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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 31: N.U.G.E.T.


 

Welcome to the capstone story for this year’s Decemystery, dear reader. I wanted to make it a story that you would never forget. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the time or energy to do the original story. That’s okay though because I’ll get to it early next year if I’m not dead from COVID-19. Also, I found an equally fascinating story. It’s another tale from the Conspiracy Iceberg and it’s a heck of a trip.


N.U.G.E.T. is a story that really piqued my interest because of its name. With an enigmatic tale like that, you’d immediately suspect something tied to espionage. Interestingly, it included it—kind of. While the details on this story are limited, there’s enough that it doesn’t end up a hazy mess like the Mariana Trench Bone Pit. So let’s take a little dive into this story and see what the truth is.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 30: The Mariana Trench Bone Pit


 

When I wrote about the Mariana Trench Sea Serpent, I said that I hoped to get to this story next year. Well, I decided against that and have instead opted to cover it now. So let’s head back to the world famous deepest known part of the ocean and talk about the Mariana Trench Bone Pit.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 29: Black Stick Men



This story was meant to be last year’s capstone entry; it’s a sort of quasi-associate to the story of Shadow People, though it’s also most certainly its own beast through and through. Black Stick Men are as much a phenomenon as they are a cryptid—along with just about every other category of mystery imaginable. While the name may seem far-fetched, their reputation far exceeds their two-dimensional figure. Though hey, don’t take my word for it. Let’s dive in and talk about it in more detail.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 28: Rose Eater


Hello once more, dear reader. The final few stories for Decemystery are going to be a bit unique. You see, I’m feeling very sick and sadly, due to this year having been what it is, I don’t have the energy to write up something lengthy; that’s why this year’s Decemystery has largely been filled with shorter-than-average write-ups. However, for the final four, I sadly feel it’s best if we take it nice, slow, and easy. So, for the first of the final four, I want to break the rule I set at the start of the month and cover a conspiracy. I know, that’s really cheap of me, but they’re one of the easiest things I can do when I feel like I’m going to die. So, to start things off, let’s talk about Rose Eater.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 27: Greys

 

Hello, hello, how goes it, dear reader? I want to ask you a very simplistic, easy to answer question: do you believe that we’re alone in the Universe?


In my experiences, I have gotten a generally consistent answer from my friends, family, and acquaintances: “no, we are not alone”. Every now and then, I will meet someone who believes we are, but the general consensus is, in my circle of friends, that somewhere, intelligent life exists. You know, ayy lamps.


Unfortunately for me, in my infinite wisdom, I’ve never asked any of those friends exactly what they believe those intelligent life forms are like. As far as I’m aware, none of them believe there to be other humans out there, nor do any of them believe that Mass Effect is real. So, we are without our Liara waifu. A truly sad day for us all. Alexa, play Mad World by Gary Jules.


Though what of those who are outside my little circle? Well, that’s where the fun lies. Not that my circle of friends is boring—far from it. It’s just that a lot of the magnificently bizarre and exciting theories lie outside of it. You see, there are a plethora of theories regarding what people believe intelligent life is like.


Some believe that there are Reptilians. I’m pretty sure that most of you are familiar with these guys. They’re said to be very tall, scaly, and in some cases, can shapeshift. They’re also said to appear like humanoid lizards (which is why some refer to them as “lizard people”). David Icke has made them extremely famous thanks to his claims that political leaders like Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II, and Barack Obama are all Reptilian shapeshifters. So I guess that it goes without saying that it’s almost universally believed that Reptilians are said to be extremely evil and malicious in nature.


Others say that there are “Nordic Aliens”. These entities are among some of the oddest because they’re said to resemble humans—even if they’re a tad bit taller than us. Most put them at about 7 feet (2.1 meters), though I’m sure their height can be closer to that of an average human.


Said to be blond, white, and generally appearing like someone from a Nordic country (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to be exact), Nordic Aliens are said to be benevolent and nonthreatening. What their goals are, I don’t know, but they appear to care for humanity in some capacity. Some also say they reside underground or deep within mountains/caves.


Then there are the Venusians. These folks are like the Nordic Aliens, but they apparently like to have sex with humans. At least, that’s what it seems like. Whenever someone is abducted by a Venusian, it usually leads to the UFO’s bedroom. It’s kinda weird.


