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Old 04-23-2008, 12:39 AM   #21
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Here's a source for Real-Life Weirdness ...

Use Wiki and take a look a this island of the mid pacific, specificilly Palmyra, thats a US territory with a very strange WWII story and some unexplained occurances as well. Check the references links as well, theres more to to story... the story may or may not meet your Real-Life Weirdness needs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmyra_Atoll
http://www.strangemag.com/palmyra.html
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:12 PM   #22
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Here's mine, from space.com:



What happens when the first astronauts visit the dark side of the moon?

Soooo--all those neat 'mystical' effects from the full moon--are actually Earth's particle backwash?

Going to go torment some New Agers now. And watch Khalid throw fits. ;;;)
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #23
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Going to go torment some New Agers now.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:23 PM   #24
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Here's a source for Real-Life Weirdness ...

Use Wiki and take a look a this island of the mid pacific, specificilly Palmyra, thats a US territory with a very strange WWII story and some unexplained occurances as well. Check the references links as well, theres more to to story... the story may or may not meet your Real-Life Weirdness needs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmyra_Atoll
http://www.strangemag.com/palmyra.html
Weird.

I was there once, in 1988, with about 12 other guys.

Never thought I'd see a ref to it here on the boards.

And yeah....its definitely....odd.

Just feels weird.

Those articles brought back alot of memories.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:16 AM   #25
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Weird.

I was there once, in 1988, with about 12 other guys.

Never thought I'd see a ref to it here on the boards.

And yeah....its definitely....odd.

Just feels weird.

Those articles brought back alot of memories.
I like that there's a little of just about everything thrown in at Palmyra... Lets tally it up and see...
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18th century Sea Captains Premonition

Possible "Vanishing Island"

Middle of the Pacific Ocean (Ley Line??)

Hidden Coral Reef

Poisonous fish and lots of Sharks

Spanish Pirate ship with Buried Inca Treasure

Missing Ships from Whaler to Modern ships

Legal issues due to Ownership rights

Island littered with old WWII facilities/equipment (from Air strip to Ammo)

Possible UXO (UneXploded Ordinance) on the Island

Lost planes

Directional problem reports

Old Naval Salts proclaming a "Curse"

A Double murder with Criminal Hippie types

Skeletal remains, newpaper clippings as clues

Psychic Forboding Sense by Travellers passing thur

Synchronicity of events with past island Travellers

Charts that wash up close to past island Travellers

Island Travellers frightened off the island by Strange Hippie types

Castaway Island Travellers and storm damaged ships

Drifting Ships with dead crewman

Similar named Ships and Families involved

Psychic powers manifested by Travellers passing thur or dieing there
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Thats 23 different hazards, events and situations all occuring on a less than 11KM Island in the most remote part of the Pacific Ocean...

Damned if there is'nt a Freaking GREAT adventure story line somewhere in all this...

(And for Apache... I've never been there but recently stumbled upon it wanting a nice quite US Pacific Island to disappear to if things get really bad... But I've come back to the story of Palmyra 3 times now in less than 6 months)

Guess I'm glad I live in the Rockys and I've never been to the Island...
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:58 AM   #26
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I've always found things like Duga-3 and HAARP to be extremely weird.
One of the Duga-3 reciever sites has the interesting distinction of being in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, in case the site itself isn't weird enough...

Yeah, I could see some really interesting cold-war black-ops stuff there. Imagine an op on that day. Everything going so well until the entire army decided to pay the area a visit...

I've wanted to do a Stalker-style campaign for a while, now, and the Duga-3 site south of the reactor would definately be a key landmark.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:17 AM   #27
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One of the Duga-3 reciever sites has the interesting distinction of being in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, in case the site itself isn't weird enough...

Yeah, I could see some really interesting cold-war black-ops stuff there. Imagine an op on that day. Everything going so well until the entire army decided to pay the area a visit...

I've wanted to do a Stalker-style campaign for a while, now, and the Duga-3 site south of the reactor would definately be a key landmark.
Exactly. Blowing up a "woodpecker" array seems like an --ahem-- plausible James Bond-style Cold War mission. Tossing in a nuclear disaster that brings the army would be an interesting spin. Soviet-era engineering is good for scary giant-machines-failing weirdness in general.
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #28
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Interesting travelogue with some fun imagery to mine. A bit too much to paste fairly here, but skip to the second page for the story of the mysteriously-appearing Buddhist priestess who directs the foreign narrator to a little bar in Kyoto, practically empty even in high tourist season, where a Jewish barkeep serves up nameless liquors to the sounds of Thelonious Monk...
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:58 PM   #29
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Urban acupuncture.

Literally. Acupuncture, with giant needles, being performed on the city as if on a metaphorical organic body. If this were a fantasy world I could see that having some rockin' effects.

"The invaders have blocked our meridian at the Governor Vessel!"

"The mages need that qi, dammit! Burn some barrels of moxa over the town dump, we'll clean up the excess yang later..."
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:07 PM   #30
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Go to Google Maps. Go to Denver, and find the intersection of 18th Avenue and Gilpin Street. It's just east of City Park. Look at the building on the southeast corner of that intersection. It's called "Rocket Apartments." :)

It has an art deco ray gun that looks like a harpoon cannon, pointed into the sky. The pictures at this site, to see some of the decor, in more detail:

http://www.boutiqueapartments.com/prop_rocket.html#

Combine that, with this:

http://www.westword.com/2007-08-30/n...-take-off/full
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