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I thought it would be cool to do a sort of 'Beyong Belief' fact or fiction stories thread.

Basically, someone will tell a tale of the unexplained, whether it be about ghosts or chupacabras or nessie or aliens etc etc etc is up to you as long as it relates or unexplained mysteries. It can be fictional, or factual, and we will guess afterwards whether the story is a real, actual account that apparently happened, or if it's completely false and made up.

thumbsup.gif I think this could be fun! I'll start us off with a story, and you guys can guess if it's fact or fiction.

Ship of the Dead: 1867 AD, Indian Ocean

An English mail steamer, the RMS Rona, transporting 137 convicts to Australia, anchored off Bijourtier Island to aid an unidentified ship that appeared stranded on a sandbar. The shore party discovered on the deck of the ship, a man who's spine appeared to be broken, dragging himself along the ships otherwise deserted decks with bloody fingernails. When the party tried to help the man, he lunged forward and bit a finger clean off one of the sailors. In retailation, another one of the seamen stabbed the man who chewed on the finger through the skull with his bayonet. The injured seaman was taken back to the Rona and that night settled into his bunk with a draught of rum and a promise by the ships medic that he would be fine in the morning.

However, that same night the man did not stay in his bunk, instead he got up and attacked his shipmates in the same brutal way he was attacked, biting any flesh he could. The captain, in a blind panic, ordered the cargo hold completely boarded up, sealing the crazy deranged man in there with the convicts, and then continued the course for Australia. For the rest of the course, the crew recorded constantly hearing screams, slowly becoming nothing more than sorrowful moans. Several of the crew even swore they could hear the agonized squeaks of rats being devoured alive down there.

After six frightful weeks at sea, the ship finally anchored at Perth, Australia. The officers and crew rowed ashore immediately to inform the magistrate of what had occured onboard. Apparently, no one believed the stories of these sailors. A contingent of regular troops were sent for, if for no othe reason than to escort the prisoners off the ship. The RMS Rona remained at anchor for five days waiting for the troops to arrive. On the sixth day a sever storm broke the ships anchor chain, carried it several miles up the coastline, and smashed it against a shallow reef. Townspeople, and the ships former crew, found no evidence of the prisoners except a few remaining bones and carcasses, and some drunken stumbling tracks leading inland.

The story of the Rona became quite famous in the 19th and 20th century to all sailors. Admiralty records list the ship lost at sea.

Fact, or Fiction? What did happen to those sailors and convicts? Was it someknid of disease like rabies, transforming the biten into deranged maniacs feasting on each others flesh, or was this all just a seaward myth?

You decide. grin2.gif

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Firien

It could be true. will you let us know if it was or not??

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Isaac Lucado

Is true. Yes!!! Coyote believe your story.

Coyote been searching for a good story, and found one.

Finally, we must approach this story scientifically. Is a difficult to

understand really. The story is here:

Long time ago, big angry snakes lived on land.

next, man comes with strange accent and grabs

snake by head! Snake ferocious at this point!

Crazy man talking into camera, and no paying

attenton to the snake's fangs! Man get bittine suddenly!

next, he sais to the camera: Is a nasty bite, but I'm alright."

But man crazy. Maybe venom make him talk funny.

He goes into wild forests,

He keeps grabbing snakes and tackling crockodiles,

and I sware that woman is't her wife! but is true.

Man go crazy and hug another reptilious creature!

He do it again on camera! Then, all of the sudden, jesus

appears next to him and says: give, and it shall be given unto

you." Then man looks at him and realizes that is jesus there.

So, he goes off and eats a poisonous mushroom.

-end

So, is the supposed story true, or fiction?

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Isaac Lucado

well?

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warden

True they were on magic mushrooms,after eating 250 of them anything is true

Here is my storie

Husband and pregnant wife are out taking a stroll when they relise it is getting late so stop of at a small town to stay the night,the male relising he has no cash decides to bang on a few doors and chance his luck,with not much success.

