell is that place?

So I'd want to know that. Yeah.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd like to know if what host suggests about the Powers That Be is true or not.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Are rule clarifications ok? If so, does the mystery have to relate to the human historical period or can we find out what happened to the dinosaurs or how life started or something of that nature?
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd like to know who Jack the Ripper was.

I know it sure wasn't Bilbo.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What happened to The Lost Colony.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I like your merleniau.

I'd like to know how they built the pyramids too.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd find out where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

just kidding.

But it would be nice to know what happened to Amelia Earhart.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If Lizzy Borden really killed her father and step mother
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If Lizzy Borden really killed her father and step mother
I didn't know there was a question about that. But I only really know the story from the rhyme.

I'd also go see if Ms. O'Leary's cow really started the Chicago fire.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Only one?

I want to know what really happened at Roswell.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I would like to know what happened to Michael Rockefeller.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rockefeller
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Actually scratch that. I wanna know what was on that 18-minute gap.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Another vote for Oak Island.

What's sad about that story is that whatever was buried or constructed there, it's likely been ruined or destroyed by years of ham fisted recovery efforts.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I would want to know unequivocably if Jesus was real and what was the basis for the obviously exagerated stories regarding his life.
You just saved me from writing the same thing.

And Kennedy

And Atlantis

And Roswell
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Are rule clarifications ok? If so, does the mystery have to relate to the human historical period or can we find out what happened to the dinosaurs or how life started or something of that nature?
I'd say that we could uncover any mystery that's out there with this power, but yeah, only one.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:01 AM   #23 (permalink)
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What happened to The Lost Colony.
That's the first thing that came to my mind too.

I'm still thinking, I don't want to make sure I choose the right event.

My top 3 right now are:

Lost colony
Area 51
Amelia Earhart

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If Lizzy Borden really killed her father and step mother

Did you ever see the Alfred Hitchcock episode about this story? It was in the first season. It was very good and answered it for me.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:30 AM   #24 (permalink)
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If Lizzy Borden really killed her father and step mother
Didn't you see the tv movie with Elizabeth Montgomery? lol (pretty good one, but from the 70's so I don't know where it could be found)
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'd like to know who King Arthur really was.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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Atlantis. for sure. lets see how advanced they were!
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Another mystery I thought of today is:

What is the mystery behind the Masons?

Where I grew up, there is a huge mansion on a hill. You can only see it in the winter when the leaves are off the tree. It's a Masonic Temple. It is gated now, but used to have a secret entrance. What the hell do they do up there?
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Didn't you see the tv movie with Elizabeth Montgomery? lol (pretty good one, but from the 70's so I don't know where it could be found)
Of course I saw it...pisses me off they never put it on DVD cause Dave wants to see it and I cant find it on VHS anywhere

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I didn't know there was a question about that. But I only really know the story from the rhyme.

I'd also go see if Ms. O'Leary's cow really started the Chicago fire.
And the rhyme is wrong (and you have to remember she was found innocent of the crime)

Gosh am I the only person here that actually follows all the case evidence on this lol

I for one think she did it, but I'd love to know all the specifics
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Can't have a thread like this without wondering about D. B. Cooper. So yeah... that's what I want to know the whole poop on.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:40 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Can't have a thread like this without wondering about D. B. Cooper. So yeah... that's what I want to know the whole poop on.
Good one. That is a strange case.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I would like, very much, to see the moment that abiogenesis takes place. That moment that inorganic matter becomes organic matter. I'd want irrefutable proof that it occurred, whether here on Earth or elsewhere. I know it happened, and I think I know how, but to know for sure would be a hell of a treat.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:58 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Since people have been good enough to mention Kennedy, Roswell, Area 51, and Atlantis, I'm going to have to go with: how did Rasputin really die? Did he drown after surviving being poisoned, shot, and stabbed? Or did he survive the drowning also, and die at an altogether different place and time?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:42 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Willravel, I had thought to ask the same, but you beat me to it.

So, I'd love to know-how exactly did the Americas become originally populated by humans, and who exactly was it that crossed over?
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:11 PM   #35 (permalink)
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As long as you guys share what you find out about all your chosen mysteries above, that would let me find out if OJ really murdered Nicole.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I would love to watch the Big Bang. I'd love to know what was around before it, and watch the whole thing unfurl before me.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:54 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Hmmm...I already figured out how the M&M's keep ending up in the toilet, so...

I'll go with the BigFoot mystery. Is there one, what is it, does it stink, will it eat me, can I housetrain one?
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I would love to watch the Big Bang. I'd love to know what was around before it, and watch the whole thing unfurl before me.
How on earth (get it?) could you survive outside the singularity in order to witness it?
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Of course I saw it...pisses me off they never put it on DVD cause Dave wants to see it and I cant find it on VHS anywhere



And the rhyme is wrong (and you have to remember she was found innocent of the crime)

Gosh am I the only person here that actually follows all the case evidence on this lol

I for one think she did it, but I'd love to know all the specifics
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How on earth (get it?) could you survive outside the singularity in order to witness it?
Well he's obviously not going to survive INSIDE the singularity, silly!
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