Mysteries and Unique Places of the World

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  1. crispcem, Nov 6, 2018

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    I thought maybe the Offtopic Lounge would enjoy a thread containing mysterious places, things or events that make us ponder life and origins, or just odd stories and beautiful awe inspiring
    places you all might have to share...part of what makes life great are mysteries!

    To start the thread I chose this place:
    MARGATE, ENGLAND
    The Margate Shell Grotto - Located in Margate, Kent, The Shell Grotto’s walls and roof are covered in mosaics made entirely of seashells, totaling about 2,000 square feet of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. No one knows when it was built, or, by whom, and for what purpose.
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    Story and more photos here:
    https://moco-choco.com/2013/05/23/t...d-tunnel-with-million-seashells-shell-grotto/
     
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  2. Twelve4s, Nov 7, 2018

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    Luckily, we Americans have our own mysterious places as close as New Mexico. Vast riches can be found there.

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    And places to spend those riches,

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  3. crispcem, Nov 7, 2018

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    Hey! That's the spirit! At least it wasn't LID revealing what's down in his basement...no offense LID. :D
     
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    I think Lid’s basement is full of goats? They cause trouble with his suppercomputer at times.
     
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    How about the U.S. House of Representatives, a strange place that just got stranger. :cool:.
     
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    Okay. THIS is weird.

    The Mystery of the Overtoun Bridge

    There’s nothing particularly special about the Overtoun Bridge in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It was built in 1895 for ease of access to Overtoun house, and while it is quite a nice looking bridge, it isn’t anything special compared to most historical sites in Scotland. Except for the fact that dogs crossing the bridge feel compelled to throw themselves from the bridge to their inevitable demise.
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    This phenomenon has been occurring since the 1950s or 60s, with the bridge claiming the lives of dogs at an average rate of one per year. At this stage, it has claimed more than 50 dogs’ lives. Some dogs will even leap off the bridge a second time if they happen to survive the first.

    There are some similarities in most cases of dog suicides at Overtoun. Most of the incidents seem to happen at the same place — between the final two parapets of the bridge on the right hand side. It mostly happens in clear weather, and it also tends to happen with breeds with long snouts such as labs, collies and retrievers.

    The mystery has been studied in depth, and the best answer anyone could come up with was that dogs were being lured to their death by a potent odor of male mink urine. This is despite a local hunter swearing that there were no mink nearby. Even if there were, mink are not confined to that one corner of Scotland, and this phenomenon doesn’t seem to happen anywhere else.

    The Overtoun Bridge mystery opens up a lot of questions about domesticated animals and whether they would deliberately commit suicide. Considering it only happens at that one spot, there seems to be something else at play here, however.

    Local legend claims the bridge is haunted, and at least one human victim has experienced its effects. In October 1994, a man named Kevin Moy threw his two week old son from the bridge, condemning the infant to death as he believed the child was the Anti-Christ. Moy then attempted to end his own life in the same way, though was unsuccessful.

    A sign has been erected in recent years at Overtoun Bridge, warning dog owners to keep their pets on a lead.

     
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    This is a particularly fascinating story I knew about growing up.

    The Mysterious Reincarnation of Omm Sety

    Do you believe in reincarnation? Millions of people around the globe, firmly believe reincarnation is real. Interestingly, there are countless cases around the world, where you can find individuals who seem to remember exactly who they were in a ‘past life.’

    One of the most fascinating stories of reincarnation is that of Dorothy Eady; a woman said to have been a Pharaoh’s lover and priestess in her past life, thousands of years ago.

    Today, many young children seem to tell the story of their ‘past lives’ and while many parents look past this putting it down as children’s imagination, there are some stories which cannot be easily dismissed. This is the case of Dorothy Eady.

    Dorothy was born in 1904 in a suburb near London, UK. When she was just around three years old, she fell and injured her head drastically. She was declared dead by doctors who couldn’t help. However miraculously, the young child didn’t die but woke, and at that moment, her entire life changed. The young girl had changed forever; her actions were not those of a normal three-year-old, and her parents knew it. In numerous occasions, young Dorothy demanded to be taken home, to Egypt, thousands of miles from the suburbs of London.

