Montauk Monster

In July 2008 there was an unidentified creature that washed ashore, it was found dead by Jenna Hewitt (26) and her three friends on a beach near the business district of Montauk, New York. It is unknown what happened to the carcass. The identity of the creature, and the veracity of stories surrounding it, have been the subject of unresolved controversy and speculation. Some people think it is a turtle without its shell, a raccoon, a dog, even a pig, while the other think it is movie props or lab tested animal from Plum Island.

Hewitt and her friends were interviewed on Plum-TV, a local public-access television show. Alanna Navitski, an employee of Evolutionary Media Group in Los Angeles, California, passed a photo of the creature to Anna Holmes at Jezebel, claiming that a friend's sister saw the monster in Montauk. Holmes then passed it along to fellow Gawker Media website (Gawker.com) which gave it wide attention on July 29 under the headline "Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk".

Montauk Monster found by Jenna Hewitt on 2008

On July, 2008 a Cryptozoologist named Loren Coleman first coined the creature as the Montauk Monster. He is a director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Interestingly another unidentified creature also found dead in Northville, New York on March 30th, 2011. And recently on July 2012, there was another discovery of a similar looking creature beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, in the East River, New York City. Many wondered if the legendary Montauk Monster had returned to the New York area.

 Unknown creature found by Denise Ginley on 2012

Denise Ginley, the lady who captured the images on recent discovery, said: "We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures and then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it."

The pictures snapped by Ginley show something that looks very much like an unusual animal. On first glance it appears that the animal is simply a bloated pig – a theory the New York Parks Department insist is correct – but closer inspection reveals that the animal appears to have toes rather than hooves with a hairless body and beak and claw.

Until today the identification of Montauk Monster is still debated.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Monster;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_River_Monster;
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/brooklyn-bridge-monster-montauk-monster_n_1707903.html;
http://gothamist.com/2012/07/23/east_river_2.php;
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9429010/Monster-washes-up-on-New-York-beach.html

Pic Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RhodeislandMonster.jpg;
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/703388/thumbs/r-RATMONSTERNYC-large570.jpg
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Blair Witch Legend

In 1785, in the town of Blair, Maryland, an Irish-born woman named Elly Kedward was accused by the local townspeople of witchcraft. She was convicted and their punishment for her was to banished her out blindfolded into the woods in the middle of harsh winter. They torturing her, and then left her hanging by her neck on the tree. The townspeople believed she had been died, however her doomed spirit was restless and haunt the forest. By the end of that winter in 1786, Elly Kedward’s spirit returned and some of the children of Blair suddenly disappeared. The townspeople eventually called her as the Blair Witch and proclaimed the town of Blair and the Black Woods as cursed. They had vowed to never mention Elly Kedward’s name again and as soon as the weather broke the entire township abandoned the town.

Nearly forty years, the town of Blair became a ghost town and a hand written book called “The Blair Witch Cult” was published in 1809. The book has a faded green cover and it reveals some interesting facts about the Blair Witch. Here are excerpts from several parts of the book:

“It was testifi'd, That at the Examination of the Prisoner Kedward before the Magistrates, the Bewitched was extreamly tortured.

. . .was the Shape of the Prisoner, which was whipped with Iron Rods, to compel her thereunto.

. . .about Sun Rise, he was in his Chamber assaulted by the Shape of this Prisoner : which look'd on him, grinn'd at him, and very much hurt him with a Blow on the side. . .and. . .Shape walked in the Room where he was, and a Book strangely flew out of his Hand, into the. . . six or eight Foot from him.

. . .he wak'd on a Night, and saw plainly a Woman between the Cradle and the Bed-side, which look'd upon him. He rose, and it vanished : tho' he found the doors all fast. . .he saw the same Woman, in the same Garb again ; and said, In God's Name, what do you come for? He went. . .The Child in the Cradle gave a great Screech, and the Woman disappeared. Blood was. . . “


In the 1820s, a man named Burkitt purchased the abandoned property of Blair from the government, he renovated the abandoned buildings, and rechristened the town after himself. The new founders rename the town as Burkittsville in 1824, the township is once again settled and it still stands in Maryland today.

