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  1. Yithian

    Old Soldiers' Ghost Tales: Interviews From The IWM

    I've just been filtering through the vast repository of interviews that the Imperial War Museum has made available online. The following are a number of examples of references to ghosts and the supernatural--some are fleeting, others more involved. I have supplied a brief indication of what...
  2. Yithian

    Sentinelese Tribe Kills Foolhardy Christian Missionary

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are pretty isolated and the tribes that inhabit them have only erratic contact with their nominal national government (India) or, indeed, any other group of people. In what sounds like a throw-back to a nineteenth century narrative, a white Christian missionary (a...
  3. OneWingedBird

    Lord Mountbatten & The Disappearing Ship

    This story was told to me earlier today by two of my elderly neighbours, sisters in their 80s. I'll run it with the caveat that they're both pretty good for a tall tale, though it doesn't strike me as the sort of thing they'd spin one about. According to them, cira ww2, a member of their...
  4. A

    Franklin Expedition: Disappearance; Discoveries; Conspiracy?

    Does anyone know of the conspiracy regarding the loss of the Franklin Expedition during the search for the Northwest Passage? There has been considerable evidence to prove that the Admirality made certain that he was not found. They made sure nobody found the messages left in the he set up...
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    The Mull Air Mystery (Peter Gibbs; Vanished Aircraft)

    Can anyone shed any light on this: The Great Mull Air Mystery From the May 1976 edition of Pilot magazine. A Cessna 150 took off from the unlit grass airfield of Glenforsa to fly a single night circuit, but vanished totally after completing the downwind leg. The mystery deepened...