He strikes it lucky when some dude lets them use his barn,in the morning the wife has her bairn when all of a sudden these three amigos appear with prezies,ah says the man my order has arived from the mail order catalogue

They then head on to the nearest city to con and hustle a few people.after a few years the kid had grown up and was getting into the art of deseption,this he mastered to a tee.but the local cops were not stupid and quickly cottoned on to his scam.later on he was arrested and was sentenced to deaf.he was executed and put in a cave ..strange place to go .........after a few days some toung teenagers nicked the body and dumped it some where else for a joke.

All the guys mates p***ed of incase the local cops thought they were all in on the scam

Years later a book apeared about it and became the best selling book of all times,with some amazing stories in it

True or False

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warden
I thought it would be cool to do a sort of 'Beyong Belief' fact or fiction stories thread.

Basically, someone will tell a tale of the unexplained, whether it be about ghosts or chupacabras or nessie or aliens etc etc etc is up to you as long as it relates or unexplained mysteries. It can be fictional, or factual, and we will guess afterwards whether the story is a real, actual account that apparently happened, or if it's completely false and made up.

thumbsup.gif I think this could be fun! I'll start us off with a story, and you guys can guess if it's fact or fiction.

Ship of the Dead: 1867 AD, Indian Ocean

An English mail steamer, the RMS Rona, transporting 137 convicts to Australia, anchored off Bijourtier Island to aid an unidentified ship that appeared stranded on a sandbar. The shore party discovered on the deck of the ship, a man who's spine appeared to be broken, dragging himself along the ships otherwise deserted decks with bloody fingernails. When the party tried to help the man, he lunged forward and bit a finger clean off one of the sailors. In retailation, another one of the seamen stabbed the man who chewed on the finger through the skull with his bayonet. The injured seaman was taken back to the Rona and that night settled into his bunk with a draught of rum and a promise by the ships medic that he would be fine in the morning.

However, that same night the man did not stay in his bunk, instead he got up and attacked his shipmates in the same brutal way he was attacked, biting any flesh he could. The captain, in a blind panic, ordered the cargo hold completely boarded up, sealing the crazy deranged man in there with the convicts, and then continued the course for Australia. For the rest of the course, the crew recorded constantly hearing screams, slowly becoming nothing more than sorrowful moans. Several of the crew even swore they could hear the agonized squeaks of rats being devoured alive down there.

After six frightful weeks at sea, the ship finally anchored at Perth, Australia. The officers and crew rowed ashore immediately to inform the magistrate of what had occured onboard. Apparently, no one believed the stories of these sailors. A contingent of regular troops were sent for, if for no othe reason than to escort the prisoners off the ship. The RMS Rona remained at anchor for five days waiting for the troops to arrive. On the sixth day a sever storm broke the ships anchor chain, carried it several miles up the coastline, and smashed it against a shallow reef. Townspeople, and the ships former crew, found no evidence of the prisoners except a few remaining bones and carcasses, and some drunken stumbling tracks leading inland.

The story of the Rona became quite famous in the 19th and 20th century to all sailors. Admiralty records list the ship lost at sea.

Fact, or Fiction? What did happen to those sailors and convicts? Was it someknid of disease like rabies, transforming the biten into deranged maniacs feasting on each others flesh, or was this all just a seaward myth?

You decide. grin2.gif

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Rachaell

True they were on magic mushrooms,after eating 250 of them anything is true

Here is my storie

Husband and pregnant wife are out taking a stroll when they relise it is getting late so stop of at a small town to stay the night,the male relising he has no cash decides to bang on a few doors and chance his luck,with not much success.

He strikes it lucky when some dude lets them use his barn,in the morning the wife has her bairn when all of a sudden these three amigos appear with prezies,ah says the man my order has arived from the mail order catalogue

They then head on to the nearest city to con and hustle a few people.after a few years the kid had grown up and was getting into the art of deseption,this he mastered to a tee.but the local cops were not stupid and quickly cottoned on to his scam.later on he was arrested and was sentenced to deaf.he was executed and put in a cave ..strange place to go .........after a few days some toung teenagers nicked the body and dumped it some where else for a joke.

All the guys mates p***ed of incase the local cops thought they were all in on the scam

Years later a book apeared about it and became the best selling book of all times,with some amazing stories in it

True or False

Total Bull , well being an athiest guess I have to say that grin2.gif

Oh and the other story about snakes and reptiles, surely that's Steve Irwin you are referring too !!