Several years later in 1824, a ten years old girl named Eileen Treacle is pulled down by a ghostly hand into the Tappy East Creek stream witnessed by her parents and other people who watched as the girl is dragged under the water. Her parents were shocked and immediately sent search parties out to seek her. The water was reportedly less than a foot deep, yet her body is never recovered. After the incident, the Tappy East Creek was clogged with mysterious wooden stick figures, and for several months the water being polluted with strange oily substance. A farmer reports of having to move cattle from the creek area as cows that have drunk from it have died or had calves with birth defects.

In 1886, another incident occurred, a little girl named Robin Weaver got lost into the woods. A search party is sent out looking for her. While the search party go out, she returned to her parents and told them when she got lost, she met an old woman who was floating few inches off the ground. She took Robin to an old house and put her in the basement and asked her to wait whilst she left the house. Robin escaped through a window and returned to safety.

After the little girl returned alone, the search party that had gone out after her had not returned. So a second search party was organized to find them. Their search ended at Coffin Rock, near the creek where Eileen Treacle had gone missing less than fifty years before. The second search party were horrified to find the first search party stripped of all their clothes and belongings, and their bodies were tied to Coffin Rock. Their intestines had been removed and their reproductive organs had been mutiliated with strange pagan symbols carved into their faces and feet. By the way the ropes were cut into their skin the second search party could tell that these atrocities took place whilst they were alive.

The second search party rushed back into town for reinforcements and bringing back the sheriff with them. But upon a return to Coffin Rock, they discover that there is no trace of the dead bodies but the air remains heavy with the stench of death. But the bodies were never found.

In the 1940s Rustin Parr, who was known for living in an old house on a hill in the woods comes into the local Burkittsville market exclaiming mysteriously that "I've finally finished". This leads the police to hike up to his house in the woods where they discover seven children's bodies ritualistically disemboweled with pagan symbols carved upon them. He kidnapped the children and brought them to his house in the woods, where he tortured and murdered them. Parr brought the children into his home's basement in pairs, forcing the first child to face the corner and listen to their companion's screams as he murdered the second child. Parr would then murder the first child. Eventually turning himself in to the police, Parr later pleaded insanity, saying that the spirit of Elly Kedward, a witch hanged in the 18th century, had been terrorizing him for some time and promised to leave him alone if he murdered the children.

He was at first told to do strange things like sleep in the cellar for a week at a time, he could not resist this strange voice telling him what to do and soon found himself being told to go down to Burkittsville and get the first two children that he saw.

In all Parr took eight children, but only killed seven of them. He claimed that the woman in the black cloak appeared to him after he'd killed the seventh child and told him that he was finished and that he was to go into town the very next day and tell everyone what he had done.

The local authorities also discovered an eighth missing child, Kyle Brody, who was traumatized and found standing in the corner of the basement. It was Kyle's testimony in court that helped convict Rustin Parr of murdering the seven children. Rustin Parr was convicted and hanged, and his house was burned.

Upon closer examination of Kyle Brody's life, some very interesting things come to light. None of the seven children knew each other, except for Kyle, who knew all of them.

In 1969, a film documentary called White Enamel was made. In the film there is footage of Kyle in his cell chanting the phrase, "Never Given!", the same phrase Rustin Parr had been heard screaming the night before his execution.

Other footage shows Kyle Brody writing on a large art pad. What he is writing is Transitus Fluvii, the witchcraft language. Transitus Fluvii is a rare language, yet Kyle is seen writing it correctly, from right to left. He remained institutionalized for the rest of his life until his death in 1971.

In 1991 the only known existing copy of "The Blair Witch Cult," on display at the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore. It has since been returned to a private collection.

 The Blair Witch Project Movie Poster

In October 1994, film students Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard set out to produce a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. They travel to Burkittsville, Maryland, formerly Blair, and interview locals about the legend of the Blair Witch. While filming a documentary about the legend, they never returned. Search parties went out looking for them but they were never found. The footage of their documentary was found a year later within the foundation underneath an old house in the woods. Part of the documentary that was found was not published, instead sent back to the families of the three students. In 1999 a film of the documentary was made by piecing together footage from their film, and published.