Draconians are up next. These folks are like the Reptilians, but their appearance is closer to that of a dragon. They’re kind of rude and don’t like humans, though I believe at least one account states that they’re benevolent.


Robots are next. These folks are generally non-threatening and are just… robots. If you remember that weird story about the Dade City flower aliens, they fall into that category. There are also other stories like those guys, such as living cans and other weird things. I think these guys may be new to the whole “alien” thing given those living cans got hit by a car.


Little Green Men! These folks are said to be mischievous and generally pranksters. The Ririe Carjackers fall into this category. They don’t really care, they’re just frat boys who want to go around having a good time. Also, if that sounds really casual, it’s because everything I know about aliens comes from my own experiences of reading stories. So, apologies if this isn’t exactly “in-depth”. We’ll get to the point soon enough though.


Bigfoot… oh man, I have been dreading this one for a while. The belief that Bigfoot is an alien comes from the correlation of UFO sightings, followed by a rash of Bigfoot reports. It’s definitely odd that the two can go hand-in-hand, but the general belief that Bigfoot is an alien doesn’t really hold much water among the UFO community as far as I’m aware.


Rods/Skyfish are up to bat now. These folks are generally without a real form; they’re wispy and/or seen in the sky. It’s better if you look them up on your own because explaining them is exceedingly difficult without sounding crazy.


Last, certainly not least, and far from the last supposed species of alien, there are Greys. These are without a shadow of a doubt the most famous type of alien—bar none. They’re said to be tall (though this isn’t universal), have grey skin, large eyes that are almost entirely black, are thin, and their motives vary—heavily. They’re the focus of today’s write-up too, so we’ll get to go over what exactly those motives are!


However, I would like to say that most of this write-up will be written based on what I know. As such, I won’t go over an array of supposed sightings, encounters, and alien abductions. I want to focus on what Greys are. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 26: Old Spider Legs



 Hey, remember yesterday how I mentioned something called Old Spider Legs? Well, today, we’re gonna take some time to go ahead and talk about it!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Decemystery (2020) Bonus Entry: Czechoslovakia Dong Wrangler


Merry Christmas, dear reader! I hope you’ve had a wonderful, happy day and that you got everything you wanted for Christmas. Me, personally, I got a copy of Dune and some other wonderful things. It’s been a happy, awesome day and I wish to end it off on a note that will forever be remembered as one of the most ridiculously funny things you’ll ever read. So, without further ado, let’s talk about… uh… the Czechoslovakian Dong Wrangler.

Decemystery (2020) 25: The Dancing Underpants

 

After the really insipid story of the Subway Man, I figured that we could cut loose with something truly nonsensical and light-hearted. In my search to find something silly, I encountered a story so eye-catching, so goofy, and so delightful, I could never ever pass it up. So come along, dear reader, it’s time to talk about the baffling, ridiculous, and rather short tale of the Dancing Underpants.


No, I’m not making that up.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 24: The Subway Man

 


Ah, let’s take a trip to “excuse me, but what is this?” land. Yes, we’re going on a happy, magical, wonderful journey to the land where the likes of “Is Lord of the Rings Based on a True Story?” resides in its castle made of sticks, stones, and Pauly Shore movies. Why? Well, today, we’re talking about a story about something called the Subway Man. This barely qualifies as a mystery, but it’s something so inexplicably nonsensical that I want to cover it. Also, I need a break because this month is beginning to make my mental health deteriorate. God, I love Decemystery.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 23: The U-28 Creature



The War to End All Wars—better known as World War I—was the progenitor for the more famous war known as World War II. We’ll talk about the many mysteries of both wars at some point in the future, but for now, let’s focus on a cryptid sighting from ye olden World War I: the U-28 Creature.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 22: The Dade City Flower Alien Encounter

 



The Dade City Flowers? Sounds like a flora shop…


Wait, what? They’re aliens? That’s ridiculous! Complete and total tomfoolery, I refuse to cover this story.


Oh, wait, Dade City is in Florida. Never mind, it makes perfect sense. Alright, let’s see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 21: The Mandela Effect

 


I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mystery become so prominent and prevalent as this one. Sure, there are plenty of people who have seen ghosts, Sasquatch, or UFOs, but today’s story—which on the Mandela Effect—is something significantly more unique. It’s a phenomenon which I think most of us could have experienced at least once in our life.