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Dodir_Svile

that story with the sailors really reminds me of zombies! thumbsup.gif

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warden
True they were on magic mushrooms,after eating 250 of them anything is true

Here is my storie

Husband and pregnant wife are out taking a stroll when they relise it is getting late so stop of at a small town to stay the night,the male relising he has no cash decides to bang on a few doors and chance his luck,with not much success.

He strikes it lucky when some dude lets them use his barn,in the morning the wife has her bairn when all of a sudden these three amigos appear with prezies,ah says the man my order has arived from the mail order catalogue

They then head on to the nearest city to con and hustle a few people.after a few years the kid had grown up and was getting into the art of deseption,this he mastered to a tee.but the local cops were not stupid and quickly cottoned on to his scam.later on he was arrested and was sentenced to deaf.he was executed and put in a cave ..strange place to go .........after a few days some toung teenagers nicked the body and dumped it some where else for a joke.

All the guys mates p***ed of incase the local cops thought they were all in on the scam

Years later a book apeared about it and became the best selling book of all times,with some amazing stories in it

True or False

Total Bull , well being an athiest guess I have to say that  grin2.gif

Oh and the other story about snakes and reptiles, surely that's Steve Irwin you are referring too !!

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The snake story ...not true

My story of the couple of bed and breakfast dodgers must be true,a strange man with a white band told me wacko.gif

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BurnSide

Damn i totally forgot about this thread!

Such a good idea too.

My story up there was of course, completely false.

It's a tale from the 'Zombie Survival Guide' by Max Brooks. grin2.gif

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Feenix Fire

Gloria and her friends went on a trip to the coast. Her boyfriend didn't join them as it was a girls-only trip. On the last night of their stay, Gloria had a lot of trouble sleeping. She kept having the same terrible dream. The dream was of two headlights heading for each other and colliding. then she would wake up. That morning, she told her friends about her dream but none of them knew what to make of it. They packed and headed home in the early afternoon. When Gloria got home she called her boyfriend but nobody answered. she could not get a hold of him and she began to worry. later that evening, her boyfriends sister called. She told Gloria that her boyfriend was in a car crash that night. he hit another car head on and was lucky as he had survived and was in the hospital. Gloria was worried about whether her dream had some relation to her boyfriend's accident. Through the years she had similar dreams. Then one year, she had a special one. her dream: she was walking up and down a hall, as if waiting for something. she stops and looks into a window into a room. there she sees a man lying in a bed, and another man standingnext to it looking down at him. she could not see their faces. this was all she remembered of the dream.

A year later, her father suffered a stroke and was in the hospital. They would only allow one visitor at a time. Her uncle went in first and she paced the hallway waiting for her turn. she stopped at the room and looked into the window. In it she saw her father lying in bed talking to her uncle who was standing next to it. It was what she had seen in her dream! Sadly, her father died sometime after and that was the end of her special dreams.

So what do you think of my story? Is it true or false?

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BurnSide

Good story!

I would have to say false though.

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Feenix Fire

sorry burnside. My mom had those dreams. I believe her.

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BurnSide

hehe you're not supposed to say right away, you're supposed to let people discuss it a little first. original.gif

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Feenix Fire

ack! sorry! I got too excited!

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crotchityoldebunker

I thought it sounded true.>>>> Here's mine: The Matani Savages of West Africa played football using a human head for a ball.

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BurnSide
ack! sorry! I got too excited!

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haha that's okay!

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_Nyx_

On September 12, 1952, three boys in the tiny West Virginia town of Flatwoods saw a slow-moving, reddish sphere sail around a hill, hover briefly, and drop behind the crest of another hill. From the other side a bright glow shone, as if from a landed object. On their way to investigate, the boys were joined by beautician Kathleen May, her two young sons, their friend Tommy Hyer, 17 year-old Eugene Lemon, and Lemon's dog.

The dog ran ahead of the group and was briefly out of sight. Suddenly it was heard barking furiously and, moments later, seen fleeing with its tail tucked between its legs. A foul smelling mist covered the ground and caused the searchers' eyes to water. The two leading the group, Lemon and Neil Nunley, who got to the top first, looked down and observed a "big ball of fire" 50 feet to their right. Another of the witnesses reported it was the size of a house.