Sources:
http://www.blairwitch.com/book.html;
http://www.blairwitch.com/book2.html;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project;
http://blair_witch_facts.tripod.com/;
http://www.castleofspirits.com/blairwitch2.html;
http://blairwitch.wikia.com/wiki/Blair_Witch

Pic Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blair_Witch_Project.jpg
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Drake Equation

The Drake equation devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s, the equation supposedly allows a person to calculate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in the galaxy that might be close enough to communicate with Earth. To use the Drake equation, a person must first estimate the rate of star formation in the galaxy, the number of stars with planets, the average number of planets around each star that might be able to support life, the fraction of those planets that might actually support life, the fraction of those life-supporting planets that might actually have intelligent life, the fraction of those planets with intelligent life that might have a civilization able to communicate with Earth, and the number of years such a civilization might have been in existence.

Basically Drake equation takes the form:

X stars in the Galaxy, of which
Y % have planets, of which
Z % can support life, on which
A % intelligent life has arisen, with

Then with the manipulation of the numbers you arrive a figure that gives you how close on average the nearest intelligent life-forms are.

All these fractions would then be multiplied by each other; the resulting product’s numerator would be divided by the denominator to arrive at the final answer, which varies depending on the original estimated numbers in the equation.

There are various mathematical expressions for this formula, and there are variations on how many terms the equations include.

The problem, of course, is that some of the variables are easy to pick (e.g., stars in the Galaxy), some are under study (e.g., how many stars have terrestrial-like planets), and others are just flat-out guesses (e.g., duration of civilization, where we are currently running an experiment to test this here on Terra of Sol).
 
If you take reasonable numbers for everything up to the average duration of technological civilizations, then you are left with three possibilities:

1 - If such civilizations last a long time, "They" should be here (leading either the Flying Saucer hypothesis -- they are here and we are seeing them, or the Zoo Hypothesis -- they are here and are hiding.

2 - If such civilizations last a long time, and "They" are not "here" then it becomes necessary to explain why each and every technological civilization has consistently chosen not to build starships (since the first civilization to build starships would spread across the entire Galaxy on a time scale that is short relative to the age of the Galaxy), perhaps because they lose interest in space flight and building starships.

3 - Such civilizations do not last a long time, and blow themselves up or otherwise fall apart pretty quickly.

People who do not believe that extraterrestrial life exists at all end up with an answer of zero, but those who are certain there are many extraterrestrial civilizations have been able to make it come out to five thousand or more. But despite this element of subjectivity, positive results from the Drake equation were used in part as justification for the creation of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, a project that searches for intelligent life by using radio telescopes to pick up radio waves from space.

Sources:
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena by Patricia D. Netzley;
UFO Dictionary A to Z
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Green Fireballs

Since the late of 1940s a strange aerial phenomenon briefly appeared in the Earth’s lower atmosphere. For a time sightings, virtually all of which occurred in the southwestern United States, were taking place with such intensity that military and civilian government agencies feared enemy agents had penetrated some of America’s most sensitive national-security bases. The epidemic of “green fireballs” first attracted official attention on the evening of December 5, 1948, when pilots flying over New Mexico reported two separate observations, twenty-two minutes apart, of a pale green light that was visible for no more than a few seconds. The witnesses insisted these were not meteors but flares of a decidedly peculiar kind.

On December 6, a similar “greenish flare” was sighted for three seconds over the super-secret atomic installation Sandia Base, part of the Kirtland Air Force Base complex in New Mexico. That same day the Seventh District Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), at Kirtland, commenced a probe. On the evening of the eighth, the two investigators, both pilots, saw one of the objects from their T-7 aircraft. They described it this way:

“At an estimated altitude of 2000 feet higher than the airplane . . . [t]he object was similar in appearance to a burning green flare of common use in the Air Forces. However, the light was much more intense and the object appeared to be considerably larger than a normal flare. No estimate can be made of the distance or the size of the object since no other object was visible upon which to base a comparison. The object was definitely larger and more brilliant than a shooting star, meteor, or flare. The trajectory of the object was almost flat and parallel to the Earth. The phenomenon lasted approximately two seconds at the end of which the object seemed to burn out. The trajectory then dropped off rapidly and a trail of glowing fragments reddish orange in color was observed falling toward the ground. The fragments were visible less than a second before disappearing. The phenomenon was of such intensity as to be visible from the very moment it ignited and was observed a split second later.”