For those unfamiliar with the Mandela Effect, I want to give a brief rundown of it before we get into the story itself (which will be focusing more on famous examples of it rather than going over its history). It’s basically a case where someone believes something to be one thing, but it isn’t. The name comes from when former South African President Nelson Mandela died in 2013, but most swore up and down that he had died back in the 1980s.


This phenomenon has taken off a lot in the past… I’d say about decade; with the popularity of 4Chan, Reddit, and the YouTube Horror Community, a lot of people have come forward claiming that they’ve had experiences with the Mandela Effect. Though one thing that must be asked is this: how many of these experiences are truly enigmatic and how many are just cases of false memory?


With today’s Decemystery entry, we’ll be doing something different. We’ll be taking a little bit of time—not a whole lot because as is the case with Decemystery, we’re trying to keep these stories short, sweet, and fun—to take a gander at some of the most famous cases of the Mandela Effect and give them a brief rundown before rounding it out with two of the most popular theories. Then we’ll go into the theories section to echo what I just said. Why? Because here at Limitless Possibilities, the norm/professionalism is reserved for squares who have a bunch of subscribers on YouTube. So let’s get to it!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 20: Planet Nine


In space, no one can hear you scream, snore, breathe, lose at poker, or realize that your insurance doesn’t cover interplanetary vehicle collisions with Greys.


You see, dear reader, in space: many mysteries reside there. The Wow! Signal, ASASSN-V J213939.3-702817.4, Supermassive Black Holes, Ultramassive Black Holes, Theia, and more are just waiting to have their truths uncovered. Indeed, space is a limitless sandbox where we can find the truths to so, so, so much, yet we’ve barely even touched the surface of it all.


It’s because of these limitless possibilities (haha, roll credits and all that CinemaSins nonsense) that I opted to cover a mystery today. I had two ideas for today’s story—both of which involved something in outer space. One of them was a star in the form of the aforementioned ASASSN-V J213939.3-702817.4, and the other was Planet Nine. I guess it’s no mystery which I opted for if you read the title. So let’s dive into the cockpit of a space shuttle and go blast off into outer space!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 19: Can Dreams Be Connected?

 


Theeeese dreeeams go on when I close my eyes. I’m gonna get sueeeed by Stevie Nicks and it’s gonna really suuuuck!


THEEEESE DREAMS GO ON AND I FORGOT THE REST OF THE LYRICS!


Hello, hello, dear dreaming reader. Welcome to the next installment of this year’s Decemystery. It’s time to take a trip back into the world of “Vertigo rambles as he talks about a mystery of life”. Today’s topic: can dreams be connected?


Well, can they?


I ‘unno. Some say yes, others say no. One thing’s for certain though, it’s time to talk about it!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 18: That Time the Monster From Jeepers Creepers Fell From the Sky

 


So far this year, I’ve refrained heavily from extremely silly, nonsensical stories. Sure, the Venusian Scorpion was a fairly outlandish and goofy concept, but at its heart: it still had something to base itself off of. There were supposed images of the entity in question and it did come from someone who you could call reputable. He had credentials, he had experience, and he was at least respected by other fellow scientists.


Because of this lack of a black sheep story, I figured that today, we could go ahead and dive into the realm of something that’s so absolutely batty, you’d think it was an elaborate troll. Something so absurd… it’s more than likely not real, but who cares? It’s still technically a mystery and gosh darn it, I’m gonna relish in every nanosecond of this story’s goofiness. Let’s talk about that time the monster from Jeepers Creepers fell from the sky.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 16: The Aliens Who Brought Pancakes


 

>be me

>no name blogger from New York

>looking for stories to cover

>go onto ObscUrbanLegend Wiki

>thisissomuchfun.mp3

>hum to myself

>eventually come across one
>the aliens who brought pancakes

>perfect.jpg

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 15: What Does /b/ Keep in the Freezer?

 


Ah 4Chan. A place where madness, genius, and degeneracy collide, it’s one of my favorite places to go whenever I want to just cut loose and act like the biggest dingbat on the face of the planet. It’s also a place I go for material given it’s a haven for some of the strangest things you could ever find.


