Which Fortean Mysteries Would You Like To See Solved?

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Another creepy one was the death of 24 year old Evelyn Consuela Rosemann, in 1968 at Yosemite National Park. She had been hiking in the area and her body was found by three other hikers. Apparently she had been picked up and thrown from a cliff called Nevada Fall by something with fantastic strength. The body was 200 feet away from the cliff edge. Her head had been shattered by the impact and brain matter scattered up to fifty feet away. Her body was then sexually assaulted postmortem, leading to bloodless vaginal lacerations.
What is strong enough to throw a full grown woman that far and what would then rape her headless corpse? I bet if they had DNA examinations back then, any sperm in her body would have been found to be none-human. At least not human as you or i would understand it.
 

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Dayatlov Pass - Has everything 9 strong, healthy, experienced hikers flee their tent possibly one or more cut their way out of the back of the tent. Run a mile away in all directions with no coats or boots. One of them was a hugely experienced war vet who wouldnt have been spooked easily. Not an avalanche as the terrian was all wrong.

Was it aliens, Russian Yetis, military experiments/cover up, infrasound? The more u look at it the weirder it gets.
 
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The more u look at it the weirder it gets.
isnt everything, life just like this ?

dyatlov - freak avalanche ?

i would be interested in an explanation to gef ... because of the dialog ... and i want the explanation to be an actual talking mongoose, dont mind how it can talk as long as it can

also want to see a receipt from auroborous for his transdimensional gasoline ... no explanation required, im not needy, just a proof of purchase
 
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The case of the four boys said to have been attacked and killed by a sea serpent of the coast of Florida in the early 1960s
Another creepy one was the death of 24 year old Evelyn Consuela Rosemann, in 1968 at Yosemite National Park.
Never heard of these, they sound really interesting.
 

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why though?

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It's a universal phenomenon, they've always been with us. We even have ghost archetypes (in the UK) nuns, monks and grey ladies, even the 'sheet with eye-holes in it' is a ghost archetype. There's something deep in our psyches and some interaction between this and and the environment at the bottom of it and I'd quite like to understand that.
 

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isnt everything, life just like this ?

dyatlov - freak avalanche ?

i would be interested in an explanation to gef ... because of the dialog ... and i want the explanation to be an actual talking mongoose, dont mind how it can talk as long as it can

also want to see a receipt from auroborous for his transdimensional gasoline ... no explanation required, im not needy, just a proof of purchase
the avalanche theory is supposed to be well debunked.
 

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It's a universal phenomenon, they've always been with us. We even have ghost archetypes (in the UK) nuns, monks and grey ladies, even the 'sheet with eye-holes in it' is a ghost archetype. There's something deep in our psyches and some interaction between this and and the environment at the bottom of it and I'd quite like to understand that.
I love ghosts :)
 

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I'd like to see the Tunguska incident solved .. unless there's a body count (and surely there must have been at least one?), the only victims were trees ... what caused that massive explosion ?
 

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Not sure if Jack the Ripper is strictly speaking, Fortean - but I guess it might qualify? It's certainly creepy enough and has Spring Heeled Jack kinda associations.... If so then - that. Would put an end to the books speculating which I rather enjoy, but would be worth it, to have a definitive answer.
 

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Then there is the monster flick said to be based on real monster attacks.
Monstroid (AKA Monster) is a 1979 flick writtern and directed by Kenneth Hartford and starring John Carradine and James Mitchum. I think the budget was blown on getting hold of John Carradine as the film looks ultra-cheap. Herbert L. Strock began shooting the film in 1971 but never finished it and the project was later handed over to Hartford.

If you can ignore the sub-Rentaghost acting and abysmal special effects then it’s not a bad story. It is set in a small lakeside town in Colombia. The town’s main employer is a large US cement company whose works have been polluting the lake for years killing off all the fish much to the anger of local fishermen. An activist, incensed by the pollution, is spreading anti-US sentiment in the area and a reporter from America is covering the pollution story, showing the company up in a bad light. One woman claims that her husband was devoured by a monster from the lake several years ago, but no body was ever found and she is looked on locally as a witch. Carradine, the town priest, thinks the monster is of a diabolical nature.

The cement company send down one of their executives to investigate the goings-on. Shortly after he arrives there is a spate of killings in and around the lake, where victims are attacked and eaten by some kind of animal. The children of an American secretary photograph the monster and the company executive, the reporter and the town mayor have to join forces to come up with a plan to stop the beast.

The creature itself looks like Kermit the frog if he lived in Sellafield. Imagine a grey/green, scaly, long necked walrus, sans the tusks but with crocodile teeth, feet and tail, a catfish's barbles and a cat's eyes, then you will have a good idea of what the creature looks like. It is realised by a shockingly unrealistic hand puppet and a full sized head and neck and whole head, neck and body models operated in the water from beneath.

At the start of the film we are told that the movie is based on real events that took place in a lake in Colombia in June 1971! I have never heard of a killer lake monster in Colombia in June 1971 or at any other time for that matter.

The town in the film is referred to as Chimayo and the movie was apparently filmed on location there. However, there is no Chimayo in Colombia. There is a Chimayo in New Mexico that has a small lake several miles to the west of it. Monstroid was partially shot here.

According to local folklore an important Christian pilgrimage site in New Mexico is the Sanctuario at Chimayo, which is visited today by thousands of pilgrims, especially during Holy Week. According to local tradition, the site was an ancient, pre-Christian shrine associated with twin war gods who killed a child-devouring monster on that spot. As a result of the death of the monster, a pool of healing mud was created. But this hardly seems like the 1971 events we are told of at the start of the film.

Acorrding to the credits it was also partially filmed in Ambalema, Colombia. This is a town in the Tolima department of central Colombia. There seems to be no large lake in the area but the Rio Magdalena runs right next to the town. I can find no record of a monster or attacks by one on the river. Could we be dealing with attacks by a known animal such as a black caiman, bull shark or anaconda?
The cover to the video release of the film confuses matters further by proclaiming that ‘This film is a re-enactment of four days of terror that rocked the small village of Chimayo, Colombia.”
 

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The monster of Lake Chany, Siberia. A 30 foot serpentine beast said to overturn boats and devour people who fall into the water. Local people said it has killed over 14 people in the last ten years or so. They asked for an offical government investigation but none was forthcoming.
 

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"Timeslips are something I want to be real."

Seconded. Time travel has always fascinated me and if it could be proven to exist and possibly harnessed and controlled, the implications would be absolutely mind-blowing!
I could get rid of my over due fine at the library.
 

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Surprised nobody has voted for the Black Dahlia mystery.
 

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"Timeslips are something I want to be real."

Seconded. Time travel has always fascinated me and if it could be proven to exist and possibly harnessed and controlled, the implications would be absolutely mind-blowing!
thirded, would potentially explain half the recorded accounts on this board, one way or another ...
 

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although timeslip ≠ time travel
 
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