The next day one of the officers, Capt. Melvin E. Neef, conferred with Lincoln La Paz, director of the University of New Mexico’s Institute of Meteoritics and an Air Force consultant with Top Secret clearance. La Paz said these were unlike any meteors he had ever heard of. Within days La Paz had seen one of the objects himself. Two inspectors from the Atomic Energy Security Service (AESS) independently witnessed it; from their observation and his own, La Paz was able to establish that it had flown too slowly and too silently to be a meteor. He wrote in a confidential letter to the Seventh District AFOSI commanding officer that “none of the green fireballs has a train of sparks or a dust cloud. . . . This contrasts sharply with the behavior noted in cases of meteoritic fireballs — particularly those that penetrate to the very low levels where the green fireball of December 12 was observed.”

Acting on La Paz’s suggestion, the AESS organized patrols to try to photograph the fireballs. As the sightings continued, scientists and engineers at New Mexico’s Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory set up an informal group to evaluate the reports, and the Army and the Air Force grew increasingly concerned. By late January, 1949, La Paz, who had interviewed witnesses to some of the sightings, was convinced the objects were artificial.

On February 16 1949, a “Conference on Aerial Phenomena” brought military officers and scientists to Los Alamos, where they were told that whatever the nature of the objects, they were not the product of a “classified training exercise.”

La Paz challenged conference participants to “find anywhere among meteorites examples of conventional meteorites that move over long horizontal paths reserving nearly constant angular velocities and therefore, on the average, constant linear velocities, at elevations of the order of eight to 10 miles.”

Late in April 1949 Major Charles Cabell, director of Air Force Intelligence in the Pentagon, and Theodore von Karman, chairman of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, dispatched physicist Joseph Kaplan to Kirtland. Kaplan, La Paz, and others discussed plans to establish an observational and instrumental network around several New Mexico installations. Meanwhile, since early March tiny white lights or “flares” had appeared regularly near Killeen Base, a nuclear-weapons storage site inside Camp Hood in central Texas, leading both to high-level alarm and to efforts to set up observation posts. Col. Reid Lumsden, commander of AFOSI at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, declared that the “unknown phenomena in the Camp Hood area could not be attributed to natural causes.”

The testimonies of virtually all local experts and witnesses notwithstanding, the word came down from Washington: the fireballs and lights were natural even if they had features that were, as Kaplan acknowledged, “difficult to explain.”

Yet the sightings continued, and in the summer analyses of samples of the New Mexico atmosphere revealed an unusually large and unexplained quantity of copper particles, apparently associated with the fireball sightings. “I know of no case in which even the tiniest particle of copper has been reported in a dust collection supposedly of meteoritic origin,” La Paz wrote to Lt. Col. Doyle Rees.

After meeting with high-ranking Air Force intelligence and scientific personnel, Kaplan urged the creation of a photographic and spectrographic patrol whose purpose would be to obtain quantitative data on the fireballs and lights. A Los Alamos conference discussed the situation and backed the plan, to be run by the Air Materiel Command’s Cambridge Research Laboratories.

In December 1949 Project Twinkle, a network of green fireball observation and photographic stations, was established and it set up shop with an operations post manned by two observers at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. One of its critics was La Paz, who thought the matter was of sufficient gravity to deserve a far more “intensive, systematic investigation.”

It was discontinued two years later in December 1951, with the official conclusion that the phenomenon was probably natural in origin, owing to the incompetence of its personnel, poor funding, bureaucratic infighting, and inadequate instrumentation. It was a tragically missed opportunity to obtain solid information on at least one kind of unidentified flying object.

Many of the scientists who participated in the investigation remained convinced that the fireballs were artificially created. In 1953, when Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt, head of the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, talked with Los Alamos scientists about the episode, they expressed the conviction that the objects were projectiles fired from extraterrestrial spacecraft.

There have been reports of green fireballs long after the early days of Project Twinkle outside the U.S. often near sensitive government or military bases: In 1983 a Royal Air Force pilot had a near collision with three unusual green fireballs near Manchester, England, and were also sighted near a nuclear power plant in Suffolk. On May 16, 2006 at least three traffic-light green fireballs brighter than the moon but not as bright as the sun blazed over northeast Australia. A farmer saw one with a blue tapering tail pass over the mountains of the Great Divide about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Brisbane, then watched a phosphorescent green ball about 12 inches wide (30 centimeters wide) roll slowly down the side of a mountain, bouncing over a rock along the way. In the summer of 2011, there was also a sighting of a green fireball in Cold Lake, AB, Canada.