One board I seldom visit though is /b/, the “random” board. It has a reputation not only for housing some pretty seriously illegal content, but it’s also generally just flooded with porn threads nowadays. Every now and then, I’ll post a random image of an animal (mostly to see if I’ll get anything meaningful started), but more often than not, the thread will end up on Page 10 with maybe a handful of responses.


That wasn’t always the case though. Way back in the times of yore, /b/ would have actual threads one could partake in and have some semblance of fun in. That is to say, people who wanted to act like idiots could act like idiots and have fun with other idiots. It was fun, stupid, chaotic, and would likely make the average person nowadays wonder exactly was wrong with the average 4Chan user (not that that doesn’t happen nowadays, but let’s pretend 4Chan is as it was like in the good old days of moot).


At the same time, 4Chan was a place where some truly sick, twisted minds could go to share their… “creativity” and relish in the response they’d get. That’s the case with today’s story, a story that I call what does /b/ keep in the freezer? The name comes from the question the original poster asked the folks over at /b/. So let’s see exactly what /b/ keeps in the freezer, dear reader! Just be sure you haven’t eaten.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 14: The Creature in the Dining Room

 


Top of the morning to you, dear reader, from the United States. Today’s mystery is going to be a unique one as it won’t be something you’ve heard of—unless you’re friends with me. That’s because it’s a personal story; a mystery that has perplexed me for a large portion of my life. I’ve always referred to it as the creature in the dining room. That’s because I saw it in my dining room and it was some sort of creature. I know, top tier naming. Anyways, let’s get right into it.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 13: Stigmata

 


Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, or any other follower of another religion, I would eager that know the story of Jesus Christ.


The central figure and Messiah of the Christian faith, Jesus is said to be the son of God Himself, sent to Earth to die by crucifixion for the sins of humanity. There’s a considerable amount more to it than just that and honestly, despite being Catholic, I almost certainly got something wrong in the first sentence of this paragraph.


What? I sure as heck am not a theologian.


Lucky for me, I don’t need to be one for today’s story—in spite of it dealing heavily with religion. Known as stigmata, there is a very strange phenomenon where people mysteriously become wounded in a manner similar to the way Jesus was crucified. While there is one prominent difference, it’s never been adequately explained as to why this occurs. So today, I would like to see if we can come to some sort of conclusion and seal off what is arguably one of the most traumatizing mysteries of my childhood. So come along, let us see why people receive gnarly Jesus wounds together.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 12: Mount Vernon Jane Doe (1988)

 


There’s something about unidentified murder victims that makes my skin crawl. Never mind how they have no name and their story is as mysterious as can be, but staring at the digital reconstructions sends shivers down my spine. To not know what they may have looked like is something that’s equal parts saddening and unnerving. It’s like you’re staring at someone who has no face.


In the case of today’s story—that of the Mount Vernon Jane Doe—I can’t help but find the story exceptionally saddening. A young woman who was around my age, was tied up, beaten, strangled, and then dumped like trash on the side of a road. Worst of all? This took place not too far from where I live—a little over an hour. While that may seem far to some, I’m someone who’s historically found an hour-long  drive to be nothing. I digress though, let us dive into this sordid tale and see who this young lady was, and who may have taken her life.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 11: The Mariana Trench Sea Serpent

 


The ocean: it’s mysterious, it’s big, it’s got Jason Mamoa living in it, and I once wanted to devote my life to exploring and researching it. In many ways, I’d still love to; I have the desire to take up SCUBA lessons. If only COVID would go away, I could do so.


Anyways, we’re going to be taking a trip really far down into the ocean. So get on the S.S. Vertigo—which is in no way related to the RMS Vertigo. That’s only used for committing ecological catastrophes inland. You see, dear reader: today’s story is one I’ve been meaning to cover because I have only one source for it and even it doesn’t really have much faith in it. Still, it’s quirk and peculiar enough that I think it warrants a bit of attention. So, let’s head back into the pages of the Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology and talk about the Mariana Trench Sea Serpent.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 10: The Venusian Scorpion

 


Our solar system is home to an array of wonderful, strange, and fascinating planets. The first one in the ole’ fanciful group that makes up our solar system is Mercury.