    She was convinced that she could remember her past life and that she was born, in a different life, across the sea in the land of the Pharaohs: Egypt. Not only did Dorothy remember who she was, but she recounted incredible details from a time when she was an Egyptian priestess.

    According to her accounts, she was a woman called Bentreshyt. She lived and served at the court of Pharaoh Seti.


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    In her previous life, Dorothy Eady claimed she was a priestess of Isis at the Temple of Abydos

    Young Dorothy drove her parents crazy, and her radical change in behavior could not be explained so easily. On one occasion, while looking at old images of the temple of Seti I, Dorothy stated that it was there where her home was. She could not understand why there were no trees and gardens around the temple, but she was firmly convinced that it was there where she lived, thousands of years ago.

    On one occasion, her parents took young Dorothy to visit the British Museum in London. Upon entering the Museum, Dorothy’s behavior became even stranger as she ran towards the mummies of ancient Egypt with statues of all Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, which young Dorothy began kissing uncontrollably.

    Soon after, the child began screaming in a voice that sounded unfamiliar and extremely ancient, leaving her parents shocked.

    At the age of fifteen years, Dorothy had already started to study the history of Egypt, and it is then, when the young woman had her first lucid dream with the mummy of Pharaoh Seti I. This magical encounter brought back numerous memories of her past life, and it was then when she began completing the puzzle of her reincarnation.

    The gradual memories and dreams, in addition to the knowledge about ancient Egypt she was picking up eventually, led Dorothy to leave the Christian religion and embrace the old polytheistic religion of ancient Egypt.

    Dorothy had the incredible ability to learn Egyptian symbols with ease. She began learning Egyptian hieroglyphs at the British Museum, and she astounded her teachers with her ability. Eventually, Dorothy explained that it was easy for her since she wasn’t learning a new language, but was only remembering a language she had forgotten.

    In 1932, Dorothy moved to Egypt where she lived with her husband, Eman Abdel Meguid, an Egyptian student she had met in England. Upon arriving in Egypt, Dorothy kissed the ground knowing that she was finally at home, saying that she came to Egypt to stay.

    Eventually, Dorothy became pregnant giving birth to a son which she named –not surprisingly- Sety. This is why Dorothy Eady was called Omm Sety, which translated means mother of Seti.

    For years, Dorothy tried very hard to remember her past life, putting together a puzzle, thousands of years old: The reincarnation of Bentreshyt.

    Dorothy discovered that in her past life she was a young woman named Bentreshyt, who was raised at the Temple of Seti in Abydos from the age of three. Dorothy reported having numerous visitations of a spirit called Hor-Ra, who helped her decipher the secrets of her past life.

    She was left at the temple by her father; a soldier who could not take care of the child after her mother, a modest fruit seller, died.

    During her life at the temple of Abydos, where she became a priestess and ‘consecrated virgin’ eventually, she met the living God Pharaoh Seti I, and the two eventually fell in love. As the Pharaoh’s lover, young Bentreshyt ended up pregnant but unfortunately, the fate of such a relationship did not have a happy ending.

    Soon after she found out she was pregnant, a high priest of the temple told Bentreshyt that the child she was expecting would represent a great offense against the goddess Isis and could cause many problems to the Pharaoh, so she decided, or was instigated to commit suicide.

    Over the year, Dorothy helped archaeologists with their research, proving that somehow, her fascinating story was real.

    Dorothy moved to Abydos in 1956, where she was known as Omm Sety, and it was there where she faced numerous challenged that would test her stories and knowledge.

    If Dorothy did, in fact, live in Egypt thousands of years ago, then she surely must have remembered and known important details.

    During one occasion, when Dorothy traveled to the Temple of Seti the chief inspector from the Antiquities Department who knew the story of Omm Seti decided to test her ability and knowledge in order to find out, whether or not her story was true.

