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Chilling Unsolved Mysteries
Posted 6/18/15 , edited 6/18/15
Have you read about any unsolved mysterious deaths or disappearances?
I've read about them pretty often. I find them very spine-tingling to read about. It's one of those things I only do around 2am when I'm bored. lol
Like, a very popular one like Elisa Lam. It happened fairly recently, like over 2 years ago. Basically a 21-year old college student decided to take a vacation out of town at around January 2013. She was later reported missing around the end of the month. There were several reports of customers complaining about seeing black stuff coming out of their showers & sinks and low water pressure. 2 weeks later, they found her body in one of the water tanks at the hotel she was staying at. The cause of the black stuff & the low water pressure.
A lot of people think paranormal stuff was involved because in the security footage from the hotel the police department released, taken on the day she went missing, she could be seen in, but she acting very strangely. It might of been her last moments before death.
Apparently, it's impossible for someone to close the water tank from inside the tank. Also there were 2 locked/security doors leading to the roof, where the water tanks are.
If you're interested here is a wikipedia page explaining it in a bit more detail:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elisa_Lam
And the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TjVBpyTeZM

What about you guys? Your thoughts?

You are free to share about any deaths/disappearances you know about as well. (It doesn't need to be an unsolved case)
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I can't think of any other stories i've heard of off the top of my head...but I have heard of the Elisa Lam one. I've seen the elevator video many times, but it never gets any less eerie. I always feel the need to cross myself or something after watching it. It's like a real life Paranormal Activity or something.
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I've had a Sherlock Holmes fetish for years and as such always found myself trying to find new clues to the Jack the Ripper case. It gave me the chills when finding out that similar strings of murders appeared across the world (even here in the US) just a short time after the killings stopped in Whitechapel. NY, PA, TX and even other countries such as South Africa, Nicaragua and Germany had similar strings occur. It still chills me to the bones thinking to this day no one knows who he is and we could have someone just like him living right on our block or even next door without even knowing it.
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If you're interested here is a wikipedia page explaining it in a bit more detail:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elisa_Lam


Wtf did I just read?!


Since her death, her Tumblr blog was updated, presumably through tumblr's Queue option which allows posts to automatically publish themselves when the user is away. Her phone was not found either with her body or in her hotel room; it has been assumed to have been stolen at some time around her death. Whether the continued updates to her blog were facilitated by the theft of her phone, the work of a hacker, or through the Queue, is not known; nor is it known whether the updates are related to her death.


Because clearly this story wasn't creepy enough before I got to this part... I'm going to have trouble going to sleep now. Thanks!

No, seriously. Thanks! I love reading real life horror stories. This was an interesting one. I'm surprised I haven't heard this before.
Posted 6/18/15
The Long Island Sound Serial Killer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_serial_killer

He could kill today and no one would know who he is



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Interesting. But the solution is too easy

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That was really creepy. I'm glad I'm getting up and not trying to go to sleep.
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neugenx wrote:

I've had a Sherlock Holmes fetish for years and as such always found myself trying to find new clues to the Jack the Ripper case.


True, Christopher Plummer was one of the great Holmeses in "Murder By Decree".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOwuXD6aHYI

Of course, the Royal family has had to discredit and publicly laugh down the theory to keep
but then I hear the same people who laugh down the "Royal Theory" turn around and praise Johnny Depp in "From Hell", where Alan Moore was using the exact same clues and an even more "implausible" solution, or at least for the purpose of British-sacred-cow satire.
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Pfft Please we all know The Zodiac Killer is by far more chilling. The Long Island Killer is just a Zodiac wannabe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Zodiac_Killer

I loved Unsolved Mysteries and find them very interesting. I like to learn about them and try to solve them. The Zodiac is by far my favorite. The David Fincher movie is great too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AEFiMouhPA&index=1&list=PL_j6f0-T5WrmiOlbnLie0aTwUCg1F7AOd

In regards to your story Op I've seen people say that Elisa Lam was playing the Elevator Ritual
https://youtu.be/jgX2E2JUYt0

Here is a possibility as to what happened to her.
https://youtu.be/IPHK5OO-NKU
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It was Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with a Wrench.

Case Closed
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Ugh right when I'm about to close my eyes and nap I just HAD to read this
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Ejanss wrote:


neugenx wrote:

I've had a Sherlock Holmes fetish for years and as such always found myself trying to find new clues to the Jack the Ripper case.


True, Christopher Plummer was one of the great Holmeses in "Murder By Decree".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOwuXD6aHYI

Of course, the Royal family has had to discredit and publicly laugh down the theory to keep
but then I hear the same people who laugh down the "Royal Theory" turn around and praise Johnny Depp in "From Hell", where Alan Moore was using the exact same clues and an even more "implausible" solution, or at least for the purpose of British-sacred-cow satire.