A planet that may one day collide with Venus, Earth, Mars, fall into the Sun, or get thrown out of the system entirely thanks to Jupiter, Mercury’s a barren, rocky planet with temperatures that vary greatly. The side that faces the Sun can reach up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit (or 427 degrees Celsius). On the other side (quite literally), the temperature reaches a generally acceptable -280 degrees Fahrenheit (or -180 Celsius). All in all, it’s probably not a place you want to reside on without the proper suntan lotion or comfy snow gear.


The second planet is Venus. Known for being the only planet to orbit backwards and sometimes referred to as “Earth’s Evil Twin” because the two are generally similar in size (with our evil twin being only slightly smaller), Venus has a magnificently weird history. Its surface is hidden behind clouds, which led some astronomers to believe that the planet may have had a lush jungle, potentially even having been populated by dinosaurs or some other primordial life.


As most of you may know however, this isn’t the case. Venus is arguably the most hostile planet in the solar system, With a temperature that ranges from 827 to nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (441 to 482 degrees Celsius), Venus really does a disservice to its Roman Goddess namesake. Beautiful she is not; Venus is a planet where the heat is trapped in the planet thanks to the thick clouds. Sulfuric gasses toxify what little air there is and if you were to not be burned to death, the extreme pressure of the atmosphere would squish you like a bug.


Despite that, some say we may be able to one day go ballooning into the skies of Venus. Plan your trip now!


Ahem, anyways, the third planet is Earth. It isn’t flat, next.


The fourth planet is Mars. Known as the red planet, it’s the most habitable planet outside of Earth, though it’s still not exactly prime real estate. While the temperature can reach upwards of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), it can drop to about -225 degrees Fahrenheit (-153 degrees Celsius). Despite such frigid temperatures, a great many hope that we will colonize it within the coming decades. Alas, if we do, those people aren’t coming back—ever. That’s if they even make it there alive.


Residing in the asteroid belt and generally not considered a planet is Ceres. I honestly have no idea if this place is habitable, let alone even stable given I imagine it’s possible that Jupiter could throw it in any direction it pleases. Though hey, that’s just my wild imagination being itself.


Speaking of Jupiter, that’s the fifth planet. Occasionally known as “Earth’s Guardian Angel”, Jupiter’s the first gas giant in our solar system, the largest planet overall, and is generally pretty fascinating. It also has numerous moons, but they aren’t exactly ripe for colonization, though Callisto, Ganymede (to a very slim degree), and Europa have been floated around (no pun intended) to be colonized. Some also suspect that Europa may have life beneath its surface thanks to a possible subterranean ocean. We’ll be covering Europa far, far more next year if I get the time.


The sixth planet is Saturn. Sometimes believed to be the home to a figure (or figures) from the Biblical Book of Revelation, Saturn’s as famous for its conspiratorial elements as it is for being capable of floating on water if any place could hold it! Like Jupiter, Saturn also has a lot of moons. Also like Jupiter, most aren’t really good in the way of real estate value, though Titan and Enceladus are possible candidates to reside on. Every look up at the rings, they’re gorgeous! Man, I’m glad I paid $83,000,000,000 to live on a moon in the middle of space!


The seventh planet is the unfortunately named Uranus. It floats like a bowling ball and while it’s the subject of numerous immature jokes, Uranus is a possible mining site for helium-3. As such, some of its moons could become bases of operation—assuming anyone wants to work there since they’d be ridiculed for working near Uranus. Harhar.


The eighth and final planet is my personal favorite: Neptune. A vibrant, beautiful planet, Neptune has no surface, but one of its moons—Triton—is a possible habitable celestial body. That is, assuming we have the proper protection so we don’t end up freezing to death. The temperature can drop to nearly -400 degrees Fahrenheit (-240 degrees Celsius). Brrr!


Beyond this, there’s what are known as trans-Neptunian objects. Most of these are comets, dwarf planets, or objects within the Oort Cloud. The first of these is Pluto, the former ninth planet of our solar system. It’s generally debated on if it should be reclassified as a planet because of nostalgia—it’s also not habitable because it’s ridiculously cold and about as dead as Jimmy Hoffa.


Eris is up next. Once known as Planet X because it was considered the tenth planet, Eris is also a barren land of whatever and probably can’t be populated. Though I honestly wish it had kept its name of Xena.