    The chief of the Antiquities Department was eager to see whether or not she was lying. She was asked to stand near a particular wall painting in nearly complete darkness. There, the chief of the antiquities department told her to identify them according to the memories of her past life. The answers were fascinating.

    Interestingly, the paintings and markings Dorothy identified had never been seen by anyone in the world. They have not been published anywhere in Egypt so no one could have seen them. But not only did she know all of the answers, she told the chief of the Antiquities Department of things that they had not even discovered yet.

    Her story became more famous, and she helped with excavations and research in ancient Egypt. She translated extremely difficult pieces of art that even the greatest archaeologists couldn’t. Her knowledge of the ancient Egyptian language helped archaeologists who were excavating at Abydos.

    But many researchers carefully listed to what Omm Seti had to say when it came down to ancient Egyptian history. One of them is famous British Egyptologist Kenneth Kitchen. While Kitchen never wanted to openly admit it, there are several written resources which indicate he carefully listened to her. However, Kenneth Kitchen wasn't the only one. It turns out that Nicholas Reeves also took her visions into account when he began searching for the ‘lost tomb’ of queen Nefertiti. According to Eady, the tomb is in the Valley of the Kings. She said:

    Interestingly, according to Eady, the tomb of Queen Nefertiti is located at the Valley of the Kings.

    According to Omm Sety:

    ”I did once ask His Majesty where it was, and he told me. He said, `Why do you want to know’? I said I would like to have it excavated, and he said, `No, you must not. We don’t want anything more of this family known`. But he did tell me where it was, and I can tell you this much. It’s in the Valley of the Kings, and it’s quite near to the Tutankhamun tomb. But it’s in a place where nobody would ever think of looking for it,” she laughed. “And apparently it is still intact” … ” (Source)

    Dorothys Garden at Abydos
    Every morning, Dorothy would go to the temple to pray. During the birthdays of Isis and Osiris, she observed food ceremonies, bringing beer, wine, and bread, just as it was done thousands of years ago.

    During one occasion, Dorothy said that in her past life, when she was Bentreshyt, the Temple of Seti was surrounded by trees and had a beautiful garden. At that time, gardens were nowhere to be seen. But then, one day, archaeologists excavated something unprecedented, a garden. But this wasn’t an ordinary garden somewhere in Abydos. The garden was placed in the same location, right there where Dorothy said the garden would be.

    This incredible knowledge and her fascinating abilities are enough proof for many people that reincarnation is real.

    Skeptics will always remain cautious when it comes to things like this. However, many people in Egypt firmly believe that Omm Sety, Dorothy or Bentreshyt, did reincarnate and lived during the reign of Pharaoh Seti I thousands of years ago.

    Dorothy died on the 21st of April 1981. But she made sure that before her death, locals would remember her, and they did, as a passionate lady with a never-before-seen knowledge of Abydos, ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian language. Whether skeptics believed in her or not is another story, the locals surely did.



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    I got one for you in which I will briefly introduce you to this mystery.There have been many people gone missing in our national parks.Yosemite has the most disappearances. There are clusters of missing person cases confined to specific areas.What do they have in common?
    ...First they are not attacked by animals or get lost and wander off.They are often found dead in an area that have been searched countless times.If they are found their memory is impaired. Often they are in a group and suddenly they are gone.Dogs brought in cannot pick up a scent. Sometimes when found they are located in areas that are remote , often shoeless and in case of a child impossible to get there.
    Some of the missing are experienced hikers who know the area extensively.

    Also bad weather often follows in the wake of these missing people. Water is present in many of these cases.No one has found the answer

    There is no rational explanation.Were they abducted? No tracks ever found and of course the dogs could never track.Somebody commented " It seems they were harvested"
     
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    :confused: If it was anybody else, I'd say this story doesn't make sense, but with you telling it, Dave, it almost does. :)
     
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    Do yourself a favor and Google it. You might learn something.
     
