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#16    Likely Guy

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:56 AM

Roanoke, Virginia's been a favourite. Though there's been 'some' headway made.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

my favourite mystery is the Mayans, why did they wipe themselves out? and why would they predict the end of the world when it didn't actually happen? food for thought..


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:02 AM

View PostGabby56, on 03 June 2013 - 12:57 AM, said:

my favourite mystery is the Mayans, why did they wipe themselves out? and why would they predict the end of the world when it didn't actually happen? food for thought..

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:04 AM

View PostGabby56, on 03 June 2013 - 12:57 AM, said:

my favourite mystery is the Mayans, why did they wipe themselves out? and why would they predict the end of the world when it didn't actually happen? food for thought..

Well, the Mayans didn't 'wipe themselves out' and they never 'predicted the end of the world'. :)


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:11 AM

Addendum: Yes, Oreo's are 'food for thought' (with milk of course).

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:18 AM

Other than a few mentioned already I would add, Just exactly were the "Bell Beaker People"?... Were they a homogenous group (i.e. one language, one "race", one society) or were they simply a bunch of independent pre-Bronze age peoples who just happened to like the same style of pottery...


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 03 June 2013 - 12:56 AM, said:

Roanoke, Virginia's been a favourite. Though there's been 'some' headway made.

Yes, there has, if by "some headway" you mean that there's been a centuries-long consensus amongst professionial historians that most were killed by the local Native American tribes and a few survived with other tribes. Anyone who tells you any different is looking to sell you something.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:39 AM

View PostTaun, on 03 June 2013 - 02:18 AM, said:

Other than a few mentioned already I would add, Just exactly were the "Bell Beaker People"?... Were they a homogenous group (i.e. one language, one "race", one society) or were they simply a bunch of independent pre-Bronze age peoples who just happened to like the same style of pottery...

I read something not too long ago that suggested they might be single-language(ish) society, one of the splinters of the Indo-European migration that becaus the proto-Celtic speakers.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:04 AM

View Postthe L, on 02 June 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

Its created after Europeans set foot on Island. Probably because those toothless natives start loosing oralist due their own stupidity and because they were being taken as slaves so to preserve their tradition they invented it.

I bet there is nothing ancient behind their script exept some Polynesian Brothers Grimm,
It's origin is believed to go back to almost the 13th century. Any record of Europeans in the Pacific at that time?

It was invented spontaneously on the island, but by whom and for what reason is a mystery.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:09 AM

View Postthe L, on 02 June 2013 - 10:01 PM, said:

Whats mysterious about it? Did they have 1000 tons blocks or...
Duh... How it was built is unknown. It was built in a bay using volcanic "logs" that weighed tons, by people who did not have many tools, but probably had time and ropes. Still, it is a fantastic place.

Why does a mysterious place have to built out of 1000 ton blocks?

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Edited by DieChecker, 03 June 2013 - 04:09 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:44 AM

Hmmm, im hoping to find some mysteries I've never heard of from people that I can research. Only One I havent heard of so far was Nan Madol.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 03 June 2013 - 01:04 AM, said:

Well, the Mayans didn't 'wipe themselves out' and they never 'predicted the end of the world'. :)

Maya civilization collapsed but you are right Mayans survived but in a transformed shape. They live where their ancestors lived. So in a sense this girl is right since we dont know why they collapsed. There ara only suggestions and they indicate that Mayans themselves caused their collapse.

View PostLucidElement, on 03 June 2013 - 04:44 AM, said:

Hmmm, im hoping to find some mysteries I've never heard of from people that I can research. Only One I havent heard of so far was Nan Madol.


And on rest you know answers so they are not interesting or....?

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 03 June 2013 - 04:04 AM, said:

It's origin is believed to go back to almost the 13th century. Any record of Europeans in the Pacific at that time?

It was invented spontaneously on the island, but by whom and for what reason is a mystery.

It was invented spontanously on island so there are no myteries there. For reason as any society invents script.
I think that we dont know right time when was invented,(?)

Who built Nan Madol?

Edited by the L, 03 June 2013 - 03:06 PM.

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

View Postthe L, on 03 June 2013 - 03:05 PM, said:


Who built Nan Madol?

Please ignore this.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:08 AM

I find these mysteries interesting  1)  The Dyatlov Pass incident  2) The Oak Island Mystery  3) Tiwanaku in Bolivia  and 4) the Nuremberg incident in 1561.... :alien:





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