Biggest Unsolved Mysteries Of The Twentieth Century
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July 1st, 2007 01:53 AM
1943 - 2009
Biggest Unsolved Mysteries Of The Twentieth Century
What are they? We can have some fun with this, as long as we stay away from the tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. So here goes...
1. The JFK assassination. Officially solved, of course.
2. The Amelia Earhart disappearance.
3. The Navy dive bombers lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
4. The TWA 800 crash. See number 1.
5. The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.
6. The death of Marilyn Monroe.
7. The disappeance of bandleader Glenn Miller in WW2.
8. The fate of the POWs and MIAs from the Vietnam war.
9. The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
What can you add to this list? As an added twist, suppose, before you departed this mortal life, you could choose to learn the complete, uncensored truth of one of the mysteries on this list (or your list). Which one would you pick?
My choice is easy. The JFK assassination, because I lived through those times and was assigned to the funeral detail.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
July 1st, 2007 03:08 AM
The fate of our MIA's...because we owe it to our guys.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
July 1st, 2007 07:08 AM
Why most men marry the women they do! Or women the men! BTW, I thought the Glenn Miller one had been solved - accidentially shot down by British forces.
"Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1
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July 1st, 2007 08:12 AM
Well my #1 mistery is just why i or anyone should care what paris , brittney , lindsy , ect... do or say ?
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July 1st, 2007 09:07 AM
i agree 100%.....
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July 1st, 2007 11:17 AM
I thought it was his plane was hit by a bomb jettison by a bomber coming back from a raid on the Continent. Wikipedia shares that possibility as being the most likely explanation...
Originally Posted by czman2006
On December 15, 1944, Miller, now a major, was scheduled to fly from the United Kingdom to Paris to play for the soldiers who had recently liberated Paris. His plane departed from RAF Twinwood Farm, Clapham, Bedfordshire, but disappeared over the English Channel and was never found. Miller's disappearance remains a mystery; neither his remains nor the wreckage of his plane (a single-engined Noorduyn Norseman UC-64, USAAF Tail Number 44-70285) were ever recovered from the water. (Clive Ward's discovery of a Noorduyn Norseman off the coast of Northern France in 1985 was unverifiable and contained no human remains.)
There have been sixty years of theories about what happened to Glenn Miller. Buddy DeFranco, one of the leaders of the post war Glenn Miller orchestra explained to George Simon, that at many of the concerts where he was leading the Glenn Miller band in the 1970s, more than a few people confided to him what "really" happened to Glenn Miller. "If I were to believe all those stories, there would have been about twelve thousand four hundred and fifty eight people there at the field in England seeing him off on that last flight!"
It is now thought more than likely that Glenn Miller's plane was accidentally bombed by RAF bombers over The English Channel, after an abortive air raid on Germany and short on fuel dumping four thousand pounds of bombs in a safe drop zone to lighten the load. The logbooks of Royal Air Force pilot Fred Shaw record that a small mono engined plane was seen to spiral out of control and crash into the water.
July 1st, 2007 11:21 AM
Why when you put a pair of Socks in the washer one only comes out ..
July 1st, 2007 11:28 AM
Yeah, where do all my RH socks go(I'm LH'ed)
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July 1st, 2007 11:31 AM
Anybody know where my car keys are?
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July 1st, 2007 11:44 AM
Check the table
Originally Posted by goawayfarm
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
July 1st, 2007 12:15 PM
POW/MIA, no question about it.
July 1st, 2007 12:23 PM
I want to know why the gun that killed Brandon Lee had a live round in it when from what I remember it had been only used as a movie gun
"If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."
July 1st, 2007 12:53 PM
Seriously, where are Saddam's WMDs?
July 1st, 2007 12:58 PM
We know he had them..... we kept the receipts!
Originally Posted by JD
July 1st, 2007 01:11 PM
I don't doubt he had them, I just want to know where they went
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