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    Dave, there is a very obvious commonality involved, that being, inexperienced, hikers etc, taking risks they are not well prepared for, and have very little knowledge of. People think that if they've watched one episode of "Survivor Man" they know how to handle the wilderness. Most people don't know how dangerous Mtn. Rivers are. The Kern River, in Ca. Comes to mind, not far at all from Yosemite. If you hike alone on mountain trails, and take a fall, your body can come to rest, in places where nobody hikes. If there is some "Entity" involved, it would almost certainly be, some deranged person, perhaps someone we all "know". Someone that hikes in very remote, desolate, places, someone that is thought to have "multiple personalities". :confused: Maybe we should investigate? :cool:
     
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    How about, "The Bermuda Triangle". Ooooooooooooooooh. Ships and planes have "disappeared" by the dozens, in one of the most stormy sections of any ocean any where. Where did they go? Where did they go. Let me see, let me see, do you think, you know, to the bottom. Ever notice how, it's never a train that disappears? So from this, we can determine, that trains are, for whatever reason, "disappear proof". Now, if we can incorporate some "train DNA" into ships and planes, we should be able to make them "disappear proof" also, but beware, they will still be prone, to hauntings. :cool: Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh!!!!!
     
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    I am just playing with you.There have been at least 4 books written about this by former law enforcement agent David Paulidas. Did not you comprehend these people did not get lost.A good number disappeared as part of a group.Dogs cannot pick up a scent- do you know how improbable as that? When finally found weeks later in a place already searched the cause of death is natural causes.
    The Forest Service does not keep records of missing people and cannot give an intelligent answer.The FBI has been seen at some of these cases but has not commented. Also except for a minor few no UFO activity observed and their abductions are not similar.When you cannot come up with an answer people suggest these people fall through a portal into another dimension. Like I said no one has an answer.
    Last year I came across a case in the news. A 2 year old watched by a grandma and his older sister out playing in the field.Turns her back she is gone.Few days later the body is discovered over 2 miles away.No way in hell this toddler could get there.I contacted this writer' s group dedicated to finding answers.They responded " we have been following this case"
    So if you have an idea we are all ears!
     
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    If you can't find someone, how do you know they did not get "lost". Before you can determine, if someone fell through a portal, to another dimension, one must first, determine that such portals exist. Define, "natural causes". I'm not sure I know what a UFO is, or what part they might play, if they were in the area. Some people "disappear" because they choose to, others disappear, because someone else, "makes" them disappear. Then you have suicide victims, that do not want their bodies molested. Most cases, if not all, probably have a logical "earthly "explaintion". The discussion of these cases however, can lead to insights, about other, unrelated mysteries, like DI for example. :cool:
     
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    Maybe David will tackle DI next.In the mean time these people were not suicides or just wandering off.Check the no response from canines.What does that tell you.I will be honest I do not know what happened.Nobody has and Mr. Paulidas has no answer either.It is a mystery.Did you view his interview?
     
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    You Dave, are making assumptions, that I do not believe are permissible. If the guy offered an answer, there would be little need, for the next book. He also wrote a book about "BIG Foot" and to my knowledge, all of them are still "missing". The vast majority of these cases, most likely have logical explanations, might be a couple, difficult to categorize. One thing, I for one, do not know how often dogs have trouble picking up a scent, maybe often , maybe seldom. Is there any verification of, what this guy, is saying are "facts". Just for fun, tell us about the one case you find most intriguing, and let's dissect it. This could be fun. :cool:
     
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    First off he did not say hey let's write a book about missing people.A couple of Forest rangers approached him and said there is something very wrong happening and could you look into it.Before being a writer he was in law enforcement for 20 years.If you want to hear a specific case for listen.
     
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    What we need, are the details, of one specific case, or one specific "cluster". Being "IN" law enforcement, would not in itself, attest to ones degree of proficiency. Pick a specific case or cluster, and present the details, tell us what the guy's got. :)
     
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