To the group's left, on the hilltop and just under the branch of an oak tree, were two small lights. At Mrs. May's suggestion, Lemon turned his flashlight on them. To everyone's considerable astonishment, the beam highlighted a grotesque-looking creature with a head shaped like the "ace of spades", as several of the observers independently described it. Inside the head was a circular "window", dark except for the two lights from which pale blue beams extended straight ahead. In their short observation of the creature, the group saw nothing that looked like arms or legs.

The creature, which appeared to be over six feet tall, moved toward the witnesses; it seemed to be gliding rather than walking. Seconds later it changed direction, turning toward the glowing ball down the hill.

All of this allegedly took place in a matter of seconds, during which Lemon fainted. The others dragged him away as they ran from the scene.

When interviewed half an hour later by A. Lee Stewart, Jr., of The Braxton Democrat, most of the witnesses were barely able to speak. Some sought first aid. Stewart thought there was no question they had seen something that badly frightened them. Soon afterwards, he was able to get Lemon to accompany him to the hillside, where Stewart noticed an unusual odor in the grass that irritated his nose and throat. Returning to the sight alone at seven o'clock the following morning, he found "skid marks" going down the hill and toward an area of matted grass, indicating the recent presence of a large object.

The encounter with what the press would quickly dub the "Flatwoods Monster" took place during a flurry of sightings of unusual flying objects in the area. One man, Bailey Frame of nearby Birch River, told of seeing a bright orange ball circling over the area where the monster was reported. The object was visible for 15 minutes before shooting toward the airport at Sutton, where it was also seen.

According to one account, a week before the Flatwoods event and 11 miles away, a Weston woman and her mother encountered the same or a similar creature as they were driving to church. Both reported it emitted a foul odor, and the younger woman was so frightened that she required hospitalization. This report, if true, never made the newspapers. It was uncovered by two investigators associated with the Los Angeles-based Civilian Saucer Investigation.

Skeptics theorized that May and her companions had seen a meteor and an owl, and only hysteria had caused them to think they had observed anything else. Nonetheless, when interviewed separately shortly after the incident, the witnesses told a story investigators found strikingly consistent. Skeptical hypotheses have necessarily had to reject a priori the witnesses' descriptions of what they saw.

A Joliette, Quebec, woman reported seeing a similar creature as it gazed through a window of her home in the early hours of November 22, 1973. She roused her husband, who went outside to investigate, finding only a dog which acted "scared to death". The local police thought the woman was sincere.

**My stepmother grew up in eastern Kentucky and she remembers hearing about the Flatwoods Monster. She had family over that way who were so scared they came to stay with my step-mom's family for a time. This story came from a book called Unexplained! I have no idea whether it's true or not, but Helen (my stepmother) said people were in a panic about it at the time.

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BurnSide

That's a really good story Ms. Burrows.

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crotchityoldebunker

I think it is based on a factual event. I say TRUE.

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Feenix Fire

I think I've read that somewhere LB. But it was a lot less detailed. cool story though. It sounds true.

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RaginCajun

good story with credentials too, but false. cool thread.... thumbsup.gif

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_Nyx_

Here's another one. I grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was a popular campfire story that I heard for the first time at Girl Scout Camp. I only recently discovered the same story in the book Unexplained!

"Momo" got its name from the abbreviation of Missouri-MO-and the first two letters of monster. For a few days in the summer of 1972, it was a major story of the "silly season", the subject of tongue-in-cheek coverage in newspapers all over America.

The Momo scare was played out in and around Louisiana, a small town in northeastern Missouri. In July 1971 two picnickers in a wooded area north of town reportedly spotted a "half ape-half man" with a hideous stench. Stepping out of a thicket, it walked toward them, making a "little gurgling sound", and they locked themselves inside their car. The creature ate an abandoned peanut butter sandwich and ambled back into the woods. The women reported the incident to the Missouri State Patrol but did not come forward publicly until a year later, and then only after numerous others had reported a similar sight.