Sources:
Unexplained: “Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena” by Jerome Clark;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fireballs;
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40442671/t/green-fireball-ufos-identified/

Pic Source:
Unexplained: “Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena” by Jerome Clark page 47
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Mystery of Anjikuni Village

In 1930's a mysterious disappearance occured in Anjikuni (Angikuni) village, located about fifty miles away from the Churchill police station in Canada. It is mainly inhabited by Eskimos. One day, the entire population of this village vanished without leaving any trace. The intriguing thing is that even after more than seventy years, no trace of the people of this village has been found. It seemed as if people of this village had simply dissolved into air by some magic power. Another mysterious thing was that only the human beings disappeared. Their household goods as well as cattle and other things remained intact.

In September 1930 Joe Labelle, a fur trapper well known in the Anjikuni village, found that all the villagers had gone. Labelle had visited the area before and knew it to be a bustling fishing village full of tents, rough hewn huts and friendly locals, but when he shouted a greeting the only sound that returned to him was that of his own echo and his snowshoes crunching through the icy frost. He found unfinished shirts that still had needles in them and food hanging over fire pits and therefore concluded that the villagers had left suddenly.

He even inspected the fish storehouse and noticed that its supplies had not been depleted. Nowhere were there any signs of a struggle or pandemonium and Labelle knew all too well that deserting a perfectly habitable community without rifles, food or parkas would be utterly unthinkable, no matter what the circumstances might have been to force the tribe to spontaneously migrate.

Even more disturbing, he found seven sled dogs dead from starvation and a grave that had been dug up. Labelle knew that an animal could not have been responsible because the stones circling the grave were undisturbed. He reported this to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who conducted a search for the missing people; no one was ever found.

As the news of mass disappearance of the entire population of this arctic village reached the authorities, they launched investigations into the affair. Suspecting mass suicide, they even dug up the graves in the village. There was another shock in store for the authorities. They did not find a single dead body of the people, who had disappeared. What is more, the dead bodies of the people buried previously were also missing. The graves were all empty.

After two weeks of investigation, the RCMP — based on some berries they found in one of the cooking pots –came to the somewhat dubious conclusion that the villagers had been gone for at least two months. This presents yet another question; if the Inuits really had abandoned their homes eight weeks before, then who was responsible for making the fire that Labelle saw when he first arrived at the village?

Sources:
World Famous Supernatural Mysteries by Sukhadev Prashad;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angikuni_Lake#Unsolved_mystery;
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/07/village-of-the-dead-the-anjikuni-mystery/

Pic Source:
http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2007/10/strange-universe-lake-anjikuni.html
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Tygomelia

On November 22, 1870, one of the most incredible of putative crypto-crossbreeds made its media debut in an Ottawa Times newspaper article after which it vanished from the headlines as swiftly as it had entered them: ‘Sir John E. Packenham, an officer in the English army, who has been spending the last year in Her Majesty’s northern provinces, arrived at Fort Buford [in North Dakota] with an animal of rare beauty, and never before caught on this continent, nor has it been known till late years that the species existed in this country. It is of the same family as the giraffe, or camelopard, of Africa, and is known to naturalists as the tygomelia. They are known to inhabit the high table lands of Cashmere and Hindoo Kush, but are more frequently seen on the high peaks of the Himalaya Mountains.

Tygomelia
‘The animal was taken when quite young, and is thoroughly domesticated, and follow its keeper like a dog. It is only four months old, and ordinarily stands about five feet high, but is capable of raising its head two feet, which makes the animal seven feet when standing erect. It is of a dark brown mouse color, large projecting eyes, with slight indications of horns growing out.
'The wonderful animal was caught north of Lake Athabasca, on the water of the McKenzie’s River. It has a craw similar to the pelican, by which means it can carry subsistence for several days. It was very fleet, being able to outfoot the fastest horse in the country. The black dapper spots on the rich brown color make it one of the most beautiful animals in existence, more beautiful than the leopard of the Chinese jungle.

‘Sir John did not consider it safe to transport this pet by water down the Mississippi River, fearing the uncertain navigation and the great change of climate from the Manitoba to the sunny south. He has, therefore, wisely concluded to go by way of St Paul, Minnesota. The commander of Fort Buford furnishes him with an escort for the trip. He will then proceed through Canada to Montreal, where he will ship his cargo to England.’

