The Collection of the Curious

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Time for a little levity I think. In discussing the CFI I thought wouldn't it be cool if it included some kind of a Museum of the Weird. What exhibits, both realistic and fantastic or just downright unbelievable, would you like to see in a Fortean Museum? I'll start:

JFK’s brain
Photo of Elvis at the funeral of Col. Tom Parker c. 1997
Tesla’s missing papers
Amelia Earhart’s autograph dated 1959
A Nazi whirlwind cannon and saucer blueprints
Grindell-Matthews’ death ray
A Hangar 18 grey in deep freeze
The foil remnants found by Mac Brazel at Roswell
The missing 18 minutes of the Watergate tapes
The Halifax slasher’s knife
A rusted gas cylinder as used in Mattoon

I'll see what else I can think of later...
 
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Jack’s spring loaded heels
A pile of Yeti poop
Oliver Cromwell’s head
A jar of ectoplasm
Out-takes from the moon landing footage featuring set decorators and costumiers.
Minutes of the latest Bilderberg meeting
The MJ-12 documents
The first plane of Santos-Dumont
Photo of Nick Berg eating lunch in the CIA canteen
The recording of the last conversation between Frederick Valentich and the control tower.
A giant squid
The Pons-Fleischmann cold fusion apparatus
The remains of James Dean’s Porsche
The Thunderbird photo
The world’s largest collection of crisp packets and ring pulls
 

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An ashtray filled with a victim of SHC.
A proto-crop circle in a large growth of cress, grown on a blotting paper-covered china plate.
The opened Box of Joanna Southcott.
The "original" crate containing Schrodingers Cat.
A peice of coal, broken open to reveal a digital watch.
 
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The Elephant Man's skeleton
The Library of Alexandria
The Ark of the Covenant
Hitler's Skull
Robert Johnsohn's missing recording
Fort's Burned Notes, miraculously restored!
Melf
 
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The spear of destiny
A hand of glory
The Patterson film
A crystal skull
'Et in Arcadia Ego' by Poussin
"Experiment with the Air Pump" by Joseph Wright
Collections of William Blake and Austin Osman Spare
Jack the Ripper's knife
 
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a live Jackalope
an aquarium of furry trout
Kaspar Hauser's childhood memoirs
an original reel of 'midnight over london'
Flying Martial Arts Masters
a Cryptid Gladiatoral Arena
 
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A chess-playing Turk
The executive order for the assassination of Princess Diana
David Icke's turquoise shellsuit
Saddam Hussein's audition tape at CIA HQ
A jar full of acarii along with Andrew Crosse's apparatus
The "original" Santilli alien autopsy film, plus the tape featuring President Truman
Footage of the martial arts "Death Touch"
The lost Dr Who tapes from the Troughton era
Original Raudive EVP recordings
 

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Mons Angel feathers
Nessie teeth
A model replica of the SS Eldridge* with hourly "vanishing" demonstrations.

Museum gardens in which there would be

Cottingley fairies
The lamb plant which I can't remember the name of


*Of Philidelphia experiment fame
 
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The Tunguska meteorite
A perpetual motion machine
The blood-stained hat of a redcap
An earthquake prognosticator
A betel stone
Marie-Antionette's birth horoscope
Some Black Shuck fur
The Wilde trial prosecution case notes, miraculously unburnt
Mary Queen of Scots black pearls
An astrolabe and someone who actually knows how to use it

In the garden there would also be the lost Pan and Venus water-automata from the Villa d'Este and Hadrian's tomb for Antinous
 

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Kaspar Hauser's birth certificate and his toy horse
A psychomanteum
The Michigan Relics
A milk-drinking Ganesh
Sawney Bean's teeth

John Dee's papers
John Bell's medicine bottle
Gef
A Witch Ball
A Yowie footprint and a Bunyip hide

Our Lady of Guadeloupe
Prester John's letters
A taxidermy Troglodyte
A stuffed Basilisk
The Lambton Worm
 
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The real fifth member of the Beatles
Charles Fort's X and Y
The unseen episode of Whicker's World where our veritable traveller explores Atlantis
The receipt from Washington State Medical Hospital for George Bush's lobotomy
A sentient cheese
Neil Armstrong's 'I Faked The Moon Landing And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt' t-shirt

:)

Ian
 

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Ian, was it intentional that you mentioned 'George Bush' and 'Sentient Cheese' in adjacent lines? :p

Carole
 
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carole said:
Ian, was it intentional that you mentioned 'George Bush' and 'Sentient Cheese' in adjacent lines? :p

Carole
'' "Only coincidence," say the conventionalists, who are committed to local explanations. '' [Lo!, 375] .. :)

Ian
 
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