The fantastically bizarre Haumea is up next. An elongated planet that looks something like an oval, this planet’s rapid rotation has caused it to become what I’d consider the most unique planet in our solar system. Honestly, I hope it’s habitable because of how weird it looks.


Beyond this are simplistic dwarf planets: Makemake, Quaoar, Orcus, and Sedna being the only ones that I have any knowledge of. According to Wikipedia, there are some others: Gonggong, Salacia, and 2002 MS4 being a few. However, beyond Sedna (which is the farthest known dwarf planet from the Sun overall, is even redder than Mars, and having an orbital period of 11,400 years), they’re all uninhabitable and can be disregarded. I simply took the time to go over the previous three dwarf planets as they felt noteworthy. Two are well-known and one is weirdly shaped.


So where am I getting with this? Well, the planets of our solar system are diverse if nothing else, but they aren’t exactly the place where you’d think life would exist outside of Earth and maybe, in the past, Mars. Though some claim that on the surface of Venus, there’s a scorpion. What makes people say that? Well, if you looked at the header image, you’d see. So let us talk about the supposed Venusian Scorpion.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 9: Nepalese Dragon


Dragons are really diverse creatures of legend. There are good dragons, bad dragons, dragons with wings, dragons without wings, big dragons, and little dragons. Some of these dragons can breathe fire, while others breathe ice. In some stories, they can also breathe lightning! I’ve also heard of some that bring life and hope, while others bring death and misery.


Dragons are super cool in that regard and I believe that if I were a dragon, I’d live in a cave and never leave it, instead devoting my time to sleeping and stomping on anyone who got within a 35,000 mile radius of my hidey spot.


I guess that makes me one of the bad dragons then, but who cares. Today’s story has to do with a dragon that can’t fly, barely moves, yet is said to reside in the forests of Nepal. It’s never been found in spite of it being really slow. It goes by two names, but I’m going to use the first name I saw for it: the Nepalese Dragon.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 8: Is Luck Real?


Happy Tuesday, dear reader. Tell me: how has life treated you? For my part, as it stands, life’s treated me as well as it has poorly. I had a lot of health issues growing up and even now, my mental health is something that could be substantially better. I suffer greatly from a lot of issues that make me a less-than desirable person to be around, but I do my best to not end up being a complete and total bastard. It’s easier said than done.


Lucky for me, I don’t socialize in person a lot, so I don’t hurt those I know in person. No, instead I hurt them over the Internet. Woo-hoo. Anyways, my point is: life dealt me a hand in blackjack that immediately went to 22; it sucks, but it’s the luck of the draw, no? I guess that’s what any gambler would say, so it’s what I’ll go with. Lucky doodle-doo.


Okay, well, anyways: what of those who are born into a life of luxury? They clearly got dealt a great hand and we all hate them for it—even if they’re the nicest and most generous people ever. We all succumb to envy at some point, but when it’s folks like that, envy turns into wrath and lust. Such is the way of sin, but we all yearn for more than what we have. The concept of being dealt a good hand goes out the window and we all see ourselves as the unluckiest people on Earth. At least, that’s how it is in my eyes.


Though what I see in my eyes means nothing when it comes to the cold, hard facts, right? After all, an opinion means nothing when it’s countered by an objective point. Though what if we can’t prove anything via objective reasoning; what if something can only be reasoned with through ano opinion? Okay, perhaps that makes zero sense, but maybe you get what I mean. What if something is simply… well, a concept? There are plenty of things like that: the concept of Friday the 13th for example. Sure, no hockey mask wearing, machete wielding zombie guy comes out and kills pretty teenagers at a camp, but we like to believe that bad luck strikes on that day.


Well, I guess I should get to the point of today’s write-up. I’ve been as subtle as a thousand bricks to the face. This is going to be a very off-the-cuff write-up as we’ll be discussing something that’s very much a personal belief for many. We all know it and we all hate it when it comes to life: luck. Let’s go over if it’s something that’s real or if it’s simply a factor of life that we like to believe in.


Monday, December 7, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 7: Mokèlé-mbèmbé



This story is dedicated to my friend Marcus. Sorry it took so long to get around to covering this.