In reality, no such beast is known from India or North America (or indeed from anywhere else). Moreover, the only plausible suggestion regarding its identity that has been offered to date (always assuming of course, that the report was not a journalistic spoof) is one suggested by Edmonton-based crypto-investigator Kevin Stewart. Namely, that this ‘Tygomelia’ was a young, freakishly-mottled moose (such specimens have occasionally been documented in the wild). But with no images or further accounts of it known to exist, there is little likelihood that we shall never know for sure.

Sources:
Paranormal Magazine January 2011: “Forgotten Cryptids” Part One written by Karl P N Shuker PhD;
http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/02/never-tangle-with-tygomelia-or-tango.html

Pic Source:
http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/02/never-tangle-with-tygomelia-or-tango.html
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Amazing Coincidences

This world is filled with bizarre events and unusual coincidences. According to Wikipedia a “coincidence” is a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects.

These true stories is just few examples of amazing and unusual coincidences that occured around the world:

In 1626, a fishmonger in Cambridge, England tugged a still-legible book (bound in sailcloth) from the belly of a fish caught. It proved to be a theological treatise written by John Frith a hundred years earlier. Frith’s writings had caused him to be burned at the stake as a heretic in 1533. The manuscript had been written while Frith imprisoned at Oxford in a cellar used to store fish where other prisoners had actually died from the stenc. To honor the circumstances of its composition and deliverance, the book was reprinted in 1627 as “Vox Piscis”, literally “Voice of the Fish”, and the book was not burned. 
In Edgar Allan Poe’s 1838 story with the title “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.” There is a story about three starving shipwreck survivors murder and consume their companion named Richard Parker. Few decades later in 1884, three real-life ship wrecked sailors were tried for the murder of the fourth sailor, his name was also Richard Parker and he was also eaten.
In 1883, jilted by her lover, Henry Ziegland, a Texas woman killed herself with a gun. Seeking for revenge, her brother went after Ziegland – however he was unaware that his first bullet had missed and embedded in a tree – and then took his own life. Thirty years later, in 1913, Henry Ziegland decided to fell the same tree with dynamite whereupon the long lost bullet. Propelled by the explosion, finally the bullet found its mark on the second try, into Ziegland’s head, killing him instantly.
On July 28, 1900, stopping by chance at a restaurant outside Milan, Italy’s King Umberto I was astonished to encounter his double (the restaurant’s owner), in face and other physical appearances as well.
  • His name was also Umberto and was born in the same town with the same birthday (March 14, 1844).
  • Both men had married women named Margherita on the same day (April 22, 1868) and both sired sons named Vittorio.
  • They had twice been decorated for bravery, and both times at the same ceremonies (once in 1866 and again in 1870).
  • The day of King Umberto I coronation was the same day when the restaurant’s owner opened his restaurant.
When the restaurant’s owner left to fetch the meals, the amazed King Umberto proclaimed: “I intend to make that man a cavaliere of the crown of Italy tomorrow”. But when he asked about his double the next day, the king was shocked to learn that he was shot to death. The very next moment, the Royal Umberto also died, he was shot three times by an assassin.

In the 1920’s, on an unusually empty train in Peru, three Englishmen were surprised to find that they share similar name, the first man name is Bingham, the second man name is Powell, while the third man said “Believe it or not, gents, I’m Bingham Powell”.  
On June 6, 1944, in the month leading up to the allied invasion of Europe, solutions to clues in London’s daily telegraph crossword puzzles included: “Neptune”, “Omaha”, “Utah”, “Mulberry”, and “Overlord”. All of those words were top secret D-day code words, and all published by pure coincidences. 

In 1953, at London’s Savoy Hotel in 1953, a newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet was startled to find items belonging to his old friend, Impresario Harry Hannin. Two days later, Kupcinet received a letter from Harry Hannin: “You’ll never believe this, but I’ve just opened a drawer here and found a tie with your name on it while i was staying at the Hotel Meurice in Paris.”

In 1985, there was a car crash accident, the victim name is John Stott, witnessed by Bernard Stott, investigated by police officer Tina Stott, and administered by desk sergeant Walter Stott, and the four were not related.

Sources:
The Big Book of the Unexplained by Doug Moench;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coincidence
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