I loved that movie but it's predecessor, A Study in Terror, was closer to my heart. John Neville, who some will remember from early X-Files episodes as Mulder's ally against Scully's employers, was just amazing as Holmes.It even had a young Judi Dench working in the halfway house .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8iVriqo8s

And I agree that the Royal Family was an outlandish theory but the best theory I've actually seen kind of involved them in a way. It was claimed that a doctor formerly in their employee may have been involved and the fact that the murders in the US started around the NY Piers not too long after the murders in the UK ended. The Scotland Yard Detective who brought the theory forth said he believed that doctor (whose name I can't recall at the moment) was working with missionaries in the areas the murders occurred in both the US and the other countries with similar murders. He went as far as saying that the 6 murders that Jack the Ripper committed in the UK may have actually been 8. One before and one after that were never pinned on him due to them being a little different than his standard MO. It was said the first may have been the murder that started him on the killing path due to how violent it was while the last wasn't violent enough (but it was explained the reason it wasn't was probably due to the fact that two people spotted him and yelled for help).
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These two cases have always interested me


The Taman Shud Case

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case


The Taman Shud Case, also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach, Glenelg, just south of Adelaide, South Australia. It is named after a phrase, tamam shud, meaning "ended" or "finished" in Persian, printed on a scrap of paper found in a hidden pocket of the man's trousers. This turned out to have been removed from the final page of a particular copy of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Following a police appeal, the actual book was handed in – around the time the body was found, a man in Glenelg had found it on the seat of his car. Written in the book was something looking like a secret code as well as a telephone number.



The Isdal Woman
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isdal_Woman


On 29 November 1970 at approximately 13:15, while hiking in the foothills of Mount Ulriken's north face, in an area known as the Isdalen Valley, a university professor and his two young daughters came across the partially charred remains of a naked woman hidden among some rocks at a remote hiking trail. Present at the scene were a dozen pink sleeping pills, a packed lunch, an empty quart bottle of liqueur, and two plastic bottles that smelled of gasoline. A full scale murder investigation was immediately initiated and the case has since evolved to become the most comprehensive criminal case by the Bergen police.

She had died from a combination of burns and carbon monoxide poisoning, and an autopsy showed traces of at least 50 sleeping pills in her body. Her neck bore a bruise, possibly the result of a blow.

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I've heard about this before, though not the name or that people think the paranormal was involved, just the basic details. It never really disturbed me that much outside of the contaminated water people were using until the discovery. Reading a little more about it, it is odd.

Jack the Ripper really interests me too.

And then there's the Dyatlov Pass Incident, which has intrigued from the moment I heard about it. Avalanche would make the most sense but it's interesting to read other theories/possibilities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

Unsolved mysteries are fun to read, but I usually end up reading this kind of stuff late at night...
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neugenx wrote:
I loved that movie but it's predecessor, A Study in Terror, was closer to my heart. John Neville, who some will remember from early X-Files episodes


(And even more will remember as Baron Munchhausen...) :)


neugenx wrote:
And I agree that the Royal Family was an outlandish theory but the best theory I've actually seen kind of involved them in a way. It was claimed that a doctor formerly in their employee may have been involved and the fact that the murders in the US started around the NY Piers not too long after the murders in the UK ended. The Scotland Yard Detective who brought the theory forth said he believed that doctor (whose name I can't recall at the moment) was working with missionaries in the areas the murders occurred in both the US and the other countries with similar murders. He went as far as saying that the 6 murders that Jack the Ripper committed in the UK may have actually been 8. One before and one after that were never pinned on him due to them being a little different than his standard MO. It was said the first may have been the murder that started him on the killing path due to how violent it was while the last wasn't violent enough (but it was explained the reason it wasn't was probably due to the fact that two people spotted him and yelled for help).


Still--given that Freemasons are still influential enough in the British upper class for tabloids to shout "Freemason police coverup?" every time a high-profile investigation drags (qv. the Monty Python "Architect" sketch, and yeah, I get the jokes)--and that it was even more of a powerhouse among the Victorian upper-class at the time, the idea that "He wore a leather apron because he didn't want to get his clothes dirty!", and then discard it self-incriminatingly behind not thinking that the police might find it, is reaching to the point of GOOFY.
Murder By Decree used the theory that
while Moore's From Hell just gave us a standard off-the-shelf
although, again, he may have just been satirizing.
Anarchy in the UK is still a sexy topic over in the perpetually-frustrated country, and during the harsh social division of the Victorian era, Anarchy, Socialism, and just any political alternative that would finally get Queen Frump off her throne and actually do something about the citizens, was seen as the cure-all for all of London's problems, to varyingly dangerous degrees of frustration. Sort of like our over-idealized obsession with Socialism during the unemployment of the Depression, only they had it worse, longer and no end in sight.

During the 100th Anniversary, when the media overindulged in every crime celebrity coming up with his own theory, we were also in our big Hannibal Lechter Serial-Killer craze at the time, and the FBI experts simply would not look at any theory that didn't involve some cool smoldering analyzable crazy-killer like in the movies.
(While also at the same time, we had that big controversial racial-profiling case about the husband who claimed some "black street guy" killed his wife, when it ultimately turned out he had. If you want to murder to cover up a secret, destroy motive first and get everyone looking for some believably crazy boogeyman without motive; otherwise Lt. Columbo may end up looking too close and finding out the secret anyway, and then you'll have done all that work for nothing.)


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Pfft Please we all know The Zodiac Killer is by far more chilling. The Long Island Killer is just a Zodiac wannabe.
The Zodiac is by far my favorite. The David Fincher movie is great too


Although in the scenes where we get the annoyingly attention-struck letters from Zodiac--"Thanks for making the Clint Eastwood movie about me! I'm so famous, where should I strike next?...How about a school bus?"--I kept thinking, "This is not a serial killer....This is an attention-struck INTERNET TROLL, twenty-five years before alt.games.final-fantasy even existed."
When Fincher's movie shows us the theory of the suspect, I'm thinking "So...even after the letters, we're still going with the idea that it was someone over 30??"
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