"Momo panic" began after a series of sightings that started on the afternoon of July 11, 1972, when three children saw a creature "six or seven feet tall, black and hairy", standing next to a tree. It was flecked with blood, apparently from the dead dog it carried under its arm. That same afternoon a neighbor heard strange growling sounds, and a farmer found that a newly acquired dog had disappeared.

Three evenings later, as the children's father Edgar Harrison and some friends stood talking outside the Harrison home, they saw a "fireball" come over nearby Marzolf Hill and apparently alight behind an abandoned schoolhouse across the street. Five minutes later another followed suit. Not long afterwards, a loud growl emanated from the hilltop and seemed to come down and towards the listeners, though the source was not visible to them. The police investigated but found nothing.

An hour or two later, as they poked around the hilltop in the darkness, Harrison and the others found an old building suffused with a pungent, unpleasant odor of the kind that was associated with Momo's appearances. On several occasions witnesses claimed to have seen a small glowing light which exploded and left a stench in its wake.

The scare continued for two more weeks, during which others reported seeing a hairy biped with both ape and human features. Some claimed to have heard disembodied voices. One said, "You boys stay out of these woods," and another asked for a cup of coffee. Footprints allegedly made by the creature were found on several occasions, but the only one to undergo scientific analysis was dismissed as a hoax by Lawrence Curtis, director of the Oklahoma City Zoo. A number of Louisiana residents reported fireballs and other unusual aerial objects. One, described as a UFO with lighted windows, allegedly landed for 5 hours on a hilltop. One family claimed to have seen a "perfect gold cross on the moon...the road was lit up as bright as day from the cross."

**Needless to say, I never got much sleep at camp!

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crotchityoldebunker

This is an old urban legend, I think. It worked! It kept kids out of the woods at night. >>Japan's sacred mountain FUJIYAMA actually bends in the wind!

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On February 27,1987 in Warrensville, IL two teens, John and Frank Samson were finishing their work on the family farm. As they were locking up the barn John heard a low growl coming from the hayloft. He asks Frank if he heard the same thing. Frank replies that he does and John, being the elder brother, is the first up the ladder to check out what is in the hayloft. Frank was scared and doesn't want to stick around. After about five minutes John hasn't returned and Frank is starting to get very scared. Frank calls out John's name, but receives no answer. Frank runs to the house to get his father, Robert, to come with him to check out what is going on. Robert ascends up the later to find nothing but hay in the loft. Robert believes that his sons are just playing a joke on him and pays no attention to Franks pleads that something has happened to John. Robert tells Frank to get in the house and go to bed. As for John, he will have to sleep outside tonight for having tried to fool his father. That night Frank cannot sleep not knowing what has happened to his older brother. He decides to sneak out of the house and into the barn. He brings with him a lantern and his father's shotgun. As soon as he exits the house he notices that the barn is completely lit up on the inside. There is no light source inside the barn except for two lanterns. He immediately runs to wake up his father, who upon coming outside and seeing that the barn is as dark as can be, becomes furious with Frank and sends him back to his bed. Frank cannot sleep. After about another hour he goes back out to the barn and it is again lit up. He has decided that no matter what is inside, he must know what has happened to his brother. Upon entering the barn, the first thing that he notices is a pungent odor, which he later described as smelling like rotten fish. He climbed up the ladder to the loft and finds that all of the hay is gone. After searching around a little bit, the only thing that he finds is an old indian arrowhead. Confused and disoriented, he climbs down the ladder only to notice that the cows are also missing. Very scared and confused, Frank again wakes up his father and brings him to the barn, which this time is still very lit up. Robert searches the barn all around wondering where this light is coming from and where his cows have gone. "Did you guys lock the barn doors?" he asks Frank, who confesses that he never did because of all that happened. At this point they smell something burning, like the smell of burning flesh. They go around to the back of the barn to discover that John has been tied to a burn pile and burned at the stake. Horrified Robert runs to the house and calls the local police. Some months later, after investigators have researched the case, it is discovered that the barn was built on an old indian burial ground. What is interesting about this particular burial ground is that it was where traitors to the tribe and their prisoners of war were buried, some of whom were burned alive! The case of John Samson was officially closed as murder.

Soooo.... true or false?

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