Howdy, this is RMS Vertigo and we’re sailing down a river. Mud and dirt is being torn up because we’re about thirty-five times the legal size for a small river and there are a ton of really pissed off hippos chewing at the steel hull of this bad boy. We’re committing illegal acts of sailing the likes of which we haven’t seen since the era of the pirates and I feel perfectly fine.


You see, dear reader, in this world: I can be whatever I want. I can be an astronaut dancing on Venus as the immense heat makes my flesh melt off. I can be the King of Arcadia and on my way to Atlantis. I can also be an author who doesn’t sit on his bed typing out write-ups that about five people read on the daily.


Lucky for me, I am none of those things and am instead sitting here eagerly awaiting to tell you this story. It’s one that I’ve had on my to-do list for almost as long as the Somerton Man, though I never got around to it more out of pure laziness rather than time constraints or anything of that sort. I feel a great sense of disappointment not having tried to slot it into the last two days of that failed May series I did, but alas, emotional distress overtakes all—even the determination to make something out of the Cookie Monster.


Anyways, what is this fiendish cryptid? Well, It’s a relatively famous cryptid that’s been featured in films like 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and on shows such as Destination Truth. Its legacy is up there with the likes of the J’ba Fofi in the way of local legend, but its real selling point is that it’s a living dinosaur. Yes, Jurassic Park is real and if we all go to Africa and bless the rains, we too can have the RMS Vertigo crash into a living fossil. Woo-hoo!


Okay, well, let’s finally get to it. This cryptid is known as Mokèlé-mbèmbé and its reputation is as long as its neck. So come, let’s continue on down river and get trampled on like a Wal-Mart employee on Black Friday. Awooooooooogaaaaah.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 6: The Akashic Records



Hello dear reader! It’s another day in the wonderful month of December and that means it’s time for a new entry in this year’s Decemystery. Today’s story is that of the Akashic Records, a story I’ve been meaning to cover for a fairly long time now. So come along, let’s open up the doorway to the new age Book of Life. Tally-ho!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 5: What Comes After The End of the Universe?


The concept of “eternity” is a pretty fantastical one. Within our eyes, we can think ahead a few days, weeks, or months. Get to the realm of thinking ahead a year or two and it feels like forever—at least in my eyes. Granted, as you grow older, we all tend to think ahead in the long term, but for anyone who’s on the younger side: thinking ahead to a year like 2025 probably feels like an impossibility—or at least inconceivable.

Though what if we’re to think ahead, say, 1,000 years. That’s unfathomable; none of us will be around to bear witness to the turn of the millennium. I mean, who even knows what awaits us when that time comes. Could Earth have plunged into chaos? Will we be on Mars? The possibilities are endless and they’re equal parts exciting and terrifying to think about.


That, however, is small in scale when it comes to thinking ahead. With this write-up, we’re going to have to think in the longest sense of “long term”. For where we’re going, we need to head to the point when time runs out—forever. Lights out, baby! Time’s up. Pun goes here.


You see, on this delightful day, we’re going to accelerate this introduction by a lot—billions of years—from what would be a beginning to the end. You see, when I was putting this Decemystery together, I wanted a write-up that would stick out in a way that would make it shine like the last star as the Universe ends. Coincidentally, the idea that came to me was asking—and trying to answer—the question: what comes after the Universe ends? A scary thought for sure, but could we possibly answer it? Well, let’s try just that.


Friday, December 4, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 4: Carroll A. Deering

 


This story is dedicated to my dear friend Katie.


How goes it, dearest of readers? Today’s a very special day—it’s the annual Decemystery maritime mystery. Indeed, we’re headed to the high seas to bear witness to what the grandiose waters that make up the vast majority of our planet have in store for us. You know, besides rogue waves, tsunamis, sharks, the Kraken/Sidney Powell, and a lot of salt.


Indeed, the sea has a lot of things that you can find and enjoy. Though nothing quite says “December” and “sea” here on Limitless Possibilities like “ship without a crew”. It’s become a tradition and that tradition must remain if we’re to survive in the harsh reality known as, well, reality! It’s the law of the land—at least it is in my eyes.


Originally, I was going to cover the U.S.S. Cyclops—one of the many ships lost in what’s known as the Bermuda Triangle. However, I opted to save that for some time in the future when I decide to cover that megalithic mystery. It was then that I realized that I’d have to to scour the Internet for something equally as fascinating, and that was no easy task. There was The Kaz II that seemed alluring, but it didn’t quite fit the bill. It was then that I contemplated bringing back the Cyclops, but not before doing one last sweep for a story.


And by “one last sweep”, I mean just browse some lists and hope for the best. Look, I’m not exactly Sherlock Holmes when it comes to looking for things, I’m a 24-year-old guy who sits in his bedroom and writes while pretending that he has a readerbase and that he can one day make it in this world. If you want to judge me for my lack of credentials, I would kindly direct you to the comments section (which I’m always open to feedback as a little FYI).


Ahem, well, anyways: as luck would have it, I did manage to find a story; the story of the ship known as the Carroll A. Deering. While not as widely talked about as the Cyclops (at least in my eyes), it’s as simple as it is strange. So let’s head back in time to discuss a North American maritime mystery once more.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 3: London After Midnight

 


Hello, hello dearest dear reader. Today is a very unique, special, and exciting day. You see, today is a day unlike any other. We won’t be taking a trip to see if we can solve an unsolved crime, identify an unidentified person, seek out an enigmatic cryptid, solve a legendary haunting, or see what will happen after the Universe meets Death. No, we’ll be headed over to Hollywood. So come along, let’s get into the Little Bastard and crash into the first lamppost we see.


Okay, so one unaffordable hospital bill later, we’re just going to walk there. So come, let’s go from New York to Hollywood. Don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. What do you mean your legs hurt? Come on, let’s go! Ugh, fine, we’ll just take a plane there.


Well, one flight later and a whole lot of Xanax later, we’ve arrived. Ah, Hollywood. It’s a place of filth, degeneracy, magic, and Andy Dick. Man that guy’s a dick. Seriously, ever heard the stories of him? He’s a weirdo. Anyways, since we’re here, I’ve got something for you. I brought along two magnifying glasses, two detective hats, a pipe, and some 1800s clothing. You see, we’re going to play the role of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Indeed, we’re going to be real detectives. Though why? We’ll be detectives this entire month! What makes this day so much more special?


Simple: we’re going to be looking for a lost film—arguably the most famous in history. It’s coveted, sought after my many, and today, we’re going to talk about it. It’s known as London After Midnight and it’s beyond legendary when it comes to fans of classic horror. Seriously, if there was ever a Holy Grail of lost horror films, let alone lost films in general, this film would take the gold medal by default. So come along dear reader, we’re headed into Hollywood to seek out this legendary piece of cinema together!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Decemystery (2020) 2: St. Augustine Lighthouse

 


Good day/afternoon/evening, dear reader. So kind of you to join me in this spooky old lighthouse. It got a bit too creepy for me; my footsteps echoed throughout the building and my EMF reader was off the charts. So come, join me around this makeshift table I made out of sticks, stones, and unsold copies of “Using A Ouija Board For Dummies”. You see, we’re going to use a Ouija Board to get in contact with the old lighthouse keeper who drank a few too many beers and fell down the staircase.


Ah, but what’s this? When we put our hands on the board, it bursts into flames and our hands are charred. Owie, hellfire sure is hot. Almost as hot as hot sauce on a hot dog. Oh well, no big deal, how about we talk about a mystery instead? Yeah, that sounds like a lot more fun and in no way is a chance for me to amend for not having covered something last year when I told myself time and again I would do it.


Like, seriously, I told myself in December of last year. Then March of this year. Then May. Then June. Then July. Then—you know what, I told myself every day I would cover it, but I never got around to it. It’s like J376, only it’s a haunted lighthouse, there are no zombies, and it’s nothing like J376, but this isn’t the only story I will egregiously compare to that shambling corpse of a story.


So anyways, let’s move onward from the nonsensical rambling and celebrate for today is the day we cover this horrifyingly haunted lighthouse; yay, haunted lighthouses! You see, ole’ sport, in the state of Florida, there’s a foreboding beacon of hope for sailors far and wide. I’ve always been enraptured by. It’s a lighthouse, not unlike the one we’re pretending to be in right now and is known as St. Augustine Lighthouse. It’s widely regarded as one of the most haunted lighthouses in the United States. So come along, let’s snoop around in a ghost-infested home for those who watch over the sea. Just make sure you don’t fall down the staircase!